earth day


Buorke’s Luck Potholes

Blyde River Canyon

South Africa

Part of Queensland’s

Daintree Rain Forest which is the oldest

surviving rain forest in the world.

The Daintree is home to the

highest concentration of

primitive plant life globally,

with 12 of the 19 primitive flowering

plant families calling The Daintree home.

This includes Australia’s most impressive

botanical find, the idiot fruit.

Discovered in 1970, the idiot fruit

(or Idiospermum Australiense),

is one of the world’s rarest

and most primitive of all

flowering plants.


Much closer to home is the

Otway Cool Temperate Rainforest

The Otway forests have been logged

for over 150 years, however since 1961

logging has decreased.

The Great Otway National Park was

declared in 2004 when four National Parks

and several Cown Land reserves in the area

were amalgamated.



Denzil’s Nature PC.


Mushrooms in Auckland


According to Google…close to 9,000 species

of marine life call it

(The Great Barrier Reef)


…and this doesn’t include any of the

huge number of microbes, plankton

and fungi that also live there.


The above image was captured in tropical Cairns

is the pick of my images for this week.

Definitely the most colourful fungi

I have ever seen.









This message is sighted as you board the ferry

to cross the crocodile-infested Daintree River.

The deck was only about 2 feet above water level.

If you had seen some of these huge monsters

basking in the sun, there must be some silly people

in the world, of which I am one.

On my first night in Cairns, I wandered down to the beach,

noted that there was no one else in the water,

then walked into ankle-deep water for a minute or two.

I passed the

crocodiles; no swimming

warning as I was leaving.

The sign was strategically placed facing the water.

Technically I did not swim, however rest assured

I did not enter tropical water again.


According to Google, Rottnest Island is 33.1 kilometres

west of Perth in the Indian Ocean.


After seeing rhinos in the wild and

up close at Botswana’s,

Khama Rhino Sanctuary,

I thoouught that perhaps 100 metres

should have been the safe distance.

The message is; it’s painless

I did not find out if it was true.


An exercise completed by some

of Geelong’s disengaged youth

a few years ago.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Messages

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Messages

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Messages

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Messages

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Messages

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Messages

Lens-Artist Photo-Challenge John:…Messages





Black and White Challenge.


These types of picnic tables are scattered

along the coastal regions of Geelong


Pieces of driftwood make handy seating at

Torquay’s Surf Beaches.

Curved seating at Sydney’s


New South Wales


Another version of the first image


Queensland’s Paronella Park provided

its guests with picnic tables and seating

made of stone, concrete and it’s quite possible

that the wood seats were preceded

by concrete slabs


I am reasonably certain that my Grandmother

who then owned our local post office

had a similar bench seat out the front

for locals to sit on while having

a breather and a chat.





-for more than one – benches, couches,