Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk262-Freezing

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freezing

below 0°C.
 
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It had to be near, or below, zero to freezing

to form a horizontal icicle. 

 
 
 

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While we were only inside for a few minutes,

the forty below room did not feel that cold.

While the signed maintained it was 40 below,

the temperature reading was only

a little over 20 degrees below.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk261-Ice

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ice

frozen water, a brittle transparent crystalline solid
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Icy snow on the roof in mid-June, at the

Columbia Ice-fields,

Canada

 

 

 

Winter, 2006 must have been cold.

 

 

 

I have never seen this since.

 

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk259-Hope

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hope

a feeling of expectation and desire
for a particular thing to happen.
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January’s birth flowers are

Carnation and Snowdrops.

Our snowdrops pop through the ground in May.

A few months later our snowdrops…

 

 

…have been blooming for several weeks and

announce the arrival of spring.

However, as January’s birth flower with a meaning

of Hope and Rebirth,

I could not think of a better interpretation of hope,

especially this year.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk258-Beauty

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beauty

a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form,
that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
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My entry this week consists of several photos

which I think fit the theme.

Griffin Gully sunrise.

An enhanced morning image for a room

with similar tones.

 

 

Sunrise near Griffin Gully.

I displayed this image in a local

arts show a few years ago.

 

 

Probably my favourite for 2020.

Only editing would be sharpening, lighting.

The steam is Mother Nature at her best.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk257-Solitude

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solitude

the state or situation of being alone.
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I’m certain I can still feel the solitude I felt…

…when waiting for, and after sunset…

…in the late evening hours and the

early hours of each morning…

 

 

…spent in Alaska’s inside passage.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk256-Touching

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touching

arousing feelings of sympathy or gratitude
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We were certainly full of gratitude…

…when we saw our energetic pups

in one of their back door beds.

We knew we could relax for a while.

In fact, we actually thought they were doing

no damage here, until we noticed they

had ripped the mattress cover.

The following day the mattress filling it

was spread around the backyard.

We did not find that part of the story

touching though. 🙂

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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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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk254-Nightmare

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nightmare

a frightening or unpleasant dream.
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We often complain or are

frightened by a nightmare.

But many of our defence personnel

along with many civilians

have lived the nightmare

from which there was

no awakening.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk253-Bread

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bread

food made of flour, water, and yeast
mixed together and baked.
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When the boys were very young this type

of bread became known as mouse bread.


And like all names that we wish

would go away, it stuck.

So when the ladies at the local cafe

ask if I want my sandwich on

White, Brown, Whole Grain or Multigrain Bread 

a startled expression crosses their face

when I reply

Mouse Bread will do thank you

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk252-Opening

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opening

a space or gap that allows passage or access.

Port Phillip Bay opens into the open seas

via a shallow and narrow opening between

Point Nepean and Point Lonsdale.

Point Lonsdale from Point Nepean

Point Nepean from Point Lonsdale.

 

Just behind the trees on the left is where

the Moyne River converges with the sea.

 

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The mouth of the Hopkins River at Warrnambool.

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The commonality each of these

places have…

…is that all three empty in Bass Strait.

Port Phillip Bay on the right, Warrnambool’s

Hopkins River (second from let) and

Port Fairy’s Moyne River is the extreme left point

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