Orange and Green: Cee’s fun Foto Challenge

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© irene waters 2015

Breakfast and work begins. I usually start with pumpkin porridge which I find just so yummy. This week I was lucky that the book I am reading has a partially green cover.

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© irene waters 2015

I love looking out my loungeroom window past the orange and green fish to the green foliage in the pond beyond. It always makes me feel peaceful.

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© irene waters 2015

An unusual orange bougainvillea contrasts with the dark green of its older leaves.

In response to Cee’s fun foto 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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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16 Responses to Orange and Green: Cee’s fun Foto Challenge

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a wonderful selection for this week. Thanks Irene. 😀

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  2. Especially love the orange bougainvillea, a very unusual shade. I like the coral ones too.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Yum, pumpkin porridge!

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  6. Norah says:

    Pumpkin porridge! I’ve never heard of that. Must try it some time.
    When I saw the title “Orange and Green” I thought it was going to be about the troubles in Northern Ireland so was relieved and surprised to find a more pleasant topic.

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    • LOL I’m glad I don’t have photographs of those troubles. Pumpkin porridge I find yummy. Recipe 200g cooked mashed pumpkin, 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tbsp coconut, 1tbsp raisins, 1/2 tsp vanilla , 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Mix together. That serves me for probably three breakfasts. Heat in microwave to the temperature you like. I do mine for about 50 secs to 1 min but it depends on your oven. If you want it sweeter you can put in a tsp honey or maple syrup but I find that too sweet so I don’t.

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