THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Vision

When I think of Vision…

Twelve months ago, I had been told that my

right eye would have its vision impaired

if radiated, or biopsied and the best thing to do

was remove it. 

The yellow pigment was initially diagnosed as

an A-typical melanoma.

After a regime of test during Autumn 2016 the diagnosis

was revised and in 2017 I still have vision in my right eye,

even though the look of it has not changed.

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Thursday’s Special: Vision

Weekly Photo Challenge-Earth

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Earth

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Random piles of earth this week.Drakensburg ranges in South Africa


If ever visiting Cairns in Queensland

this pile of earth should catch your eye.

Between Geelong and my home town

on the Hamilton Highway is Mount Elephant.

Fortunately ‘they’ have stopped eating

into the side of these volcanic cones

which dot Victoria’s Western District.

Mount Shadwell, another of

Western Victoria’s piles of earth.

And finally a pile of earth from The Twelve Apostles.

Sad to think these are falling due to

the incessant pounding they receive from the sea.

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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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Travel Theme: Wild

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He looks meek and mild in this at photo…

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…but we saw his wild side on more than on occasion.

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And on Saturday wild winds whipped the leaves around.

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Where’s my backpack?: Travel theme: Wild

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”

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