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

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: July Words-Yr3

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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Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Zoom-In-Zoom-Out-2

 

 

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

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

 

 

I know I declared last week a tough selection of words.

 However, this week it is the opposite end of the scale.  🙂

Nothing to dramatic about a fisherman

out to feed his family…unless…

the river is a bit wider than the first photo indicated…

and he was only a few metres from a waterfall.

 

And not just any waterfall,

but what is considered, by some,

to be the largest waterfall in the world

 

 

While they are not the widest waterfall

or the highest waterfall,

but with all dimensions taken into account,

including almost the largest flow rate,

they are considered to be

the biggest curtain of falling water in the world.

Surpassing the magnificent Niagara Falls and Iguacu Falls.

(Source: https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/largest-waterfall.html)

Spanning 1,700 metres and varying from

70 to 108 metres in height and listed as one of

UNESCO’s seven natural wonders of the world

it is the ideal place to

‘go fishin’.’  🙂

Nearly forgot to add,

we visited in late September…the dry season

and there was only

the Devils Cataract and the Main Falls

with any quantity of water flowing over.

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Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-April-Words2018

 

 

April Words 2018

Tough selection this month 🙂

Just before the sun peeped over the horizon.

It was worth the drive and early rise

to see Dawn break.

 

Clouds form when airborne water vapour

Condenses unto water droplets or ice crystals.

Rain occurs when warmer air is cooled.

Warmer air holds more water vapour and

when cooled this vapour condenses to water

and rain occurs.

Something that has not happened

frequently enough  this year.

The best I can do for Coalescing

is the merging of the Treur and Blyde Rivers

at Bourke’s Luck Potholes

in South Africa.

Closer to home are some verdant paddocks

under an early morning fog.

I had a long think about Sempiternal and

the only thing I could think of was time.

It will probably be everlasting in our lifetime

and it seems that no matter whether

looking forward and back

we can measure time.

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Thursday’s Special: April-Words-2018

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Recycled

 

 

Recycled

This was my pride and joy in about 1987/88.The floor is an old door and every other piece

was found on our newly acquired farm.

Now all followers who could be known as MGW

will probably think the same as MGW did.

She thought even less when I loaded it on

the trailer and moved it 200 kilometers

to our new home.

 

The passing of Ginger in 2015 and the acquisition

of two young dogs early 2016 saw three kennels

constructed similar to this one.

Now everyone is happy.

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Thursday’s Special: Recycled