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Maple leaf…perhaps.

 

Ginko Trees by Corio Bay.

 

Ochre Coloured sand…

 

…near Gibson Steps on the

Great Ocean Road

 

 

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During a long dry spell our backyard quickly turns

from lush green grass to dry and dusty

with only the occasional weed providing

some colour.

 

 

A dry stone wall fence, and…

 

…a South African dry creek bed,

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Raindrops on clover.

 

 


If the backyard was bare of grass

it would look like this right now.

 

As it is there is a good covering of grass and

quite a bit of surface water still around.

 

Although the Friday/Saturday rain

was not this heavy,

it was plentiful.

 

Raindrops on the car windshield.

 

 

A heavy and brief summer shower.

 

 

Roses and water.

 

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A variety of Towers towering over

their respective landscape.

 

I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.

Google to the rescue:

It was founded towards the end of 1066

as part of the Norman Conquest of England.

The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,

was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was

a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted

upon London by the new ruling elite.

 

 

And now I know 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Closer to home is…..

…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.

Using your imagination it could be

described as similar to Sydney’s Tower. 

The major point of difference is that we

celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday

with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.

 

Many of my photos I remember taking,

not so this one over Paris…

 

…not from the top observation point. 

Alas we only made it to the

second observation deck.

 

I guess we should be happy to have made

it up the Eiffel Tower at all,

because we did not set foot inside the

Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.

 

I think we may have paid more than we should have,

to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa

(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told). 

However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience

and we thought some pricey

souvenir photos worthwhile. 

 

High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our

main reason for a stopover in Dubai. 

Again, not something to do on a weekly basis

but a wonderful experience. 

We nudged the local retail economy along 

with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,

and felt human after living in the same

traveller kit for four weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Towers are springing up

all over the Western District.

  Almost at our back door, on the farm,

is a wind farm of over 100 towers

claimed to be the largest in

the Southern Hemisphere. 

May have been when built,

but no longer so, I suspect.

 

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Melbourne skyline,

just before sunset.

 

From the

Langham Hotel,

Melbourne skyline

at dusk.

 

 

 

 

  Inside looking out of,

and across Spencer Street,

Southern Cross Railway Station

 

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(Fake) Orange donuts

 

 

 

Fish.

 

 

Motor Scooter.

 

Jaffa‘ is the official name of the colour.

  It will always be orange to me..

 

 


We don’t have a huge crop of oranges

to harvest, however, each year

we do have some home grown

oranges to munch on.

 

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Winter images from our garden

August 25, 2020.

Hellebores (Winter Rose) in bloom.

 

 

Ranunculus and Pink Daffodil bud.

 

I posted this image of the photo attached

to some pink daffodils purchased

a few months ago.

 

 

So far we have around twenty in bloom.

Does this resemble the advertised colour? 

A little disappointing, I think. 

We may stick to King Alfred in future. 

They are beautiful this year.

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Perhaps not literally through my window

but very close to our house…

which runs north-south giving us…

…a sunrise each morning in the living area.

Literally through the window our weeping cherry

used to greet the morning sun also.

Last year it managed to block drainage holes in its pot

so no more weeping cherry, at least for a while.

At day’s end these are the views…

 

…from our dining/kitchen windows.

And if I am awake in the morning this view

of moonset through our neighbour’s trees

is always on the cards.

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Whistler Ski Fields

in the

Canadian Rockies.

 


Hopkins Falls,

Warrnambool,

South West Victoria.

Balyang Sanctuary

Geelong.

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Drakensberg Mountains,

South Africa.

 

The Grampians…the southern end of

Australia’s Great Dividing Range

Two views of…

…Geelong’s

Moorabool Valley.

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After our night at

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

we headed off to

Maun and the Okavango Delta…

…through the North-East

Kalahari Desert landscape.

 

The almost bare open landscape was…

…interspersed with several

Kalahari Bushmen Villages.

 

Salt Pans on the horizon

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