MBPOTW: Week 22 – Unexpected

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

This was my best photo of the week because it had all my favourite elements in it. Firstly there is my tranquil section of the river. I am happier without the boat as it makes the river look busier. It went today. Then there is Zach my german shepherd dog with stick in mouth – his favourite pastime particularly in this hot weather. But the item which I particularly liked was unexpected; the stand with the monkey on it. I have walked this stretch of the river every day, at least once per day and often more, for the last two years . I often stop at this beach to throw sticks and let Zach swim. Never have I seen this stand. I love the way the tree roots have wrapped around it as though to hold it in position. To stop it washing away in floods and high tides. The monkey, one of my favourite animals, sitting atop it. Its stomach squashed. Was it a child’s toy or perhaps a dog’s squeaky plaything? The photo was taken with iPhone 4s no editing.




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 MBPOTW: Week 22 – Unexpected

  1. andy1076 says:

    mmmm I too wonder the story behind the monkey..nice capture 🙂


  2. Cee Neuner says:

    This photo does have a lot to it.


  3. M. R. says:

    Slightly gruesome discovery, Irene – not only is its stomach squashed, but it seems to’ve had a foot ripped off! Yuk to people who do that to toys. LOVE the tree-root!


  4. A beautiful image. 😀


  5. The monkey certainly is an unexpected find! But guess the dog couldn’t care less! 😀 Interesting details in the photo 🙂


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