SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-2020-Retrospectively

 

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2020 in review

January bushfires, although a long way from us

created some spectacular sunsets.

 

February we attended the last large gathering for the year

when our youngest graduated from

Geelong’s Deakin University

with a Degree in Business.

 

Marching into autumn we found

our supermarket shelves bare…

…due to panic buying because of a thing called COVID 19.

Soldiering on into April saw the first of several

home delivered meals arrive at our front door.

 

 

 

 

May was almost normal minus crowded outings.

Even Zoom meetings were were fast becoming

a normal way to get together.

 

My first sunrise outing came in June

after lockdown restrictions were eased.

 

By July, wInter was really upon us;

cold and gloomy mornings,

followed by cool sunny days

What better time to learn a bit more about Photoshop.

 

 

By August we were well and truly in lockdown again

and our panic buys had nearly filled a spare room.


Mid-September, out of lockdown

and spring had arrived.

 

 

When were shown this scan, of our first Grandchild

and asked to wait until the twenty-week scan

until the parents made their announcement.

So in October we could talk about the news.

  November found me on a day trip to Port Fairy

for some photography.

 

November also brought an abundance of cemetery wild flowers…


…not to mention Callistemons in our garden.

Another morning and I found myself photographing

a ship leaving Port Phillip Bay.


The last week of November our cherries were harvested.

Early December some of the fruits of

lockdown projects in the garden.

Another December task is erecting and

decorating our Christmas tree.

And New Year’s Day it will be packed away

until next December.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...2020-Retrospectively

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Reflect

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reflect

think deeply or carefully about.
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Was Maggie reflecting on…

…on how she may get a seat at the Christmas table?

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Christmas-Images-20

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Images of Christmas through the years.

Christmas-2013

 

 2014

 

 2015

The first Christmas as ‘empty nesters’

it was decided to use a smaller 4 foot tall tree.  

The two who had flown the nest

were not impressed.

 

2016

 2017.

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

Like the rest of 2020 Christmas

was different this year,

enjoyable…but different

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Christmas-2020

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Bells

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bells

a hollow metal object, typically in the shape of
a deep inverted cup widening at the lip,
that sounds a clear musical note when struck,
especially by means of a clapper inside
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Correa

Dusky Bells

 

Christmas bell

from Nice.

Our Christmas tree

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Lights

 

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Although I have not visited this house this year…

 

…I am assuming that its

Christmas light display…

…is similar…

…to previous years.

 

This is our 2020 Christmas tree.

Captured with a 5 second exposure

and the help of Photoshop

to lighten shadows.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...Lights

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Christmas-2020

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Christmas Tree 2020.

Like the rest of 2020 Christmas is going

to be different this year, not so much

due to COVID rather  personal circumstances. 

Our eldest is in New Zealand for Christmas

awaiting the birth of the first child. 

No 2 Soon is going to lunch with his in-laws,

however, we will see him on Christmas Eve

for Carols and again on Christmas night. 

This year instead of around 20 for

Christmas lunch there will

only be eight.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Christmas-2020

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Celebration

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Whether it’s…

…celebrating a 21st birthday, or…

…a 75th birthday,

’tis always a good excuse for a party

especially with a new wig to wear.

About ten years ago Father-in-Law had

been diagnosed  with several types of cancer

during the year with the imagined effect

on his already thinning hair.

Our boys decided a wig was just what

the doctor ordered.

He is still going strong.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Joy

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It was father-in-law’s 75th birthday.

He had been treated for breast and two other

forms of cancer during the year and

the chemotherapy had taken its toll.

For a birthday gift his two eldest grandsons (our two)

decided to buy him a wig.

As you can see he found a great deal of joy

in that gift.

Nearly eleven years on he is

as healthy as a trout.

 

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Celebration

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We had cause to celebrate on Tuesday…

When our youngest was in his late teens he was

mad keen on playing video games.

He found a course, where he could learn

to make said games,

at a nearby university and enrolled.

No. 2 Son soon discovered that it was

easier to play, than make a game.

My limited coding experience tried

to impart that knowledge….but…..

Fast forward to Spring, 2017.

Dad just happened to ask had he thought of

going back university to gain a qualification

by completing another course.

About two weeks later he announced that he was

going to quit his job and go to university full time.

That was not exactly what I had in mind.

And I could not see how household bills

were going to paid on one wage.

MGW and I both breathed a sigh of relief

when DiL No 1 told everyone one he was

not leaving his job unless he had another to go to.

Late last spring (2019) he finished his

Degree in Business Management.

Last Tuesday he Graduated (with Distinction)

from Geelong’s Deakin University.

 Amazingly the 18 months enrolled in

computer programming, and enrolling

in the summer classes all helped expedite

his Business Management Degree.

We are so proud and pleased for our youngest.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Celebration