Macro Monday and Phoneography Challenge: Macro

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Cold, reptilian

Toenails long, feet look deformed

slow, yet up tree quick

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

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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15 Responses to Macro Monday and Phoneography Challenge: Macro

  1. M. R. says:

    Bloody well done, Irene! – terrific macro lens shot! (especially when one recalls how quickly they dash around …)


  2. Irene, your poem inspires, and adds to the wonder of nature’s creatures. The first image made me come back for more. Happy Phoneography Monday.


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  4. Irene, what fun to get away from plants for the macro! Love the poem, too.



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  6. FireBonnet says:

    Great haiku to accompany the first shot. Those feet do look deformed! But obviously they work to “up tree quick”! Happy Phoneography Monday.


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  8. Lizard toes, isn’t there a kids song about them. Fun Post!


  9. What a great capture.


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