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

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Summer-Footwear

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Summer feet both north and south

of the equator.



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These heeels are the result of 

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I never could wear footwear that lets sand in.

 

 

Give me bare feet any day of the year.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Summer-Footwear

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Fashion

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Fashion of all sorts.

A drawing from my Mother-in-law’s school sketch book.

Her daughters did not know she had this until

after she passed away a couple of years ago.

 

And it seems only a few years ago that

London model Twiggy,

caused a furore at the Melbourne Cup

wearing a mini skirt two whole inches

above the knee.

Hemlines have certainly changed since 1965.

 

 

 

Fashion on the gold fields in mid 1800s.

Being married anywhere is now fashionable.

Bride’s dresses have changed considerably

since the late 1970s and mid 80s.

In  my twenties I did like to dress formally for a night out.

Sadly I don’t go out as much and formally has

taken on a whole new meaning.

Fashion on a Rivera beach, Nice to be precise,

is much more relaxed.

I believe this beautiful Athabaskan

coat and hood was for formal wear.

Mid-December beach fashions

at Sydney’s Manly Beach

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Lady

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lady

a polite or formal way of referring to a woman.

Recently I posted a photo of

some young ladies paddling

on Lake Lucerne.


  These young ladies (and gents) were cooling down

at Sydney’s Manly Beach a few years ago.

 

The youngest did not ask Mum’s permission

to cool down.  -)

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Lady