Starting with Ap: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge


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© irene waters 2017

Like an ape we like to climb


© irene waters 2017

To the apex

for the view from the top is always spectacular


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

For the climb we must be prepared.

An apple  – no two

one for the appetite and the other to record in photographs our journey there.

0009 Irene with snake

© irene waters 2017

Along the way we hope that we don’t meet any apodal critters

Though I don’t mind snakes most of the time.


© irene waters 2017

Time for some apelike behaviour along the way


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

It gains some applause


© irene waters 2017

and a bit more.

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© irene waters 2017

After that kind of day I feel slightly apathetic


© irene waters 2017

and in the apartment more apathy appears.

In response to Cee’s request for photos where the subject start with Ap










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 Starting with Ap: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

  1. Wonderful photos and the poem is clever. Though having snake draped around my neck would make me apoplectic.

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    You dug deep for these photos. I adore this post. 😀

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  3. You are pretty dang cool.

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  4. Aprachnophobia – Apha! (Hee hee hee hee hee – no one said I couldn’t cheat.)

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Lived the photos. I especially like that you are not afraid of ball pythons. My son had one we named Anna – she was a sweet snake, loved to be stroked and kept warm, slept with us in a pillow case when we were without heat for two weeks after an ice storm.

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