a return to a normal state of health,
mind, or strength.



After ‘hosting’ major infantry fighting

in two World Wars…

…the recovery process still continues in

France’s Western Front Battlefields.



Many towns have small ammunition dumps

similar to this one.

These dumps contain unexploded ammunition

and shrapnel which farmers recover

while working their fields.

Dumps are emptied every three to four weeks

according to our guide.







“If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.”


If I borrow this week’s quote as the basis

for my post, when my mind wanders

it wanders straight back to the farming days.

Fifty-five years of farm life is difficult

to eradicate overnight, so to speak.

This is the second rotation/crop of trees

beginning their life after our first harvest.



 Our first crop of trees at 6 or 7 years of age.

Both boys are around the 180cm mark

which gives an idea of how high the Blue Gums

are at approximately half their life span.

I have many good memories of farm life

and some difficult ones also.

Whether the memories are good or bad,

I am happy not to be on a farm

at this point of my life


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Where-the-Heart-is





When Maggie was young she licked up

whatever she could after MGW emptied

an old  bottle of cooking wine.


She was snoring rather loudly,

but was she dreaming.

Guess we will never know.

MGW was concerned about Maggie’s

well being, that is, until she caught

a whiff of Maggie’s breath.

My favourite song about dreams



Amanda                       Sandi