Weekly photo challenge: twist

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

This weeks challenge is to give a twist in the picture, something that unexpectedly surprised you. As I have found there are surprises around every corner such as this palm tree certainly surprised me when on one of our dog walks we saw a twist that had not previously been seen.

Other twists are of a human kind. When told to meet “under the dolphins” this person decided on wearing the appropriate gear.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Another, naturally occurring element of nature gave me a surprise. This is New Zealand’s desert. The rainfall is next to nothing and not a tree in sight. If I’d seen this photo I would have thought Australia and certainly not given New Zealand a second thought.

 

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

 

On our trip to Vietnam/Cambodia we were surprised that a lot of German Shepherd Dogs were in the country, mostly left by the American and Australian forces when they withdrew their troops. These dogs are highly valued and an image of them has been created that adorns many an entry gate, much like the blue lions do. We searched high and low for one to take home. It took us into some surprising places, places that tourists never went. We eventually found one and then carried it, wrapped carefully in clothing in my backpack. It is equally surprising that it made it home in one piece as disobedient Roger defied the airport directions not to take luggage trolleys on the escalator. Naturally the back pack went somersaulting from the top of the escalator to the bottom. I could just see our china GSD in pieces, but no, it arrived home surprisingly whole.

 

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

 

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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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10 Responses to Weekly photo challenge: twist

  1. Kate Loveton says:

    I enjoyed this; a nice take on the prompt.

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  2. M-R says:

    So far the sole post to have comprehended the challenge. Bravo, me old china ! – and they are all VERY surprising indeed ! 🙂

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  3. Tough prompt, Irene. You did well! I had no idea about the dogs!

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  4. joannesisco says:

    An interesting ‘twist’ on the theme! Love the palm tree … how odd 🙂

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  5. Glynis Jolly says:

    I didn’t realize that there would be differences in landscape between Australia and New Zealand. I just assumed because both land masses are the same general location the differences would be minimal. From what you are saying (or not saying) there are definite differences. Tells you how much I paid attention in Social Study classes. 😛

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  6. Sherri says:

    Haha! Great post for the challenge Irene and I love the twist at the end. So glad that he made it home in one piece! I’ve got to get my thinking hat on for this challenge 😉

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