RagTagChallenge-Patterns

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patterns

a repeated decorative design.

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Art Museum

Melbourne City Centre

Australia

Craigdarroch Castle

Victoria

Vancouver Island

British Columbia

Canada

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RagTagChallenge:…Patterns

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FriendlyFriday21-Green

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Lush greens…

 

…of Canada’s…

…Butchart Gardens…

…which are…

…located on…

 

…British Columbia’s

Vancouver Island…

 

…about a twenty-minute…

 

…bus trip out…

…of the City of Victoria.

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FriendlyFriday:...Green

   Amanda                                Sandi       

FriendlyFriday21-Trains

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V/Line travel to and from Melbourne is improving all the time…

 

…with our rolling stock proudly made in Victoria.

Pre-pandemic we celebrated our wedding anniversary…

 

…with dinner aboard the Q Train…

…in our first-class cabin

 

 

Our next train adventure was a bit more modern

than the Old Queenslander…

…a real Red Carpet treatment on both mornings

and umbrellas to keep the rain off

as we boarded the second morning…

…and it was always expected that Canada’s

Rocky Mountaineer

would be something special.

Again we treated ourselves to the

Gold Leaf experience.

The Gold Leaf

cars are on two levels.

Upstairs, guests are seated and view the passing countryside

in the most comfortable train seats possible…

All dining is on the bottom level of Gold Leaf…

…while we were told that meals were brought to where guests

were seated in Silver Leaf carriages.

The difference between carriages is clear in the above photo.

Single versus double-deck carriages and

no rooftop viewing in Silver Leaf.

 

To wrap up our two-day journey a welcoming committee

greeted us upon our arrival in Vancouver

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FriendlyFriday:...Trains

   Amanda                                Sandi       

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Circles-Curves

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Circular light shade.

Canada’s

Rocky Mountaineer train

Curved outdoor seating

Manly

Sydney

Just made for this challenge.

Swirls, curves and circles form

this outdoor seat in rural Victoria.

 

Circular plant holder.

 

This ibis has nice curves along its beak and back

Circular Barrel ends.

 

Curves…

Curves…

…and still more curves form Rome’s Colosseum.

Finally, at Geelong’s Eastern Beach,

there is a curve in the water’s edge

which leads to corresponding curves

in the walking path and the tree line.

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One-Word-Sunday22-Plane-Plain

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plain-plane

a large area of flat land with few trees.
 
(of a bird or an airborne object) soar
without moving the wings; glide.

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I think Botswana’s

Kalahari Desert…

…fits the

…large area of flat land with few trees…

definition of plains

 

Planes from all over at Johannesburg’s

O.R. Tambo Airport

South Africa

 

A sea, or float, plane

Muddy River

British Columbia

Canada

 

Brtish Airways leaving Heathrow Airport

 

Jet Fighter deploys anti-missile countermeasures

at the Australian International Airshow.

Also known as the

Avalon or Geelong Airshow.

 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Plane-Plain

 

 

 

 

 

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Chop

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chop

cut (something) into pieces with repeated sharp blows
of an axe or knife
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A steady hand, a sharp chisel and a fast-spinning lathe…

…Quickly sees all unwanted pieces of wood

chopped off leaving a smooth table leg

in its place.

A band saw cuts/chops a section of wood from this block.

Wood, cut into lengths ready for splitting…

 

…on Vancouver’s

Grouse Mountain,

British Columbia

Canada.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Chop

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-May-Colour-Forest-Dark-Green

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Perhaps not as dark as it could be.

A better shade for this week

 

Topiary from Vienna’s

Schonbrunn Palace…

…and Canada’s

Butchart Gardens.

 

 

 

Closer to home is the

Otway Rain Forest…

 

Still part of the Otway Forest,

I included this image because this morning

is the second of two foggy mornings this week.

 

Love the ferns

Part of the forest near Beech Forest township

on the edge of the Otway Ranges

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Ladders

 

Ice in our gutter

 

Windows

 

Hydrangea and its recycled fence paling planter box

 

A good book will receive a five-star rating in my book reviews.

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-April-Colour-Purple-Yellow

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Purple Freesias

Tibouchina

 

King Alfred Daffodil

Tibouchina

 

Canadian Water Taxi

 

Canola crop in bloom

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Wood

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Knight to King three

Paying homage to the pioneers

Wood scraps

 

Woodturning.

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From Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain  …

…owls…

…an eagle and…

…the classic woodpile.

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