A bit nutty

You may not recognise the images below at first glance. I took the photos with my Supereyes microscope – it is great fun but I hadn’t used it for a while. I have another site at http://www.smallcreativity.wordpress.com if you would like to see some more images.

The photos are of a brazil nut, walnut and almond (in their shells).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

Quest to find a missing bear! He was last seen on my desk around six months ago. I have searched everywhere and can’t find him. He was a gift from my mother so I would love to find him again.

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Here are some of his former companions … I am not sure if they were implicated in his disappearance!

 

Welcome to Cowtown

We went to Cowaramup for coffee and cake this morning. I have been wanting to photograph some of the 42 life size fiberglass cow sculptures around the town. According to Wikipedia, in July 2014, the town set a Guinness World Record for the largest group of people – 1,352 – dressed as cows. Mmmm …

More from Wikipedia: “The name Cowaramup derives its name from Cowaramup Siding, which was located near the town-site, on the now disused Busselton to Augusta railway. The town-site was gazetted in 1925, originally to support the timber and dairy industries. The name is believed to be derived from Aboriginal word cowara, meaning purple-crowned lorikeet.

Locals from the region often refer to the town as “Cowtown”, a reference to the use of “cow” in the town’s name and its history of dairy farming.”

We had a fun morning; and I wasn’t the only one on the street with a camera. These cows are quite a tourist attraction.

 

Do 4 dolphins = 1 whale?

Yesterday we went on a whale watching tour and enjoyed over three hours sailing in Geographe Bay, Indian Ocean.

The brochure highlighted that around 35,000 whales migrate through the Bay each year on their journey to Antarctica.This includes Humpback, Southern Right, The Blue and Killer whales. But …

There were none to be seen yesterday!

We were heading back to the Port when a pod of dolphins followed the charter boat for a short time. This certainly lifted everyone’s spirits and I took some photos of them. As I was snapping away, my husband said “Do four dolphins equal a whale?”

At this point we actually hoped we didn’t see a whale because the ticket guaranteed if no whales are sighted we  are entitled to another trip for free. We will have another go once the school holidays are over and the weather will be a bit warmer too!

 

Popular words in 2016

Have you noticed any words being used more often than usual in 2016? You know how some words take on a higher profile at certain times? They even get annoying and meaningless after a while.

I have noticed that a lot of things are TRICKY this year and I have been caught up in using it myself. Some examples include the tension between China and its neighbours in the South China Sea is very tricky or the refugee issue is a tricky one. 

I would be interested to hear of other words that are trending this year. I am fascinated by the way our language evolves, while at the same time aware that sometimes we use words in a way that negates any meaning at all.

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