Oddities by the River: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

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As Muffin and I trod a different path

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some oddities we found

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I wondered as I wandered

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had this been placed before the tree grew

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And where had this come from

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The day darkened as through the trees we went,

Piped on

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until emerging to a river criss crossed by structures and a sky criss crossed by wires

Into civilisation we had come.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball 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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9 Responses to Oddities by the River: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Great odd balls for this week. Don’t forget to hook it up when I get the challenge up.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Sharp eyes, Irene!

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  3. Pingback: Oddities by the River: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge — Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist) – Welcome to the World of Ekasringa Avatar!

  4. Elephant feet I’m sure, and if not, then certainly elephantine size.
    A voice box for the trees, a channel for the river, a red bridge to span the water, another wiry bridge to traverse the sky, and one more perhaps only to sculpt a reflected pattern on the water.
    Marks we humans make on the natural world. Have you asked Muffin her opinion on these intrusions?

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