Word-of-Day-Challenge-Sizzle

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we sizzled in blazing sunshine this week
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Although the sun was shining was hardly

sizzling weather at Nice Beach…

 

…however, Manly Beach would certainly

see some sizzle bodies…

 

Loch Ard Gorge was the hottest day of all.

The asphalt in the car park was melting

under a sizzling 44-degree Celsius sun.

The sand was burning through footwear

and note how all beachgoers are hugging

the meagre bit of shade.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Flabby

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(of a part of a person’s body) soft,
loose, and fleshy
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All labradors I have ever seen have always

had some flabby skin.

 

Some similar images from

my rotund post.

 

I guess I can always dream…of what

it would be like to be slim.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Revealing

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While considered fairly modest swimwear

in the 21st Century…

…it is far more revealing than swimwear

of the 1950s and beyond.

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One-Word-Sunday-Body

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At Manly Beach…

…these girls were applying suntan oil

to exposed parts of their body.

Sun lovers on the French Riviera did not seem

to worry about protecting themselves.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Body

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Seasonal

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seasonal

relating to or characteristic of a particular season of the year.

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Back in September/October I would have posted

this image as seasonal.

A few years ago the camera club to which I belong

found cheap day return airfares to Sydney.

Even though the christmas season was with us

Manly’s Beach was crowded with sun lovers

trying to escape the early summer heat.

However, there is only one season…

 

…during which these ornaments are…

 

…on display in our house.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:…Seasonal

 

 

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk255-Warmth

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warmth

the quality, state, or sensation of being warm;
moderate heat
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In early December 2015 I took up the offer

of a day trip to Sydney with the Camera Club.

 

Although the sun was out I didn’t think it hot.

However, this photo shows part of

the Manly Beach crowd on that weekday.

Sydneysiders obviously disagreed with me

and thought it warm enough to warrant

a splash in the  sea.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Laughter

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Some of Vancouver’s

Giant Laughing Statues…

…in Stanley Park.

 

 

A spontaneous laugh at Sydney’s

Manly Beach

 

Father after receiving his wig for his

74th birthday about ten years ago. 

That year he had been treated for breast and

at least one other type of cancer…maybe two. 

He celebrated his 86th birthday in mid-October.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Laughter

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Something-Baked

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Nothing like baking…

…a birthday cake.

 

 

Nothing like sunbaking those legs

to a rich shade of brown…

 

…after applying liberal quantities

of sunscreen.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Something-Baked

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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