an underground room or vault beneath a church,
used as a chapel or burial place

Princess Grace of Monaco is buried in

the Royal Crypt behind the altar

according to Google.

However this is the grave pointed out

to tourists who know no better.










Through the kitchen window…

…Hawk vs Mudlark.



Red Rump Parrot


A few years back a pair of Spurwing Plovers began… 




…to nest somewhere around our mailbox.

One year I very nearly… 


…walked on their chicks.

One had gone to ground to hide around…

…three inches in front of my foot.


Can you see the spur on the left wing 

as you look at this photo. 


They have been absent for a few years.  

However, on Sunday they were heard,

and sighted, again after a long absence.



Superb Fairy Wren…

…and her mate.



One of our resident

New Holland Honeyeaters


Not sure if male or female, but it  was certainly

letting me know not to go near a wayward

offspring, which I had not spotted until after

the photo was taken such was

the ferocity of the adult voice.




SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:….Backyard-Birding










Wordless Wednesday20_2810-Silo-Art


On Monday I took some time for a photo drive

back to the farm to check out the trees.

I also decided to make it a Cook’s Tour

and visit a couple of other photography sites

on my way home.

Thirty minutes from home I spied…




…this silo and it’s art work.

The Brolga and chicks…

…and ewes and lamb.


Stay safe.    🙂


Hope you enjoyed.




Logan’s Beach…

…a Southern Right Whale Nursery at


in Victoria’s SouthWest.


Warrnambool Beach

Warrnambool Beach and Breakwater

which stops Bass Strait Seas

damaging the beach.


Water-Water-Everywhere:   #49



Book Review-Sweet Mercy

Sweet Mercy

Dirty Empire Trilogy Book #1


K. A. Tucker / Nina West


I only borrowed Sweet Mercy because I thought K. A. Tucker had co-authored with Nina West. Not finding any mention of K. A. Tucker in the book I turned to Google only to discover that Tucker also writes under the pseudonym, ‘Nina West’


I think it maybe best that Nina West accepts the credit for Sweet Mercy because it is nothing like the Burying Water or Simply Wild series.  In fact, had I read this book first and known it was a K. A. Tucker book I probably would not have read the Water and Wild books, or anything else bearing Tucker’s name.


Sweet Mercy commences with Mercy visiting her father in prison.  During the visit she notices Gabriel a good looking bloke visiting a hardened underworld criminal.  Gabriel also notices Mercy.  One thing leads to another and she ends up living with and falling for Gabriel. 


To say the living arrangements are raunchy would be an understatement.  Likewise, some may not approve of the graphic descriptions of sex scenes.  However, most of my life has be spent working in ‘rough’ workplaces and while parts of Sweet Mercy were out there with the roughest workmate I can think of, the language and descriptive passages did not offend me.  That is not to say that I enjoyed it, either.


While the Sweet Mercy plot reminded me of the Pretty Woman movie, the narrative was definitely Fifty Shades of Grey.


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Even though this spider was encased in a hardened liquid

I still jumped when I saw it under my hand.

 I first sighted this huge spider crawling up our front door.

I brushed it off the door and it turned into one big spider

and around thirty little blighters.



Come hither said the spider to the fly.

I have some glad wrap waiting…just for you.

Creepy enough for me.


It’s breakfast time…

…won’t you join me!


One Word Sunday Challenge:  Creepy




Images from Alaska and Africa,

Botswana, to be exact.

My first three images are from…


…near or inside the…

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre

These two images are one and the same

and were an early morning capture

at Kwa Nokeng Lodge

Win Botswana.


I think either one would make a nice wall mount

and talking point.

Some smoke and mirrors here

thanks to Photoshop.

I have been informed that Baobabs

do not grow near a body of water.

However, I cannot find a definitive answer

to that comment.



Amanda                       Sandi