State of Mind: Weekly Photo Challenge

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© irene waters 2016

Dead wood lurks

Amongst the ripples

ruffling the peace and tranquility

A trifle blue

But I can see that brightness in the horizon.

In response to the Weekly Photo 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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28 Responses to State of Mind: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Nice work on the hue gradients. At first I thought the shrubbery was reflected but on second look, some of them are closer. The shaky mood of their line feels like an electric shock.

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  2. roweeee says:

    Irene, I absolutely love your photo and the verse. Beautiful! Wish I’d taken it!
    Where was it taken?
    I took some photos of the Murray River a few years ago with skeleton trees sticking out of the water. I’m not sure whether that was natural processes or man but it really struck me at the time. I might not be a tree hugger but I do love them!

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    • This is Lake Menindee not that far from the Murray River ( in Australian distances anyway). I think they must grown during an extended drought (probably still with some ground water for them to thrive) and then drowned when the rains came again. I’m pretty sure it is natural and they add some ghostly quality to the scene. Glad you liked it.

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  3. Norah says:

    This is absolutely beautiful, Irene. The poetry is not bad either! 🙂

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  4. lifelessons says:

    Stunning photo, Irene.

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  5. jules says:

    Great photo and words😊

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  6. Miriam says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Lake Menindee has some of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen in Australia. And your words are beautiful too.

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  8. jan says:

    Branches look like lace against the sky, don’t they?

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    Beautiful photo and verse. Such unexpected sights in nature bring about feelings of mystery.

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  10. This is so exactly who you are, Irene – always able to see the bright and wonderful no matter how bleak something might appear to another person.

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