Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Colour-Blue

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A range of dominant blue scenes.Near Cairns in Queensland.

Mt Sheba Resort, South Africa

 

Grouse Mountain,

British Columbia,

Vancouver,

Canada

A portion of the

Australian War Memorial

at Villers Bretonneux

in France.

 

 

The Drakensberg Mountains

as seen from

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Greater Kruger National Park

South Africa

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Travel Theme: Play

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My contribution to the travel Theme Challenge were taken while on a Queensland holiday.

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With forty or fifty bacon and egg breakfasts only a few metres away some of the lions found it easier to play with the ball as a distraction to the breakfast smells wafting through the air.

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After breakfast there was always the Cairns swimming pool provided a place to play, relax, enjoy the sun, and a swim while only a few metres from a shopping centre across the road…when lunch time arrived…

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Where’s my backpack?: Travel theme: Play

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Seating

More of Paronella Park

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Imagine that you are serving in, the armed forces in the Pacific during World War II…

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What better place to come to for a relaxing day, perhaps with an Aussie ‘friend’ on your arm.

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Plenty of seating to relax and chat over anything but your ‘work’…

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In what could only be described as a romantic setting.

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Even its overgrown state…just imagine

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Who knows, at this very table an Aussie girl may have said ‘Yes’ to an American soldier’s proposal…

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Seating

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Castle

A Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Castle

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José Paronella’s dream was to build a Spanish Castle in Australia

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After purchasing 5 hectares of land along the Mena Creek, near Cairns, Queensland, Australia, and a lot of hard work his dream was realised.

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Part of José’s dream was to provide enjoyment for other people.  There was a ball room, a meadow for children to play in and movies were shown every Saturday night from this tower.

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Paronella Castle is now a tourist attraction which I found to be thoroughly enthralling to visit.

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While it is noe only a ruin, which suffers from flooding and cyclones it was, during the Second World War Paronella was a destination for soldiers on Recreation Leave.

Read my ‘Masterpiece‘ links at the end of the related articles, for more information.

If interested, there is also at least one more Paronella post to come next week.

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A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–”Castle”

 (suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com

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Wordless Wednesday – Cairns

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Snorkelling on  the Great Barrier Reef.

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A sunset cruise to finish the day

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Could we call that a ‘Blue Moon‘?

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Wordless Wednesday

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In two hours it will be Wednesday. Half a world away it is 0600, Tuesday morning. Weird, hard to grasp…at times. Wednesday is my busiest day of the week. Not home until well after dark and it is either miss out or organise a post not knowing the theme. I prefer participation….even if I am off the mark!

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Wordless Wednesday – Class Clown (create-with-joy.com)

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Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Boat

I had to trawl through photos as boats are not something I usually photograph.

I found boats that…

OceanQuest

…look really big

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Boats that look fairly small

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…a boat in the sun (a repost, sorry)

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…. and a small boat.

But the next boat was to be my FAVOURITE boat….

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…however….

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…some things are not meant to be….are they?

      Aside:

During my search I also discovered that gravy boats 

are ideal for softening butter in microwaves.  

AND still it has been tossed out…

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Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Tropical

Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Tropical

I was wrapped to see that Word of the Week was tropical beacuse I have had one or two photos taken in the tropics which I have been wanting post for some time.

All, but the first, were taken at Paronella Park about an hours drive from Cairns.  I hope you enjoy them.

This will push me to organise and post the other photos I took at Paronella.

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I don’t know what this flower is except that it caught my eye and the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

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A selection of tropical jungle at Paronella Park…

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…more tropical ferns, vines and other plants adorn the ruins at Paronella Park.

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This shot of the two-tone green leaves rising above the darker green foliage is only surpassed by…

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…a closer shot of the spectacular contrasting greens in this plant.

And just when you think you have seen it all…

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…you turn a corner to find this stunning hibiscus.