Word-of-Day-Challenge-Queer

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queer

 differing in some way from what is usual or normal

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I remember at the time thinking what

an unusually shaped tree root, this was.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I captured

another image to put it in context.

Then as now all I see is a reptile hanging out of a tree.

One of my more interesting images from

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island in the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Another oddity sighted on Lekhubu Island

was this split rock.

The only other rocks I have seen split so cleanly

 by Mother Nature were at

The Devil’s Marbles in the Northern Territory.

The Marble which was photographed

the most was some 10-12 feet in diameter.

Apparently desert extremes (heat and cold)

causes the split.

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Hole-Or-Whole

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When this elephant wandered past us our guide said,

There goes the whole of Africa.

Knowing our guide he would have

had a twinkle in his eye, as we did,

not knowing whether he had

said Hole or Whole

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However there was no discussion about spelling

we when arrived at Lochnagar Crater, some

21 Km from Villers Bretonneux.

A hole in the ground it was.

Created by detonating 27 tons of explosive

under the German army’s frontline.

The explosion created a crater

330 feet (100.5 metres) across

and 70 ft (21 metres) deep.

For comparison a Jumbo jet

measures 63 metres in length

with a wing span of 60 metres

and a height of 19.4 metres (63 ft 6 in)

meaning it would easily fit in the crater.

*****

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Ate-or-Eight

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Eight kilometres, or miles, to come or go,

or the eighth post

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When the minute hand reaches number 8

the time is 40 minutes past the hour

or only 20 minutes until the next hour has passed.

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It may have only been campfire fare but we

ate well on our Botswana Safari.

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A wet Sunday afternoon in

a Murano Restaurant…

…where one-and-all ate well,

drank well, and became

merrier as the afternoon drew to a close

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One-Word-Sunday-Ugly

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ugly

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I would be…

 

…hard pressed…

…to find any beauty…

 

….in these arachnids

although many would disagree.

 

 

Even this one, long embedded in resin

made me jump when I saw how close

it was to my hand.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Ugly

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Empty

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empty

containing nothing,

not filled or occupied.

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans…

…are located on the North Eastern edge of

Botswana’s Kalahari Desert.

 

We drove for several hours over what appeared

to be empty acres of salt.

 

The only time we knew there was life was when

we sighted some wildlife.

 

Lekhubu Island, our destination,

was a pleasant site on the horizon…

…which only temporarily blocked our view of the emptiness…

 

…all round us.

The emptiness did make for a beautiful sunset…

…followed by an equally beautiful sunrise

in the morning.

 

Packed and ready to go,

we were soon out of salt pans…

…however, apart from the occasional tree

the landscape was still very empty.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Empty

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Odd

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odd

different to what is usual or expected; strange.
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Two dogs three kennels?

That’s odd!

This tree branch looked like a serpent to me.

Truly odd!

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Odd

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FriendlyFriday-Shadows

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Kalahari Scrub Robin

and shadow.

 


Winter shadows on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The MCG was the site of the 1956 Olympics,

the 2006 Games

and countless Cricket and (AFL) Football Matches.

 

Shadows at Pisa.

Summer Shadows in…


 

…Bourke Street,

Melbourne.

 

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FriendlyFriday:  Shadows

Amanda                       Sandi

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Awareness

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Our Safari Guide……assured us he was only planning

tomorrow’s itinerary.

The Beefeater Guide had plenty of stories to tell

about The Tower of London

 

Our guide (foreground) at the Colosseum

was aware of its history and many

previously unheard of facts.

 

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Awareness

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk231-Nothing

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Google will tell you that

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

was once surrounded by water and… 

 …may have looked something like this.

In 2014, however, it was a bare salt pan

devoid of…

 

…of much plant life and even less animal life.

 

Our little island in the desert was

surrounded by nothing…

…almost as far as the eye could see.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk231 – Nothing