FOWChallenge-Scarce

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scarce

(especially of food, money, or some other resource)
insufficient for the demand.
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After African predators have

picked over a carcase…

…even an elephant is reduced to a pile of bones

with scarcely any joy for the next predator

in the food chain.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Vulture

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vulture

a large bird of prey with the head and neck more or less bare of feathers,
feeding chiefly on carrion and reputed to gather with others
in anticipation of the death of a sick or injured animal or person.
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Vultures’ feeding ground.


In 2013 I thought I would be able to

hold a vulture fairly easily.

Not so!

 

In 2020 I am fairly certain that I would need

more than the helping hand I received in this image.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Vulture

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk217-Tourists

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In June 2018 was the first time I had ever

The queue waiting to visit the Palace of Versailles.

Fortunately we were leaving.

Someone told me they came back near midnight

to get a tourist free photo of Trevi Fountain.

 

Tourists and locals alike mingle

on the corner opposite the

Amsterdam Railway Station.

MGW was nearly run down by a motorcyclist

who had run a red light.

She was lucky.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk217 – Tourists

Book Review-Redemption-Point

 

Redemption Point

(Crimson Lake #2)

by

Candice Fox

Redemption Point is the second of the Crimson Lake series, by Candice Fox.  Former Detective, Ted (accused of assaulting a thirteen year old girl) and Amanda, Cairns resident and convicted murderer (and now private investigator) joined forces in book one of the series, to solve vases in Cairns where Ted had fled to after his charges were put on hold..

Along with local murders and trying to clear his name (for the alleged assault in Sydney) Ted is again kept busy during this fast paced book.  The introduction of paedophile, Kevin is almost too disturbing for words.

Again, narrator Lani Tupu is an excellent choice of narrator.  As mentioned in my Crimson Lake review his vocal range captures everyone to perfection especially the voice of the paedophile.  Just plain creepy!

I have rated

Redemption Point

as aaudio book.

Redemption Point (Crimson Lake #2)

Redemption Point

can be purchased on-line at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

At the time of writing my review,

other Goodreads readers

had awarded

Redemption Point

an average of 4.17 stars

from 2,508 ratings

and 495 reviews.

FOWChallenge-Wait

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wait

stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or event.
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Taji waiting to be released from her kennel.

She also waits until told to ‘eat

after being feed at night.

The queue waiting to visit

the Palace of Versailles.

Just one of many we

encountered in Europe.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Three-Angles

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I have probably cheated a bit this week…

…but it was the best I could do.

A sight our guide described as the whole of Africa  🙂

 

Finally something we won’t get to

experience again this year.

A few months back I received a Facebook comment

that visitors can no longer do this.

I did not ask why, maybe the elephant died.

However, more likely is that tourists (in their wisdom)

did not listen to, and follow, very specific instructions

as happened on this day.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Three-Angles

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Bridge

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Bridges from all over…

Probably Australia’s best known bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge, New Zealand.

 

A small rural bridge in

New Zealand’s North Island.

Arriving by ferry in Melbourne…

…and cruising under

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

 

 

A footbridge in Geelong’s

Balyang Sanctuary.

 

A one lane bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

 

Finally a bridge from my primary years of schooling.

Whoever said some of the old methods

of teaching are wrong is incorrect.

 Or maybe I am getting older and cannot remember

what I had for breakfast, but can remember incidents

and conversations which occurred nearly 60 years ago,

as if it were yesterday.  🙂

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Bridge