Pick a word July 2018 Yr 3: Thursday’s Special

Each Month Paula gives us five words that we can depict with an image. You can pick one word or all five using one photo or more. The words this month are:  canicular, splash, feathered, marine, scenic.


© irene waters 2018

Canicular – had me stumped.  Sirius – the dog star- alpha canis majoris – the brightest star in the night sky and I haven’t one photograph of it. I thought perhaps I had a photograph of the ferry HMAS Sirius or perhaps Sirius Cove but then I remembered that Sirius marked the dog days of the Ancient Greeks. A time of inactivity. Our local council, in order to bring some life to this period of inactivity organised a buskers fest. There were few onlookers to watch the buskers but this little girl captured me. Although few walked past, most gave some money either to her or to her little dog Wasabi. Perhaps these two photos fit canicular.


© irene waters 2018


© 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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10 Responses to Pick a word July 2018 Yr 3: Thursday’s Special

  1. Irene, you definitely got all of them – I had to look up canicular – any of your photos of Zach, Bundy, or Muffin would have done, but this one of the dog who can’t do any tricks except steal a little girl’s heart is perfect.

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    Canicular would be challenging, although I found a bone fragment washed up on Lake Superior — perhaps a canicular bone of a salty sailor! Nice shots and the dog who can do no tricks is clever.

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Feathered is magnificent, Irene! Happy weekend 🙂 🙂

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  4. Paula says:

    I am in love with your “canicular” and your “feathered” Thank you for the smiles Irene 🙂

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