I have a dislike for…



However, I think this is creepier

and it was in our garden.

Crimson Breasted Shrike,


…and after cropping.



A Kruger National Park


….and after cropping and editing.



Straight out of camera…



First crop.

I  estimated that horn to be

around three feet in length.




Second crop.

This rhino (and its mates) have

a 24/7 military guard.

The guards have orders to

shoot first and asked questions later.

We did not test the veracity

of this statement!


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Cropping



Book Review-Girl-With-A-Rose

Girl With A Rose


Leslie Wolfe

(Tess Winnett  #6)

Girl With A Rose is book 6 of the Tess Winnett series.  Although I thoroughly enjoyed Girl With A Rose, it is a novella and I am not a great fan of novellas/short stories.  The Tess Winnett character lends herself to write so much more than a short story.  However, a Tess novella is far better than no Tess.  I just hope Book 7 is the real deal….a novel.

It is a well-known fact in our family that I would have liked a daughter.  We have two wonderful boys.  However, after reading several books featuring teenage girls, Girl With A Rose, being the latest, two rowdy boys have been easier to raise than some of these girls.

It’s good that Tess was free when fifteen year old Kaylee went missing.  Was Kaylee going to become another victim of a drop dead gorgeous psychopathic serial killer not known to police or public?   Would Tess be able to find and safely return Kaylee to her mother without the help of Alice, Kaylee’s best friend and the governor’s daughter?

I love the Tess Winnett character and really hope she can star in another novel.  As with all short stories, or novellas, this one ended rather abruptly.

As I never award a novella five stars Girl With A Rose will have to be happy with a four star rating.   However, fans of Tess Winnett and Leslie Wolfe will thoroughly enjoy Girl With A Rose.   If you happened to be reading a Leslie Wolfe review for the first time and like the crime genre why don’t you give Tess a try?  I stumbled across Dawn Girl while surfing through Amazon and  Girl With A Rose was my sixteenth Leslie Wolfe read.

At the time of writing my review other

Goodreads readers have rated

Girl With A Rose (Tess Winnett Book 6)

Girl With A Rose

an average of 

4.53 stars

from 107 ratings and 20 reviews 

 I have rated 

Girl With A Rose

a  solidread.

Girl With A Rose

can be purchased

online at 


I purchased my edition from Amazon. 

It appears

Girl With A Rose

 is not available

at Booktopia, and Fishpond 





Torquay Beach, where you can…

…catch some air…

…take a drop…


…or just enjoy the scenery

I often mention Bells Beach

in conjunction with Torquay.

A web page devoted to surf talk mentions Bells

and imparted some interesting information.

Click anywhere along this link to visit.


Water-Water-Everywhere:   #27






Mother’s Day 2020 reflections.

This year MGW received a bouquet of flowers from

Number 1 son and Number 2 Daughter-in-Law.

Daughter-in-Law is the ‘Foreigner’ ( 😀 )

in our family.

She was born and raised in New Zealand.

However, we don’t  hold that against her. 🙂

MGW and her work colleague

also received an email from

one of their students

Happy Mothers Day to my

beautiful school Mums🌸🌼💕

Hope you both have a lovely day!


From what I hear a lovely cohort

of girls on the whole.


SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Mother’s-Day-Reflections