Darkness and Light: Thursday’s Special

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© irene waters 2017

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© irene waters 2017

Yasur Volcano 

Lights the sky

Venting fury.

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

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 Darkness and Light: Thursday’s Special

  1. Miriam says:

    Wow. So very powerful.


  2. bushboy says:

    I do so want to see a volcano one day. great photos Irene 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Paula says:

    I have never seen a photo from Vanuatu 🙂 Irene, your entries are always so impressive, the choice of your subjects always makes my jaw drop. Thank you so much.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Wow! Stunning in its fury.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. restlessjo says:

    Woo Hoo! 🙂 🙂 Merry Christmas to you, Irene! Good health and happiness in 2018.

    Liked by 1 person

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