Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

(5 photographs) Australia is full of big things. At the zoo we have bears which are not native to our country but lifesize replicas are made to bring home the differences in scale between humans and these great beasts.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The big sheep on the other hand at Goulburn is celebrating the Merino ram. The merino of course was developed in Australia and produced fine wool. This one  is 15.2 mtrs (50 feet) tall and as are most of our big edifices used for tourism purposes.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The Big Banana at Coffs Harbour is another of these. We have too many to show them all. The big pineapple, the big prawn, the big clam, even the big potato are just a few large scaled replicas of the real thing that a particular area is famous for.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Obvious scale can be seen in these two photos.  Ranging down from trees to humans to Sundance the Bernese mountain dog, Zac then Bundy.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Here Zac (the german shepherd) meets his new friend Roxy for the first time.  It really was the big and the small of it.

In response to the Daily Prompt weekly photo 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. 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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22 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

  1. Some big critters in Oz, Irene! But that banana is really something. 🙂

    janet

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  2. andy1076 says:

    Zac must of looked down ‘very’ curiously at this little one 😀

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  3. Great photos and the Big Merino fromGoulburn. We saw a lot of that Merino having lived on a farm near there for fourteen years.

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    A bear’s reach…yup…it’s why I have a healthy avoidance strategy of grizzlies! Love the big banana and the idea of more! Zac has his nose pointed downward, pondering, friend or food?

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    • Yes I don’t think I’d like to meet one when letting the dog out for a pee in the middle of the night. Are they in your neck of the woods? Luckily he had been fed that day and they became great pals. They did agility training together and it really was the big and the small of it.

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  5. seeker says:

    Eeekkk… good thing that ain’t real. The young one wants to take it home as a teddy bear.

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  6. When you say “developed in Australia” (re merinos) Irene, you do mean something along the lines of “merinos, originating in Spain, were carefully re-bred for local conditions in Australia”, don’t you …?
    😉

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  7. Sherri says:

    And I thought everything was bigger in America 😀 That ram is massive! And as for Zac and his new friend, so cute… 🙂 I always wanted to see a bear in the wild…this must be the best way to go about it though. Great pics for the challenge Irene 🙂

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    I would love to see all these giant things! Thanks for the intro. I love the alertness of Zac in the last picture – his ears give away his intense interest!

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