Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Fire-Hydrant

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Fire hydrants are not something

I normally take photos of…

…however, I do have one….

 

…or two.

And then there is the mobile hydrant. 🙂

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Trees

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Some different sort of trees.

Grass Tree.

 

 

Sheep taking refuge from November sun

under Eucalyptus trees.

If I was back in my ‘home’ territory I would say

this was a Sugar Gum, (Eucalyptus cladocalyx).

  However, in this drier climate it may be

one of several eucalyptus species.

 

 

Cypress Trees.

No prizes for guessing which way the wind blows,

or how close to the coast.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Gardens

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During our travels of the past twelve months

we were fortunate to visit several gorgeous gardens.

Butchart Gardens, Schönbrunn Palace, Versailles Palace

and finally Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

The Gardens which I really wanted to visit were

The Butchart Gardens on Canada’s Vancouver Island.

We were so pleased that we arrived a day or two early.

This gave us time to look around Victoria

prior to our tour commencing.

Because of this we spent much more time exploring

Butchart the our tour had allocated.

We were just finishing a walk through the Sunken Gardens

when were were scheduled to leave.

Public transport took us back to Victoria

and we both would recommend this to anyone visiting

Victoria and Butchart Gardens.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Animals

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Some of animal and bird sightings

in Africa.

Warthog…Botswana Rhino Sanctuary

Hyena…outside camp in Kruger National Park.

The first sighting of many that day.

A Zebra crossing…Kruger National Park

 

African Starling…Kruger National Park

So much pettier than its

Australian cousins.

African Pearl Spotted Owl.

Kruger National Park

African Harrier Hawk…Kruger National Park

Impala…Kruger National Park

King of the Pride…Kruger National Park

Unlikely to be boss, though.

Friends for life…Chobe National Park, Botswana.

 

 

Zebra…Botswana

Crimson Breasted Shrike…Botswana

Hornbill in Okavango Delta Camp…Botswana

Painted Wild Dog in Okavango Delta Camp…Botswana

Posers…Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

Leopard in Okavango Delta…Botswana

Finally, the totally unexpected animal sighted in Africa.

Although after passing through a few Kalahari villages

we did get used to seeing donkeys.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Close-Up-Flowers

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Flowers in close-up

Some special occasion….

 

…gift flowers.

 

 

Some from Taupo…

 

 

…in New Zealand.

 

One or two…

…from our garden

 

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And a few dahlias…

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…from the Dahlia Farm.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-More-Than-5

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More than five objects or people in a photo.

Sunrise on Corio Bay

 

Watching a sunrise.

Just had to have a chuckle.

Restaurant lights

Sadly these trees no longer are.

Not sure if they have been replaced by eucalyptus trees

Model and photographer at work on St Kilda Pier.

 

Tourists helping each other…or resting.

While other line up for entry to,

or photograph, the next attraction.

One of my favourites this time of year.

Erlicheer daffodils…an early sign of spring.

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