the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination,
typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture,
producing works to be appreciated primarily
for their beauty or emotional power.

I must confess to not liking to have

to think too much about art.

Therefore I appreciate photos or art

that I can recognise easily.


I would never have guessed this was a

Sitting Room

until I read the title…

…nor this a Pipe Dream.

However, both pieces,once the title was known,

drew an of course moment from me.











the period from sunset to sunrise
in each twenty-four hours.

Auckland Harbour Bridge

New Zealand


Disney Wonder in the distance

at 2300 hours in Alaska


Nearly 2200 (10 PM) Alaskan time

Disney Wonder at 2330 hours


Alaskan sunset


Prince’s Bridge over Melbourne’s

Yarra River

Melbourne CBD and the Yarra River

Evan Walker footbridge



Melbourne sunrise



Melbourne moonset.


Finally, Geelong from my hospital room last year.


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Night









The mountains which call me are not

the Rocky Mountains, as splendid as they are.

Rather, they are small volcanic cones that

surrounded me all my life until September 2005.

Now, instead, of seeing at least some of them

on a daily basis, I only see them when I make the

400-kilometre round trip back to the farm,

once or twice each year.

Mt Shadwell…

…is located at Mortlake and is known as

the Olivine Capital of the World.

Mortlake is around a 40 minute drive from

the farm and 145 kilometres from Geelong.

Mt Warrnambool…

…is located appoximately half way

between Warnambool and Terang.

Consequently this is as close as I usually

get to this volcanic cone.


Mt Buninyong…

…is located around ten to fifteen minutes south(ish)

of Ballarat and around half an hour inland

from Geelong.

Mt Elephant

…is located roughly halfway between

Geelong and my hometown


My final image this week is one extracted from Google.

My home town (not marked) is roughly equidistant

from Tower Hill in the South

and Penshurst’s Mt Rouse in the North

Travel west, 20 or so kilomteres,

to Macarthur and you

will at the home of Mt Eccles

Mortlake is clearly marked on this image,

however, Mt Shadwell is not.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Mountains-Are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Mountains-Are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Mountains-Are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Mountains-Are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Mountains-are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Mountains-Are-Calling





Black and White Challenge.


A Railroad Crossing


A half hour from Geelong


A road on nearby Mt Buninyong

The southern end of the

Great Dividing Range,

better known as

The Grampians

is at the end

of this road

Dirt road to a roadside lagoon.