Lens-Artist-PC-104-Summer

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Last summer was a bad summer

for fires in Australia.

However, there is rarely a summer when

we don’t have scenes like this

by fires somewhere in our dry land.

 

January 4th, 2013.

Loch Ard Gorge was the end of our

Great Ocean Road drive

with some Canadian friends.

At around 44/111 degrees C/F

the car park was literally

melting under our feet.

Manly Beach in early December/Summer.

Travel through rural areas in late summer

and you are more than likely to see

this scene repeated regularly.

Cropping stubble has been burned

to facilitate easier sewing to winter crops.

Strangely I thought this practise had died out

in favour of direct drilling and leaving

the stubble to help protect the soil

from wind or water erosion.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Surprise

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Cove

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cove

a small sheltered bay.

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Possibly…

…the most famous cove in Australia…

 

…Loch Ard Gorge near the western,

or Warrnambool, end of

The Great Ocean Road.

The only two survivors of the wrecked Loch Ard

were washed into the Gorge

on the stormy night the Loch Ard ran aground.

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Lens-Artist-PC-100-Long-Winding-Road

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This would be nearly as long a piece

of straight road as you would find in

the Great Ocean Road area.

 

 

Even on a quiet day it only takes one

overly cautious driver to have traffic

bumper to bumper.

 

Along winding walk down into the Ruakuri Cave

at Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

New Zealand.

 

And there is only one entry/exit,

so another long winding walk

up to ground level.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Long-Winding-Road

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Long-Winding-Road

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Long-Winding-Road

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Long-Winding-Road

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk220-Shoreline

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shoreline

the line along which a large body of water
meets the land.

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Gibson Steps shoreline, and…

…The Twelve Apostles shoreline, along

The Great Ocean Road.

Warrnambool Beach

South Western Victoria.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk220 – Shoreline

Cee’s-FF-Challenge-Vanishing-Point

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A range of images to

suit the challenge.

Belgium

Australia

 

New Zealand

Known as

Gibson Steps,

near

The Twelve Apostles

along the

Great Ocean Road.

 

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One-Word-Sunday-Change

 

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change

an act or process through which something becomes different.

Due to the erosion of Victoria’s

South West Coastline…

 

…The Twelve Apostles were formed.

Since this photo was taken one or two

have collapsed into the sea.

However, experts have stated that the

Twelve Apostle will reform if we

give Mother Nature time.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Change

Lens-Artist-PC-78-Special-Spots

 

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A Melbourne special spot is

the footbridge over the Yarra River.

The long sandstone building is…

Flinders Street Station where Melbournians

meet under the clocks.

The Twelve Apostles is one of my favourite spots,

which has unfortunately become too touristy for me.

 

 

 

 

Further west along the Great Ocean Road

is, Loch Ard Gorge.

 

 

At  sunrise only a few joggers, dog walkers

and photographers encroach on one’s space

at Geelong’s Griffin Gully Pier.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Special-Spot-Shots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Special-Spot-Shots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Special-Spot-Shots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Special-Spot-Shots

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Glorious

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glorious

* having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration.
* having a striking beauty or splendour.

It does not matter which season I visit…

…the Twelve Apostles and other nearby places

along the coastline provide glorious views.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Glorious

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