The Witch

The Manic Monday’s 3 Wway Prompt from Laura: Witch – Witchy – Bewitched

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One afternoon, I was driving along and on the side of the road was a woman hitchhiking. As I couldn’t let a woman be left standing on the side of the road, I pulled over to the side of the road. She walked towards my car, her hips swaying hypnotising. She leant forward through the open window her dark hair falling through the open window, almost hiding her beautiful face. I asked “Where are you going.” She replied “I am just travelling and would appreciate a lift as far as you are going.”

With that, I said OK and she opened the door and slid into the car, her skirt riding up a bit showing her lovely tanned legs. She turned to me, offering an outstretched hand saying “Thank you, my name is Wendy.” As I took her hand, I couldn’t help but notice the top buttons of her blouse were open revealing a delicious glimpse of her breasts. “My name is Brian,” I said.

We drove along as the night started to fall, we talked about the regular chit chat stuff, the weather, places we had travelled to, family, foods we liked and what we did. I told her of my farm, the animals and the wonderful native bush and Australian animals and birds that surrounded my pace.

I asked Wendy “What do you do?”

She replied “I am a Witch,”

“A Witch!” I said incredulously, looking this quite stunning woman up and down.

“Yes,” Wendy said “I am a Witch”

“You don’t look like a Witch” “I imagine that Witches look a lot like the ones in my story books as a child, you know pointy hats, long pointy noses, warts and a voice that cackles.”

I asked “Do you cast spells and that sort of stuff?”

Wendy replied “Yes I do spells and incantations. Make magic potions to help people with love and cope with their lives.”

I asked “Do you do magic spells like in the folk tales. Like turn people into animals, frogs and that sort of thing?”

She replied “Yes, of course” “That is one of the fun things to do as a Witch.”

I said “That can’t be possible. How can that happen?”

Wendy the looked at me and asked if I wanted a demonstration. I gulped with apprehension.

She then put her hand with long red painted fingernails on my thigh and I turned into a Motel.

Never Piss Off the Cleaner

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: People at Work

One morning, we came into the office to find Marks desk decorated.

Just a subtle reminder when doing field work make sure your boots are clean before going into the office
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The face on her sign shows displeasure
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Mark kept a few on his chair as a reminder.
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Shopping

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel with Intent: Shopping

As you may have guessed, I am unwell again with a stupid cold and not in the mood to do all those jobs I have to do outside. It has been a bushboy post avalanche.

Onto shopping. I am taking you shopping in Seoul, South Korea.

Down the narrow staircase we go
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Now we are in the street where the colour and shops abound.
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Some of the shops are multi story shops, while some are just on the pavement.
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If you find a spot, plonk down and get your goods out for all to see.
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Or head into the shops where there is something to tantalise.
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After a while you might need a bite to eat.
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And then back into the fray to find a bargain.
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Music, Guitars and so Many Things

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Music, Guitar, Instrument, Men and Coffee

So much to pick from Cee

Some of my Guitars
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A poster my best friend drew for me
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Me and Steven playing somewhere a million years ago
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Mick showing us a new tune
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My best D chord
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The song I am listening to while writing

CFFC

Pick a Word for August

Yes it’s time for my favourite photo challenge from Paula, Pick a Word

Fortified
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Chic
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Submerged
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Embodiment
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Prehistoric
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Dancing

The word prompt from The Daily Post: Dancing

The Buddha Festival in South Korea is one of fun, food, music, drumming, dancing and a lantern street parade in the evening. The dancing is wonderful. Unfortunately I was too far back to get good photos or videos.

