Pelicans: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

Pelicans themselves are an oddity

left over from the dinosaur age

These pelicans made from the odd bits and pieces

that were once rubbish to someone

Become an oddity along the creek 

Each an individual 

With no mistaking that they are indeed

Pelicans, an oddity.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball 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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13 Responses to Pelicans: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

  1. Great sculptures and photos. Love your words about pelicans, too. Perfect. 🙂

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  2. Such wonderful sculptures to stand atop the piers, looking out at the sea. Someone had a fabulous imagination as well as lots of skill to build these oddities. Nice work, Irene.

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene, these are really cool and wonderfully fun pelicans. 😀

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Fascinating sculpture!

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican -Dixon Lanier Merritt
    What wonderful sculptures – I love pelicans – they look so primitive flying overhead!

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