Starting with the letter N: Cee’s fun foto challenge

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© irene waters 2017

Nature – In the hinterland my girlfriends neighbour owns this bush block. I’d give my eye teeth to have this natural beauty as my backyard.

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© irene waters 2017

The narrow streets in old European towns have neat rows of geraniums planted in pots.

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Native to Greenland the Inuit maintain their traditional lifestyle including music. The drum is made from caribou skin stretched over driftwood which is softened and made into a ring. A handle protrudes down which allows the player to hold and rotate the ring. Unlike normal drumming it is the rim of the drum which is struck.

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© irene waters 2017

Not only people are given names but properties also. We were very proud of the name Roger carved in our front entrance  of the farm.

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Giraffes have very long necks which are good to hug (particularly when it is not a real animal.

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Soon after birth he was as naked as the day he was born.

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© irene waters 2017

House construction requires nailing.

In response to Cee’s prompt

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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4 Responses to Starting with the letter N: Cee’s fun foto challenge

  1. BeckyB says:

    What a brilliant N collection

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Excellent post for this week. Thanks. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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