Jubilant: Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2016

We were jubilant the day our team won the tennis trophy for the season but too old even then to jump the net.


© irene waters 2016

Jubilation was felt by one and all when our progress group won the open Gardens community gardens grant. The main mover and shaker was over the moon – she was jubilant.


© irene waters 2016

Pelican Pete a Noosa icon has seen much jubilation in his time as he has participated in street parades since the 70s and is permanently on display  outside the Pelican Boat Hire. He is kept by them in perfect repair so any street parade can be graced with his presence. The pelican can rotate its head, open and shut its bill, flap its wings, blink its eyelashes, and wiggle its tail. Operated from the inside two very hot operators jiggle the pulleys and levers that make him work. To keep them working a plentiful supply of cool beverages are supplied. The pelicans back is filled with the jubilant participants of the parade.


© irene waters 2016

A wedding is the place to see jubilation. Even a friend is jubilant and I certainly am.


© irene waters 2016

Roger’s 96 year old father travelled from England for the event – I think that he was jubilant that he was around to celebrate with us but also he thought Roger might settle down. He didn’t know me too well at the time. Roger’s sister is also jubilant but she is one of these people that are full of the joys of life – her normal state of being.

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. 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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14 Responses to Jubilant: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Such a pleasure seeing images of people enjoying life – well done!

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  3. Sherri says:

    How wonderful that Roger’s 96 year old father attended your wedding, that’s amazing! I was amazed enough when my dear Granny flew over to California at 89 to visit us with my mum for the first time! Your wonderfully jubilant photos bring sunshine and joy to my day…thank you my friend! ❤ 🙂

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    • Yes it was great that he attended and my Father performed the service and the boats on Pittwater Harbour all tooted as we took our first kiss as a married couple. It was quite magic.
      Even at 89 I think it is a feat. Only the tough can do it. My Mum couldn’t contemplate an overseas trip or probably even within Australia now. I’d love to take her over to Switzerland but she just couldn’t do it.
      Glad I gave you a bit of sunshine. Hope your weekend is full of it. ❤

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  4. Much jubilation in your shots, Irene. They have me smiling.


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  6. Paula says:

    🙂 That inflated pelican made me smile.

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  7. Joy can be found anywhere in life, isn’t it? These are all lovely moments! Those smiles are precious!

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