Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: Hats at Imbil

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

A trip to the ukulele festival held at a deer farm outside Imbil led us to discovering the Poley’s Place of the north. Poley’s is a farm at Barrington that has country music festivals three times a year where people come from all over Australia to both play and listen to music, camping by the side of the Barrington River. The deer park was similar with the Mary River running alongside and camping spots dotted all around whilst music played. This weekend ukulele. In the concert hall we found apart from a sizzling barbecue lots of hats.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Prepared for Cee’s Odd Ball 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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24 Responses to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: Hats at Imbil

  1. M-R says:

    I LOVE hats ! – but I will confess to preferring ’em less loved than these.
    😀

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  2. I love hats. I love wearing them and photographing them!

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene, these are cool odd ball photos for this week. Thanks ever so much for playing 🙂

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  4. Sherri says:

    Very unusual 😉

    Like

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    I admire the ability to create art out of the ordinary. I’m sitting in a coffee shop that has welded old metal parts to create tables, half-walls and interesting art.

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  7. My dad would say that many of these are caps, not hats, but whichever, makes for a good oddball.

    janet

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  9. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected this post to be featured on Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2015/03/22/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge-2015-week-12/
    I hope you have a terrific week.

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  11. sunsetdragon says:

    Look at all of the amazing old hats and if they could only talk-what wonderful and interesting stories they could tell.

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