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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Heat

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Our largest source of Heat,

the Sun,

drives many people to our beaches

during the summer months.

These sun lovers on and along Lake Lucerne had

shed their day wear for beach attire on a day

which most of us thought was pleasant but not hot.

However, I’m sure there a plenty who would

have a chuckle at me saying a day

was chilly, temperature under 20 degrees Celsius,

and cold under 10 degrees.

All a matter of perspective.

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ANZAC-Day-2018

 

Today, ANZAC Day 2018 the

Prime Minister of Australia…

Mr. Malcolm Turnbull…

is visiting the co-located

Australian National Memorial

and the

Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery

located just outside of Villers-Brettonneux

on The Somme Battlefields of France,

to open the Sir John Monash Centre.

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The Sir John Monash Centre was…

 

 

under construction when

I visited early in June, 2017…

and is situated behind the Central Tower…

 

from which the views are stunning. 

 

It was extremely difficult to imagine

all the lives lost…

 

and bloodshed in

this idyllic farming land.

 

 There are wing walls flanking the central tower…

 

upon which are engraved the names of

10,732 Australian casualties who died in France…

and who have no known grave.

 

Used as an observation post by

the French in World War II…

 

the Memorial was extensively damaged by

German aircraft and ground fire.  

During the repair process it was decided to

retain some of the scarring.


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Lest We Forget

 

 

Weekly-Weather-Flood

Living in a reasonably elevated area the closest…

we get to a flood is a few inches of

running water after heavy rain.

Last winter we had a day or two of such rain

and found this resulting ‘flooded’ front yard

and drain in full flow a few days later.

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Weekly Weather: Flood

Weekly Weather

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Sunrise, Tuesday April 24, 2018.~~~~~

Or perhaps I should say…

the sky prior to sunrise.

All shots were taken through our front windows.

After I finished I sat down to watch the morning news.

This was the sight outside our living room window.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Black and White Tuesday

ANZAC Week 2018

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Some ANZAC Day related posts this week.The Ayette, Indian and Chinese Cemetery.

I just could not get over how care goes

into maintaining these cemeteries.

 

 Headstones sitting shoulder to shoulder

indicate that all these lives were lost in one battle

and I think on the same day.

The age of most was 18-23 years.

No wonder my Grandfather was known as ‘old’

at the ripe old age of 28.

The Thiepval Memorial to

the French and British

missing on the Somme.

 My first look at how much these sites mean

to people of all ages from all parts

of the world.

 

 Children or Churches

remembering ancestors.

MY Grandfather survived World War I

however, he now has his own

small memorial in France.

Lest We Forget.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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I have been on the receiving end of a dog

suddenly woken from its slumber.Now only done to dogs I know very well.

 


I would be more than circumspect in wakening

‘The King’ from his slumbers.


But there is no way on earth I would wake the man

who  drove all day minus a map, or GPS,

and had to drive us on further tomorrow,

from his slumber.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Slumber

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-State-of-Confusion

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We were leaving Geelong last night (Saturday),

commenting on the fog or smoke in the valley beside us.

   I was sure I could smell smoke.

Suddenly, we sighted what appeared

to be a fire in some trees,

although smoke was lacking and visibility poor.

So a fire it was.

A couple of hundred yards on and

it was not  certainly not a fire

just nature saying good night

in a spectacular manner.

By the time I had found somewhere to park and

MGW had readied my phone.

She had forgotten her iPad on her lap!!!!!!!

This was the best we could capture.

I would never have thought of a sunset photo

last night due to the cloud cover.

However, mother nature confused us again and

put on what would have been a great capture.

With only a little over an hour until sunset tonight

I am  going back to see if she serves seconds . 🙂

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Three hours after sunset and three hours

before publishing.

Mother Nature wasn’t too bad again this evening.And this was the sight which confused us last night.

Last night more cloud, less sun definition.

This was capture on my Nikon D90,

Lens: Sigma 50-500mm,

also using my UV Filter and

playing with a new Polarizing filter.

Not sure if filters have upset sharpness or,

as I have been told, the anti-shake feature

should not be used when using a tripod.

Cropped, otherwise Straight Out Of Camera.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: State-of-Confusion

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Zoom-In-Zoom-Out-2

 

 

Considering Paula is taking a well-earned break

I decided to post another

Zoom In, Zoom Out.

It is a bit hard to define the zebra at this focal length.

 However, this is another story altogether.

Although I have been told it is too busy.

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Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

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A variety of outdoor seating.

Concrete outdoors settings

at Paronella Park in Queensland.

Apart from the romance behind its creation

 Paronella Park

was one of the destinations for

Australian and American solders

on R&R during world War 2.

Perhaps made from a recycled packing case??

 

Geelong Botanic Gardens.

 

Picnic table.

 Bench seat, Geelong Botanic Gardens.

 

Another bench seat, Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Some street art from Melbourne.

Not sure it was design as a seat but I have

seen it used as such.

The most simple and easiest seat to make.

Probably need a ten-ton crane to move it though.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Any-Kind-of-Seating

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