Weekly Photo Challenge-Yellow


My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Some random Yellow photos today.

crested-barbet_0074aI believe this is a Crested Barbet, from South Africa, 2013

Daffodils_1927aOne of our King Alfred daffodils almost in bloom in August.


King Alfred daffodils.

Although this photo was taken several months ago,

the yellow flowers are still blooming


This morning I found a bright yellow ute (utility)

in Geelong’s main street…


parked right outside a fish and chip shop at 0900.

yellow_2301aBoth were right across the road from this

small window box which I normally pass

with my eyes fixed on other traffic hazards

rather than the beauty of these flowers.




Floral Friday-14-1912


Floral Friday



Liliums again this week…
lilium_2215aThe pink ones having been blooming for sometime now.
lilium_2216aNow it is white liliums putting on a show.

lilium_2210aTwo photos…
lilium_210aone bloom…

lilium_2208abut this is my favourite.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday


Last week I was able to leave comments on Blogspot blogs.

Again this week, this is the message

I receive when trying to leave a comment



I know I am me.  I’m not sure why

WordPress does not agree that I am me!!

Does anyone else have this problem?



Cee’s Black and White Challenge:



I will wager most people saw the grass

in this photo, posted last week…

Picsand not the fence.


These are the fences which I used to erect and demolish,

when time came.
fence_0021Although this fence is nearly due for the old age pension,

with a bit of care it still has plenty of years of life.

Signs of modern times…the rubbish bins.


Tying knots on in wire is a skill which is fast dying out.

This appears to be where a header, or combine,

has entered the paddock to strip the grain.

fence_0039This post and wire would be around forty or fifty years old.

To replace it will cost around $10,000 per kilometre…

so I have been told.

This post would have cost $1-$2.

To replace it will cost around $10 per post.


However, these ewes and lambs would not even see

this fence if there was no feed on their side of the fence.

The lamb has villain written all over its face.


Cee’s Black & White: Fence






Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Landscapes


My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge


A couple of times this year I had cause to journey ‘home’

to where I lived most of my life…to date.

blue-gum_0507Since the early 1920s my Grandfather and Father

raised sheep and cattle on this land.

However, my Father passed away suddenly in 2001

and shortly after, I discovered that my ‘ticker’

was not ticking as well as it should be.


I was told to change my lifestyle.  I decided

not to sell the land but to grow trees on it.

Twelve years has passed so quickly

and harvest time arrived early this year.

This was the landscape which greeted me

in February/March this year.

blue-gum_1576By early October, another change…all the stumps

had begun to coppice, and…


the landscape was again taking on the bluey green of

blue-gum_1578young Eucalyptus Globulus,

blue-gums_1587commonly known as ‘Blue Gums’

windfarm_0502Another change to the landscape around there is…

 is what is claimed to be the largest wind farm

in the Southern Hemisphere.
windfarm_1595Spread over 5,000 acres and it

consists of over 100 wind turbines.

These wind turbines can be seen for

miles as the country side could

only be described as undulating at best.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Landscapes










Black and White Tuesday-1612


Black and White Tuesday,

 December 16, 2014


Mostly garden photos this week.


A misty day in black and white looks totally different.

lillium_208Our white liliums almost in bloom.

lillium_215Pink lilium.

day-lilly_250Even Friday’s day lily looks good in Black and White.



Hope you enjoyed.







My contribution for


‘Captivate Me’ 



This week I have applied Picasa’s

Heat Map and adjusted the hue

on the original photo.


While this has more colour, I think

last week’s image is still my favourite


Technical stuff

  • Camera: Nikon D7100
  • Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105
  • Focal Length: 40 mm
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • F Stop: 5.6
  • ISO: 200




 Hope you enjoy!