Unusual: Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2017

A quick glimpse

through tropical forest

The eye catches and looks for more


© irene waters 2017

What exotic tree or vine

Holds magical proportions such as these

Is it fruit or fronds unfolding.


© irene waters 2017

On examination somewhat closer

my mouth curves upward

when I see my mistake

for there is no tropical tree or vine

that attaches with a steel trunk.


© irene waters 2017

Blending in amongst green and red



Artistic Form


© irene waters 2017

Adding to the mystery of the place.



© irene waters 2017


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. 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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11 Responses to Unusual: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Very beautiful post, Irene 🙂

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  2. shiyali says:

    That’s very creative and unique!

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  3. Very interesting post. Love the pictures!

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  5. Truly a magical place. And someone has a great sense of humor as well as creative talent. Thank you for the photo journey, Irene.

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  6. MoJo says:

    Those were great pics. It’s so funny how things can catch our eye one way until you take a different angle. On a separate note, I couldn’t help but notice that you were once a reluctant potato peeler. After I finished giggling at the description, I realized that I am currently a reluctant potato peeler. I also dislike peeling fruit and tend to wait for my husband to do so before running in a stealing a slice (of whatever he may have been tricked into peeling). Based on the rest of your history, it sounds like you managed to rise above (in epic proportions). 😉

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