Love: Wordless Wednesday

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Adjusting: Trent’s Weekly Smile

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After bilateral foot surgery the first smile was unexpected. I could see space between my big and next toe. This I had not been able to do for years. Visions of thongs flashed before my eyes. The possibilities could be endless. Another smile – the pain has not been too bad. I just have to remember not to cat stretch on waking. That causes the pain I had anticipated I would have all the time. Huge smile  — I don’t. However, there is a lot of adjusting to do. I cannot walk. I have a special boot that allows me to hobble but just moving from one room to the other is an effort that then requires half an hour of rest. Trying to do anything is laboriously slow. Luckily, another smile, my mother has lent me her mobility scooter so I can still go on dog walks. As we are trying to sell our house we are avoiding the park as I simply cannot wash Muffin after every visit and Bundy seems to bring back so much sand. Yesterday we decided to walk on paths. Muffin heels beside the scooter perfectly. Big smile – our training has paid dividends. We  did, however, overwalk poor Bundy to the point he sat and refused to budge. We were stymied. Our smiles faded. B

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But then I managed to entice him to ride along with me. A little awkward for us both but it worked a treat. You can even see Bundy’s smile.

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Mine was just as big.

In response to Trent’s Weekly Smile.

 

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Feathers: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Le vautour fauve

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or Griffon vulture

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in Portugal, Turkey and to the North of India is found

feeding on carrion

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while this unknown bird of prey prefers its food fresh

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as does the peregrine falcon.

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The peacock’s feathers from the rear are almost

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as beautiful as those viewed from the front.

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The South American blue and yellow Macaw delights with feathers bold in colour

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whilst pelicans just delight.

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Duck feathers

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swan and pidgeon feathers

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abundant near the commencement of the Rhine.

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whilst chicken feathers are abundant in many different fashions.

 

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 

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Noosa’s Highest High Rise: Silent Sunday

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Skywatch Friday 19th August 2016 Noosaville 5.54pm

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Hands: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Hands nurture

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Talon like hands can rip and tear to shreds

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As can these

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Some hands take

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Not quite a hand of bananas

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Some hands caress

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Other hands tend

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A hand that displays

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A helping hand and some hands that will soon grip through sheer terror

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hard worked hands at rest

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Now that’s more like a hand of bananas

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Pointing hands

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And finally, Not quite the final hand.

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Seascape: Thursday’s Special

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Sitting, reflecting on seascapes of the world

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Brrrrrrrrr…… so uninviting other than to the eye

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Yippee………wave caught so exhilarating

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Hot, bothered China Beach gives small respite

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yet wandering on rocky coastlands tranquility is found

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and perhaps a sighting of one that is at home in the sea no matter what the weather.

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Not so at home the ship is run aground as the sea shows off its force.

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It’s colour changes from deepest blue

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to bluey green

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to green

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and back to tropical blue

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but sadly in some parts floating particles and general filth give colour that is abhorrent and should you swim, don’t open your mouth lest it fill with slime and stuff like porridge.

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But as the sun goes down my reflection ends as I think on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s words:

“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special.

 

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