WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : PURPLE

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Purple, eh?  I look good in purple. I almost only ever wear purple or black. I have some  excellent shots of myself in purple but came across one of Izzy instead. With his foot in a purple plastic bag. He wore them for weeks, every time he showered. He had a venous ulcer on his leg and the treatment of the wound involved keeping the leg dry . That led to the purple plastic bags. I think I look better in purple than Izzy did.

Duly considering the Colour Purple. My midde granddaughter tells me that purple is my favourite colour.  Its an enormously soothing colour. 002

And now for the serious purpleness of Grafton – the Jacaranda Festival Town.

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photobloggers

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

http://ayearinmyshoes.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/wordpress-photo-challenge-purple/

http://shapingthepoem.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/purple-me/

http://theretiringsort.com/2012/07/28/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

SPECIAL FAVOURITES THIS WEEK

http://scottfillmer.com/2012/07/28/weekly-photo-challenge-purple-oil-and-water/

http://3rdculturechildren.com/2012/07/28/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

http://lonelytravelog.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: INSIDE

PLACEHOLDER FOR INSIDE.

I am inside and he is outside. That’s how I like it.

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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

Inside.

Share a picture that means INSIDE to you!

photobloggers

http://lostinagreatbook.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

http://tanhuimin.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

http://joknut.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

http://tostir.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

http://pakos.me/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

http://lifeofcolors.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

http://northernnarratives.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

http://backseatview.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

and: inside a woman’s loo.

http://berkshireviews.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside-1/

http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

a favourite

http://asaenz.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

and another one that suits my taste

http://gaylealstrom.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

and dreamtime for me in the southern hemisphere

http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-taste-of-summer/

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OUTSIDES AND INSIDES

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INSIDE

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TRAVEL SUPER SHOTS

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1.

  • A photo that…takes my breath away
  • A photo that…makes me laugh or smile
  • A photo that…makes me dream
  • A photo that…makes me think
  • A photo that…makes my mouth water
  • A photo that…tells a story
  • A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

2. Write a short description for each image.
3. Write somewhere in your blog post: I am taking part in http://blog.hostelbookers.com/travel/7-super-shots/

4. Tell us you have participated and tweet the hashtag #7SuperShots
5. Nominate 5 other bloggers by including a link to their blog in your post.

 

1. A photo that…takes my breath away

SMOKEY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE

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http://www.smokycapelighthouse.com/

Down the road a bit is a town called South West Rocks. My family has a history there from the 1800s. High above the town is SMOKEY CAPE. The lighthouse looks out over the Pacific Ocean and the Macleay Valley . I catch my breath on Smokey Cape for a few good reasons.

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2. A photo that…makes me laugh or smile

CARR’S CREEK NEAR GRAFTON N.S.W.

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Driving round the Clarence Valley of New South Wales took me to some pretty funny spots and the MISH MASH shop was one of them. I came away with a gramma for pie and other strange oddments. Makes me smile whenever I think of it.

http://clarenceandulmarra.wordpress.com/

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3. A photo that makes me dream

BILAMBIL COTTAGE on the TWEED RIVER. N.S.W.

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My cottage on the hill. My own dreaming place.

http://sixtyeyes.wordpress.com/?s=bilambil

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4. A photo that makes me think

TRIAL BAY GAOL

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http://www.trialbaygaol.com/

An empty gaol. That means a lot of thinking. Its just near the lighthouse and South West Rocks. As a woman with a convict ancestry, old prisons make me think.

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5. A photo that…makes my mouth water

CHICKPEA SIMMER AT NO 5 CHURCH ST IN BELLINGEN N.S.W.

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CHICKPEA SIMMER: ALL LOCAL INGREDIENTS. AT No.5 CHURCH STREET BELLINGEN.

The lovely new lads at No 5 even make their own ice cream and they buy local. It’s a grand meeting place in our town of Cafes.

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6. A photo that tells a story.

BATEMAN’S BAY. N.S.W.

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The photo tells a story – but I don’t know what that story is.

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7. A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

GOANNA AT BRIERFIELD

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At my daughter’s home in the bush.

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INVITES TO JOIN IN IF IT IS TO YOUR TASTE AND ONLY IF IT IS:

The details are at

http://blog.hostelbookers.com/travel/7-super-shots/

Melonpop, I thought some of your Australian pictures might suit this one, including the trip to Uluru.

http://melonpops.wordpress.com/

http://thepetalpusher.me/

http://2e0mca.wordpress.com/

http://neil2decade.wordpress.com/

http://romceg.wordpress.com/

SUPER SHOTS

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http://blog.hostelbookers.com/travel/7-super-shots/

AN INVITATION FROM http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/7-super-shots/

Play with us in 5 easy steps

1. Choose 7 of your own photos, one for each of the following categories:

  • A photo that…takes my breath away
  • A photo that…makes me laugh or smile
  • A photo that…makes me dream
  • A photo that…makes me think
  • A photo that…makes my mouth water
  • A photo that…tells a story
  • A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

2. Write a short description for each image.
3. Write somewhere in your blog post: I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots.
4. Tell us you have participated and tweet the hashtag #7SuperShots
5. Nominate 5 other bloggers by including a link to their blog in your post.

I’ll tackle the photos first. Then I shall attend to the details such as INVITES and LINKS.  I don’t travel far and I don’t travel a lot so it will be the East Coast of New South Wales in Australia.

A photo that…takes my breath away

PORT MACQUARIE. N.S.W.

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This combo of my sister in the last week of her life and of me as I look at life with her gone still takes my breath away and clunks into my heart.

We lost my sister, Susan, to lung cancer on February 17 2011 in Port Macquarie.

You think that their dying is the worst thing that could happen. Then they stay dead ― Donald Hall

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A photo that…makes me laugh or smile

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I live with a man who loves socks. Coloured socks. They hang in their dozens on our pegless clothesline. I don’t wash them and nor do I hang them. He does. He does all of his travelling with his socks on.

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A photo that…makes me dream

Raleigh N.S.W.

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I dream with the Kookaburra that spends its days on my front fence. I dream ancient dreams with the Guburra. Wise dreams. And the Guburra brings me this poem from Ali Cobby Eckermann;

My nana opens windows. Weaving songs. And gently tells. Real myths.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kookaburra

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A photo that…makes me think

URALLA N.S.W.

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My son on Thunderbolt”s Rocks. I couldn’t climb to where he was. I think about the Bushranger who hid here and my son who may well have been between a rock and a hard place, himself.  His daughter said to me; “ Maybe they had to shoot Thunderbolt – but they shouldn’t have shot his horse. “

http://www.uralla.com/

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A photo that…makes my mouth water

BELLINGEN. N.S.W.

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Eating at the BLACK BEAR CAFÉ. Future dreams. Present realities.

http://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/mid-north-coast/bellingen/

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A photo that…tells a story

GRAFTON N.S.W.

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It tells a story but I don’t know what the story is.

http://www.clarencetourism.com/about-the-clarence/grafton-and-clarence-country/grafton/p/40

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A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

URUNGA.

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From our rockwall where the rivers meet the sea.

http://www.urunga.com.au/

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And at this point in the Post, I actually read and checked the details and realised that it’s a TRAVEL site hosting the Super Blogs. I will, therefore, do a 2nd post and pay attention to the TRAVEL element of it. 

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