Weekly Photo Challenge-Look-Up



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Look Up


Nature for my Look Ups this week.


The moon setting on our shortest day this year.

The clouds and camera settings account for the colour.


Two photos taken within a few minutes of each other…


and with some effects applied to enhance the clouds.

At least I think so.


From dark ominous clouds to clouds that

only speak of fair weather.

Corio Bay, Geelong


Finally a late April sunrise, 2016.



Floral Friday-16-0707


Floral Friday Challenge.


Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Cactus were never my favourite plant.

cactus_0139 However, I am beginning to appreciate

their ability to survive where others don’t.

 cactus_0141The first two photos were taken in the

Geelong Botanic Gardens

in late summer 2015.

cactus_8983I don’t know if this was vandalism

or the plants needed to be trimmed.

I fancy the former and if the culprits were caught

they should have been made to sleep

on a cactus bed for a week…in the raw.

A bit harsh?  Maybe!

But I am tired of seeing years of hard work

and nurturing being destroyed

by morons who continually take pleasure

in destroying but will not use

the same energy to create.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday