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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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Winter views of three beaches within

a half hour drive of Geelong

Ocean Grove Beach

 

Torquay Beach

Eastern Beach

Geelong

 

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This time of year our…

….wattle (Acacia) trees

begin too bloom

The Cootamundra and Golden varieties…

are most prolific in Southern Victoria.

All these images are of the Cootamundra species.

Golden Wattles have larger flower heads..

By late september many paddocks/fields around here

will turn golden and canola seed plants

begin to bloom.

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Cheetah at

Moholoholo Wildlife

Rehabilitation Centre,

South Africa

Not the same cheetah,

but a cheetah just the same.

And my hand came away in tact.

Eiffel Tower

Giraffe Horns

Ever wondered if an elephant had teeth.

Now you know.

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Doesn’t look blue or if it is made of cheese.

 

I was several kilometres away from

the Avalon Airshow

when I captured this image

a few years ago.

 

 

Storm clouds near Geelong.

 

 

Sharing airspace over Melbourne.

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The Eiffel Tower 324 metres high

appears taller than it is..

However standing at 828 metres high

Dubai’s

Burj Khalifa

dwarfs the surrounding city.

From the viewing area in the

Burj Khalifa Tower

the Dubai Mall Fountain

is barely visible.

And yet those buildings are

four or five stories high.

Click here to see comparison chart

Burj Khalifa vs other tall structures.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Perspectives

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For as long as I can remember…

…the Flanders Poppy has been a symbol of

the freedom won in two World Wars.

I had heard of fields being covered in blood red poppies,

but had been a bit of a doubting Thomas.

LIke Thomas, my doubts were allayed

upon my 2017 visit to the

Western Front Battlefields,

where, with my own eyes, I was able to

see (and photograph) poppies growing wild

on World War I Battlefields.

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Sunset over the neighbours trees.

 

A harvest sunset

Sunrise on Corio Bay.

At sunrise the temperature was 1 degree Celsius

and the water appears to boil.

Friday June 5, 2020

 

 

Just before sunup June 19, 2020

My favorite from my last two sunrise shoots.

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For its animals Africa is by far our

favourite destination for a holiday.


 To see these gentle giants in their natural environment…

 

 

…and at times relatively up close and personal,

makes for a wonderful experience.

 

However, upon seeing this sight at any foreign airport

is the most heartwarming feeling of all.

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A few week  ago we planted some

raised gardens beds with bulbs.


The first to push through for some

autumn winter sun were Freesias.

At leas I hope they are very young freesias

and not fast growing weeds.

 

Then came some of the Ranunculus…

 

..followed by the first of our pink daffodils.

The wire netting is to stop mulch

from blowing away.

Photos taken Thursday June 11th, 2020

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