A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Quintessential

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A quintessential view of the Canadian Rockies…

from the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. 

This view is also known as

the Million Dollar View.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Quintessential

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Celebration

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Celebrating …

twenty-first, and…

an eighteenth birthday

To celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary last year

we took a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Celebration

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Daily Prompt-Ceremony

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On August 5, 1914, my Grandfather was part of a gun crew

which fired the first allied shot of what was

to become known as The Great War.

At the time he was stationed at Point Nepean which

is situated on the eastern side of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

The cannon on the right was the one used for the task.

The barrel on the left was used to fire the first shot

of World War II.

One hundred years later, August 5, 2014,

on bright sunny day in winter

a ceremony was conducted to commemorate that event.

 

All the ceremony the military could muster

was included to mark  the occasion.

 

We had mixed messages about who could lay the wreath,

so as my Grandfather did we took things into our own hands

and I and my two Aunties, Dad’s sisters,

to lay our wreath.

My Auntie, on the right, has since passed.

Just before 1245 a freighter came into view as it did in 1914.

 

Then at precisely 1245 a ceremonial shot

was fired from Point Nepean,

to mark the centenary of firing of the

First Shot of World War I.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Siblings

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Teenage siblings…

celebrating a birthday.

MGW’s Father had breast cancer in 2008.

Chemotherapy was taking its toll so

as his oldest grandsons/grandchildren presented him

with a wig for his birthday.

For many years we lived in fear of one killing the other.

  Then a switch was thrown and they became civil

with each other.

 

Not sure of the occasion now, however,

I think The Blues Brothers may

have been the inspiration.

Finally, apologies for the rough Photoshop work.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Siblings

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Tuesday-PC-Wk11-0515_Shine

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Beginning with sunshine…

going…

 

and coming to start a new day.

 

 

The Q Train shining its light into the darkness ahead…

The Q Train as the engine swaps ends and joins up

to take us back to the beginning of our journey.

The Q Train is a Dining train which operates

on a section of track,

no longer used for public transport,

between Drysdale and Queenscliff.

 

 

Last Friday, May 11, just before sun up at the car park…

 

at Geelong’s Eastern Beach.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-May-Words2018

May 2018 Words

 

Florence’s statue of

Perseus holding the Head of Medusa

aMay not be a classical Greek statue depicting…iconic.

 

However, when you find the head of the victim

one can certainly say there is a victor….and

an athlete of sorts!

With my farming wool classing background

propagation just had to be a photo of sheep 🙂

One way to cleave a cake…

and of course another way…

which only an eighteen year old would think of.

zoomorphic

The eagle…the ancient Roman symbol of gods of the sky.

Marginal

I am using a noun meaning of marginal this week:

a plant that grows in water close to the edge of land.

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Thursday’s Special: May-Words-2018