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Perhaps not as dark as it could be.

A better shade for this week

 

Topiary from Vienna’s

Schonbrunn Palace…

…and Canada’s

Butchart Gardens.

 

 

 

Closer to home is the

Otway Rain Forest…

 

Still part of the Otway Forest,

I included this image because this morning

is the second of two foggy mornings this week.

 

Love the ferns

Part of the forest near Beech Forest township

on the edge of the Otway Ranges

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-April-Letter-F-Middle-of-Word

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Two twenty and two fiFty dollar notes

 

Creating a smooth surFace

A certiFicate presented to me by

the Vienna Waltz Acadamie.

 

Some  of our snowFlakes 

 

…and a Hyena

in proFile. 

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-April-Pick-a-Topic

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Ladders

 

Ice in our gutter

 

Windows

 

Hydrangea and its recycled fence paling planter box

 

A good book will receive a five-star rating in my book reviews.

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-April-Colour-Purple-Yellow

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Purple Freesias

Tibouchina

 

King Alfred Daffodil

Tibouchina

 

Canadian Water Taxi

 

Canola crop in bloom

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During my visits to Africa,

I have been able to get up close and personal

to elephants and I have included some of those images

in this week’s Macro and Up Close images.

Dentist’s view

 

Podiatrist view

Ear, Nose and Throat view

 

Dentist view.

 

 

 

Dermatologist’s view

 

Ophthalmologist view

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-March-Pick-a-Topic

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Topics from

Cee’s photo.

It’s not post-and-rail

but it is a fence.


…as this is a tree.

 

Mr Ed

 

 

Again not a horse trailer/float,

but a boat trailer, the contents

of which do float 

 

The shed in the photo appears much newer.

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Parrot

(Balyang Sanctuary)

 

Murano,

Italy

 

African dance costume

 

Bracelets

More bracelets

Sneakers

 

Restaurant  in London

 

A real rainbow.

 

And this is my…

I wish I had a wider lens

image. 

I barely had time to capture

this image before it was no more.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and Pier.

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-March-Close-Up-Macro

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Vulture at

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre,

South Africa

 

 

Weeping Cherry in bloom

 

 

 

Nature’s  Jewells on a spider web

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-February-Alphabet-Letter-X

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Xanthorrhoea plants are also known as Balga Grass Plants.

 ‘Balga’ is the Aboriginal word for black boy and

for many years the plant was fondly known as a “Black Boy”.

It is thought that the Aborigines called the plants Balga

because after a bush fire had ravaged the land,

the blackened trunk of the Xanthorrhoea would

be revealed beneath the burned lower leaves,

and would resemble a child-like black figure.

Others believe that the plant,

with its bush fire-blackened trunk and long flower spike

resembled an Aboriginal boy wielding a spear.

Whatever the case, as the years have passed,

it is seen as an extremely racist name,

and is thought to be very offensive

to the original custodians of the land,

so the plants are more commonly known as Grass Tree,

because let’s face it Xanthorrhoea is a bit of a mouthful.

 

Source:

https://www.floristwithflowers.com.au/blog/xanthorrhoea-the-story-of-the-black-boy-plant/

 

 

When I think back and remember how hard

I found maths and not a single practical application, 

especially not taXes.

 

Window boXes overflowing with red blooms

 

 

 

Water TaXi

Victoria

Vancouver Island

Canada

 

Soxie…our last farm pet to pass away

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