Weekly Photo Challenge-Lines

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Lines

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With yesterday’s ANZAC Day commemorations

still fresh in our memories I have continued

the ANZAC theme today with a brief visit to

Tyne Cot Military Cemetery

in Belgium.

Some 34,000 names of soldiers who perished

and have never been found, line to wall of

Tyne Cot Cemetery.   

These 34,000 are names which could not

fit on Menin Gate

 

The steps also make good lines this week.

Apart from names on the wall there are also…

the graves of 11,900…

 

of British Empire, as it was then known, 

service personnel who perished

during the Great War.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Prolific

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Prolific

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The first thing which came to mind were cockatoos.

They often descend on our front or back yards

and proceed to dig it up in search of sustenance. 

 

 Not that any of them appear under-nourished. 

At least this variety, the Corella,

does not appear to be as noisy as its

cousin the Sulphur Crest.

Down under these are fairly prolific also.

I think we used to have more sheep than any other country,

however, Google tells me that China now has that honour.

Finally, one of our most memorable game drives in Botswana.

 We drove for five or six kilometres with a constant wall

of elephants progressing right to left.

The bumps on the horizon are also elephants.

Our guides estimated there were at least 1,000 elephants

in this sighting alone.

Truly a magnificent experience.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Awakening

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Awakening

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While in Europe, no matter where we were,

upon awakening each morning… 

  we seemed to be face with

crowded footpaths or roadways.

 

I often  wish we had been in our cabin,

just stepping out for breakfast to greet our passer by.

And this is the awakening I will remember

for the rest of my life.

Only light from our tent illuminating

this visitor to the waterhole.

And he was very close.

Not much if any zoom used.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Smile

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Smile

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There are many things which bring a smile to my eyes…Number 1 Son and a smiling and Maggie.

 A contented and happy Candi.

Not a great photo but this type of action

takes place on a regular basis.

Taji lumbers along trying to

keep up with a fast agile Candi.

There is no contest until it becomes

a tussle  of strength…and still really no contest… 🙂

 

i always have an inner smile or inner glow

if a photo turns out well,

more so if I can edit it to make it look better.

 

Early morning reflection at my favourite

photography spot on Corio Bay.

 

And who doesn’t smile at these photos.

 

Taken before digital was heard of…

they still make me smile over 25 years later.

While I would never pass as a jockey.

I would never suggested we re-shot this photo either.

The little one, Number 2 is now

definitely heavier than I am.

The financial adviser in the family would probably

not like this photo surfacing in his workplace,either.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Rise-Set

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Rise, Set.

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Commencing with sunrises…First two are…

Corio Bay Sunrises.

Pre-empting sunrise from our front verandah.

Two country …

sunset_bb_4234sunsets.

 

 

Sunset from our back door.

Point Lonsdale light House sunset.

 

 

Finally,Clifton Springs Jetty

this morning,

Thursday March 29.

Too much cloud to light it up I’m afraid.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Favorite-Place

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Favorite Place…

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Considering I have a prepared post for the

Tuesday Photo Challenge

of my favourite local places…

I decided to post some favourite European places.

 

The hands down winner for this title goes to

Het Zand Square in Brugge.

I’m not sure if it was the first mainland

European city we stopped at…

 or the fact that I managed some half decent

night shots of the square and fountain.

 

Arras, Bell Tower

Last year it was the Place des Heros and the Bell Tower,

in Arras which won my heart.

And after hearing about Menin Gate from my Father

it was with joy and sadness I visited sites along

the Western Front that were synonymous

with my Grandfather’s World War  I war service.

  Tomorrow are favourite local places

posted in

Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Particularly bad graphic card troubles this morning.

I do hope all photos are sharp.

I will check and change photos if necessary.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Rather

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

I’d Rather be…

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At this time of day (0600), at this time of my life

I’d Rather be looking forward to…

another hour of sleep.

And all through my formative years

I dreamed of being an archaeologist.

So I guess from a work perspective

that’s what I’d Rather be….

than be being a woolclasser and teacher/trainer. 

Still, I have enjoyed my working life

and dreams are often better than reality. 

Nearly forgot to add…this shot is

from a ‘dig’ in Old Sydney…back in

the early days of Australia, as we know it.

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