Floral Friday: Tropical colour

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© 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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15 Responses to Floral Friday: Tropical colour

  1. bkpyett says:

    Looks like a tropical paradise and a wonderful place to stay, Irene.

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  2. lifelessons says:

    This is so gorgeous. I need to build a stone perimeter for my new round planting area…Love the looks of this one. Where is this, Irene? New Zealand?

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  3. cjjustice1 says:

    So very beautiful, Irene! Where did you take these pictures? There are times that I still miss my tropical home … the flowers and trees are so beautiful!

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  4. Love these, especially the tiki god protecting all he surveys.

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  5. Nice tropical theme this week

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