The Horned Dungbeetle can pull up to 1141 times

its own body weight which is the equivalent of

an average man lifting two fully-laden

18-wheeler trucks.


Baby Elephant is the one that gets me smiling.

It was definitely telling us where to go

with its newfound trunk control.


Our resident New Holland Honeyeater mum (I think) was

giving me a right telling off when I captured this image.

Since then, and more likely,

I think she may have been talking

to wayward offspring.

This little one is our adored granddaughter.

She only has around nine weeks before

she will have to share the limelight with a sibling.

Another 8 weeks thereafter she will

have a cousin…all being well in both camps.



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Every-Little-Thing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Every-Little-Thing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Every-Little-Thing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Every-Little-Thing

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Every-Little-Thing

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Every-Little-Thing






Many years ago…

…it was possible to walk right out to the end of this formation.

  Now visitors are kept safely back on Terra Firma…


…and these signs are everywhere.

The Standard postcard views…

of the 12 Apostles.









Driving east along the

Great Ocean Road

brings us to…

…Loch Ard Gorge.

On this day the temperature was hovering

around 44 degrees Celsius and

the asphalt in the car park was melting.

The heat was exacerbated because we

had spent all day travelling west along

the Great Ocean Road.

Fortunately, there was a quicker inland

drive home of only two hours.










A Selfie


Christmas shadows

Bourke Street Mall


Late afternoon shadows on the

MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)

Baobab tree

Lekhubu Island

Kalahari Desert


Two versions of the…

…Kalahari Scrub Robin


Church Shadows


Side lighting


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Light-Shadow

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Light-Shadow

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Light-Shadow

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Light-Shadow

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Light-Shadow

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Light-Shadow






measuring a great distance
from end to end.

From the top of the Eiffel Tower stretches

a long beam of light, presumably to warn

low flying aircraft of its presence

and height.

Some websites state that the Great Ocean Road

ends at Port Fairy some 664 kilometres

and nine and a half hours driving, to the west.

While others claim that it is only 243 kilometres long,

commencing at Torquay and ending at Allansford,

ten minutes east of Warrnambool.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Long







the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object,

especially as expressed according to a comparative scale

and shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch.


The day I struggled down into Loch Ard Gorge

to capture this image the radio was claiming

the temperature was 44 degrees Celsius.

A claim I found easy to believe especially when

the asphalt in the car park was melting.






the natural light of the day.



Farm view.

Above the hayshed, facing east. 

The land in the background is now covered by Blue Gums.

These eucalypts are the same species as the

two furthermost specimen trees of the triangle.


Gibson Steps Beach

along the

Great Ocean Road


..again, in colour


Geelong Ferris Wheel…


…against a gloomy sky.








a hard, typically green stone used
for ornaments and implements
and consisting of the minerals
jadeite or nephrite.


Maybe a bit too bright for jade…


…especially when compared to

the solid green of clover.


Moss on stone.


Nothing like the sea for hues

of blues and greens…


…and I just love the colour

in the top of this photo.







we sizzled in blazing sunshine this week

Although the sun was shining was hardly

sizzling weather at Nice Beach…


…however, Manly Beach would certainly

see some sizzle bodies…


Loch Ard Gorge was the hottest day of all.

The asphalt in the car park was melting

under a sizzling 44-degree Celsius sun.

The sand was burning through footwear

and note how all beachgoers are hugging

the meagre bit of shade.