Leaves or Trees: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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© irene waters 2018

A banana leaf has many uses not least of all as a cooking pot


© irene waters 2018

Other leaves are used as thatch mainly to keep the weather out


© irene waters 2018

Woven leaves act as a screen

protecting those bathing in this bathroom

from prying eyes


© irene waters 2018

As shade even the smallest amount will be used


© irene waters 2018

and as an item of decoration in an orchid garden leaves have their uses too.

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© irene waters 2018

The type of tree that is seen will let us know where we be

in this instance on a tropical isle


© irene waters 2018

Where shade we definitely saught.


© irene waters 2018

Life is much different to my own when living amongst the trees

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© irene waters 2018

and coconut milk is needed for tea


© irene waters 2018

It’s not a trip down to the store

Just up we climb there’s plenty more.

In response to Cee’s Fun foto Challenge.

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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6 Responses to Leaves or Trees: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Irene, thanks ever so much for participating this week. Terrific post.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Ha! Love the trip up the tree when coconut milk is sought for tea.

    Liked by 1 person

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