Weekly Photo Challenge-Earth

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Earth

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A variety of photos stretching from

Western Victoria’s, Volcanic plains

to a magnificent sight in South Africa.

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I posted this photo of Mt Elephant recently.

Situated on Victoria’s Hamilton Highway

it is one of the many volcanic craters which formed

Western Victoria’s landscape

many centuries ago.

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This is part of the family farm of which

I am the third generation owner.

In 2002, about twelve months after Dad passed away

and I was diagnosed with an enlarged heart

and told to modify my life style…no heavy lifting…

we decided to grow Blue Gums, a variety of eucalyptus tree.

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Here the earth which we worked and harvested crops

has been ripped by a bulldozer and the

long grass is being burned

in preparation for tree planting.

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In 2013 we were taken to the

Blyde River Canyon in South Africa…

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to view what it has taken nature

thousands of year to create…

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

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The colours and layers of stone/earth are clearly visible.

The canyon walls rise much higher than this bridge…

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and being there in the dry season

one can only wonder at what it must

look like during the wet season.

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Floral Friday-16-0605

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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From our garden.

orange-twist_9960We have two potted

Orange Twists

at our back door.

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Photos are not as sharp as I would like

due to a fairly strong wind.

An even stronger wind during the

next day or so finished what blooms were there.

All that is now left are the pink/orange cups

in the bottom left of this photo.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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