Black and White Tuesday17-2305-Cups

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Black and White Tuesday

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We purchased, or should I say MGW purchased,

these cups/mugs…
at Johannesburg airport three or four years ago.

 Not just cups but a matching vase…

which was nicely decorated with some form water plant.

In Amsterdam last year we came upon

this display of tea cups in a coffee shop.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Isolated-Subjects

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My contribution for this week’s

Isolated Subjects

 

Back to Africa for some

isolated animals this week.

Don’t let the following images put you off

going on an African Safari.

Most of our sightings were much closer

than these images depict…the only

exception being the Jackal.

This is about as close as we could come to this

Black Backed Jackal.

Fairly certain this Impala is blowing a raspberry

at us as it crosses the road.

A loner zebra.

And to finish…

some isolated giraffes.

This one used to hang around our camp,

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

and peer over the fence near the gate.

She (I think) was there, or close by,

every time we went on a game drive.

She is definitely isolated from her background in this shot.
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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Flying

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A favourite topic of mine…

Almost shooting from the hip I managed to capture

what I think is a reasonable photo of

this helicopter as it covers the Cadel Evans bike race

around the Geelong area earlier this year.

Touchdown after our flight over

the Okavango  Delta in 2014.

 

 Although this is Johannesburg Airport,

I am mentally and physically preparing

for my flight to Heathrow in about three weeks.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Flying

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Danger

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Danger

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After our Safari in and around

Kruger National Park in South Africa…

we were often asked if we felt in danger…from the animals.

Our answer has always been a resounding ‘No! Not ever.’

We did not have time to feel endangered when

this cheetah wandered down the road

and through our group.

All she wanted to do was flop down on the road

and have her ears scratched.

Here we are being told ‘Close enough.  My territory’

Listen to, or read the instruction and no danger.

And they have to begin practising sometime!

Apprehensive…Yes.  In danger…not really.

Although I suppose we could have been.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Letters-O-or-P

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I have to thank the African continent,

again, this week for my entries.

On a day with a forecast temperature of 39 degrees

this ostrich family, in Kruger National Park,

was feeling the heat early in the day.

Our late afternoon flight over the Okavango Delta

provided some great photo opportunities.

I was about to forget P this week until I realised

my owl was a Pearl Spotted Owl.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-O-or-P

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Earth

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Earth

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Random piles of earth this week.Drakensburg ranges in South Africa


If ever visiting Cairns in Queensland

this pile of earth should catch your eye.

Between Geelong and my home town

on the Hamilton Highway is Mount Elephant.

Fortunately ‘they’ have stopped eating

into the side of these volcanic cones

which dot Victoria’s Western District.

Mount Shadwell, another of

Western Victoria’s piles of earth.

And finally a pile of earth from The Twelve Apostles.

Sad to think these are falling due to

the incessant pounding they receive from the sea.

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