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Floral Friday Challenge.

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This week our Hydrangea has decided to bloom.
hydrangea_0023It is only a young plant and has a

couple of immature blooms like this…

hydrangea_0018and a one large flower, or cluster of flowers.

Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Melbourne in November…well nearly the end of November.

Chritmas_0040Christmas decorations in November!?

Chritmas_0045I think I have worked out why the years are passing by so quickly.

We have nearly two months of Christmas Decorations.

About mid January Easter eggs will be on sale.

Chritmas_0055So nearly two months of Christmas and

just over two months of Easter egg sales….

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leaves only 8 months of the year for normality.

No wonder the years pass so quickly.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Black and White Tuesday15-2411

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Black and White Tuesday

 November 24, 2015

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 A few shots of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne,

from my visit yesterday.

Melbourne_0021Opposite the camera store

where I found my Christmas present.

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Melbourne_0089Flinders Street Railway Station

making it clear which season is approaching.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Wk-47

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Odd Ball

Week 47

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On Monday morning I ventured across to Melbourne

for some Christmas shopping.
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This group of taxis lined up waiting for fares caught my eye.

It has been only about twenty years since the Victorian government

decreed that ALL taxis should be yellow.
taxi_0012aPrior to that taxi companies tended to paint their cars

in colours reflecting their name.

It appears colours have changed,

but names have remained.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-47

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge

Week 7

Vertical Lines.

I have chosen a photo which I was playing around with

a few months ago for this week’s Vertical Lines challenge.

The lines could be stronger, however…here goes.

kardinia-park_0074These pieces of art grace the entry to the Geelong Football Club.

However, to my eye, there was too much empty space

top and bottom of this photo and the light tower,

while a vertical line,

was annoying as it was not my point of focus.

kardinia-park_0074bCropping helped a little by disposing of the top and bottom wasteland.

However, the car and light tower were still distracting.

kardinia-park_0074cA tighter crop, dispensing with the car and light tower in Photoshop,

improved the image.

I was feeling fairly pleased with myself at this stage…

and then that damn rubbish bin caught my eye.

kardinia-park_0074dRubbish bin removed and the picture looked much better.

At least in my opinion.

With the light tower removed the two statues/art works

on the right are more defined.

Removing the rubbish bin has also created a defined tree trunk

which just happens to also be vertical.

I have just spotted another rubbish bin.

Fortunately it is not as distracting as the first one was.

Below is  the original again.

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Cce’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge:Wk-7-Vertical-Lines

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Travel Theme-Camaraderie

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My

Camaraderie

Travel Theme.

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Pets_0234bGinger and Maggie were always goods friends,

especially since moving from the farm.

pets_1816Even Soxie has mellowed and…

maggie-soxie_0082spends a lot of time with Maggie.

impala_0401In the African bush, camaraderie is demonstrated by

frolicking with friends…

Zebra_0437bor keeping a watchful eye out for predators…

zebra_0049bor passing the time of day…tourist watching.

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Where’s My Backpack?: Camaraderie

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Trio

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Trio

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Mostly African trios this week…

DC

Kudu

ground-hornbill_N2199Ground Hornbill which…
ground-hornbill_N2200doesn’t look much more attractive at close quarters.

elephants_0855aWhere is the shade?

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Dwarf Mongoose which barely remained still

long enough to take a shot.

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 These Corellas (Cockatoos) are native to

Australia and southern New Guinea.

The last two are Where’s Wally shots

giraffes_0181Giraffes at the Sausage Tree Safari Camp water hole.

lions_0976This was part of a pride we found,

initially, on the road, at the end

of a very hot day and long day.

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