Rectangular Prism

A solid (3-dimensional) object which has six faces that are rectangles.

It has the same cross-section along a length, which makes it a prism.

Less than 90 days…

…until these rectangular prisms

are on display again.



Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Rectangular Prism





As long as I cannot see them

bugs don’t bug me.

I discovered on of these climbing our front door

not long after we moved.

It was huge as far as I was concerned

and then it simply multiplied and I

had 20 or 30 smaller versions running around.

I  had never seen anything like it previously.

Breakfast in the garden.  Yuk!

This series I don’t mind as the garden

and all plant life benefits.



However, on the farm, because the house

was built circa 1920s or earlier.

At this time of year bees would find

any little crevice and invade our walls.

They even came down our chimney/flue

and we often had a small spring fire lit

when the temperature was

first hitting 30 degrees Celsius.


Here, in the garden is where they belong.



Book Review-Crimson-Lake


Crimson Lake


Candice Fox


Crimson Lake, by Candice Fox sees a then teenage girl convicted of murdering another teenage girl and an ex-cop accused of abducting and assaulting another teenage girl join forces in an interesting murder mystery set in Australia’s Far North Queensland’s city of Cairns.   Although a convicted murderer Amanda is a licensed private investigator who takes ex-cop, Ted under her wing while they investigate local deaths.

Because Ted has been accused of abduction and assault (no conviction) of a teenage girl he draws a fair amount of attention from both do-gooders and two ageing cops who have not been promoted during their years of service.  Ted wonders why the beat cops have not been promoted?


Amanda notices inconsistencies with Ted’s case and quietly looks into that, with fresh eyes.  Together they try and solve a local disappearance which may have been murder or accident.


Narrator Lani Tupu does a good job of narrating Crimson Lake.  His vocal range captures everyone from hot headed, disrespectful teenagers and Ted’s gravelly cadence, to the oozing slime generated by the aforementioned cops.


I thought Crimson Lake not quite a four star audio book.  However, a half star for the narrator’s contribution and it scrambles into the four star category.

I have rated

Crimson Lake

 as aaudio book.

Three and a half for the story

and half a star for

the narrator’s  contribution.

Crimson Lake (Crimson Lake, #1)

Crimson Lake

can be purchased on-line at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

At the time of writing my review,

other Goodreads readers

had awarded

Crimson Lake

an average of 3.98 stars

from 4,839 ratings

and 854 reviews.