Silent Sunday: On the river

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Skywatch Friday: 31 July 2015 Noosaville 5.11pm

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A perfect winter’s day. Not a cloud to be seen and a beautifully warm 26 degrees celsius, (78.8 degrees F)

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Thursday’s Special: Gold Inside

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Ron has asked us to focus on gold inside. His three photos all use natural lighting which he tells us creates gold near sunrise and sunset. I have a dearth of these so only two of mine use natural light. This was the bedroom of our farmhouse and as it was lined with cyprus pine it is almost golden anyway. The difference where the light hits however is even more golden.

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In Vietnam there is a lot of gold inside buildings particularly in temples.

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Angkor Wat

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Two similarly lit bits of gold – above in the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam and below in ancient caves near the Lascaux caves.

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Artificial lighting in churches can create a golden touch as in sitting rooms

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and in dark corners.

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Some golden ambience over dinner and adding cheer on a cold day in a covered footpath in France.

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Thanks to Paula for hosting Thursday’s Special 

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Wordless Wednesday: Night falls

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Sunday Stills the Next Challenge: Red – Courage to Care

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CQUniversity celebrated International Nurses Day on May 12th, with a reader’s theatre event. Here a group of Nursing, Education and Creative Arts staff and students presented “Courage to Care” a scripted reading, telling of the role Australian Nurses had in the wars. It was a fantastic event and demonstrated without doubt the 6 C’s of Nursing – Care, compassion, Competence, communication, courage and commitment. This period nurses uniform dates through the Boer War and First World Wars. In fact when I started my nursing training we were wearing a very similar uniform minus the removable cuffs and collars. Our capes were longer and long sleeves were being phased out. When I graduated I wore a veil but prior to then a nurses cap with the stripes to denote what year I was in.

Not only was the cape red but also the liner for the tucker basket and red jam on the scones.

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These three photos are from the museum in my training hospital. The model with the veil  below is the uniform I wore when I graduated.

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An antiquated cot – the red bulb belongs to a breast pump whilst the other instrument was used to listen to foetal heart sounds.

For Ed’s Sunday Stills the Next Challenge.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photos: Recycled Milk Bottles

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What a wonderful use for old plastic milk bottles. I don’t know who made them (they had a lot more patience than I am endowed with) but they were an extremely effective decoration. I particularly liked the milk bottle fascinator – I will give it a go for my next Melbourne Cup function.

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For Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mealy Bug infestation Up Close

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Mealy Bugs are a plant pest found in warmer climates that feed on the sap of the plant. It is actually only the female who drinks the nectar as the adult male lives only to procreate, having developed wings so he can fly from female to female. They can seriously damage plants that are in orchards and the other time they become a real problem is when they are also present with ants . Ants protect the pests from their natural predators and parasites. Unbelievably fossils of ants carrying mealy bugs have been found inside amber deposits. It is believed that this is the oldest (evidenced) symbiotic relationship between ants and bugs.

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For Weekly photo challenge

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