prepare (food, a dish, or a meal) by mixing,
combining, and heating the ingredients.

Cooking over…

…a campfire…


…adds flavour to the meal.

Or maybe it is waiting for the meal to cook

which stirs one’s taste buds.






not previously visited, seen, or encountered;
unfamiliar or alien.

I captured this on Botswana’s, Lekhubu Island.

Every time I view it I think it has a reptilian appearance.

And it fits my definition of strange.










salt white

Though some salts are coloured (pink.. grey… etc…)

this is due to the inclusion of other elements within the salt.

Pure sodium and chloride crystals which compose salt

will appear and therefore make salt appear white


When we visited Botswana’s

Lekhubu Island,

in 2014…

…we spent several hours driving across

Sua Pan, which forms part of the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Makgadikgadi Pans are the largest salt pans…

in the world, covering an area

of over 30,000 square km.






magnificence or great beauty.

This scene stopped me in my tracks

a week or so ago.



Nearly Sun up

on Corio Bay



Griffin Gully Seascape



Griffin Gully Pier Sunrise



Chobe National Park


Sunset over Namibia.


Sunset over Barwon Valley



Autumn Sunset near Geelong


South African Sunset


December (Early Summer) Sunset



Setting sun over Namibia

Chobe National Park


Le Khubu Island Sunset








paths trails

a path through a countryside, mountain, or forest area,

often made or used for a particular purpose.


These track in Sauage Tree Safari Camp grounds…

…were reminiscent of many tracks I had travelled

on my way to work in New South Wales. 

Once off the road I was faced with criss crossing trails

and only felt better about it when my

travelling companion said

…don’t worry they all lead to the (Wool) Shed.


After several hours seemingly following

old wheel ruts through Botwswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans…


…we eventually arrived at our destination,

Lekhubu Island








extreme heat

summertime temperatures that are much hotter
and/or humid than average

The day I captured this image of Loch Ard Gorge

the asphalt in the car park was melting

in the 44-degree heat.

Definitely extreme in Southern Victoria.

I was not the only visitor feeling the heat.

All visitors were either in the water or the shade.


This image of Botswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pan

which is part of the Kalahari Desert

would produce both hot and cold extremes

during African Summer months.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Extreme-Heat