Hope your hand is better Paula and

hope you don’t mind me posting.

I often wondered why Number 1 Son was such

 a creature of routine…and I think I know why!

On Wednesday,

MGW and I were heading into a Geelong

Macca’s for coffee during the week

when we spied Zak.

Zak was a lovely, patient dog (as comes with age)

and waited with his owner while children played.

Both owner and Zak were kind enough

to let me take (and publish) their photo.


Thursday’s Special: A-Stranger’s-Pet



Jo’s Monday Walk


Balyang Sanctuary

 I have often posted random images taken at

Balyang Sanctuary in Geelong.

This week I thought of revisiting…


some of the images I have taken at Balyang.

It is home to many species of birds

such as this Mudlark.

There are also plenty of wild ducks…

to photograph.

Once I thought that I had

photographed some ducklings…

Then the wind pushed them in the opposite direction.

I felt a bit silly.


The most difficult to photograph are the

Lorikeets which call Balyang home.

Usually high up in the trees and moving

before one can focus the camera.

However at breeding time they slow down a bit…


and literally hang around their nests…


or sit outside for some peace and quiet…

and groom themselves.


Finally, there are also Australian White Ibises

which frequent the sanctuary in small numbers,

but make great subjects, in my opinion.



Jo’s Monday Walk