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1 SEPTEMBER 2011 : ESTAP: SPRINGTIME IS HERE.

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UP No 7  : awake and out of bed

THE YAAN.

Morning to you all. The first day of Spring here in Australia and its looking good. Today’s definition of UP – awake and out of bed. Let me think a bit and I shall be right back to you. I am UP and I am out of bed. I am still in pyjamas and in no rush to get out of them. I have venetian blinds in my bedroom so I waken to slatted memories of childhood. I have a fine passionfruit vine growing out along the bedroom wall and there are meant to be tomatoes but the excessive rains of the winter seem to have put the kebosh on them. I sleep, generally, deeply and long and peacefully. How good is that ? And I waken stiff limbed and maybe a little less than joyful, but not too bad at all – so long as I keep it relational to the Bad Years.

I check my Internet activity when I wake up. Sitting in the front room looking East. I take a look to see whether Leo is still in the front paddock and then take my white tea and a bagel out on the front verandah. Easing gently into each day.  I did about one year’s posts of the first photograph I took each morning.

http://sixtyeyes.wordpress.com/category/reveille/page/2/

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“ON awakening, let us think about the 24 hours  ahead …….. “

4.43 pm and I have been UP for hours. It’s a classic Spring day. I had lunch at the North Beach. A touch of sun and gentle warmth. My spirits are already lifted. Now lets take a look for matters about waking up.  I shall take a look at CARTOONS first up.

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The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 – 1954), Monday 28 September 1953
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48924142
The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Wednesday 20 January 1954,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27212760
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The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 – 1954), Friday 11 December 1953
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47581400
The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), Saturday 25 November 1944
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57689561
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The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), Saturday 14 June 1941,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55833984
The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), Saturday 9 December 1939,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55755173

30 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP : UP No. 4 : moving near to someone or something and then stopping.

moving near to someone or something and then stopping

THE CAT AND DOGS CAME RIGHT UP TO THE DOOR WAITING FOR THE HUMANS TO GET UP.

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I shall squeeze in two of the definitions of the word UP today. Second one is :

along a river, road etc

  • moving along a road, street, path etc, or at a point along it in a direction away from you
  • moving along a river in the opposite direction that the water is flowing, or at a point along it in this direction

THE YAAN.

This would have been a good opportunity to  post a pic of the River along South Arm Road. I was thinking of stopping on my way UP today and taking a shot of the River I love. Then I decided to keep it for myself and kept on drive UP along South Arm Road. Thought the same thing again when I was coming back down in the afternoon. It’s a funny old river. Deep and green and ancient. I live down at the Mouth and my girl lives up near the source.

This month we have had dolphins and one seal swim up river. The dolphins are a delight but they are also naturals for here. The seal, on the other hand, is very unusual. Noone knows what it’s doing this far North and up our river but there it is.

Just occurred to me that UP suggests effort and difficulty and sometimes endurance. It also suggests something special when you get UP there. Its just not so easy to get UP there in the first place. Then again – rethinking that one – I guess it  suggests the effort and difficulty but its not always something good up there. Just take a look at AFRICAN QUEEN and a listen to TOM WAITS. The bit when they are UP THE CREEK used to traumatise me as kid.

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : UP

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I chose this shot of the NORTH TUMBULGUM CEMETERY because I think it neatly covers the first 3 definitions of UP. Its Up North from here. About 300kms or so. It’s a fairly steep climb UP the side of a hill on the North Side of the Tweed River from Tumbulgum. AND the cross is standing up. I was almighty glad that none of the residents was up and about. This is the cemetery which I later discovered was right by the land of some ancestors of mine. The Highlander Scots.

27 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP: Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up.

Whoa there. That’s going to open things UP a bit. I don’t even like to think about where that topic will take me in one week. UP. I have a cascading multitude of UPwards thinking going on here and that’s BEFORE I tackle the free online dictionary. Let’s get started with a photo of people turning up for lunch. Then we’ll grab the definitions and take a look at other people’s work.  I will choose my UP picture later in the week.

 

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I have taken a look at the MACMILLAN DICTIONARY this time.  As I thought, this tiny 2 letter word has a lot of definition.

 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/

Day 1’s definition: in or towards a higher position

from a lower place to a higher place

in a high place, or in a higher place than you

looking, turning, or pointing away from the ground or towards a higher position

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A WHOLE LOT OF UPS.

 

paolo nuttini – COMING UP EASY.

 

WHAT’S UP. FED UP.