Melanie is my friend who lives in Australia and she loves photography. Every month since the start of this challenge Melanie has taken part in this monthly meme and as she doesn't have her own blog I post here. I love that we have found a way for her to take part, so over to you Melanie:
"May 5 in 5 and another month when my intended subject didn’t happen. Instead I am giving you pictures of a grille on the Patawalonga Lake which traps much debris and proved of great interest to my three year old grandson. The Patawalonga Lake is a man-made system designed to stop flooding of urban areas by diverting storm water, and is kept clean and healthy by tides flushing the lake with seawater from St. Vincent Gulf. It is part of the Patawalonga River system which has its mouth at Glenelg a town close to where I live. Unfortunately the flushing with seawater does not prevent smells and the ‘Pat’ as it is called by locals is often very smelly. The smell, caused by seaweed growth in the river estuary and often storm water pollution, I unfortunately cannot show you in a photo"
Thank you to Melanie for sharing these photos and for taking part this month. The description of the grilles made me think of a recent walk along a beach on the Isle of Man. I was suddenly stopped short by a terrible smell, which I thought was seaweed, since I was approaching a large area. However I later learnt that there are outlets along the shore front that release methane. Take it from me, they are not nice to be around when the wind blows in the wrong direction! It seems what ever side of the world you are, smell is sometimes best avoided!
Hopefully Melanie will be back next month and I look forward to you joining us. Thank you for popping by, it is great to have your company.
If this has inspired you to pick up your camera and join in please go to the original post where you will also find out how to link in.
And to find out more about this monthly photo challenge, and how this started, please go to this post.