Happy: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


© irene waters 2016

Being happy requires the inner being

to let the troubles of the day wash over,

rather than drowning in them.


© irene waters 2016

Seeing no evil, Hearing no evil and speaking no evil

Surrounded by friends and family

love is a must


© irene waters 2016

As is partaking in life

rather than

life being something that happens to others.


© irene waters 2016

And as twilight falls,

Being part of the moment you soar.

For 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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10 Responses to Happy: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. What beautiful photos, Irene! I especially liked the third one, of man fishing. You have a talent of capturing the light!

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Such fun happy photos for this week. Thanks Irene.

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  3. I enjoyed the photos and poems, especially the one based on waters.

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  4. Outstanding all around. I so enjoy the captions you provide – they add meaning that touches the heart. Especially since I know last week was tough, you found joy and shared it. Thanks for this one, Irene.

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  5. Love the video – I haven’t heard this song for so long.

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