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For the Open Topic I have chosen to post

photos taken in 2018,

commencing with the furthermost object…

the Moon.

A bridge, forming pat of Geelong’s Ring Road,

and although it appears fairly close…

 

it is just part of the back ground in this shot.

 

Sunrise from our front yard.

 Galahs.

Visitors to our backyard.

Galah is also a term bestowed upon someone

who has done something silly.

As in

‘…you galah…’

‘…you flaming galah…’

‘…you’re a galah…’

Click here for the Google search results.

Galah can be used in a derrogatory, or friendly, sense.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Open-Topic

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Week 4

12’s-a-Crowd???

We did not move from the farm until 2005. 

In that life three vehicles on our road was a traffic jam

and I could go for days without seeing anyone.  

So what were my thoughts upon arriving

at the Trevi Fountain?

Tourists!! 

Couldn’t they have waited until tomorrow?!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: 12’s-a-Crowd

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-49

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Italy

Before we arrived for this short walk we were advised

that there would be some ‘public transport’ to assist

our journey from bus stop to town…about 300-400 metres.

Not far but by this stage I feet were glad of any respite.

Off the bus/coach and onto McDonald’s Express.

This was my first surprise.

A hidden Tower?

Even this morning many of Google’s photos

depict the Tower in what appears to be

an uncluttered field.

And walls like this to further add some mystery to the area.

Pisa Baptistery of St. John

Pisa Cathedral

And the Leaning Tower is actually

the Cathedral’s, Bell Tower.

WE had neither time or energy to climb to the top

and decided this was close enough.

After a few obligatory photos…

we began our walk back to our coach via the market stalls…

 

stopping only occasionally to view the wares on display.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Message

 

 

When I think of sending a message to someone these days I generally turn Facebook’s Messenger.

I have no idea who Dave is, but we can

message/talk to each other before agreeing,

or disagreeing, on a sale price.

No more hand written notes!

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Thursday’s Special: Message

One Word Photo Challenge-Manual

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My

Manual

 Challenge

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I can just remember hay being prepared in sheaves, which then had to be stooked

verb
past tense: stooked; past participle: stooked
  1. arrange (sheaves) in stooks.
    “the sheaves were stooked by hand”

into stooks of 10-15 sheaves, loaded onto a truck

and then built into a stack.

The only mechanical assistance help one had,

was a truck, or horse and dray,

to carry the sheaves to the stack,

and a pitch fork.

 Then along came mechanical hay balers

which made ‘small square’ bales.

Although they were anything but square.

Literally thousands of the bales would be made

for sale or winter feed for livestock.

The farming community breathed a sigh of relief

when round balers were introduced.

Although there was a rather larger financial investment

required to own a baler and equip one’s tractor

to handle the, this was offset by the huge reduction

in manual labour involved in handling them.

Hay balers which made ‘big square’ bales were next.

As you can see it is much easier to stack

square/rectangular shaped bales than

round, cylindrical bales.

All these inventions reduced manual labour,

which made it an easier task in the hot summer sun.

Finally, I’m not sure of the average age of farmers

in other parts of the world, however, on March 1, 2012,

the average age of Australian farmers was 52

or 12 years above the national average for other occupations.

Therefore all reductions in manual labour help

an ageing farming population.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Manual

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