Thursday’s Special: Patterns

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This elephants entire body was covered with this recurring pattern.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

My clever mother made the bride dress and also the two flower girl dresses from a pattern.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

An animals behaviour pattern – we all have them like these clumping grubs.

jupiter-widget_text-e1395873810536-2In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

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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12 Responses to Thursday’s Special: Patterns

  1. Only you could get away with elephants, grubs, and wedding dresses in one post.
    You were a lovely bride – would love to see a photo of your face while wearing your dress.

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  2. Paula says:

    What a touching share, Irene. It is you in your wedding dress! 🙂 Thank you for such comprehensive response on the theme. I really appreciate it.

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  4. Great photos – not sure about the grubs though.

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    What an unusual group of photos for this challenge. Gorgeous dress!

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  6. Sherri says:

    Your mother is a very talented seamstress Irene…your wedding dress is beautiful, and the flower girls too, so cute! Love the way you mix these very different ‘patterns’…you have a wonderful mind my friend 🙂 ❤

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