FriendlyFriday-Splendor-In-Grass

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Cairns Grass.

Considering this was my only visit, to date,

into banana and sugar growing country,

I found these sights fascinating.

When I saw this weekend’s theme…

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I immediately thought of bananas and sugarcane.

While sugarcane is definitely a grass,

the classification of banana trees is not unanimous.

According to Nature-and-garden.com

banana trees can be

…considered the largest grass on earth,

the banana tree is a very interesting tropical plant

that can be grown even in non-tropical areas

if a few precautions are taken.

However, Nature-and-garden.com

was the only website I found which proclaimed

banana trees to be a member

of the grass family.

Most (websites) agreed on the ‘herb’ classification.

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FriendlyFriday:  Splendor-In-The-Grass

Amanda                       Sandi

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Lovely

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lovely

very beautiful or attractive
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In their world this face

may be described as lovely…

…however, not so in my world.

Most people think this is a lovely view.

 

In 1976 I thought this was a magnificent view

as I reached the top of Ayres Rock

(now known as Uluru).

Now that visitors can

no longer climb the Rock,

these images will only be

found on postcards, I suspect.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Lovely

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Signs

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While cruising

Queensland’s Daintree River

a few years back…
…we noted a few signs of danger

lurking on the shore.


After the cruise we had to cross

the Daintree River

on this ferry/barge.

Although this crop is not very good,

one does get the idea that the sign is a warning

of crocodiles and swimming in the river.

Remain in your vehicle?  Really?

Who would get out on a

relatively sideless barge while crossing

a crocodile infested river.

Sadly, someone will.

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Blue

 

Blue…my favourite colour.

Whether it is the blue skies of

Far North Queensland, or…

…flying into the Alaskan wild blue yonder

in our blue plane.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Blue

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Tropical

 

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At just over 16.9 degrees

South of the Equator,

I think Cairns

qualifies as tropical..



Our rail journey up to Kuranda took us

past many waterfalls, which

due to the wet season had

much more water flow than

any waterfall in Victoria does in April

As this excursion is billed as Skyrail we had

a return journey over tropical forests.

 

This trip was my first exposure to

the beauty of tropical plants.

I could not work out why every man

and his dog was frequenting this pool.

Our accommodation was about two blocks

from an unused beach.  Why unused?

Twice I wandered down to ‘our’ beach

wondering why no-one was using it.

Both times into the water about ankle-deep.

It was while leaving the beach, the second time,

that I noticed a sign which in not so many words

told me that crocodiles also used that beach.

I quickened my step never to return. 🙂

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Tropical