Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow (Ducks)

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

(9 photos)

By the start

the old lady craning ,

waiting,

bets placed.

 

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

ducks are ready

the river straining

waiting

release will be soon

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© irene waters 2014

Off they float

The current taking

Some waiting

In an eddy they are caught

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Oh no! Some won’t make it

Hitting

Upturning

The wrong one

crossed the finish first

 

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Luckily a place that welcomes ducks in the Kandanga Hotel. It seemed incongrouous at the time. North Queensland a place of he men and serious drinking and a duck lounge?

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Where do these daffy’s fit? Of course they fit – Daffy, Donald’s girlfriend was one of my favourites.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

And ducks are birds and I just thought these were sweet.

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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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30 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow (Ducks)

  1. Wonderful photos, Irene. They brought a smile to my lips! Did you ever read Make Way for Ducklings when you were a little girl? One of my favorite books.

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Irene, these are wonderful yellows. You cheered up my day!!! Thanks.

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  3. Great photos for this challenge. 😀

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  5. M-R says:

    You’re quite mad: I have always said so. [grin]

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    Fun with ducks! That rubber duck race is awesome!

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  8. bkpyett says:

    Great photos Irene with the ducks. My favourite is your spaniel, though the daffodils are beautiful too!

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    • Barbara the cocker is a delight. Full of the joys of spring. That bird however is his. I’m not game to test out whether he’d fight to the death for it but he puts on a good performance. In one way though it is good because retiring later than my husband the dog is often on the bed when I go in. All I have to do to get him off is whisper “I’m going to get your bird” and he flies off the bed, already growling and grabs his bird. I then get peace in bed until 5am when again he thinks it is time to join us on the bed.

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  9. Glynis Jolly says:

    I wonder how that woman is going to get off her walker. She looks as though she may have to stay on that seat until someone undoes some of the screws that hold the contraption together.

    I love daffodils. I wish they would bloom all during the warm months.

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    • She didn’t have a problem getting up but she sat for a long time as getting the ducks to stay in the correct position to start took forever. Lots of false starts then off they went.
      Yes I love daffys too but I love the message they bring as well that summer is jjust around the corner.

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  10. Sherri says:

    Oh what fun this is….those rubber ducks are so cute, haha!!! I have this great image of he men drinking beer playing with those little rubber ducks on the river, priceless 😛

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  12. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/10/07/cees-fun-foto-challenge-soft-pastels/
    I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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  13. loisajay says:

    Congratulations to you! The photos (and stories!) are just wonderful, but the dog and his little friend stole my heart!

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  14. ChristineR says:

    I wonder if ‘Fluffy Duck’ is popular on the Katanga Pub cocktail list!

    “I’m going to get your bird” LOL. 😀 😀 😀 Priceless! ❤

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