This young woman was fantastic
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A rehearsal before dancing in the street parade. The Lotus blossom emerges.171117_blog challenge_dancing_sth korea_lotus01

Begins to open
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The flower emerges
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Geoffs Garden

My last post, can be viewed here, I mentioned my elderly neighbour Geoff had died. He was a good friend who often came for a cuppa on the verandah on a Sunday to tell of his latest addition to his chooks or what was happening in his garden or have a whinge about his “situation” (I am not going into that as it is too personal and also makes me too angry). He often told of his life, which was very often repeated, where he worked and of his family. One of the amazing coincidences was that we both went to the same High School, although he was there around 21 years before me. He was a great friend to me. Geoff was a Boilermaker by trade and his skills in doing things that i had no idea about, helped my development as a “man of the land”. I helped him in showing him the ways of nature and how the place we live in was very special, possibly developing him as a “bushboy”

There are many a story from the old days but in this I am relating the story of Geoff the gardener whose plants I have in my garden. When Geoff was to go into aged care as he really needed to have the caring he needed, he said to me “come and get as many plants and cuttings as you want” although his family (a cousin and niece as he never married or had any female relationships) did frown upon my doing so.

One of the things he said was that if he died he was leaving me his chooks in his will. Just before he left he asked me to come and get his chooks. A couple are still here, see this link, and are another reminder of Geoff.

Some of the plants I did go to Geoffs’ place and get are flowering and others are well and healthy.

This is his garden. I never took my camera to his place but I did a couple of times. So please enjoy Geoffs Garden.

This is the way into Geoffs place. The power lines to the left are a clearing and the main garden is on the right
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The sign at the front. Geoff said it meant the Gates of Heaven but if my Italian is correct it means Sky Harbour. I didn’t have the heart to tell him it should have been Porte del Cielogeoffs garden_property name_named_oct 2017
This is the only small piece of his garden that I have. The Hippeastrums that year were splendid.geoffs garden_view_named_oct 2017

Geoff  had some Australian native plants in his garden. The Candle Banksia was one my favourites
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There were some Grevilleas but not as many as I have.
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He had a lot of birds at his place as well. Brown Honeyeaters enjoyed his Grevilleas.
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One thing he enjoyed was a huge dish he filled with Sunflower seed, much to my displeasure. I bought him a wild bird mix as it was healthier for the birds but he persisted with his sunflower seeds. His verandah was always overflowing with sunflower seed husks that the Rainbow Lorikeets, King Parrots and other birds came to his place and feed. The King Parrots still hang around my place but the number of Rainbow Lorikeets has dropped. I don’t have any photos of his big bowl bird feeder.

OK. Back to his garden. These are a selection of his day Lilies. He loved the Port Wine Lily best. I hope I have one of these to remember him by.
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If you look in the background, you can see some of his chooks as well.
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It was a bit of pot luck in getting some of the day lilies as he wasn’t very well and couldn’t remember which plant was which until it flowered. The Yellow Day Lily was a lovely splash of yellow in his garden.
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The pink variety was stunning to come across wandering about Geoffs Garden.
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I have had a number of the Leopard Lilies in my garden. One of the first plants he gave me.
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At the back of his house he built a garden complete with rocks he made from concrete. After a few years you couldn’t tell that they weren’t real bush rocks. Among these “rocks” Geoff planted Golden Lycras. When they flowered the back garden was a blaze with yellow. I have so many around my garden as he was always lifting the bulbs and giving them away.
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Here is the Iris which has been on a number of my posts but not from this angle.
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The Iris with bonus Stingless Native Bees who loved the Iris
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Geoff had a nice selection of Gerberas. This one was a rare Gerbera he had.
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The pink Gerbera really stood out in the garden.
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Geoffs favourite flower probably was Hippeastrums. His garden was filled with all colours of Hippeastrums. It is a pity I don’t have a full record of these wonderful flowers.
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This Hippeastrum is currently blooming in the pot that I collected from Geoffs Garden
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The orange Hippeastrum was unusual.
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Another stunning colour
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This is one of my favourites.
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The almost white Hippeastrum is another rare one. Geoff also had a green Hippeastrum but I couldn’t remember which part of his garden the flower was in.
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Geoff loved the fragrance of Frangipannis.
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This Frangipanni greeted you as you came up the driveway to the house.
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Finally, here is Geoff just a short while before he had to go into care. He was a crusty old coot but a good friend.

Good bye mate

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