Wordless Wednesday17_2202_Geelong-Foreshore

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Some of Tuesday’s Black and Whites in Colour.

DC Photography

Cunningham Pier.

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The Geelong…

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Ferris Wheel.

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Not sure whether to call this the Yacht Club, the Marina,

or play it safe and refer to the

You Yang (Ranges) in the background

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday17_Valentines_Day

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Valentines Day 2017, has come and nearly gone

at the time of writing this post.

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The big difference this year was…

sunset_geelong_4891The big difference this year was that No 1 Son’s girlfriend

organised a fish and chip dinner/eat out

at Geelong’s Eastern Beach.

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Although a bit on the chilly side of hot for this time of year,

a great night was had by all.

MGW had been telling any of the school girls who asked

what she was doing for Valentines Day,

that we were double dating with our son and girlfriend,

which they thought, or said, was pretty cool.

Not sure if No. 1 Son would have thought so.

However, he is no longer the boss!!!!

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Why fish and chips?

It is something she has missed,

or has not had ‘family’ to share it with,

since moving to Melbourne.

  It also gave me an opportunity to capture some sundown silhouettes.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Repurpose

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Repurpose

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Mid to late 2015 we completed a project

out the front of our house.

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Our Miss Saigons were something which we were happy to

have as they complemented the Japanese garden bed

just to right of shot.

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Little did we know that our two young dogs

were using this area as a speedway.

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We think they would charge around the garage, at full speed,

not really looking where they were going,

through the gap shaded in blue.

What ever the case, one day we found one of our Miss Saigons

on its side, head separated and adjacent pots

cracked beyond repair.

The Leucadendron or Protea (surrounded by tiles)

was only planted late last year.

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Replacing the pots was easy.

However, Miss Saigon is no longer on sale.

So this is this morning’s view.

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No Miss Saigon and the old pots being used as a

barricade against the rampaging charges

of a Kelpie and Labrador.

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It did not take them long to find a new path.

Instead of straight ahead as they round the garage…

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I’m sure they have fashioned a new tunnel between these two plants.

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Burial-Mishap

Burial Mishap

Last Friday, January 20, we had the unfortunate task of burying my mother-in-law after a sudden and unexpected death on January 9.

As is the practise with MGW’s family, and I think it a great idea, there was a private burial at one of Geelong’s older cemeteries followed by a memorial service and afternoon tea at the church my in-laws attend.

Like many city cemeteries, it is close to capacity and burial-mishap_4288the trustees are commencing to reclaim graves.  So some poor soul was dug up and told to move on, to make room for Mother-in Law, who was buried alongside two old graves, concrete lids, headstones etc.

 Personally I am not in favour of the practise (of reclaiming graves) but it seems to becoming more popular as cemeteries near capacity in our larger cities.

MGW, her sisters and father had arranged with the undertaker to remove the sheaf of flowers, which was on the casket, and take it back to the church for the memorial service.  As time came to lower the casket the undertaker appeared from the opposite side and retrieved said flowers.  As he returned to his previous spot, a cracking noise was heard.  Undertaker appears to be a bit tipsy and looks like he is over balancing.  Another crack and undertaker begins a sudden descent and does over balance, landing heavily.

However, he does save the flowers, burial-mishap_4290but not his trousers.  They suffered a severe gash.

Moral of this story. 

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At least that is what I assume he did.  My line of sight was blocked by minister and casket.

 

burial-mishap_4290aHe told us later at the memorial service that news of his mishap had reached the office before he did. 

Nice to have workmates who are so caring!

So, what became of those flowers?  The family decided that they should be returned to Mother-in-Law’s grave.

Guess who won the job?

I can tell you I was on my tippy toes trying to keep as much weight off the soil next to Mother-in-Law, as possible.

 I should also add that these photos were taken three days later.  Hence flowers looking a bit sad and the broken lid securely contained within its walls.

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DISCOVER CHALLENGE17_0112_Greatest-Workmate-in-the-World

Greatest Workmate in the World

 

In December 1988 a neighbour asked if I wanted a pup.

brandy-pup_1-1The smallest pup in the little came running over,

launched itself onto my boot and remained there.

brandyy-dc_2-3He was named Brandy by MGW.

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It wasn’t long before Brandy was working a small mob of sheep

and responding very well to training.

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Brandy (left) and Molly

He grew to love the back of my utility and would wait faithfully for me.

He also turned into a ‘one man/person dog’.

One day the rams came into our backyard and MGW

let Brandy off to round them up and  put them

back through the gate, which is just left of shot.

She still tells the story  of how he sat on the back of the ute,

or under a tree watched her huff and puff for the half hour

it took to turn the rams out through this oh so close gate!

He would have had them rounded up

in 30 seconds had I been home…and MGW knew that.

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Brandy and a young Zoe

I still call Brandy my $6,000,000 dog.

He would work in the paddocks mustering sheep.

He would work in the yards.

He would also work the woolshed.

I had never had a dog as good as that,

and it is not often dogs are as versatile preferring

one area over the others.

He only ever sired one litter of pups of which Ginger,

who was mentioned frequently on this blog

until her death in October 2015, was one.

Brandy was a couple of months short of his 13th birthday

when he died in 2001.

A true candidate for

Greatest Workmate in the World

title

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DP_Discover Challenge: Greatest-in-the-World

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk-01_0106

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Odd Ball

Week 01, 2017

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A scene most of us will never see except on television.

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Coach Cam mounted on one of the Royal coaches.

It was part of an audio-visual display at The Royal Mews.

My flash is clearly visible and  I wasn’t hauled off

to the Tower of London after taking the photo.

I think it  fits the Odd Ball challenge

in as much as it is an unusual shot.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-1

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