of the colour of the sky without clouds on a bright day,
or a darker or lighter shade of blue


Blue hour,

Geelong Marina.


Blue Pansies


Geelong Ferris Wheel


An Air Arctic plane flew us over the Arti Circle.


Our Blue Gums


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Blue





not anticipated or predicted


Unforeseen 1: Our 2013 safari itinerary did not state

that there would be an evening game drive…


…the day before we were due to depart

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.


Unforeseen 2:  Our driver told us

There has been a sighting,

but it’s at the other end of the reserve”.

So, for the next ten minutes we held on tightly

as we bumped our way along a rudimentary track

We soon came upon Limpy the Lioness…

…and her Cubs

It didn’t take long until…

…the Cubs decided…

…elephant dung…

…was a good place to do…

…some tourist watching.


These are…



…a sample…

…of the 300 photos taken during our twenty minute sighting.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Unforeseen




Black and White Challenge.


A fence I grew used to seeing.


Fences I am not…

…keen on being surrounded by.

At 0500 on our last morning in Africa (2013)

the noise outside our accommodation

was loud enough to wake me.

Imagine my surprise to see this elephant

being kept at bay by this fence.

A gateway in the wall around old York,

The United Kingdom.

The gateway onto Cunningham Pier in Geelong.








Bateleur Eagle




Rusty Bolt










A back road near Geelong

with a beautiful view.


Not a Botswana back road,

however with wandering livestock,

it could be a back road

We travelled over this road for several hours

before reaching the salt lake.


Greater Kruger National Park…

…provided a variety of tracks/roads

and many wandering wildlife.


This Kruger National Park road

may pass for a back road,

but it isn’t and that maybe that is

why the hyenas used it.



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Country-Back-Roads

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Country-Back-Roads

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Country-Back-Roads





Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa

(Sausage Tree Safari Camp)



In 2012 we visited Cairns…


…and the Great Barrier Reef,  and…

…also the Daintree River.

Two years later we visited

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe


in 2016 during a European holiday…

…a visit to the Colosseum was on the agenda.

on the Bay.



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Black-White

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Black-White





Brown Falcon 


Rusty Nut


Cemetery Rust


Brown Cemetery Rust

 Rusty Machinery


Box Brownie














Scroll down if you have not recognised

this image.


Makes sense?


Some more from the same subject.



I did not realise…

…that I had…

…such a giraffe fetish.  🙂











Sausage Tree Safari Camp Game drive track.


Sausage Tree Safari Camp Game drive


Geelong’s Balyang Sanctuary is to

the left of this road.



I guess one could walk along this sandy

African river bed during dry weather.


A walk along the Anglesea River at…

…Anglesea, Victoria.

Just before it empties into

Bass Strait.


Maligne Valley Gorge

Alberta Canada.





Mum was probably happy to see her offspring…

…find something else to do.

It was our unexpected game drive

which gave her a break…

…and resulted in…

…these images of her…

…of six week old lion cubs.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Uexpected