Little Men: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015

Little men 

contemplate tortured trees

in peaceful serenity

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball 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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20 Responses to Little Men: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

  1. Bearing still torture
    Mute broadcast, classical pose
    Reveal captive realm

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  2. Pat B says:

    Some great photos of “little men” with their tortured trees. I like the first photo the best.

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene, these little men are priceless. Wonderful odd balls.

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  4. Great little men. Such fun.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Love the contrast of tortured trees and serenity of little men.

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected this post to be featured on Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge.
    I sure hope you have a fabulous week.

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  9. Trisha says:

    These are wonderful odd balls!

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  11. Great response, this definitely is an “odd ball” piece of our world.

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