Weekend Black and White



A couple of weeks ago our ‘baby’ celebrated his birthday.

As we were limited to two visitors (Lockdown)

our eldest and his wife and child were univintied.

We were aware that No. 2 Son was

to visit Melbourne which was under

a tighter lockdown restrictions at the time

and did not want to take any chance

of passing on any bug to the parents of,

or, our granddaughter.









in, relating to, or characteristic
of the countryside rather than
the town


Western view from Geelong


Spring canola paddocks

on Geelong’s outskirts.

After leaving Geelong the first item of

interest for me is the Lismore Water Tower. 

Situated in the wool growing country

it’s no wonder that sheep are depicted

on this Tower, along with some 

of the local wildlife.


Just west of Derrinallum is Mount Elephant.

Mount Elephant, 380 metres above sea level

and last erupted 5-20 thousand years ago,

making it one of the more recently 

active volcanoes in Australia.


One of 400 volcanic craters dotting

the Victorian countryside

making Victoria the third largest

volcanic plain in the world.


Mortlake is the home of Mount Shadwell

a dormant volcano standing

283 metres above sea level.

Formed around 25,000 years ago it is believed

that its most recent eruption was

about 5,000 years ago.

Mortlake is the self-proclaimed

Olivine Capital of Australia.


Mount Warrnambool, 216 metres above sea level

last erupted over 5,000 years ago.


Mt Rouse (337 metres above sea level)

is an extinct volcano always visible on the

horizon where I lived most of my life.




At 440 metres above sea level, not far from Mt Rouse

and also visible on Western District horizons

stands Mount Napier.

Mt Napier is one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes

erupting about 32,000 years ago.



At 103 metres above sea level, Tower Hill is

an inactive volcano on the south-west coast

of Victoria, Australia. 

The Tower Hill crater is roughly 3 kilometres wide

and 80 metres high, and within the main crater,

on an island, lies another smaller crater.   

This type of formation is known as a nested maar

of which there are about 75 worldwide.

The island is surrounded by

a shallow crater lake.


The above image was taken on

Tower Hill’s central island which is

also is home to the second crater. 

I know I have images in a photo album

of Mt Napier and Mt Rouse. 

As yet I have been unable to

find the relevant albums




One Word Sunday Challenge:...Rural








Lismore Water Tower

Lismore is sedate one hour drive

along the Hamilton Highway

west from Geelong

The water tower is now adorned

with Brolgas and their chicks.

Brolgas were once known as native companions,

and are also known as the Australian crane.

I have never sighted a brolga however I believe

they have a fascinating dance ritual

which is depicted in the above image.

Lismore is well into sheep country,

therefore, it is only fitting that the back

of the water tower pays tribute to the

wool and lamb production of the area.



Geelong Cement Works Art

Marsha’s Public Art                      Cee’s Public Art


0200 Saturday




I must confess to procrastinating this week

and decided that rather than give

other parts of the world a ‘plug’,

I would plug my own backyard

as I think it is pretty good.

Two very different Moorabool Valley images.

First, a foggy start…

…to a sunny day.


Corio Bay sunrise.

Blue Hour at Geelong Marina


Blue skies over Geelong.


One of many species around Geelong.


Eastern Beach, Geelong.

Finally, some…

…sunrise reflections.


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