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Next year we plan to be back in…

…South Africa and Botswana.

 

It will be our third trip and we hope to

see Meerkats in their natural habitat.

This one was guarding its territory

in the Melbourne Zoo.

These images will, I hope, thrill the rest of my extended

family who are also coming along for the ride.

 

While our first lion sighting was this pride,

on the shore of the Olifant River,

lion sightings were better later on.

 

We were about forty metres from

the action in my footer image.

After tiring of annoying mum,

the cubs came and watched us watching them

at a distance of around 20 feet.

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Two simple images which are

about seagulls.

It’s hard to obtain a ‘clean’ background

when seagulls decide to fly.

This one circled low past a shower/toilet block,

hence the creamy coloured background

My panning was as good as it could be.

 

Perhaps washed out a bit on the right. 

Or was it sunshine?

Still a simple abstract/minimalist photo.

For those with ‘arty’ eyes, who disagree,

you know now why I never

proclaim to be artistic! 😀

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WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Falling-Water

 

A catch up post.

Falling water in Banff’s…

 

…Cascade Gardens.

The ‘fall’ may not be any higher than the

Cascade Garden falls, however,

Huka Falls a few minutes out of Taupo,

New Zealand wins, hands down,

for power and quantity.

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Not just a wheel on either side.Many cogs/wheels combine to ensure

that the seed is sown properly.

Now converted to seating outside so passers by

can sit, drink, eat and chat.

 

 

 

A much larger wheel.

The London Eye.

A great view just on dusk.

Geelong’s own version of the London Eye.

A somewhat smaller Ferris Wheel

on the Eastern Beach precinct..

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Two continents…two unexpected beauties.

The Million Dollar view

at Banff,

Canada

One place I did not to expect to be so beautiful

was on the Somme Battlefields in France.

After having lived on a farm for most of my life…

 

I found the fields around the

Villers Bretonneux Australian Memorial…

unexpectedly beautiful.

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People…

…who need people…

If  only the iPad operators, in our group

stood this far back from the crowd,

instead of in front.

Will always remember these

two young ladies from Amsterdam.

After asking would they mind posing,

the girl on the left hit me for 5 Euro,

and kept straight face long enough

for mine to express the shock I felt,

before she burst out  laughing.

The villains 🙂

 

Mostly we have met…

 

 

or seen people helping others…

…in various ways.

Is the photographer helping

her model or vice versa?

The ‘shoot’ was for a tertiary

photography course.

Maybe they were studying

the same course.

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WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Found-Art

 

Geelong Street art.

Ceiling art in Florence.

Butchart Gardens…

Vancouver Island

Canada.

Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria.

Somewhere in the French Countryside.

This may say something about my taste in art,

but it is  one of my favourite images.

A one off, never, to be captured again image

of a spider web in a canola crop a few years ago.

MGW doe not share my enthusiasm.

It can even be turned into bright, stronger colours

if that is your taste.

This was my first piece of photography art.

The now defunct Weekly Photo Challenge

wanted a CD cover design.

It interested it is simply a shot of water in Corio Bay.

And I love the mood in these two images…

…of Melbourne, last week.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Found-Art

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It’s Autumn,

and a dry one at that,

DownUnder.

Many of our plants are looking worse for wear

due to the dry start 2019 has brought us.

Our new cone-shaped Hydrangea

which looked like this a few months ago…

 

has changed colours…

and is providing a small splash of colour.

Agapanthus are over and done.

 

 

The Japanese Maples have also succumbed

and are nowhere near as happy as they are in this shot.

This one was blown over, pot and all,

during equinoxial gales a few days ago.

Roots protruding from the pot were broken

and it is really sad.

Just hope we can keep it going in a new pot

once it has shed leaves.

Remember the song lyrics….

See the tree, how big it’s grown 
But friend it hasn’t been too long 
It wasn’t big
I laughed at her and she got mad, 
The first day that she planted it
Was just a twig….”

Those few lines sum up this Japanese Maple.

It was a twig, which MGW nursed all the way

to a four foot potted plant.

Late March 2017, we had received some rain

and had high hopes that the newly installed turf

would send runners out and green up our back yard.

This year parts of our turf are suffering

and the runners have withered in the heat.

The only good thing about it is that

many others are in the same boat.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: In-the-Garden

WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Decay

 

Around the garden leaves are showing

signs of decay as our dry autumn continues

and days grow colder.

About fifteen minutes prior to sunrise last Friday

I captured this colour.

 

As sunrise drew nearer the sky colour decayed

into a rather drab effort for a sunrise.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Decay