Word-of-Day-Challenge-Ubiquitous

 

 

During our first trip to Africa…we were told that the Impala was Africa’s rabbit.

Therefore the term Ubiquitous…


seems appropriate…found everywhere  

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Word of the Day Challenge: Ubiquitous

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Remembrance-Day-2017

At 11 AM, on November 11th, 1918

War ceased in Europe.

The guns of the Western Front fell silent

after more than four years

of continuous warfare.Since then November 11 has always

been remembered as

Red Poppy, Armistice or Remembrance Day.

When we started daylight saving time

a few decades ago, there was some discussion

about remembering ‘an hour earlier’.

On the other side was a discussion that

either Australia had daylight savings time

during World War I, or it was

daylight saving in Europe.

I’m not sure if answer was found to that debate.

Now its a case of

Lest We Forget

at the eleventh hour,

of the eleventh day,

of the eleventh month.

Today is remembered with a

Poppy from the Somme Battlefields,

a scene displayed on a water tower

at Pozières.

And the Last Post at Menin Gate, Ypres.

Recently I discovered that the

Menin Gate Lions

actually belong to Australia….a 1936 gift,

  to the Australian War Memorial

from the Mayor of Ypres.

This year the Australian War Memorial has

loaned them back to Ypres.

 

Lest We Forget~~~~~

A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Arid

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My contribution for Word of the Week Challenge this week.

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The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans…

makgadikgadi salt-pan_0428on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana…

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makgadikgadi salt-pan_0462appeared to be as arid as I

could find for this challenge.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–”Arid 

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Float

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My contribution for

Word of the Week Challenge

this week.

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Whenever I drive along Corio Bay,

corio-bay_44881I can see flat seas…
corio-bay_3064or not so flat seas…

corio_bay_0148bigger boats…
corio-bay_0469or small boats…
Corio_Bay_1BWthey all float quietly on Corio Bay,

Corio Bay_1488all year round.

 Floating Christmas Tree

Last Christmas we even had our first

floating Christmas Tree,
Geelong Floating Christmas tree_0688which was both controversial,

and spectacular at night.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – Float

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Raindrop

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My contribution for

Word of the Week Challenge

this week.

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I have been able to photograph rain more times

this year than in previous years.
rain_0011Not quite drops, just pouring down against our neighbour’s trees.
rain_2151Again on the car window…
rain_0003and fence wire after rain.
this rain_0612Although not very good photos,

these two demonstrate the effect of…

rain_0611

raindrop versus concrete.
rain_0051Finally, two drops of rain on a branch.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – Raindrop

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Intricate

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My contribution for

Word of the Week Challenge

this week.

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Back to nature for ‘intricate’ this week.

dahlia_0055I don’t think you can beat nature.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–“Intricate”

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Broken

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My contribution for

Word of the Week Challenge

this week.

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Some broken African animals…

skeleton_0747I know this is a recent repost…but to me it is broken…

skeleton_0330along with this elephant skeleton…

skelton_0285and this one, too.
elephant_0637While the tusk is the subject…

it’s hard to think animal as majestic as this,

can be reduced to a pile of dried up bones.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–“Broken”

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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