Earth:Weekly Photo Challenge

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From the primordial mud

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The Earth raged with fire

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and thermal activity

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Mosses grew

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and forests came to life

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European woods

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and tropical rainforests.

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The earth in the arctic circle is cold summer and winter

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where winter in other parts is cold.

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Snow lies thick on mountain tops

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Melting in the summer.

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Leaf litter and mushroom compost

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Lead to rich fields of green

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providing warm clothing

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and food

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Water

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A magic earth but it is up to us

To nurture as it has nurtured us.

Our globe is warming

Our ice caps melting

The sea is rising

Pacific Islands are at risk

Fire, Flood, Famine 

Cyclonic Winds will all increase

Lets change our ways

And protect our Earth.

In response to 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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24 Responses to Earth:Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Always amazes me all the places you’ve been. Gorgeous photos of Mother Earth. 🌍 ❤️ Let’s take care of her, shall we?

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  2. This should be a book, captions and all, to remind us of what is at risk. You speak so eloquently and the photos are amazing. Well done, Irene, so very well done.

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  4. Found you via Shari Bonin-Pratt. Incredible photographic/poetic tribute to the earth. The Leaf litter and mushroom compost photo is sumptuous.

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  5. Wow Irene, I love all these photos 😀
    You have been much around in our world and I’m happy, that you share with us.
    Wish you a beautiful weekend.

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  8. Lovely post with wonderful photos and message. Our Mother Earth needs protection!!

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  9. noelleg44 says:

    Wonderful, Irene. Photos and words could be in a gallery!

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  10. Jude says:

    Great story, great photography!

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  11. Charli Mills says:

    The photo journey is a circle of life and inspiration to heed your words of warning. We should take care of this amazing gift of natural life and all its wonder.

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