Black and White Challenge.


Just a couple of reflections this week.

A Corio Bay seagull dips low on Corio Bay

creating a mirror image reflection.

A still, foggy morning helped create this image on Corio Bay.

I call this Follow Me.

Click to see coloured and edited version….



Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: Mirror-Images-Reflections






This morning (Friday Aug, 17)

I rose before sun up and drove

to my favourite sunrise spot.

My vexatious feelings, as I drove,

were proven correct as this

was the best colour of the morning.

Coffee and a Ham, Cheese, Tomato Toastie

at our favourite Maccas store

eased my vexatious spirit prior to running

a few errands in Geelong.  


Word of the Day Challenge: Vex



Taji waits under the trampoline

for Candi to burn off energy.

Four or five, short trots to fetch a bone

is enough ‘fetching’ for Taji.


Whereas Candi not only sprints to fetch her rope,

she watches it through the air…



and makes a leap to catch it.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Energy



Around the turn of the century,

a new football stadium was built

in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne.

It was/is only a five-minute walk from

your train platform at Southern Cross Station. 

Unfortunately, in 2013, city planners allowed one of the banks

to build in front of Docklands Stadium.  

This modern monstrosity, in my option,

has thoroughly spoiled views of the stadium.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Modern



Although most of these photos are from

Vancouver Island we found plenty

of moving water in Canada.

Fountain outside Legislative Assembly Building,

Victoria, Vancouver Island.


This snail fountain can be found just inside

the Butchart Gardens gate.

Jumping to Alberta and Banff’s

Cascade Gardens provides this waterfall.

Known for its murals, Chemainus can be

discovered on Vancouver Island.

Finally, possibly my favourite Canadian fountain is the

Ross Fountain in the Butchart Gardens,

Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Finally, maybe a slightly different take on moving water.

We had to cross what seemed to be a fairly narrow path

each time we entered/exited our hotel in Victoria, BC.

The Parkside has some huge fish in this pond.


Wits End Weekly Prompt: Moving-Water



During my working life as a Professional Woolclasser

one of the main things we focussed on…

was how a fleece ‘handled’, or how soft it was.

The softest and best fleeces were branded AAA.

Those not so soft were branded AA, and so on.

I could guarantee that every fleece in every bale,

with a AAA brand on it,

would be one of the softest handling fleeces

of the clip.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Handle



This church in Victoria British Columbia

Reminded me of…

many Australian churches which were built on land

away from the central business district of the time. 

Now the lands it stand upon is probably

prime real-estate and worth a fortune

as Victoria (BC) expands.


The steep pitch  of the roof also reminded me

of many older churches designed in the same manner. 

I was once told the steep pitch was to

assist snow to slide off the roof. 

I don’t know if that is correct, or not.



Word of the Day Challenge: Redolent