This is MGWs Facebook post.

I could not say it any better. 


After 13 years of faithful friendship,

loyal companionship and unwavering love,

our beautiful labrador, Maggie,

went to sleep for the final time

early this afternoon with the gentle,

winter sun on her back. imageShe has been an integral part of our family since the day

Don brought her home as an 8 week old puppy;

devoted to each one of us,

and she will be sorely missed.image Rest in peace, my gorgeous girl.

You will never be forgotten,

and your passing has left

an enormous hole in my heart.


Not the Saturday we expected.

However, as is often said,

she is no longer in any discomfort.

RIP Maggie.

27/03/2003 – 16/07/2016

Weekly Photo Challenge-Details



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



This morning I chose a few items which I see

on a regular basis for my detailed shots.


I have also added the original/wider shot…
Details_0643to show what can be seen at closer quarters.


the first four shots are all from parts…


of an old…


favourite winter jumper…


Still in the material world…


are some shots of an old lounge suite covering.


This shot is inside…


the roughly drawn circle.


Daily Post mentioned that a weed can

look like a work of art…close up.


Here is a cake of soap carved to look like a work of art.


And this vase almost provided…


 nine selfies.




Floral Friday-16-0707


Floral Friday Challenge.


Geelong Botanic Gardens.


 Again I am caught displaying my lack of botanical knowledge.


The flower head does remind me of a Banksia,

but I have no idea of this plant’s name and

would be grateful for an identification.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday







Black and White Challenge:

Locks and Clocks.


Some re-posts to begin with follow by some new images.


Locks are not made like this any more…

Modern locks, like this one take less than

thirty seconds with a good hacksaw to remove.

That is speaking experience.


At the Collins Street end of Melbourne’s

Southern Cross Station is a little Big Ben…


 where weary travelers can keep an eye on the time

while having a quick coffee and snack.


The main  clock above “The Clocks” at Flinders Street Station.


And while preparing this post I noticed another clock

at the other end of Flinders Street Station.


Probably my favourite clock in Melbourne.

Gog and Magog have been keeping time in

The Royal Arcade since I was a boy and from

what my Father told me many years before…

in fact since 1842.


These two 7-feet giants have been striking the time on Gaunt’s clock since 1842. They were carved from clear pine and modelled on the figures erected in Guildhall, London, in 1708 to symbolise the conflict between the ancient Britons and the Trojan invaders.”(Right side) Mythology tells of the giants Gog and Magog (also known as Corineus and Gogmagog) having been captured in battle by the Trojans and made to serve as porters at the gateway of an ancient palace on a site later occupied by the Guildhall. It is traditional for Gog to stand to the north and Magog to the south.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Locks and Clocks