THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-October-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.  

And a bit late for October 

I have never seen so much water flowing, or gushing,

over Hopkins Falls as there was in August 2017.


This is what I think of when I see the word aperture.

That little hole in the centre of a lens.

  

Frontier…a line or border separating two countries.

At Hill 60 in Belgium, the white line in the foreground

indicates the British front line.

Most of our group are in No Man’s Land,

however our tour guide is standing on Germany’s Front line.

 

 

Perhaps not triplets in the truest sense of the word,

however, it was the best I could do.

A ‘normal’ tapered building,

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.

 

Normally I think of some that is tapered as being thinner

at the far end, usually the top. 

Lochnagar Crater, on the Somme Battlefields,

is still thinner at the far end

it just happens to be the bottom

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Thursday’s Special: October Words-Yr3

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-August-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.

After a hearty breakfast our hosts thought we required

further fortification about two hours down the road. 

We soon cut back on hearty breakfasts

not so much to eat this food,

rather just to cut back in intake.

I hope this fits the definition of designer chic.

It’s part of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

 

As we cruised Glacier Bay this year we all

watched these ‘small’ pieces of ice

floating past the ship.

It wasn’t until I heard someone comment

on the length and size of a piece that I began

to think  of ‘the tip of the iceberg‘.

Then I saw one piece of ice which was

not moved by the ships bow wave.

Definitely 90% submerged!

 

  This chunk of ice is a bit longer than some

and I only discovered the seals this morning. 

Adult Alaskan seals are 5-6 feet long and tip the scales

at 180-285 pounds or 80-130 kilograms. 

My  guesstimate is that this small piece of ice

is around 20 feet long with much

more submerged than we see here.

I think all agree that this is the

embodiment of a prehistoric creature

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Thursday’s Special: August Words-Yr3

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-July-Words-Yr3

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Glacier is my word for this post.

One of the definitions found for canicular was

‘…a period of inactivity…’

This Husky puppy, on Mendenhall Glacier,

was quite content to have

a period of inactivity

after a five-minute playtime with tourists.


Margerie Glacier in a calving moment.

The size of the splash can be contextualised

when compared to these vessels.

 

After a few passes this feathered friend decided…

 

to hitch a ride while it caught its breath.

Not a very good photo but included as my marine photo

as it was my only otter sighting.

 

While there were plenty of guests for whom this would

have had a ‘Ho! Hum!‘ factor,

for our group of Aussies this was

a day to be described as scenic.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-May-Words2018

May 2018 Words

 

Florence’s statue of

Perseus holding the Head of Medusa

aMay not be a classical Greek statue depicting…iconic.

 

However, when you find the head of the victim

one can certainly say there is a victor….and

an athlete of sorts!

With my farming wool classing background

propagation just had to be a photo of sheep 🙂

One way to cleave a cake…

and of course another way…

which only an eighteen year old would think of.

zoomorphic

The eagle…the ancient Roman symbol of gods of the sky.

Marginal

I am using a noun meaning of marginal this week:

a plant that grows in water close to the edge of land.

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Thursday’s Special: May-Words-2018

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Zoom-In-Zoom-Out-3

Another Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

while Paula is taking a break

These photos were to be used in

Cee’s Fun Foto-People at Work Challenge

I think they probably fit both.The flags represent two (of many) guides

in the Vatican the day we visited.

And zoom out…and they are barely visible.

My Fun Foto Challenge this week

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Considering Paula is taking a well-earned break

I decided to post another

Zoom In, Zoom Out.

It is a bit hard to define the zebra at this focal length.

 However, this is another story altogether.

Although I have been told it is too busy.

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Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out