Weekly Photo Challenge-Street Life


My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Street Life.


Saturday afternoon in one of Geelong’s streets.  I stress not quite in the central business district.

trafficjam_0023Where I spent most of my life, this many cars would be considered a traffic jam (tongue in cheek)



Some families heading home after a day out….

relax_0004while others were perfectly at home watching the world go by.


DSC_0003As you can see, very few cars on the street…

sale_0027but a rather large ones on the footpath.

chair_0033Finally, a chair.  Just a chair.

chair_0035I would love to know who uses it.  And did you notice how is levelled?

Obviously the Occupational Health and Safety Representative has not noticed it!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life



Travel Theme-Statues




Travel Theme

for this week.


I don’t have many photos of statues so I decided to take a bit of licence with the topic this week.

We decided to have dinner at the home of the Geelong Football Club this (Saturday) evening.

MGW, a Geelong supporter, assured me there were statues of famous footballers around the ground.

DSC_0084Instead this was the sight that greeted the photographer in the car.

I don’t think I have done it justice…

DSC_0093-001but the circular formation  of these sculpture/statues reminded me a little of Stone Henge.

DSC_0079It was not our first visit to the Cats Club, the Club’s restaurant.

DSC_0074-001However,it was the first time I had ‘seen’ these sculptures.  That may have something to do with the fact that we had often arrived in the dark on other occasions!

The white pole, right background, is the base of one of the light towers which light up the ground for night games.

DSC_0076Included in this Geelong monument were images of I guess famous Geelong sports people…hope you noted the politically correct language… although I do not remember seeing any female images.

DSC_0038Apart from religious statues, these were the closest I came to finding a real statue…more like a carving?

DSC_0042Once again these were also linked to the Geelong Football Club.

DSC_0039The staff of this carpet store, obviously Geelong supporters, or I will be ‘crying’ this time next week as my team, Collingwood, and Geelong do battle next Saturday night.  I am foregoing an eighteenth birthday to watch my beloved Magpies slog it out against the Cats.

The best part of the night, if Collingwood wins, is the train trip home with hundreds of Geelong supporters! I think it may be prudent to throw in a Geelong scarf in case the Magpies do go down…after all the trip home will be bad enough without those Geelong supporters rubbing it in!!

For those who think this football related post is madness, there was a school principal who vowed to donate $5 to charity every time the Geelong Advertiser (the Geelong daily newspaper) DID NOT have something related to the Geelong Football Club on its front page.  Bear in mind our official season starts in mid-March and with the Grand Final played in the last Saturday of September.  During this prinicpal’s five years in Geelong, she never once had to part with $5.  True story.


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Statues


Floral Friday-270314


Floral Friday Challenge.


Today’s post does not have much ‘floral’ about it…but it is our backyard.


For the past three months our backyard has been looking mostly like this shot…only bone dry.


On Thursday we had a day of light rain, something more like our previous Western District climate…


interspersed with some heavy down pours like this.

We had 10.5 millimetrres (42 points) for the twenty four hours to 0700 Friday morning

Just wonderful.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday










Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Textures


My contribution for this week’s




tree_0046I like the texture of wood…



especially that which is still living.


The texture of rocks under bare feet was delightful, but that seems like it was eons ago.

terrapin_0795Last, but not least, two shots of a…



Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Textures



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Cee’s Black and White Challenge-Open-Topic


This week’s Black and White

Open Topic


Some random shots for this week’s Open Topic Challenge.



Harvesting is over and these mobile silos/field bins will probably sit alone in this paddock awaiting for next season’s harvest.

corio-bay_0469Pleasure craft on Geelong’s Corio Bay.


fishing_0517Although I never went fishing with Pop, MGW’s Grandfather, this could have been a photo of Pop, loving every minute of a fishing trip.


I think this scene looks better in colour, but even in black and white it looks calm and relaxing.  Dappled shade to ward off the sun.  A graceful old gum tree arching a branch over the water and picnic area.  And finally somewhere to sit, relax and let the world pass you by.


I have just realised there is an odd photo in this lot.






Wordless Wednesday-Breast-Care


Breast Care


A surprise sighting on Saturday evening. 


Some years ago now one of our favourite Australian, cricketing, sons lost his wife to breast cancer.  After Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 31.  As a consequence of Jane’s diagnosis, Jane and husband Glenn, formed The McGrath Foundation.  The aim of the McGrath Foundation is to employ breast care nurses in Australian communities along with providing educational material via its website.

To date, close to 100 breast care nurses have been employed throughout Australia with probably another 50 required.  Although I did not personally know Glenn or Jane, both came across as very likeable people and are/were highly regarded among the local and international cricketing communities and fans alike.  

For the past six years the cricketing community have dedicated the Sydney, New Year’s Day test match to the McGrath Foundation and the memory of Jane McGrath.  This game of cricket has become known as the Pink Test and the third day of the game is dedicated to the memory of Jane. Both teams wear pink or partly pink uniforms instead of the normal white.  Fans also dress in pink and the Sydney Cricket Ground is awash in pink.

While the pictured car appears to be a Cancer Council vehicle it reminded me of the McGrath Foundation. I thought rather than include this photo in my pink post I would create a ‘Wordy Wednesday” post instead….with appropriate explanations. 

More McGrath Foundation information may be found by clicking on this link

I mentioned that this was a surprise sighting.  

It is the first time I have seen this vehicle, which may have been part of a rally.  

Usually we have Daffodil Day in late August, (Friday 22nd in 2014), as a fund raiser…

hence the big yellow daffodil included on the car’s paint work. 


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)


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A-Z Challenge-L-L



My L-L-L Challenge this week


For the LLL challenge this week, a limp, relaxed leopard.



I call these my National Geographic shots,

taken at the end of our first full day in Kruger Park.



Just did not expect to see a leopard, and photograph it, in this position.

However, after following several South African social media sites,

the pose is not as unusual I thought.




by frizztext