This year we had planned another African Safari, in June.

However, our sighting the zebra crossing…

…the leopard sleeping…


…lion cubs at play…


…or the pride at rest is no longer on our 2020 agenda.

I just hope everything is back to normal in 2021.



In 2016 we travelled to the northern hemisphere

where we discovered black lion statues.

We decided that the lions above were

nearly as interesting as their cousins

in previous photos, particularly as we had

been reading books in which they featured.

This lion in a rock was a bonus

which neither of us had heard.

In 2018 we discovered these lions guarding a bridge

which is an entrance to a park named

after the16th Earl of Derby

on the North American continent, in a west coast city,

in a country which had not fought

a war of independence.

In 2017 while visiting the

Western Front Battlefields

of World War I…


…I came upon two more lions guarding this Gate.

These lions, gifted to Australia after World War I,

were temporarily returned for

World War I Centenary Clebrations.

I was lucky to capture these images as the lions

were being returned to Canberra in November 2017.


The word lion/s and some nearby text in Google

will find the location if I have been too vague.  🙂


A Photo a Week Challenge:  Vacation-2020







A few weeks ago I…

…posted photos of MGW’s latest acquisition.

I thought it was past its best.



Mayday morning and it is still looking good

on the kitchen window sill.

We also have some Banksias for the garden.

Banksias are another gardening first for me.



We have noted an increase in birdlife

over the past few weeks and not sure

whether it’s the virus or simply that some

of our native plants have matured enough

to be of interest to them.


Cee’s-Hunt-for-Joy-Challenge: Gardening




After continuous rain last night…

…I fully expected to wake to an

inundated backyard this morning.

However, to my this wasn’t the scene, as I expected.

Any excess rain soaked away quickly or was hidden

by this year’s covering of grass.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Inundated