Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge: Empty

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“The size and height of the tree determines how heavily the ground will shake when it falls. The cassava tree falls and not even the pests in the forest are aware. The baobab tree falls and the whole forest looks empty! Such is human life!” 


Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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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16 Responses to Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge: Empty

  1. A lovely post. The photos are awesome. 😀


  2. Wonderful photos. So Aussie yet surprisingly familiar (esp. the shots of the stream amid the greenery). Thanks for sharing these lovely pics, Irene!



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  4. andy1076 says:

    Great shots! the first photo is really neat, the way the branches twist 😀


  5. Always such great pics. Love the Banyon(?) tree.


  6. FireBonnet says:

    That’s a terrific quote! And the images are a perfect accompaniment.


  7. Ese' s Voice says:

    So beautiful and peaceful, and with the quote – so true…


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