Word-of-Day-Challenge-Natural

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existing in or derived from nature;
not made or caused by humankind.
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Bourke’s Luck Potholes

A natural wonder in

South Africa’s…

 

…Blyde River Canyon

nature reserve.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Architecture

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the art or practice of designing and
constructing buildings.
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The National Gallery Victoria.

The architecture of this building is such…

…that Melbournians either love or hate.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Birth

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the emergence of a baby or other young
from the body of its mother;
the start of life as a physically separate being.
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During my farming life I have assisted at hundreds of births

and watched in awe as ‘my babies’ struggled to their feet

to begin their lives….usually on a cold winters day.

 

 

Fast forward to 1988 and again I was in total awe at seeing

a tiny 7 week old heartbeat on our son’s first ultrasound.

Early in 1989 I watched as No. 1 son was born.

For the ensuing 315 seconds I was comforting MGW,

trying to sound cheery, while all the time

watching nurses moving more frantically

by the second as they tried to get our son to breathe.

 

Back in the winter our son thrust the above image

into my hands sans explanation.

Now we are waiting for the birth of our first grandchild.

The birth will take place in

Auckland (daughter-in-law’s hometown)

in February, 2021.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Provoke

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stimulate or give rise to
(a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one)
in someone.
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Why Candi has not provoked more

anger out of Taji…

…is beyond me.

It is a continuous act of annoyance

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Plot

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a small area of land where a person’s body
will be buried when he or she dies.
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recently visited a country cemetery…

…which was very typical of many of the

country cemeteries which I have visited,

in as much as, no matter how big the grave was

after a number of years all plots

fell into disrepair.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Rogue

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an elephant or other large wild animal living
apart from the herd and having savage
or destructive tendencies.
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Meet Tembo the Elephant who for

a short period of his life was

described as rogue.

After his mother died he went rogue

and killed four hippopotamus.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Literature

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written works, especially those considered of
superior or lasting artistic merit.
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My reading literature…

…probably will not be around…

…in 100 years or so and may never be regarded as classics.

Finally, over the past decade I have slowly changed

from paper to ‘literature’ which is now in digital format.

The days of the new book smell are long gone,

as have my ideals of having a physical library in our house.

The only library is a virtual one.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Lure

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tempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere,
especially by offering some form of reward.
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There is every chance that only moments earlier

Taji was chewing this apple with Candi

just wishing it was hers.

Candi would have lured Taaji away from her

feast with a couple of timed barks

and made off towards an unseen intruder.

Taji being a labrador takes a bit longer to get going,

by which time Candi has doubled back and

grabbed the spoils leaving Taji without

something upon which to chew.

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