Silent Sunday: Smoky Tranquillity

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

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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20 Responses to Silent Sunday: Smoky Tranquillity

  1. Makes an interesting image but it looks like a fire. At least, it looks like the fires look here in So. Cal.

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    • It is definitely a fire. I didn’t know it but the local paper warned of controlled burns. I just saw the smoke and headed to the river on my way home to see where the smoke was coming from. Now that it is cooler it is a perfect time to prepare for the next summer. Like you hot fires are not something we like to see.


  2. andy1076 says:

    oh wow what was it burning up? :O

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  3. Great photo Irene 🙂

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    Looks like a explosion!

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  5. Reblogged this on momentarylapseofsanity and commented:
    So beautiful!


  6. noelleg44 says:

    What a spectacular panorama!

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  7. M-R says:

    What’s on fire over there, Irene ? – it looks very … centralized.

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