Word-of-Day-Challenge-Welcome

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welcome

an instance or manner of greeting someone.

This dance troupe…

…could have been welcoming us to…

…South Africa and…

…Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

They were, in fact, bidding us farewell.

And so vigorous was their dancing that..

…one of the male dancers found

a weak spot in the decking.  🙂

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Welcome

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk202-Mothers

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Varied Mothers.Black Swan and brood in Geelong wetlands.

 

Mother and child in South Africa’s

Kruger National Park.

 

 

 

The Grieving Mother…

unveiled about two years ago in Ballarat,

which is about a hour inland from Geelong.

 

 

The purple tint is due to incorrect camera settings

which I did not detect until too late.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk202-Mothers

FOWChallenge-Tenacity

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tenacity

the quality or fact of being very determined; determination.

Maggie chasing this backyard interloper

with all the tenacity she possessed.

However, both were happy to see the fence.

One so it could escape.

The other so she did not have to chase,

and potentially catch, her victim.

I’m sure Maggie would not have known

what to do next had she caught the dog.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Tenacity

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Nearly

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nearly

very close to; almost.

Compared to living on…

…38 parallel south of the Equator…

…it could be argued that our excursion…

 

…to Wiseman, Alaska, was nearly

at the North Pole.

After all we were 63 miles

or (101.389 Kilometers)

INSIDE the Arctic Circle.

Wiseman is 67.4100° North,

according to Google.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Nearly

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Lens-Artist-PC-60-Shot-Framing

 

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First up a lovely view from…

…our Bed and Breakfast at Matta Matta,

New Zealand.

Just a few minutes drive from

The Hobbiton Movie Set.

Bucklands B and B from memory.

The rest is situated a world away…

in Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace Gardens.

We could have spent all day

wandering through these gardens.

However, we had to be thankful for a few hours.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Shot-Framing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Shot-Framing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Shot-Framing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Shot-Framing

 

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-National-Parks

 

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A view of features of some of

the National Parks visited

during the past few years.

Denali National Park, Alaska.

After spending eight hours in a cramped bus

we finally managed some clear captures

on our way to Fairbanks the next day

of a clear, though distant, Mt Denali.

Our first sighting of a lion pride in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa

Our first and only leopard sighting in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa

Our first evening and sunset in

Chobe National Park, Botswana.

This sun was setting on Namibia,

just across the Chobe River.

We never can see another country

while standing in Australia.

Even the northern tip of Cape York is 150km

from New Guinea’s southern coast and there is

no place on Cape York high enough

to see New Guinea.

Much closer to home is the

Port Campbell National Park.

The home of the Twelve Apostles

and many other places well worth visiting.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   National-Parks

FOWChallenge-Highfalutin

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highfalutin

(especially of speech, writing, or ideas)
pompous or pretentious.
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The general consensus was that..

…there would have been a fair degree of

pomposity and pretentiousness

within and around

Schonbrunn and Versailles Palaces.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Highfalutin

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Friendship

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friendship

the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.

Friends

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Resting friends

Playful friends.

A squashed friend

 

Too much exercise friends

 

The new kid on the block…

…has made friends with our dogs

although still timid.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Friendship

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