ANZAC-Day-2021

ANZAC-Day-2021

 

Today, ANZAC Day 2021, in small towns

throughout Australia, New Zealand

and at many sites overseas…

…people of all ages will gather before sunrise

to attend Dawn Services and remember..


Wreaths will be laid at local monuments..

 

…to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those

who did, and did not, return from

the Great War and all subsequent conflicts

in which the Australian Military

has participated.

In the afternoon

Collingwood and Essendon football teams

will do battle in what has become one of

the highlights of the

Australian Football League calendar.

Due to COVID restrictions only a maximum

of 85,000 fans will be allowed into the

Melbourne Cricket Ground

to watch the match which will commence

after ANZAC Day ceremonies

are completed with all in attendance

observing a minutes silence.

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Lest We Forget

 

 

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-2020-Retrospectively

 

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2020 in review

January bushfires, although a long way from us

created some spectacular sunsets.

 

February we attended the last large gathering for the year

when our youngest graduated from

Geelong’s Deakin University

with a Degree in Business.

 

Marching into autumn we found

our supermarket shelves bare…

…due to panic buying because of a thing called COVID 19.

Soldiering on into April saw the first of several

home delivered meals arrive at our front door.

 

 

 

 

May was almost normal minus crowded outings.

Even Zoom meetings were were fast becoming

a normal way to get together.

 

My first sunrise outing came in June

after lockdown restrictions were eased.

 

By July, wInter was really upon us;

cold and gloomy mornings,

followed by cool sunny days

What better time to learn a bit more about Photoshop.

 

 

By August we were well and truly in lockdown again

and our panic buys had nearly filled a spare room.


Mid-September, out of lockdown

and spring had arrived.

 

 

When were shown this scan, of our first Grandchild

and asked to wait until the twenty-week scan

until the parents made their announcement.

So in October we could talk about the news.

  November found me on a day trip to Port Fairy

for some photography.

 

November also brought an abundance of cemetery wild flowers…


…not to mention Callistemons in our garden.

Another morning and I found myself photographing

a ship leaving Port Phillip Bay.


The last week of November our cherries were harvested.

Early December some of the fruits of

lockdown projects in the garden.

Another December task is erecting and

decorating our Christmas tree.

And New Year’s Day it will be packed away

until next December.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...2020-Retrospectively

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Christmas-Images-20

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Images of Christmas through the years.

Christmas-2013

 

 2014

 

 2015

The first Christmas as ‘empty nesters’

it was decided to use a smaller 4 foot tall tree.  

The two who had flown the nest

were not impressed.

 

2016

 2017.

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

Like the rest of 2020 Christmas

was different this year,

enjoyable…but different

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Christmas-2020

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Gift-Rappin

See the present at the back of the tree.

I wrapped it and it’s there for a reason.  🙂

Why?

Just picture trembling hands, sticky tape,

scissors and wrapping paper,

all of which has a mind of its own.  😀

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Gift-Rappin

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Bells

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bells

a hollow metal object, typically in the shape of
a deep inverted cup widening at the lip,
that sounds a clear musical note when struck,
especially by means of a clapper inside
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Correa

Dusky Bells

 

Christmas bell

from Nice.

Our Christmas tree

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Lights

 

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Although I have not visited this house this year…

 

…I am assuming that its

Christmas light display…

…is similar…

…to previous years.

 

This is our 2020 Christmas tree.

Captured with a 5 second exposure

and the help of Photoshop

to lighten shadows.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...Lights

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Christmas-2020

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Christmas Tree 2020.

Like the rest of 2020 Christmas is going

to be different this year, not so much

due to COVID rather  personal circumstances. 

Our eldest is in New Zealand for Christmas

awaiting the birth of the first child. 

No 2 Soon is going to lunch with his in-laws,

however, we will see him on Christmas Eve

for Carols and again on Christmas night. 

This year instead of around 20 for

Christmas lunch there will

only be eight.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Christmas-2020

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