The result of a glass blowing demonstration

for tourists, in Venice.

Apologies for the photo quality.

A window in a

Geelong Church



St. Andrew’s Church,


New Zealand.



An African souvenir.








For the past four and a half years…

…Candi (Kelpie) and Taji (Labrador)

have been our top dogs.


At least this morning Taji had the manners

to wait until Candi was out of her kennel

before poking her head to gather

Candi’s breakfast leftovers.

Upon opening the back door and asking Taji what

she was doing, I received a slow tail wag.


A post about our dogs would be incomplete

without mentioning our previous

labrador, Maggie.


The best for last…my mate Brandy.

Also known as…

The Six Million Dollar dog,

my bi-centennial (1988) pup,

and a variety of other names.

Faithful and loyal,and if not working

was to be found at his kennel or

more than likely waiting

on the back of my ute.

He could see in our kitchen window,

from that vantage point.






In 2017, I was fortunate enough to gain

a preview of the

Grieving Mother Memorial

in Ballarat.

From memory the

Grieving Mother

had been designed and

created by local artists.


She was receiving some finishing touches

as I photographed her…


…the day before the official opening/unveiling

to the public.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Preview






Some images from…



…Maligne Valley Gorge…



…in Jasper National Park…


Maligne Valley Gorge



Maligne Valley Gorge

Maligne Valley Gorge.


Maligne Valley Gorge,

Jasper National Park,










Verandah images.

Moon setting behind neighbours trees.



Full moon.

Both images taken from

back (west facing) verandah.


Geelong Sunrise

This shot may have been captured

through a window

Sunrise..front (east) verandah.

Morning sunrise.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   At-Home

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   At-Home



Book Review-Camino-Island

Camino Island

(Camino-Island #1)


John Grisham



Camino Island is the first of two (so far) by John Grisham, in the Camino Island series.

Mercer, who has written and published two books, has just lost her teaching job and is asked to help an insurance company’s recovery team discover if their suspect, Bruce, who owns and operates a book store on Camino Island, has any stolen hand written manuscripts hidden in his store.

Camino Island turns out to be home or many authors of various abilities and styles, some of these authors knew Mercer’s grandmother and all are friends with Bruce.

Initially I thought this may be a bit slow but any of those thoughts vanished and the true Grisham style had me reading in the wee hours of the morning and all too soon I had completed Camino Island, book 1.

I thought Camino Island was an easy and enjoyable four star read and I eagerly await reading, or listening to, Camino Winds (book #2) when it is released in late in April 2020.

I have not read a John Grisham novel for some time as I have been busy discovering other authors.  The return to a Grisham tale was a thoroughly entertaining experience.

At the time of writing my review other Goodreads readers had awarded Camino Island an average of 3.73 stars from 78,619 ratings and 77,6602 reviews.


Camino Island

is a solid

star read.

At the time of writing my review,

Goodreads readers have rated

Camino Island

an average of 3.73 stars

from 78,872 ratings

and 7,617 reviews

Camino Island (Camino Island #1)

Camino Island

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon