A Red Wattlebird

(a large noisy honeyeater according to Google)

on our laundry trolley


The view was better on the clothesline.


Hawk on electricity pole…



…being kept company by a Mudlark!


Fence sitting  hawk.



Generically I would call these birds

(above and below)



Lisa at OurEyesOpen-Bird weekly

that they are

Nankeen Kestrels, which rang a bell.

I discovered BW versions labeled

as the aforementioned

Nankeen Kestrels

Thank you Lisa.


Another fence sitting Hawk




Finally Wedge Tail Eagles…

…making use of a signal pole alongside…

…a railway line











While visiting a nearby Men’s Shed we were treated to

a tasty morning tea.


During most recent Decembers…



…we hove been treated to a feast

of tasty home grown cherries.



Some, probably not so healthy treats

from a High Tea.


Above and below are two tasty courses from

Dinner on The Q Train.



The Q train is a tourist train which runs on a track

long enough to give staff and guests

time to serve and enjoy dinner. 

A few years ago we celebrated our

32nd Wedding Anniversary

with dinner on

The Q Train.




While not my idea of a treat this bear thought otherwise,

happily extracting a piece of fruit from

the hole in the tree limb.



A Photo a Week Challenge:….Tasty-Treat








Hay rolls


Fire trail among our Blue Gums.


Brandy and Molly waiting for me.


Poll Hereford steer.


Young Hereford cattle.

Dahlia Farm


An old three point linkage,

three furrow mouldboard plough.

From an old farm sighting to very modern farming

in South West Victoria…wind turbines.

In 2013 Australia’s largest wind farm (140 turbines)

was built at our farm’s back door so to speak.

At the time it was supposed to be the largest

Southern Hemisphere farm and

still is according to Wikipedia list.

However, there are 34 windfarms with

larger megawatt capacities,

mostly in the United States.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Farm-Related








a class or division of people or things regarded as
having particular shared characteristics.

I spent 30+ years working as a woolclasser.

Wool classing is the name for categorising wool

into saleable lots to acceptable industry standards. 

When I studied wool classing in the late 60s early 70s

it wasn’t simply a pass or fail course. 

Government regulated exams required a

minimum of 80% to pass the Practical exam

and a 70% minimum to pass the Theory exam.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Category





Again I find most of my images are from nature.

Dahlia and bee.



May be pushing stripes a it with this image.

It does appear to have red and white petals

which gives a striped effect.



Certainly not checks in the truest form….

…however, close enough when checks

are few and far between.

And I will use any excuse to post one of

my favourite images from Africa 2013.

My final checked image.

The floor of Melbourne’s

Royal Arcade

I could not post a striped post without including…

…some of Burchell’s Zebras.

Although difficult to see, Burchell’s Zebra

has a brown stripe on the white.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Striped-Checked

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Striped-Checked

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Striped-Checked

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Striped-Checked