Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: This Land is My Land (two verses)

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

As I was walking that ribbon of highway, 
I saw above me that endless skyway: 
I saw below me that golden valley: 


© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

This land was made

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

for you and me.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015


I’ve roamed

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© irene waters 2015

and rambled

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

and I followed my footsteps 


© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts; 

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015


And all around me

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

 

a voice was sounding: 


© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This land

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was made for you and me.

This post is in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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19 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: This Land is My Land (two verses)

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Wonderful captures!!!

    Like

  2. Love all the images but especially the dog on the beach.

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  3. Great photos. Love them all. 😀

    Like

  4. Cee Neuner says:

    You are having fun with my songs. Thanks so much Irene for playing.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Great photos that speak of adventure and getting out into the land and among people! The first shot is so wide-open-spaces. Love that feel of expansiveness!

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  6. Love the first photo. Also, the fourth one is awesome. Is that you?

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  7. bkpyett says:

    Comprehensive glimpse at this land, that was made for you and me! Great photos Irene.

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  8. bkpyett says:

    Yes, it is a wonderful poem and you certainly have an amazing number of photos to draw from.

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  10. Sherri says:

    Wonderful…I feel quite emotional reading this and looking at your photos Irene…but in a good way 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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