Sunday-Stills22-0620-June-Solstice

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winter solstice

The winter solstice is the moment in the year
when Earth is tilted as far away from
the sun as it will be all year.
 
The winter solstice results in the shortest day of the year,
meaning it has the longest period of darkness.
 
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Sunday-Stills22-0613-June-Colour-Pink

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pink

of a colour intermediate between red and white,
as of coral or salmon
 
 

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Sunday-Stills22-0606-Numbers

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numbers

an arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol,
or figure, representing a particular quantity
and used in counting and making calculations.
 
 

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…followed by learning to tell the time.

 

For the first twenty or so years birthday numbers,

mark important stages of our lives. 

Then we try and forget that we are getting a tad older

with each and every birthday.

 

During my late teens and early twenties,

it was a must to know the address

and opening hours of the local burger store

especially on a Saturday night.

 

During my late teens, I was introduced to these

numbers and for a couple of years joined local

football tipping competitions. 

It took that long to realise that if I had

a bad week (of tipping) it was highly unlikely

that I could catch the leaders during the rest of the year.

 

During our twenties as begin to branch out from home

for work and/or travel, these numbers tend to rule

our lives as we learn to budget as we fend for ourselves.

 

Without these numbers, I would not have known

that this monument was erected, by

public subscription on July 19, 1896.

 

As our offspring age…

 

…which means we have also aged…

…these numbers suddenly become

vitally important to all but the very lucky.

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Sunday-Stills22-0522-Feathered-Friends

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teal aqua

Teal is darker and more greenish-blue. 
Aqua is a lighter blue with some green.
 

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Red Wattle Bird on our clothesline.

 

Superb Fairy Wren

 

New Holland Honey Eater

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo

in next door neighbour’s tree.

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Sunday-Stills22-0508-Teal-Aqua

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teal aqua

Teal is darker and more greenish-blue. 
Aqua is a lighter blue with some green.
 

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Hopefully, I have managed…

to round up…

 

 

…enough images…

 

   

…showing signs…

…of teal and…

…or aqua.

 

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Sunday-Stills22-0501-Emerging

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emerging

becoming apparent or prominent.
 

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The sun appears to be

emerging from the earth or sea,

depending on one’s location,

as it rises each morning. 

 

One look at me and these dwarf mongoose

scurried into their anthill home. 

Every now and again some would

pop their heads out to see if I was still there.   

After half an hour of waiting for them

to emerge from the safety of home,

with declining results, I decided to stop wasting

my time, and have a good look at the anthill.

 

Lo! And behold they had an escape route planned

long before I came along.

Mongoose -1 Tourist – 0

 

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On our last morning in Africa (2013),

I woke earlier than usual

to the sound of breaking branches.

After my eyes became used to the light,

or to the lack thereof,

an elephant emerged out of the gloom,

no doubt on its way to the

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

waterhole. 

 

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Sunday-Stills22-0410-Urban-Geelong-3

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urban

in, relating to, or characteristic of
a town or city.
 

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My final Urban post,

Geelong Streetscapes.

Geelong…

 

…Central Business District…

…during a lockdown.

 

Winter is on the way.

 

St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral

Geelong laneways.

 

Dalgety Wool Store…

…now known and operating as

Deakin University

Water Front Campus.

 

Contemporary street art,

Geelong.

 

The annual

Cadel Evans

Great Ocean Road

Cycling Classic

Geelong

 

Cunningham Pier

Geelong

 

Moorabool Street

Geelong

 

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Sunday-Stills22-0404-Urban-Geelong-2

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urban

in, relating to, or characteristic of
a town or city.
 

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Although there is no challenge this week

I decided to add another post

to last week’s

Urban Focus

challenge. 

Geelong by day

from my hospital room in May 2021.

This hospital is located nearly at the edge of the city.

 

The Eastern Beach Geelong

 

Eastern Beach Geelong

 

From the top of these pathways…

 

…beachgoers are only about a five-minute walk

from the Geelong CBD.

 

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Sunday-Stills22-0327-Urban-Geelong

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urban

in, relating to, or characteristic of
a town or city.
 

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Geelong by night

from my hospital room in May 2021.

This hospital is located nearly at the edge of the city.

 

The Eastern Beach Promenade,

where families and sun lovers alike mix.

 

The Geelong Ferris Wheel is one of

the newest constructions in

the Eastern Beach Precinct.

 

Easily identifiable since lights for night games

were installed is the Geelong Football Ground,

  home of the Geelong Cats.

 

Older parts of Geelong…

 

…contrast against the very new parts.

The domed roof is Geelong’s Library.

 

Finally…almost Geelong’s most well-known attractions,

some of its bollards

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Sunday-Stills22-0320-Daylight-in-BW

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daylight

the natural light of the day.
 
 

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Farm view.

Above the hayshed, facing east. 

The land in the background is now covered by Blue Gums.

These eucalypts are the same species as the

two furthermost specimen trees of the triangle.

 

Gibson Steps Beach

along the

Great Ocean Road

 

..again, in colour

 

Geelong Ferris Wheel…

 

…against a gloomy sky.

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