A Tree of Wishes: Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

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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9 Responses to A Tree of Wishes: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. This is fabulous! Trees carry so much symbolism. I love the way the sculptor engages the viewer to be an active participant with this. Everyone is compelled to contribute, broadening the experience. Thanks for two photos.

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  2. Miriam says:

    Perfect post. Love it.

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  3. Very cool and colorful.


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  4. Pingback: Wish: Tulips | What's (in) the picture?

  5. margaret21 says:

    Great idea. Nice photos.

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