RagTagChallenge-Mansion

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mansion

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Craigdarroch Castle

Victoria

British Columbia

Canada

Although named a Castle

both the interior and exterior

would pass as a Mansion

in my opinion.

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RagTagChallenge:…Mansion

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RagTagChallenge-Swim

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night

propel the body through water by using the limbs,
or (in the case of a fish or other aquatic animal)
by using fins, tail, or other bodily movement.
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Elephants crossing the Chobe River

from Botswana to Namibia.

Not sure if they were

swimming or simply walking.

 

In the vicinity of Germany’s Rhine Falls


In the lobby of the

Parkside Hotel in Victoria

(British Columbia) Canada…

 

…these fish were enjoying their environment.

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RagTagChallenge:…Swim

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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       

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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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Xanthorrhoea plants are also known as Balga Grass Plants.

 ‘Balga’ is the Aboriginal word for black boy and

for many years the plant was fondly known as a “Black Boy”.

It is thought that the Aborigines called the plants Balga

because after a bush fire had ravaged the land,

the blackened trunk of the Xanthorrhoea would

be revealed beneath the burned lower leaves,

and would resemble a child-like black figure.

Others believe that the plant,

with its bush fire-blackened trunk and long flower spike

resembled an Aboriginal boy wielding a spear.

Whatever the case, as the years have passed,

it is seen as an extremely racist name,

and is thought to be very offensive

to the original custodians of the land,

so the plants are more commonly known as Grass Tree,

because let’s face it Xanthorrhoea is a bit of a mouthful.

 

Source:

https://www.floristwithflowers.com.au/blog/xanthorrhoea-the-story-of-the-black-boy-plant/

 

 

When I think back and remember how hard

I found maths and not a single practical application, 

especially not taXes.

 

Window boXes overflowing with red blooms

 

 

 

Water TaXi

Victoria

Vancouver Island

Canada

 

Soxie…our last farm pet to pass away

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Murano in the Rain

 

Umbrellas required undercover during

a torrential Pompeii downpour.

 

Butchart Gardens

Vancouver Island

Canada

 

 

A tender moment in

Vancouver

 

Manly Beach

Sydney

 

A lone fisherman

Geelong

 

Oh! What a feeling!

Two candid images cropped

and stitched together

Stanley Park

Vancouver

Canada

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