Cee-BW-Challenge-Open-Topic

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For the Open Topic I have chosen to post

photos taken in 2018,

commencing with the furthermost object…

the Moon.

A bridge, forming pat of Geelong’s Ring Road,

and although it appears fairly close…

 

it is just part of the back ground in this shot.

 

Sunrise from our front yard.

 Galahs.

Visitors to our backyard.

Galah is also a term bestowed upon someone

who has done something silly.

As in

‘…you galah…’

‘…you flaming galah…’

‘…you’re a galah…’

Click here for the Google search results.

Galah can be used in a derrogatory, or friendly, sense.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Open-Topic

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Message

 

 

When I think of sending a message to someone these days I generally turn Facebook’s Messenger.

I have no idea who Dave is, but we can

message/talk to each other before agreeing,

or disagreeing, on a sale price.

No more hand written notes!

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Thursday’s Special: Message

One Word Photo Challenge-Manual

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My

Manual

 Challenge

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I can just remember hay being prepared in sheaves, which then had to be stooked

verb
past tense: stooked; past participle: stooked
  1. arrange (sheaves) in stooks.
    “the sheaves were stooked by hand”

into stooks of 10-15 sheaves, loaded onto a truck

and then built into a stack.

The only mechanical assistance help one had,

was a truck, or horse and dray,

to carry the sheaves to the stack,

and a pitch fork.

 Then along came mechanical hay balers

which made ‘small square’ bales.

Although they were anything but square.

Literally thousands of the bales would be made

for sale or winter feed for livestock.

The farming community breathed a sigh of relief

when round balers were introduced.

Although there was a rather larger financial investment

required to own a baler and equip one’s tractor

to handle the, this was offset by the huge reduction

in manual labour involved in handling them.

Hay balers which made ‘big square’ bales were next.

As you can see it is much easier to stack

square/rectangular shaped bales than

round, cylindrical bales.

All these inventions reduced manual labour,

which made it an easier task in the hot summer sun.

Finally, I’m not sure of the average age of farmers

in other parts of the world, however, on March 1, 2012,

the average age of Australian farmers was 52

or 12 years above the national average for other occupations.

Therefore all reductions in manual labour help

an ageing farming population.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Manual

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Weekly-Weather-Sun-Shower

 

On January 9, I posted this photo of

the moon and its halo which has been

known to be an indicator of rain.

On Friday January 12, rain began to fall.

Slow rain.

Steady rain.

The garden heaved a sigh of relief.

Overnight we received

8.5 millimetres/30 points,

of rain.

This morning  the rain has continued

in showers through to mid afternoon.

Not much sun but we have had showers

similar to this one in early October.

 

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Weekly Weather: Sun Shower

Weekly Weather

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-V

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-V

(Needs to start with V…contain at least 6 letters)

Monaco during our 2016 holiday/Vacation

Part of the Moorabool Valley near Geelong.

 

 

Most buildings in Amsterdam are Vertical, however,

some do lean like the Tower of Pisa.

 

Even from an altitude of 40,000 feet it is difficult

to appreciate the Vastness of the Antarctic ice pack.

I always The Creation of Adam would dominate

the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City.

  However it was swallowed up by surrounding panels.

According to Wikipedia it is substantial

9 ft 2 in × 18 ft 8 inches, it is so far above

one’s head it seems you could

hold it in your hands.

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A halo around the moon has always

said to be a sign of rain.

Our temperature dropped from 40 plus, one day,

to around 20 degrees the next.

And there it has remained.

Since Friday we have received an inch of rain since.

Just the sort of weather we need in summer.

No fires.

Not good for tourists and holiday makers though.

However, we do still have February to come.

And the weather forecast is for more heat next week.

An elephants crossing Botswana’s Chobe River.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Weather