Wordless Wednesday17_3105_Serendip

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Recently I visited the

Serendip Sanctuary

just outside Geelong.

A Magpie Goose…perhaps.

Female Fairy, or Blue Wren.

Cape Barren Goose.

First time I ever sighted one was

in the Toronto Zoo in 1976.

Along way from home to sight a local bird.


Hope you enjoyed.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Hot-Cold


My contribution for this week’s



In winter of 2006…
I discovered this horizontal icicle which,

for a short period, of time stretched across

the gutter’s edge in the foreground.

Fast forward to January 4, 2013 and I am

driving along the Great ocean Road showing

my Canadian friends its beauty.

This is Lochard Gorge.

The bitumen in the car park was melting and

it was the only time I did not walk around

to a cave on the left of shot due to the heat.

Temperature around 44 degrees Celsius, or just over 110°F.





Book Review-Run-You-Down

Run You Down

(Rebekah Roberts #2)

Julia Dahl


In the beginning I found Run You Down a bit slow.  However, it soon developed into an interesting story.

Reporter Rebekah Roberts is still searching for her mother, when her job takes into the lives of people who eventually commit some horrific acts of violence.  No spoiler.

There passages of Run You Down which I think could have been left on the editor’s floor.  However, all in all Run You Down is another look into the lives of people of Jewish faith in contemporary America.

Young Rebekah is again the central figure along with several other characters from Invisible City, the first book in the series.  While Run You Down works quite well as a standalone novel my recommendation would be to read Invisible City first as characters mentioned in Invisible City are expanded upon in Run You Down.

My initial evaluation of Run You Down was that it would struggle to gain a three star rating.  As I said it seemed a bit slow early on.  By the time I finished reading Run You Down, I was happy with my four star rating.

I think

Run You Down

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is definitely a


Goodreads readers have rated

Run you Down

an average of 3.78 stars from 1,005 ratings and 174 reviews

Run you Down

can be purchased on-line at

FishpondBooktopia, and Amazon


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk-23


Odd Ball

Week 23, 2017

May 29



An old paddle wheel makes an ideal drying,

preening, sun baking place…

for all manner of bird life

just of the coast at Indented Head,

near Geelong.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Week-23







Erratic Links

Commencing, today, May 29 nearly all my posts will

be scheduled for a couple of weeks.

I will be travelling and do hope to post something

from my Western Front experiences while in

France and Belgium.

However, that may not be possible.

I will add links to host’s home page and hope for the best.




Have opted for Golden Hour photos

at either end of the day.

Only a matter of weeks ago and probably

through our living room window.

 An African setting sun.

However we did not stop to take a sunset photo.

We were photographing the leopard lying on the limb

in the top right hand corner.

Below is a cropped and over brightened

version of that image.This was only taken to give some context to the sighting.

All other photos the leopard is quite visible.

I have often said that I would have gone home happy,

on this, the third day of our Safari.

Then things only got better.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Golden-hour


Floral Friday17-2605


Floral Friday Challenge.


A couple of weeks ago it was Mother’s Day and

both boys arrived for afternoon tea bearing flowers.

About thirty seconds after handing over their flowers,

they popped the inevitable questions…

“Who’s your favourite son Mum?  

Who  has the best flowers?”

These images were taken a week after the event

and it appeared No 1 Son small bouquet

was an easy winner.

The carnations and roses were

beginning to look sad in

Number 2 Son’s arrangement.

Now,however, all the liliums have opened.

The carnations are still hanging in and

one or both flowers have a strong perfume/scent.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday





The only thing better than having a lioness

look down the barrel of one’s lens…
from a distance no greater than twenty feet…

was to spend…

twenty minutes or more

photographing her six week old cubs.  

There were two….but the other was a male!


Thursday’s Special: Female