One-Word-Sunday-Flat

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flat

 
 
 

 Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

which surround Botswana’s

LeKhubu Island,

on the North East edge of

the Kalahari Desert.

 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Flat

 

 

 

 

Cee-BW-Challenge-Large-Subjects

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Burj Khalifa…the largest/tallest building

I have ever been in.

An elephant’s ear…rather larger

than any other ear, I have seen.

However, those ears look right at home

on their owner.

 


Californian Redwood in Geelong Gardens

A Giant Baobab Tree on

Lekhubu Island, Botswana.

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Large-Subjects

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Lens-ArtistPC-158-Country-Back-Roads

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A back road near Geelong

with a beautiful view.

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Not a Botswana back road,

however with wandering livestock,

it could be a back road

We travelled over this road for several hours

before reaching the salt lake.

 

Greater Kruger National Park…

…provided a variety of tracks/roads

and many wandering wildlife.

 

This Kruger National Park road

may pass for a back road,

but it isn’t and that maybe that is

why the hyenas used it.

Lens-Artist-Anvica’s-Photos-Along-Country-Back-Roads

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Country-Back-Roads

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Country-Back-Roads

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Country-Back-Roads

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Lens-ArtistPC-152-Shadow-and-Shade

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Seeing out the rest of its days

in the shade of an old gum tree.

Where sheep can be found during

the hottest part of a summer day.

Botswana’s Kalahari Scrub Robin

casting a shadow much larger

than its actual size.

 

A Geelong Church which has been

converted to a car dealership.

No more shadows because

the tree has been demolished.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Shadow-&-Shade

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Smaller-Bread-Box-or-Bin

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This week I have chosen birds which are all,

according to Google, smaller than a breadbox

which are usually about 16 inches wide

by 8 to 9 inches high and deep ,

or 40cm x 20cm x 20cm.


I would have thought the

Northern White Crowned Shrike

was considerably smaller than its

Crimson Breasted cousin.

However, at 19-23 cm long and

tipping the scales between

42 to 58 grams it more than

holds its place with its cousin.

The Crimson Breasted Shrike

is a smaller bird than I remembered it to be.

Measuring 23cm in length and

weighing 40-57 grams it is roughly

the same size as the

Northern White Crowned Shrike.

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm

 

The Kalahari Scrub Robin

measures only 16 cm in length and

weighs between 17 and 23g 

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm

At 14 cm, or 5.5in, long and weighing

only 8–13 grams (0.28–0.46 oz),

the Superb Fairy Wren

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm 

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Smaller-Than-Bread-Box-or-Bin

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Black_White

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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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FOWChallenge-Direction

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direction

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A Hobbit movie set signpost indicating

the direction of East and West Farthing

and maybe the Tuck shop.

 

Generally signposts indicate two or three

directions to travel and are not as

busy at the tourist destination

signposts such as this one in York.

However, these tourist signposts

make it easier for weary travellers

to find their destination

in a new town or city.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Direction

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