Missing

Debbies One Word Sunday: Missing

I looked
I was sure it
was there.
Where could
it have gone.
I was ready
poised,
balanced,
hands steady,
eye unblinking
but yet
it was missing.
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How could
it happen?
Was it
my shadow?
Did something else
cause it
to go missing?
I stand still,
I wait,
lens locked,
finger ready,
at last
no longer
missing
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What’s on the beach

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Pollution

One day, about a year ago, my bestie and I went to South Ballina Beach to have a pleasant late Autumn day in the warm North Coast sunshine. While we strolled along the beach we noticed a few bits of plastic so we thought we should pick it up. After a while we had gathered enough to have to find a place to put the rubbish we had picked up. Luckily along the beach I found a 20litre bucket so we had somewhere easy to put all we had found.
What we found was plastic. Drink bottles, some with foreign writing so we assumed they came from a freight ship or cruise ship out to sea, 4litre oil containers, shampoo bottles and my find of the day – a toilet seat!!!

Here is our find of plastic pollution that is destroying our oceans, or I should say has destroyed our oceans and marine environment.

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So how about when you go to the beach or to a park beside a waterway, pick up a bit of rubbish to help in your small way to help our planet

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Sea Turtles eating plastic bags that look like jelly fish, plastic bottles and straws that break down into micro plastics and are ingested by all manner of marine life that fill their stomachs and are unable to pass through, leaving less room for their natural foods, microfibres and microbeads that are used in manufacturing that will always be in our environment. Bio-degradable is a myth unless it is produced from natural products.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-02-27/plastic-and-plastic-waste-explained/8301316

Ocean Plastic Pollution

Toowoomba Street Art

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #42: Creativity
Debbie from Travel with intent One Word Sunday: Memory

In January, I travelled to Toowoomba to see my daughter. One thing we enjoy is walking around the city discovering places and things. One day I said I wanted to walk the streets and lane ways to discover the street art. A memory of being in Toowoomba and seeing some of the local creativity on show.

I hope you enjoy a bit of a walk around looking at Street Art.

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Rules

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel with Intent: Rules

So many rules
rules to obey
rules that need
no explanation
other rules
unfathomable
STOP!!!
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LOOK FOR TRAINS!!
as if your time
wasn’t busy enough
now look for trainsroad signs_looktrain

Even doors
have rules
what is
your emergency?
who alarmed
the door?
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NO SMOKING!!!
the ancient
sign said
rules!!!
is that here
or beyond
the sign
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Please ensure
you follow the rules
the sign said
so please obey
what are you
doing?
RULES!!!
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