Our last evening in South Africa, 2013.

An unexpected game drive…

…produced this sighting of two 8 week old lion cubs.

Twenty minutes later and after nearly 300 photos

of lion cubs watching tourists

we departed due to failing light.

So lucky.

That was early October 2013,

their mother was dead in mid-September 2014.

Until this week we have wondered if they survived.

Yesterday (Saturday) we heard via Facebook

that they still roam the area.



One Word Sunday Challenge:  Luck





having or showing a feeling of
vague or regretful longing.


I would venture to suggest

that these images…

…depict two wistful pups.


Neither pup wanted to be shown

how to eat a bone,

they just wanted to eat.  🙂



I spent of my working life working with…

…sheep on our sheep farm.

A good sheep dog was invaluable and

a great companion on many long days

alone in the wool shed

or ploughing paddocks.

Cattle were also part of the family farm

until the 1983 drought.

It was decided that it was much easier

to keep sheep alive than it was to

feed cattle during drought conditions.


Even though I am not a ‘cat’ person,

cats were/are also an invaluable part

of any farm as hay stacks attract

both rodents and reptiles.

Cats helped limit rodents especially

and would not back away from snakes either.

More and more farms are being turned into

huge power generation sites over

the past decade or so.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Found-on-Farms





One of the first signs of spring

being around the corner…

…is the arrival of bulbs flowering in the garden.

Another sign is the patchwork of

golden paddocks/fields of canola in bloom.

I would love to see the surrounding area

from the air at this moment.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing-Seasons





a settled or regular tendency or practice,

especially one that is hard to give up

The first thing Taji  does

when let off for a run is…

…is to check Candi’s kennel for any morsels

which Candi may have left.

She also checks out

the area surrounding the kennel.

Just in case..


Word of the Day Challenge:  Habit







smile broadly

A party smile

A birthday grin

This is mine…all mine.


Finally, who wouldn’t grin?

It’s not every day one receives a certificate

from the Vienna Waltz Academy.



Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Grin