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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Letters-E-or-F

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A few years ago, 2014, to be precise…

 we had a day trip to Victoria Falls.

On our home journey,

at the Zimbabwe and Botswana border crossing

I thought I had lost my passport between

the Zimbabwe and Botswana check points.

After a five to ten minute delay…I found my passport

in my pocket (oops!)…we were on our way again.

  

Hardly had we commenced than we sighted this

family of elephants trying to find a break in the traffic

so they could get to the river for a drink.


Not one person thanked me for delaying our trip

so that we were able to capture this sight.  

All they could think of was me and my lost passport.  

One bloke among five women!!!

MGW…was leading the charge.  

I had no hope 😀  😀  😀  

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-E-or-F

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Weekly Photo Challenge-The-Road-Taken

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

The-Road-Taken

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Some of the roads I have taken either

for pleasure of photography.

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Even travelling this road I did not

get any close to the eagle.

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Mid morning in the fog.

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This could be this morning.

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The Midland Highway joins Ballarat and Geelong.

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The end of a pleasant day out with Number 2. Son.

The road runs between the gap in the trees.

I did lighten the photo but it took away from the sunset.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Against-The-Odds

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Against The Odds

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On Valentines Day were asked to “double date’

(as MGW told her teenage girls at work) with

No. 1 Son and his Girlfriend.

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Girlfriend said she had not had fish and chips

since arriving in Australia.

The venue was to be our place until Girlfriend decided

that fish and chips had to be eaten outdoors.

Girlfriend loves Geelong’s foreshore and that was the venue.

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I thought we may have had a few seagulls for company, but…

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when this sparrow alighted on our table and tried desperately

to pull a whole chip out of my hand, I knew

there was an unexpected photo opportunity

if I had my camera at the ready.

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Not content with a chip, sparrow returned several times

to sample Girlfriend’s banana cake.

Sparrow and I both agreed that Girlfriend needs

more practise baking cakes and that we will be her taste testers 😀

Even though it was a bit chilly…

we have had a cool summer so far…

we all had an enjoyable evening out.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Shadow

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Shadow

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Shadows from near and far.

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Take off at Maun airport. Botswana.

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I love the picture ‘painted’ on the roof of this Geelong church.

Even more so now that the tree has been removed.

fisherman_4380And while technically a silhouette, the near side of

this fisherman was indeed in shaded by the morning sun.

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Finding Your Place

After spending fifty-five years of my life farming these paddocks,

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caring for sheep and cattle and

cropping each paddock in its turn…

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I found the quietness of the African bush

very similar to that of Western Victoria.

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It wasn’t until we arrived in Perth for a few days,

12 hours behind the scheduled,

and without any decent sleep for two nights

that I appreciated the South African velds

and realised just how quiet it was.

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Perth is supposed to be a fairly quiet, laid back city.

However, I will never forget

our noisy introduction to Perth traffic.

Although much quieter than Melbourne and Sydney,

Perth made me realise how the open expanses

of Western Victoria and the

South African Velds were the place I wanted to be.

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Even Botswana’s Lekhubu Island,

without any amenities at all,

was a charming place to camp for a night.

So they are MY places…not in the middle of a crowd.

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DP_Discover Challenge: Finding-Your-Place

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Circles Curves

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The Okavango Delta provided me with inspiration this week.

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A bend or curve ion the river.

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Similar for the track.

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Almost a circle of elephants.

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Finally, some more bends/curves in the river.

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Travel Theme-Pastel

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My

Pastel

Travel Theme.

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The

African Lilac Breasted Roller

is my pastel subject this week.

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When I first sighted the Roller it was just another bird

 against a hot sunny South African sky.

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High up in a tree my red and green colour vision loss

did not allow my eyes to see the colours.

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It was not until I arrived home and saw the photos

on my computer that I appreciated its colours.

Although at nearly ground level and only 30-40 metres away,

the colours of this Roller were much easier to see

when sighted in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region

the following year.

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Where’s My Backpack: Pastel

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