written works, especially those considered of
superior or lasting artistic merit.

My reading literature…

…probably will not be around…

…in 100 years or so and may never be regarded as classics.

Finally, over the past decade I have slowly changed

from paper to ‘literature’ which is now in digital format.

The days of the new book smell are long gone,

as have my ideals of having a physical library in our house.

The only library is a virtual one.







Hot Air Balloon


Leaving on a jet plane.


Not sure if this is mum or dad

New Holland Honeyeater,

however there was no way

I wanted to be junior Honeyeater

the morning I captured this image.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:…Anything-That-Flies







A few years ago my Aunt

(the youngest in the image)

gave me quite a few of these

family photos from the past.

The youngest Fonce, is now 86 years of age.

Her sister Mary passed away in 2016 aged 90.

Frank, my Father, died suddenly in

February 2001, aged 79.


Grandfather, Bill, whom I often mention for

his World War I service died in August 1952,

about a week after this photo with his then

only Grandson, possibly only Grandchild

(yours truly) was taken.

Margaret Ryan, my Grandmother,

passed away in 1974, aged 83.


Below is a photo of the original photo.

Can you imagine what this family would have said if told

that one day this photo would be posted for

a potentially world wide audience to view?



Amanda                       Sandi






The joy of fishing with…

…Grandpa…or Grandson


Or the joy Father in Law expressed after

our boys gave him a wig for his

75th birthday about ten years ago. 

That year he had been treated for breast and

at least one other type of cancer…maybe two. 

He celebrated his 86th birthday about a month ago.



A Photo a Week Challenge:….Joy