A pandemic first…flowers on one

of our Acacia Limelights. 

The flowers are approximately

3-4mm in diameter.


Stepping back a little and our Limelight looks like

it could have had the COVID virus

and been in ICU for a month.


The other side is much worse.

Typical of Acacias though. 

Grow quickly…die quickly.








A split rock at Lekhubu Island,



Layer upon layer of limestone rock supports


Great Ocean Road.


By the time I read of these rock stacks along

Victoria’s Great Ocean Road

I’m sure many of the tourists who had created

them had returned and knocked down

their creation.


Balancing rocks in South Africa’s,

Kruger or Greater Kruger National Park.


Decorative rocks at the edge of

Warrnambool’s tourist lake,

Lake Pertobe.


Closer to home…in fact nearly at our back door…

well, about 10 km away…

…is Dog Rocks.


If I have asked why it’s called Dog Rocks,

I have not received a satisfactory answer. 


Dog Rocks is very popular with photography enthusiasts,

for both day and night photography

as it is far enough away from city lights

that no ambient light can intefer.


My final rock is/was Ayres Rock.

It is now known as Uluru.

Climbing Ayres Rock was almost mandatory in 1975. 

Over my left shoulder is another formation

known as The Olgas. 

Both are well worth visiting.


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Rock









During the past few weeks…

…we have had several weather fronts pass us by.

Each front appeared ominous, however,

little or no rain fell in our neck of the woods.

On Friday, October 20, we were greeted with this sunrise…

‘…red sky in the morning shepherd warning…’

According to the television weather forecast

we were likely to receive 25-30 mm of rain.

With nothing showing on the rain radar

my scepticism was only being held at bay

by the rain moth which had appeared

earlier in the week in our garage.


Forget radar!

There is nothing like nature

when it comes to forecasting the weather.

The dogs were snuggled up in their

verandah beds about an hour before

we heard the thunder, soon to be followed

by some of the heaviest rain, we have received

since moving here in 2005.

Soon there was 13mm in our rain gauge

followed by another 17mm overnight.

And as the clocks approach 4PM on Saturday,

another 6mm at was noted 3PM

with heavier showers since then.



   Amanda                                Sandi