Floral Friday: 03-01-14

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

One day of Life

to attract, to pollinate

thorns below ; repel


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Floral Friday: 03-01-14

  1. Joann says:

    What a beautiful cactus bloom!!


  2. Glynis Jolly says:

    Is that a flowering cactus of some sort? If it is, can you tell me the name of it?


  3. surprising that it is so pretty – given that it is from a cactus. Lovely photos.


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