Pick a word: January Yr 3: Thursday’s Special

In response to Paula’s prompt where one word or all; one photo or many can depict the five words chosen for the month. The words are: candescent, algid, angular, auricomous, festive.



© irene waters 2018

The Terrace theatre at Tinonee, NSW is one of the smallest cinemas in the world and certainly the smallest in Australia. Opened in 1993, it has 22 seats in a building constructed in the late 1800s. Showing 35mm films on original projecting equipment the decor fits with the atmosphere down to the candescent lighting held by a couple of art deco figures on the stage and the chandelier in the seating area.


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2015

Algid is described by the dictionary as a cold and lonely word as it is the only word to come from the latin word algere meaning to feel cold. In these landscapes I know I felt cold and just a trifle lonely.


© irene waters 2014

Delpratt mine shaft

© irene waters 2018

Angular is the best way to describe this structure at the mine at Broken Hill.


© irene waters 2018

When auricomous came up I have to admit that the perfect photo for this word did not come to mind because I had no idea what the word meant. Once I found it was having golden hair or yellow hair I knew I had the photo to fit the bill.

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© irene waters 2018

People are festive in different ways world wide.

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© irene waters 2018

Kuala Lumpur at Chinese New Year the lion dance often heralds the New Year in.

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© irene waters 2018

Roger's family 001

© irene waters 2018

Our festive spirit is just a little more subdued.

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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12 Responses to Pick a word: January Yr 3: Thursday’s Special

  1. calmkate says:

    great way to showcase your photos and fascinating words to tackle!

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  2. Paula says:

    You managed to surprise me again and to surpass my expectations. Thank you for explaining the word “algid” and for that beautiful auricomous that made me smile 🙂 Have a great 2018, Irene!

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Paula’s posts are an education these days, aren’t they, Irene? Thanks for the helpful explanations. 🙂 🙂

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  4. Irene, who but you would have a perfect photo for each one of these words? And thanks for the definition for the two I didn’t know either. I do, however, think that auricomous child needs a more convincing dye job!

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