The bat flower: Floral Friday


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018

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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21 Responses to The bat flower: Floral Friday

  1. calmkate says:

    ooh weird beautiful but creepy, looks like it’s straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie!

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  2. Val says:

    That is the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. Eek!

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  3. That is a bat crazy flower, alright – but you took wonderful photos.

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  4. Rebel Girl says:

    Love it!

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that! If I tried describing that in a work of fiction, I wonder how many readers wouldn’t think it was believable enough!

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  6. Lizl says:

    That is marvelous!

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  7. It looks like it will eat me, beautifully.

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  8. Ali says:

    Wow! It’s like a passion flower gone bad.


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