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Week 2

Square

My first thought of a square image were of this.

I think there is a bit of an optical illusion as I only had

to trim a couple of pixels from the original

to make a 625 x 625 pixel image. 

Still looks taller to my eyes.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Square

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Week 1 Signs

Signs from Australia, Botswana,

Great Britain and France.

A tradesman’s sign, or service provided,

above his/her shop door.

 

No fast crossings.

 Personally, I think we are more likely to say “G’day”

 

A tea-room in The Somme.

My favourite sign in London.

Not certain exactly where, however,

we were on our way to the Apple store.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Signs

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Favourites

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Favourites

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Seeing as WordPress is taking a break I decided

to post some of my ‘starred’ photos from my Picasa library.

Geelong…

Botanic Gardens.

A sight to be seen in most gardens.

These blokes must be exceptionally fit as they smile and laugh

nearing the end of the Cadel Evans Classic in Geelong.

About as close as I am going to get to this truck.

It looks suspiciously like the Fordson Thames

which Dad bought years ago and on which

we carted thousands of bales of  hay and

thirty or forty wool clips.

An African Yellow Billed Hornbill.

Botswana leopard.

 

 Maybe a Botswana giraffe judging by the background.

Certainly not a zoo animal.

One of the most beautiful creatures on earth.

But with luck we/humans will shoot them to extinction.

😦 😦

Finally, dear old Ginger who passed away

a little over two years ago.

I had Ginger and her father Brandy for

an approximate total of 27 years.

Happy New Year

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Reflection

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Again I have chosen far and wide…Nearing sundown in Botswana.

 

A Melbourne reflection.

Geelong’s Eastern Beach car park.

 

Corio Bay, Geelong

A nearby seagull.

 Not far from Geelong.

 

Lake Wendouree, Ballarat.

Merry Christmas

and a safe and prosperous

Near Year

to all.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Reflection

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-December-Words

December Words


  I could not think of anything more…

sagacious . 

This one is the South African Pearlspotted Owl

if my memory and Google research are any good.

     Whether your focus is on the statue

or the wall behind, both are created by

humans but are…non-human      

 

       I have been told that this is not a very good

image, however, I think it

a great (decent??) portrayal,

in  abstract, of a spring downpour. 

The colour may not suit your walls but that

can be fixed with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

    

When we visited Pompeii…      I was expecting see some of

the more iconic remains. 

These plaster cast remains of

the population which lived in Pompeii

were the only ones on display.

 

Call me ghoulish if you wish…

however, in my youth I did want to be

an archaeologist. 

The link below will take you to a

Google search with images which

I had hoped to see of Pompeii’s remains.

Click here to see what I am referring to at Pompeii.

 

Our very own star…

…puts on some stellar performances

at either end of the day.

Here the sun is setting on Namibia

and Botswana’s Chobe River.

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Thursday’s Special: December-Words

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk114_Isolation


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Week 114

Isolation

I have been wanting an excuse to use this series

of photos for just over three years.

Now, thanks to Patrick,

I can show anyone who has not been there…

how isolated one could feel at

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island…

which is situated in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan is one of the

largest salt flats in the world.

The pan is all that remains of the formerly

enormous Lake Makgadikgadi which once

covered an area larger than Switzerland,

but dried up several thousand years ago.

Source: Wikipedia

It does not take long to explore this

island in the salt…

 

and just as I was thinking well that’s all there is….

the sun set among ancient baobab trees.

 

 Naturally it had to rise next morning.

And were in an ideal position to capture both events.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Isolation