Before our house had really been commenced…

…we had a rather large puddle of water

clearly marking our garage after around

three inches of January rain in 2005. 

I don’t think we have had a fall like that since.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Puddle






The first two images are…

African birds of prey.



An eagle at the top and maybe

a hawk the second image.



And this one is one of the few I have of

an Australian Wedge Tail Eagle.





This image can no longer be captured….

The land was sold a few years ago and

a bulldozer was called in

to finish the demolition.

I often wonder what this was.

A school?

A public hall?

Or maybe a simple house?

Whatever it was I think it well beyond repair.

But if those walls could talk….


Word of the Day Challenge:  Derelict



I thought Taji was entangled in the net

we had over our cherry tree in late 2017.

However at harvest time Taji was quite happily

eating any fallen cherries and any others we missed.

At the moment its crab apples.

By the way, as tangled as Taji appears,

by the time I had put my camera down and

slipped on some footwear,

she was trotting over to greet me.


Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk176  Entangled




All re-posts I’m afraid.

However, they do fit the challenge.



I love this shot. 

Not often it is able to be captured. 

Also memorable because a work colleague

ask me what it was.


Posing Percy.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Close-Up

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:Close-Up

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Close-Up

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Close-Up


Book Review-Death-Mask


Death Mask

(Dr. Anya Crichton, #5)


Kathryn Fox




Death Mask was my fifth Kathryn Fox book according to Goodreads, and won’t be my last.

Death Mask commences with Dr Anya Crichton having a bride (Hannah) and groom of six weeks being referred to her to try and figure out why the bride has, not one but two, sexually transmitted diseases while her husband is clean.  One of Hannah’s aims in life was not to have sexual intercourse with her boyfriend/fiancé until their wedding night.  Now six weeks later and no other males in her life she as two different sexually transmitted diseases!

Anya is the third medical professional to have consulted with Hannah and it is not until Hannah’s husband is coerced into leaving the room that the truth begins to unfold.  From there it doesn’t take Anya long for figure out the ‘how’ and ‘why’, disgusting as both may be.

Fast forward a week or two, and we find Anya in New York where she has been employed by the USA’s National Football League to investigate some players, their off field behaviour and particularly their behaviour with, or towards, women.


Anymore and there will be spoilers left, right and centre, so I will continue with kudos for the narrator, Jennifer Vuletic.  Although I only have television and movies for accent comparisons, I believe Jennifer Vuletic has narrated this novel extremely well.  And if, to New Yorkers, these accents are way off the mark, Ms Vuletic at least provided this listener with what I felt were clear character voices, which makes an audiobook so much more enjoyable.

As usual I enjoyed this Anya Crichton novel and rated it a three star read plus one more for the topic.

Death Mask

is a solid

star read.

At the time of writing my review,

Goodreads readers have rated

Death Mask

an average of 3.80 from 478 ratings and 59 reviews

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Death Mask

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon