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Some more from a chilly morning at Corio Bay


Reverse parking a ship.

sunrise_6965Tugs meet a ship…

sunrise_7001push and guide it towards its berth.

sunrise_7008A quick push and a pull and the ship

turns on sixpence/ five cents piece.

sunrise_7012A few minutes later it is being reversed to its berth.

I have seen people driving small cars

make a real mess of reverse parking.

This was such a smooth operation.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Older Than 50 Years.



“Not far out of Geelong”

only this time it is one of the many disused

railway stations scattered at small towns

throughout Victoria. lbridgeway_0075Goods trains still use the line

but the building now provides

Bed and Breakfast accommodation

for travellers.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Older than 50 Years




Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Teal-or-Turquoise


My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge


Teal or Turquoise


According to Google there is teal in

the mix of colours in a peacock’s feathers.

peacock_0436I am not going to argue with Google ! 🙂


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Teal or Turquoise

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Black and White Tuesday15-2807


Black and White Tuesday

 July 28, 2015


A recent visit to Corio Bay provided this weeks photos.





boat_0033While I love seagulls I think this photo

is my favourite of this lot.


Hope you enjoyed.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-15Wk-30


This week’s

Odd Ball



 A few weeks ago MGW came home telling me about one of her colleagues knitting a rainbow beanie for her husband.

 I commented that a rainbow beanie would be great…

especially after sitting in the cold at the football a few times this year.

A trip into Geelong and a couple of days later MGW brought home a newly knitted Rainbow Beanie.

Hot on its heels came an email

Subject: Re: Beanie Brother beanie_D1a

‘…wonderful to see the wool put to good use.

Woollymuses takes a different slant.

Congratulations & well done! You are now officially a “Beanie Brother”. You must swear to care for & protect your new beanie from loss, damage & those who do not own such fine head-wear. 

Bro R


 My reply

Brother R

Thank you for accepting me into the Beanie Brotherhood.beanie

I do swear:

  • to care for new beanie
  • to protect my new beanie from loss or damage &
  • to protect it from those who do not own such fine head-wear.

Your brother in wool

Our respective spouses named as ‘brothers‘ after our trip to South Africa two years back.  We always seemed to be getting lost, late, or whatever.

Although I never was lost.  I always knew where I was!

This may not be a single Odd photo, but I am sure it fits the ‘Odd’ category

and hopefully brought a few smiles all round.





Travel Theme-Grasses




Travel Theme.



Autumn rains brings on new grass after a long, hot summer.

grass_3396Grasses planted by council in coastal reserves.
fountain-grass_0075We have some Native Grass planted in our garden…

fountain_grass_0077and it is thriving.
grass_treeWe did have an expensive grass tree…

to be a feature in our front yard.

However, it only lasted a year or two.

During  a recent drive I found an area where Grass Trees grow wild.

It is illegal to ‘harvest’ Grass Trees in Victoria.

Ours came from Queensland and the climatic change

may have accounted, partially, for its demise.

fog_0022Not sure what this grass is, but it does

make for a nice photo on a foggy morning


Where’s My Backpack?:Travel Theme: Grasses



Weekly Photo Challenge-Close-Up



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Close Up


Melbourne’s laneways…

lamp-post_0465are good for all sorts of photos.

One could argue that this is a close up…

lamp-post_0466but it is not as close as this.


Definitely a close up.

bee_2697And about as close as I want to be to a bee…

bee_0583however, they do make great subjects.



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Floral Friday Challenge.


About six months ago we purchased some

pig-face succulents for a dry part of the garden.

pigface_0222Fast forward to early July…
pigface_0215and these were two of the flowers we found on one of the four plants.

I have not seen the flowers completely open,

but expect they will measure around

75-100 millimetres across.

Also, I wasn’t expecting flowers until summer(ish)

and the other three plants seem to be adhering to this idea.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday






Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Older Than 50 Years.


Not far out of Geelong is a rock formation

known locally as…

Dog Rocksdog-rocks_0036Although Dog Rocks does not cover a large area,

this is but a small portion of the formation.

I will suggest it is a bit like trying to capture

the Northern Territory’s Devil’s Marbles

in one shot.

I am sure we could all create a list of other

more notable tourist destinations,

which would fit the category of

not being able to be captured in one shot.

Just a brief contribution this week,

while Cee is taking a break.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Older than 50 Years