Weekly Photo Challenge-Liquid

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Liquid

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Earlier this year MGW and I decided to…  

celebrate our wedding anniversary with

a First Class Dining Experience on The Q Train,

a restored Queenslander Train

which runs on a short section of disused track

between Drysdale and Queenscliff.

  

Part of the First Class experience was a private cabin…

a six course meal and…

matching wine with each course.

 

As wine does not appeal to either of us we asked for

were supplied with a non-alcoholic version of each drink,

some of which I have included in today’s post.

We hope to repeat the journey sometime in the future

and while we have daylight saving time so

we can enjoy the scenery as we dine.

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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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Daily Prompt-Pedigree

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Our Pedigree pooches

Old Maggie and young Taji meet for the first time.

Now we only have one of them.

Candi’s pedigree is quite a bit shorter the Taji’s,

but she does not mind…she is happy.

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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

Weekly Photo Challenge-My-Worldly-Place

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

My Worldly Place

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I decided on a ‘then’ and ‘now’ slant

to my post this week.Now, Geelong is my place in the world…


Recent additions to the cement works.


Geelong Botanical Gardens

 

Geelong’s Eastern Beach

 

Cunningham Pier at dusk

An old wool store,

now refurbished to become

Deakin University’s

Waterfront Campus

Cunningham pier in the back ground

and what we dubbed ‘The Sharks Teeth’

in the foreground.

Recently told they represent sails on Corio Bay.

‘The Sharks Teeth’ and Geelong’s main street.


Now the small town where I spent most of my life. 

As a child these oak trees guarded

the northern entrance to our town.

In 2016 they did not seem to have grown much bigger.

A railway station not used since the late 60s.

Our Town Hall on the right.

Extreme left my first school,

recycled into a scout hall sometime in the 1960s

 

Our hardly ever used front door on the farm.

I loved the look of palm trees

before purchasing this house.


And where my Parents and Grand Parents

ran sheep and Cattle, I now grow trees.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Rise

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A few puffs…

of hot air…

 

into our…

 

 balloons…

soon had us rising…

 

into to the cool morning air…

and silently sailing over Melbourne

beneath a setting moon.

 

While most of Melbourne was slept

we soared into the fresh morning air…

to admire Melbourne’s skyline

as the sun rose.

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Daily Prompt-Mentor

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When we purchased Taji we had hoped

that Maggie would show what is right and wrong

at an early age.After day one, Maggie began

teaching young Taji the ropes.

 

Taji’s favourite lessons

were her bone eating lessons…

these she watched intently and participated in

whenever the opportunity arose.

Occasionally Taji would ask Maggie…

 

how to play.

We think Maggie was obliging.

Maggie certainly showed Taji where the apples

are kept and how easy it is to get a feed.

Taji was a quick learner and soon knew

the best spot to sleep where she could

see her humans behind the glass.

Whether it was because they were/are

distantly related we are not sure,

however, we see Maggie’s habits

in Taji nearly every day.

Maggie certainly was an

excellent mentor.

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