Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Hot-Cold

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My contribution for this week’s

Hot-Cold

 

In winter of 2006…
I discovered this horizontal icicle which,

for a short period, of time stretched across

the gutter’s edge in the foreground.

Fast forward to January 4, 2013 and I am

driving along the Great ocean Road showing

my Canadian friends its beauty.

This is Lochard Gorge.

The bitumen in the car park was melting and

it was the only time I did not walk around

to a cave on the left of shot due to the heat.

Temperature around 44 degrees Celsius, or just over 110°F.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Letters-W-or-X

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First a couple of shots from the town… in which I was born and called my

shopping centre until 2005…

Warrnambool.

Home to thousands of tourist/holiday makers

during late December through to early February.

Last, but not least the Xanthorrhoea.

Commonly known as the Grass Tree these days.

I have included the colour version below as it

provides a better image of the Grass Tree.

You can also see one to the left and, I think,

another to the right of the central tree.

Common names for Xanthorrhoea include grasstree, grass gum-tree (for its resin-yielding species), and blackboy, based on the purported similarity in appearance of the trunked species to an Aboriginal man holding an upright spear.    The last name is now considered offensive to Aborigines, or at least belonging to the past.

Source: WikiPedia

Wikipedia calls for a citation, to clarify the information,

at the end of this information.

However, it is unclear what exactly is to be clarified

I have never heard Xanthorrhoea referred to as Grass Gum Trees.

I have been told they only grow about ONE inch per year

My guess is that the Grass Tree in the foreground

has a trunk between two and three feet in height.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-W-or-X

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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I have resorted to  nature for S and T this week.

Part of a coastal area known as

Thunder Point at Warrnambool

on Victoria’s South West Coastline.

 Warrnambool was my/our shopping centre

for 55 years of my life.

It is a 200 kilometre drive, as the crow flies, from Geelong

 

 Sunrise over Geelong,

through our living room window,

Friday May 05, 2017.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-S-or-T

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Week 80

Context

A couple out for a stroll along the sand near the

Twelve Apostles along Victoria’s

South West Coast line…

Both appear to be fairly tall…

if not above average height.

 

In this context however,

they are tiny.

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Pic and Word Challenge: 80 Context

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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Odd Ball

Week 01, 2017

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December 28, 2016 sunset.

Nearly the last of 2016
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We don’t get to say

this very often….

so….

HAPPY NEW YEAR

All the best for 2017

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-52

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