express one’s opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way.

I used to work with someone who fitted

this description perfectly….especially

after a few glasses of amber fluid! 

One memorable day he stopped 15 or 16 people

in mid-conversation,

so maybe around 5-8 conversations,

to point out a dog sitting with its feet crossed. 

He continued to tells us that this

was a sign of a good dog as its owner

had trained it to sit in that manner. 


He was deadly serious!


So, every time I see one of my dogs

sitting with crossed front paws

I comment to MGW on

how well trained it is.  😀

 I have included these images of my poorly trained dogs…

simply to give you an idea of what I am speaking about.

 Both Candi and Taji are asleep however,

their paws are crossed in the same way.

I just could not find an image

of either one sitting with its paws crossed.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Pontificate 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Orakei-Korako-NZ


Below are some shots taken while…

admiring the Orakei Korako Geothermal

area in New Zealand.

Not necessarily in order…

but they do give an idea of…

what is was like to  walk this area.



It is hard to imagine that anyone would

wander off the path and signage

would be required.

I would have loved more handrails…

than there was.

This was one of the early indications that

it was not safe to step off the paths.


And this was nearing the end of

our 1.8 kilometre and 666 steps walk.

Had I known it was so long and so many steps

I may have thought twice.

However, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience,

and not too many others around

to spoil the  enjoyment.

Wordless Wednesday19_0410_Melbourne

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Yesterday we graced Melbourne

with our presence. 


To celebrate our wedding anniversary

with High Tea

at The Langham

on South Bank.

Princes Bridge over the Yarra River.

Princes Bridge as we left.

(ISO 640, 1/15)

Had to look at Exif data, I was certain

the ISO was higher in this shot.

(ISO 640, 1/20)

The Langham Hotel via

the Evan Walker Bridge

over the Yarra.


Hope you enjoyed.




Not a good photo to begin with…

…however, Hobbits fans may recognise

the  chessboard and be able

to add two and two.

Unfortunately I am not a fan.

Even bought an eBay Hobbits movie

after returning to Australia

and just could not get into it at all.

Matta Matta

and the Hobbiton Movie Set.

New Zealand