The Fairmont Hotel’s

six million dollar view,

at Banff, Canada.




Three Moorabool  Valley views.

Up until January 2020, I loved driving these roads.

However, that all changed when

I saw similar roads being blocked

by fallen trees when last year’s

bushfires were burning.


Moorabool Valley

dressed in fog.



Perhaps my favourite

Moorabool Valley


On many country roads,

two vehicles constitutes a traffic jam.

So it was with our farm.

The reason I like this landscape

is that a hundred metres into the trees

road noise is nonexistent.

You can hear birds and the occasional kangaroo

crashing its way through the trees.


SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...My-Favourite-Landscape


Book Review-Red Earth

Red Earth


Tony Park


Red Earth by Tony Park was my seventh of his books set in Africa and it was as good, or better, than any of the other six.   As usual I had visited or knew some of the locations during a visit to South Africa’s, Kruger National Park, in 2013.

Basically this novel is one long chase scene and commences with a woman (Suzanne) who is victim of a car hijacking in Durban.   One of the hijackers steals her car along with her infant son.

Helicopter pilot, Nia, and wildlife researcher (Mike) are in pursuit and led on a merry chase by two teenage school children friends who do not know just who is chasing them and the baby they now have in their possession.

As Mike and Nia track the missing baby through wild game reserves of Zululand and Zimbabwe, Mike and Nia realise that war on terror has arrived in their world.

Not only are the bad guys trying to catch up with the baby and its teenage saviours, so also, are the CIA and no-one knows which members of the CIA are good and who is running with the bad guys.

Red Earth moves along at a good pace and lovers of Tony Park books will enjoy Red Earth.  Narrator, Mark Davis, also adds to this story.

I have rated Red Earth as a four star audiobook.

At the time of writing my review other Goodreads readers had awarded Red Earth an average of 4.09 stars from 473 ratings and 36 reviews

I think

Red Earth

 is a


Goodreads readers have rated

Red Earth

an average of 4.09 stars

from 473 ratings

and 36 reviews

Red Earth

can be purchased on-line at

FishpondBooktopia, and Amazon








*  (in a bird) a modified forelimb that bears large feathers
and is used for flying.
**a rigid horizontal structure that projects
from both sides of an aircraft and supports it in the air.


An example of each definition.

Wedge Tail Eagle



Shadow of small plane


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Wings