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Not great photos….
blue-gums_0496but we have had a plantation of trees harvested during

the summer and already they are regrowing.

In a few months these trees are to be poisoned

and replanted with new stock.

There are four clumps of unharvested trees in mid horizon.

 These are trees which were planted on

aboriginal heritage listed sites.

Apparently machinery was not allowed to

on this ground to harvest these trees.

This paddock was under water the first winter we owned it.

For nearly twenty years I drove/herded sheep

along this fence line and on into the wool shed paddock

and sheep yards at various times of the year.

Those were the days!!


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Walks


My contribution for this week’s

Walks-Indoor or Outdoor




An indoor outdoor walk at

Mt Sheba Resort,

South Africa.


A walk around Lake Wendouree, Ballarat…

about an hour’s drive inland from Geelong.


A walk in the Geelong Botanic Gardens.


Walk from Eastern Beach to the

Geelong Central Business District.


A walk favoured by many locals and visitors alike

is the three or four hundred metre walk

from the Geelong Marina,

along the beach to the Promenade.


 The Promenade surrounds a fairly shallow

area of water on Eastern Beach,

an ideal spot for learners to swim.


Finally talking a walk along the top of one of the Twelve Apostles,

along Victoria’s South West Coastline….

will give you a better view of the Apostles

as they appear on many postcards.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge:Walks-Indoor-Outdoors



Black and White Tuesday16-0627


Black and White Tuesday

 June 27, 2016



Hereford, or possibly Hereford cross cattle.

galah_01The Galah.

Last week’s visitor to our backyard.

Interestingly, years ago, if one’s behaviour was idiotic,

they were called galahs.

Yet I have never seen these birds act in an idiotic manner.


A species of hawk…

and a mudlark…


sharing the same power line.



Hope you enjoyed.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16Wk-26


Odd Ball

Week 26, 2016


Two weeks ago I saw this bird alight on this sign.

I concluded that the seagull is illiterate.

He appeared to read it…


but either didn’t understand it, or, our ‘…no standing…’ sign

when translated into ‘seagull’ has a different meaning.


Either way he decided it was a good spot

to ruffle and dry his feathers.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-26







Travel Theme-Exits




Travel Theme.


This week’s theme had me thinking until…..

I thought of how most of us will exit this world.


A few weeks ago we thought Maggie was getting ready to make her exit.

 The thought of digging a grave for her was not what I wanted to do at the

time as I had many other things on my mind including a hospital visit to

have a lymph gland removed and tested.


So with the help of a passing contractor we agreed to have

this metre by half metre deep hole added to our back yard.

I think our wires were crossed somewhere as

the steel gate is 90 centimetres/36 inches high and

the wooden fame is at least 1.8m/6 feet long.

We even talked of veterinary intervention

to put her out of her misery.

The next day the sun shone….and so did Maggie. 😀


A few days further and her coat arrived.

We nearly used the exit that day as she did not want a bar of it.

 The following weekend MGW, following the makers instructions,

took the coat off to give Maggie breathing space, or whatever.

When it came time to put in on that afternoon

Maggie nearly jumped into it.

And who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

We have been here nearly 11 years and only on Friday

did Maggie acknowledge that the weather (cold and wet)

came from the west and it could be warm and sheltered

on the eastern side of our abode.

Wonders will never cease.

And on this frosty Sunday morning Maggie is still enjoys a bone.

For the record…

as far back as I can remember working dogs and faithful pets

have always found a resting place close to home.  

Ginger’s is under the posts and concrete block in  

the top left hand corner of the grave photos.



Where’s My Backpack: Exits




Just had to submit Melbourne’s most well-known clocks

for my first submission…



Meeting ‘…under the Flinders Street Clocks...’

was a common meeting spot years ago.

Not sure now though.  Mobile phones make it much

easier to connect with someone in the city.

A couple of decades ago “they” were going to, or did,

change the analogue clock faces to digital.

Public outcry either stopped the change or had it reversed.


Checked Wikipedia to see if I was correct…not far away.

Wikipedia extract:

The original indicator clocks were removed from service in 1983 as part of a redevelopment of the station, with their replacement by digital displays planned.

An outpouring of public outrage and sentimentality saw the decision reversed within one day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flinders_Street_railway_station


A Photo a Week Challenge: Clocks


Weekly Photo Challenge-Partners



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Partners can be found everywhere.

‘Our’ plovers from the last few years certainly

synchronised to protect their brood.

eagle_0005aWedge Tail eagles, I believe, are partners for life.


Not so sure about the African Fish Eagle…although this pair

exhibited all signs of a partnership.

dancers_0362Partners in dance.

These four were synchronised in the performance.


Ostriches also are partners for life and were both helping

shelter the brood on this hot day.



Surfing partners waiting for the big one.


Unfortunately they had to settle for…


some smaller waves on this recent outing.







Black and White Challenge:








and again.

A-purple-daisy_Col_7287A purple daisy


Pink tinged roses.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Flowers