One Word Photo Challenge-Family

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Family.

A few months ago MGW came rushing in exclaiming

we were grandparents.

This came as quite a shock to me as neither of our offspring,

or partners, are in the breeding way…yet.

It made a lot more sense when it was explained that

we had some additions to the two goldfish in our little pond.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Family

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Travel Theme-Four

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My

Four

Travel Theme.

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Surfing fours…

Arriving at Torquay Beach last November, 2016.

Waves not as big as I thought they would be…

but plenty of surfers out and about…

yesterday, Monday, March 21, 2017.

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Where’s My Backpack: Four

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Letters-E-or-F

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A few years ago, 2014, to be precise…

 we had a day trip to Victoria Falls.

On our home journey,

at the Zimbabwe and Botswana border crossing

I thought I had lost my passport between

the Zimbabwe and Botswana check points.

After a five to ten minute delay…I found my passport

in my pocket (oops!)…we were on our way again.

  

Hardly had we commenced than we sighted this

family of elephants trying to find a break in the traffic

so they could get to the river for a drink.


Not one person thanked me for delaying our trip

so that we were able to capture this sight.  

All they could think of was me and my lost passport.  

One bloke among five women!!!

MGW…was leading the charge.  

I had no hope 😀  😀  😀  

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-E-or-F

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One Word Photo Challenge-Fairy

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Fairy.

I was not sure what to use as a subject this week, until…

Fairy Penguins came to mind, however…

now, to be politically correct, they are known as Little Penguins.

 And then of course there is Port Fairy, where I used to

holiday with family and friends many decades ago.

Port Fairy is a fishing/tourist town and was named

by the crew of the whaler The Fairy in 1828.

In 1835 a whaling station was established

followed by a store in 1839.

Fishing boats still use the Moyne River as their

port of refuge from Bass Strait’s wild weather

and it was in the upper reaches of the Moyne

that I spent many hours swimming

before a swimming pool was constructed

in my home town in about 1966/67.

More history of Port Fairy can be found here.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Fairy

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A-Photo-a-Week-Hands

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Hands

 

During our travels we sighted many hands.

Hands holding messages, usually meant…

that we should be watching these hands as well.

Then there holding hands, and…

and gesturing hands.



These could be mistaken for praying hands…

but there was only once that we prayed for a decent feed.

Finally hands….

waiting for next course!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Hands

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One Word Photo Challenge-Fabricated

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Fabricated.

Many buildings, both houses and sheds were made from

natural ‘bluestone’, which is actually grey in colour.


This stone originated in lava flows from now extinct volcanoes

which was hewn into rectangular blocks.

These varied from easy to lift to long blocks of stone

requiring two or more men to lift them.

Holding the stones in place is a type of mortar made

from what appears to be mud and not much else.

My Grandfather, and father had an old shearing shed

on their property similar to his and the mortar appeared

to be as described.

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 One Word Photo Challenge:Fabricated

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Travel Theme-Bark

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My

Bark

Travel Theme.

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Some random Geelong based shots

for this week’s Bark Challenge.

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First up the…

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obvious…

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bark on trees.

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In my youth, had an injury similar to this

appeared on my shins

my Father would have commented that I had

barked my shins.

 

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And my last bark for the week.

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Where’s My Backpack: Bark

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