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Plovers are not very colourful, however, here goes…

plover_0253Mum and Dad were the reason I went outside on Sunday.

plover-chick_0250They were noisily shepherding their brood around the yard…

plover-chick_0266and keeping them off the road.

plover-chick_0331And when I appeared to be getting too close,

the brood was told to “Sit” and not move.

plover_0399Across the road the parents still were ordering

their young around…or telling me to clear off.

After I returned inside, I heard what sounded like a dog yelp.

Thinking it was one of ours being attacked by the plovers,

I looked in time to see an early teenage girl (I think)

in full running stride, dragging some sort of terrier

which was nearly air born on the end of its lead.

Meanwhile plover parents were taking turns

in a long 50 metre swooping attack dive

at the aforementioned child and dog.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Three4Three


My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge




It’s going to be one of those weeks.

I thought Monday was Sunday

and I was thinking today was only Tuesday

only to realise most of Wednesday has past!

corellas_0066I found these Cockatoos, Corellas,

in an old tree some weeks back.

cranes_6672Instead of going out in the wee hours of this morning, on

the off-chance we could see Aurora Australis (Southern Lights)

from here, I got an early start for sunrise.

Alas even though there was some cloud around

the sunrise was not as good as hoped for.

However, I did spot three cranes on this ship,

AND only spotted three tug boats upon

loading pics to my computer

AND I am going to claim three jetties/piers

in the foreground.

Edit: I have just realised there are three different threes in this photo !!!!



Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Three4Three

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Which Way Challenge-15-2206


A wet foggy day a few weeks back…

whichway_0158and a slow drive, seeking out the elusive Brown Falcon,

led me down a country road with said Falcon

just keeping out of range and on the move.



Cee’s Which-Way-Challenge-15-Week-24


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-15Wk-25


This week’s

Odd Ball



Again not sure if this is Odd Ball or not, however…plover-chicks_0340

in all my life I have never been fortunate enough

to come as close to this scene before.

Yesterday, I decided to go for a drive in a welcome day of sunshine and

only made it down our drive and onto the road before

I first sighted these chicks following their parents around.

They had been told to play possum when I began to walk towards them…

and they were probably more obedient than many children I know.

How many can you see?




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  2. Cxianliu.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/a-pair-of-reading-glasses/
  3. Lessywannagohome.blogspot.be/2015/06/cees-odd-ball-challenge_21.html
  4. Davidwetzelsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/purple-dragon-odd-ball-challenge-week-25/
  5. Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: Trees | MythRider
  6. Loisajay1213.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge-2015-week-25/
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  9. Rainbow Sea Foam Welcomes Summer for WPC And Odd Ball Challenges | Light Words
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  12. Cee’s Odd Ball Photo: Mother of Pearl | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)



Travel Theme-Old-Fashioned



Old Fashioned

Travel Theme.


Some old fashioned cars.

car_00171A General Motors Holden GTS Commodore, circa 1976.

car_0019Holden Torana, 1973.

My first car was a 1968 Torana.

cars_0012This is the FJ Holden,

the first model General Motors built,

in Australia…around 1950.

tibouchina_6064I know I have posted this photo recently,

however, about thirty years ago

I was told it was an old fashioned plant

and that it was a favourite of Grandfather.

He passed away at the start of World War II.

A former team mate and work mate

of mine used to describe the ‘old days’

as ‘two weeks ago last Wednesday.’

So I guess, like beauty,

old is in the eye of the beholder.


Where’s My Backpack?:

Travel Theme: Old Fashioned



Weekly Photo Challenge-Roy-G-Biv



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Roy G. Biv


Apart from the first two, my entry this week consists entirely of  random shots from home.
rainbow_0333Victoria Falls, September 2014.

rainbow_0043Followers may recognise this as a shot which I took after attending the funeral of a teenager a few months ago.

‘Over the Rainbow’ was the opening song sung at the funeral service.

Flower_1868Now, some…

flower_0304shots taken…

flower_0021either inside… (MGW birthday)

flower_0283or while travelling (Fremantle)…


flower_0528aoops..another inside shot…MGW’s birthday flowers…