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I only re-discovered this image

this morning.

 

It was planted in the car park

at Hopkins Falls (close to the coast)

which is near Warrnambool,

a Victorian coastal city.

 

A Google image search suggested

it may be a Tibouchina. 

However, I don’t think a  tibouchina

would grow in these coastal conditions. 

Ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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The Anglesea River at Anglesea, Victoria.

Just before it empties into

Bass Strait.

 

 

Tropical waterfall near Cairns

in Far North Queensland

 

It was the dry season…

 

…so not as much water…

…however still a spectacular sight…

…from land or air at

Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe,

Africa.

 

Hopkins Falls,

Hopkins River,

Warrnambool,

Victoria.

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Hopkins Falls, on the Hopkins River…

…is a few kilometres out of Warrnambool

in Victoria’s SouthWest.

 

At only 12 metres high it is not a high falls however,

it is 90 metres wide which compensates it lack in height.

This is an  August (winter) photo.

During summer months while there is

still water flowing it is nothing like this.

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Water-Water-Everywhere:   #49

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Water

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My first water scene is…

…nearby Lal Lal Falls.

In 2014 we visited Victoria Falls

in Zimbabwe .

Four years later, it was Alberta’s,

Athabasca Falls In Canada.

For 55 years lived less than an hour

from Warrnambool’s, Hopkins Falls.

The only time I remember visiting these falls was

when number one Son wanted some photos

for a geography assignment I set his class, in 2003.

As it was a February/March assignment,

there was little or no water flow.

  I had to wait another fifteen years and drive two hours

from Geelong to capture this photo.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Water

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Summer rain…

…before and…

 

…after editing.

We have recorded 365 points of rain for April

and 10 inches for the year so far.

We only recorded around 20 inches of rain

for all of 2019.

Hopkins Falls after winter rains.

Hopkins Falls is near Warrnambool,

in Victoria’s South-West,

and was our shopping centre

while living on the farm.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Nature

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nature

the phenomena of the physical world collectively,
including plants, animals, the landscape,
and other features and products of the earth,
as opposed to humans or human creations.
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Nature…

…on a foggy morning.

 

…with angry seas.

 

…showing us some of the smoke haze

from this season’s forest cleanup.

…setting sun on a smoky day.

The sun is original.

All other parts of the image

have been lightened a tad.

 

…nature’s jewels.

Colourful nature.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Nature

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Moving-Water

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Fishing on Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe.

 

 

Huka Falls,

near Taupo,

New Zealand

 

 

 

Hopkins Falls near Warrnambool,

South West Victoria.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Moving-Water

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Considering we are at the opposite end

of the seasonal roundabout,

most of my photos, this week,

are of waterfalls

Because Victoria Falls was mentioned in the challenge,

my first image is of Victoria Falls.

I believe the stream of water in the foreground

is known as Devil’s Kitchen (not certain) and this

is erosion taking place to prepare a new site

for Victoria Falls.

As is visible in this photo there at least

five other sites of the Victoria Falls.

 

Hopkins Falls.

At 90 metres wide it is one of Victoria’s widest falls.

Athabasca Falls

near Jasper, Alberta,

Canada.

 

Maligne Gorge Falls

also found in

Jasper National Park,

Canada.

 

 

Rhine Falls in Switzerland.

 

Huka Falls,

near Taupo,

New Zealand

 

 

 

So, while the northern hemisphere is taking Autumn/Fall images,

these were taken in our garden just before

sunset on Tuesday September 3, 2019.

Leucadendron…a member

of Protea family.

Not only are these Snow Drops,

but today Google says they are

Giant Snow Drops.

A memory from the farm.

 

Not sure if these a ex-farm flowers or

purchases made since moving.

However, I first saw the Winter Rose

after I said ‘I do!’

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