on gariwerd’s roof

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watched by stones 

high in the mountain 

river begins

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Another glimpse of the environment around Venus Pool in Gariwerd, (The Grampians) a national park in Western Victoria. Many streams have their beginnings up on the peaks of this mountain range, some flow east, some West and some into the central valley. This little rivulet ends up flowing down through Halls Gap far below.

The Haiku and images are my double challenges contribution to; RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge#112 River & Stone. Visit at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-112-riverstone/ where many creative haiku can be read .

And secondly to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with ROOF this weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

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mystery

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venus pool

no rhyme or reason

where it flows

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This pond where water begins accumulating high in Gariwerd is known as The Venus Pool overflows into the beginnings of a river and trickles off towards Halls Gap. After a heavy downpour a few years ago the business centre of the town where the creek flow throughs was seriously flooded. There are lots of mysteries up here in the gap where it all begins.

This is my double contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 111-Rhyme & Reason. You can access all the incredible poetic contributions to Ron’s challenge on his site at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-111-rhymereason/

And secondly to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with RIVER this weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

streets ahead

old bush track

change of scenery

frees the mind

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old bush track

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change of scenery

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frees the mind

This bush track on the outskirts of Golden Square near Bendigo was a busy dirt street in a gold mining community during the 1860’s.  These pictures were taken during Charlie’s last visit to Bendigo in September 2015.  Charlie loved travelling to Bendigo, exploring the bush and protecting her house and yard there. In fact when we packed to come home Charlie would indicate she wanted to stay, (every time). None of us knew this day that it was to be her last visit.

This is my double contribution to  RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 110 Change&Mind. You can access Ronovan’s hosted Haiku challenge for this week at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-110-changemind/ And  to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with STREET this weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

sea treasure

washed up

hoping for treasure

fading light

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washed up

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hoping for treasure

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fading light

Monday night we were waiting for the sunset down at Ricketts Point. This boy wandered across in front of us paddling in the shallows wearing gumboots and obviously on a mission. Suddenly he bent down and picked up what appeared to be a jacket, wrapped it around his neck and continued. There were a pair of socks by the water edge however no other articles of clothing were visible………………..

This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 109-Hope & Up haiku writing challenge offered to a talented group of international poets. Check out all the haiku  and more at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-109-hopeup/

sky fire

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sky in flames

playing with clouds

before night

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There was a very unusual sunset earlier this week from the Sandringham cliffs. The usual  yellow to red  was suddenly diffused by the movement of a large cloud mass in the immediate foreground. I am not sure how that turned the distant colour around however this pink/red glow evolved . Maybe the rays hit the cloud in front of us reflecting back towards the distant clouds in turn changing what we were seeing. Jill commented that it was more like looking at a bushfire in the distance  and I agree. This is the first time we have witnessed such a display. As I have said in other posts we never know what the sun, clouds and water will turn on for us on any evening.

 

surfeit of seagulls

sleek seagulls

sizzle at sunset

on water

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sleek seagulls

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sizzle at sunset

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on water

A recent sunset at Ricketts Point. Plenty of water, yes the sun was setting, however there may have only been a slight sizzling at this time of the year. Generally the gulls behave as if they are in hot water so it didn’t take much imagination for this haiku.

This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 108 Sizzle&Sleek where haiku artists from around the world we’ve their poetic magic around 2 words. See the lot at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-108-sizzlesleek/

It is also my contribution to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with WATER this weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.