Word-of-Day-Challenge-Queer

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queer

 differing in some way from what is usual or normal

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I remember at the time thinking what

an unusually shaped tree root, this was.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I captured

another image to put it in context.

Then as now all I see is a reptile hanging out of a tree.

One of my more interesting images from

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island in the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Another oddity sighted on Lekhubu Island

was this split rock.

The only other rocks I have seen split so cleanly

 by Mother Nature were at

The Devil’s Marbles in the Northern Territory.

The Marble which was photographed

the most was some 10-12 feet in diameter.

Apparently desert extremes (heat and cold)

causes the split.

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One-Word-Sunday-Ugly

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ugly

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I would be…

 

…hard pressed…

…to find any beauty…

 

….in these arachnids

although many would disagree.

 

 

Even this one, long embedded in resin

made me jump when I saw how close

it was to my hand.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Ugly

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Empty

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empty

containing nothing,

not filled or occupied.

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans…

…are located on the North Eastern edge of

Botswana’s Kalahari Desert.

 

We drove for several hours over what appeared

to be empty acres of salt.

 

The only time we knew there was life was when

we sighted some wildlife.

 

Lekhubu Island, our destination,

was a pleasant site on the horizon…

…which only temporarily blocked our view of the emptiness…

 

…all round us.

The emptiness did make for a beautiful sunset…

…followed by an equally beautiful sunrise

in the morning.

 

Packed and ready to go,

we were soon out of salt pans…

…however, apart from the occasional tree

the landscape was still very empty.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Empty

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Odd

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odd

different to what is usual or expected; strange.
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Two dogs three kennels?

That’s odd!

This tree branch looked like a serpent to me.

Truly odd!

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Odd

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FriendlyFriday-Shadows

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Kalahari Scrub Robin

and shadow.

 


Winter shadows on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The MCG was the site of the 1956 Olympics,

the 2006 Games

and countless Cricket and (AFL) Football Matches.

 

Shadows at Pisa.

Summer Shadows in…


 

…Bourke Street,

Melbourne.

 

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FriendlyFriday:  Shadows

Amanda                       Sandi

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk231-Nothing

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Google will tell you that

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

was once surrounded by water and… 

 …may have looked something like this.

In 2014, however, it was a bare salt pan

devoid of…

 

…of much plant life and even less animal life.

 

Our little island in the desert was

surrounded by nothing…

…almost as far as the eye could see.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk231 – Nothing

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Desolate

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desolate

(of a place) uninhabited and giving
an impression of bleak emptiness.

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After spending a greater portion of our day

driving over narrow bush tracks, followed by…

…several traversing Sua (Salt) Pan

which is part of the

Kalahari Desert’s,

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans,

we finally arrived at

our destination….Lekhubu Island.  

To describe Lekhubu island as ‘desolate’ would be…


…an understatement in my opinion.

The island’s greatest feature was/is its ancient baobab trees…

 

…which at sun down provided a beautiful natural frame.

Up early next morning to capture a sunrise

and another silhouetted baobab tree.

It may have appeared desolate and amenities,

in 2014, a bit primitive,

but it was certainly

a worthwhile experience.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Desolate