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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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Reflect

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reflect

think deeply or carefully about.
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Was Maggie reflecting on…

…on how she may get a seat at the Christmas table?

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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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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Happy

After warding off breast cancer and prostate cancer

in the months leading up to his birthday,

 Father-in-law had every reason to be happy

on his 74th birthday.

Suffering the usual chemotherapy side effects

our boys chipped in and bought him this wig.

Twelve years later he is still going strong.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Happy

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FriendlyFriday-While-Walking

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I have taken some license regarding the word walking this week.

I have combined riding a lawn mower and walking.

Last Friday afternoon I was cutting the grass

in front of our house when, about 50 metres away,

I noticed a Spur Winged Plover (Masked Lapwing)

which appeared to be sitting on a nest.

It was nesting and had two eggs which were

sitting on a bare piece of ground.

A most inhospitable place to bring

two offspring into the world.

Remaining two to three metres away

I cut a circle around the nest and hoped

Mrs Plover would return.

Which she did.

 

 

Come Saturday afternoon and not only

was there an extra egg in the nest,

there had also been some home decorating done.

The newly mown grass had been gathered

and wrapped around the eggs,

making the nest look more like a nest.

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FriendlyFriday:…While-Walking

Amanda                       Sandi

FriendlyFriday-Postcard-From-The-Past

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A few years ago my Aunt

(the youngest in the image)

gave me quite a few of these

family photos from the past.

The youngest Fonce, is now 86 years of age.

Her sister Mary passed away in 2016 aged 90.

Frank, my Father, died suddenly in

February 2001, aged 79.

 

Grandfather, Bill, whom I often mention for

his World War I service died in August 1952,

about a week after this photo with his then

only Grandson, possibly only Grandchild

(yours truly) was taken.

Margaret Ryan, my Grandmother,

passed away in 1974, aged 83.

 

Below is a photo of the original photo.

Can you imagine what this family would have said if told

that one day this photo would be posted for

a potentially world wide audience to view?

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FriendlyFriday:…Postcard-From-The-Past

Amanda                       Sandi

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Family-Photo

 

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Family photos are few and far between and there is an unspoken agreement that no family photos are published.  Even brides of the seventies and eighties have given the thumbs down to post their photos even though the subjects now look nothing like those in the wedding photos.

 

 So instead my ancestors may come back to haunt me.  I only ever remember meeting Rita, Jim and Frank.  There is a photo of 18 month old Woolly with Grandfather Bill, he died a week later.  Auntie Edie (far right) spent much of her life in Perth.

 

Brothers and Sisters.

From left to right

My Grandfather Bill,

and siblings

Rita, Jim, Frank, Edie

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Family-Photo

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Celebration

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Whether it’s…

…celebrating a 21st birthday, or…

…a 75th birthday,

’tis always a good excuse for a party

especially with a new wig to wear.

About ten years ago Father-in-Law had

been diagnosed  with several types of cancer

during the year with the imagined effect

on his already thinning hair.

Our boys decided a wig was just what

the doctor ordered.

He is still going strong.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Joy

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It was father-in-law’s 75th birthday.

He had been treated for breast and two other

forms of cancer during the year and

the chemotherapy had taken its toll.

For a birthday gift his two eldest grandsons (our two)

decided to buy him a wig.

As you can see he found a great deal of joy

in that gift.

Nearly eleven years on he is

as healthy as a trout.

 

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