Weekend Black and White


Thursday night brought thunder,

rain (60points) and hail.

Yesterday morning the sea was

still rough at Torquay.

Certainly not my best photo…I could

barely stand up so strong was the wind.








The first time I saw this sight it was twilight.

I opened our front door and spied

what appeared to be a large spider

crawling up the outside of our door,

which was now inside our house.

My attempt at brushing one large spider

outside created another 20 (at least)

mini spiders crawling around my feet.

It was not until I sighted his spider that

I realised what had happened

that twilight night.



I will never forget my next two

weird and wonderful experiences.

The morning we left South Africa in 2013,

I was awoken, at 0500, by sounds of timber breaking

outside our Sausage Tree Safari Camp tent.

In the gloom, I spied an elephant making

it’s way to the waterhole, I presume.

The fence in the foreground was keeping us apart.


A similar experience occurred in

Botswana’s Okavango Delta in 2014.

However, the was no fence to keep

wildlife and tourists apart.

We were sharing the same camping ground.

To make matters more interesting,

the following night we had just turned in

for the night when a passing lion let out a roar

which not only quietened all other wildlife

but made the MGM lion sound like a kitten.

We found a huge footprint in the sand

the following morning.

It was 20-30 metres from our campsite,

however, the shower block was

another 20-30 metres further on.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Weird-and-Wonderful

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Weird-and-Wonderful

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Weird-and-Wonderful