Sunrise, Sunset

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge – Rise/Set – is another opportunity for me to show off photos I took while Dean and I travelled around Australia.  As our plan was to go ‘around the outside’, most of these photos include water, but you will see that we did venture away from the coast a couple of times.
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Mesmerizing Fascination

It’s no great secret that I love the Moon.  This blog is full of pictures I’ve taken (and stories I’ve told) about my fascination for that beautiful, big, natural satellite that dances around our planet in synchronous rotation.  

I find it quite bewildering that as the Moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the Sun, and each rotates upon its own axis, the end result is a ballet of grace and beauty that sees the same side of the Moon always facing towards the Earth.

For me, this is a mesmerizing fascination that compels me to ‘look up’ as often as possible.
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Too Many To Pick One

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge asks you to ” . . . share an image of your happy place, a secret spot you love, or a faraway location you return to again and again.”

That’s easy, I thought, it’s my garden.

But then I thought some more and realised I have several places I consider my favourites, not because I return to them over and over, but because I’ve had the privilege to visit them once.
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This is NOT Funny

It’s been almost four weeks now since I fell and broke my right arm, and in that time, I’ve discovered how frustrating it is trying to operate with one hand – my non-dominate hand at that.

Laugh all you want, but this is not funny.  I can’t dress myself, I can barely feed myself, and I cannot remember the last time my hair was so messy and out of control.
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Time To Shine

Despite the primal fears of most adults (yes, I know I’m generalising), I love speaking in front of an audience and am not afraid to do so.

However, I must admit, my comfort didn’t happen naturally.  Laughed at and ridiculed at school because I couldn’t pronounce the word ‘specific’*, I know I withdrew into a shell and stopped raising my hand when the teacher asked for volunteers to read out loud.  I was 14 years old and felt like I’d lost my voice.
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