Trees and Buildings: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


© irene waters 2015

Stunted trees look

over a sea of roofs

Cold and lonely


© irene waters 2015

Pandanus Palms

offer shade in city park

Warm, inviting.


© irene waters 2015

Flowering trees

high rise buildings

two jungles coexist

IMG 2 copy

© irene waters 2015

Away from madding crowds

house looks over sea of trees

tranquil but lonely.

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. 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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18 Responses to Trees and Buildings: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. Beautiful post Irene 😀

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  2. So many different worlds here. Excellent take on the prompt.

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  3. Pat B says:

    You have share a wonderful variety of beautiful photos of trees and buildings. I love the verses you have written to accompany each photo.

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    I’ll take the house away from the maddening crowds. 😀


  5. Great selection of photos

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  7. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely post, Irene – and the photos are gorgeous.

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  8. Justine says:

    The poems add to the images and give the reader your influence over the picture. Very cool idea. I might have to try this out.

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    Great trees and poetry! I do like the last vista…kind of Idaho-ish.

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