Piles or Stacks: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Dishes stacked one upon another

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and the floors of a building can be thought of as one stacked upon another

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and rocks strategically placed, layered so that they too form a kind of a stack are all man made. A stack of pancakes is delicious to eat but my favourite stack

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are those formed in nature. Pancake rocks are found in the South Island of New Zealand at Punakaiki, a most appropriate name for rocks that look like a stack of pancakes as it means sweet food.

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The pancake layering is due to alternating layers of marine animals and plant matter, hard and soft layering eroding at different rates.

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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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14 Responses to Piles or Stacks: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. Irene, I’m certain there isn’t a place or creature on Earth that you don’t find worthy of photographing. And doing so well. Can’t wait till you get your ticket to Mars.

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh Irene, I really like your post for this week. 😀

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  3. Amazing photos of rocks, of all things. Who knew they could be so beautiful?

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  4. V.J. Knutson says:

    Good interpretations of this theme.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Pancake rocks are stacked so neatly. I’ve seen lava flows in the West of the US that look like fence posts bundled together. The top photo has lots of shine!

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  6. The pancake layering is absolutely stunning and here I thought of New Zealand only as a Hobbit world. Fantastic photos Irene.

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