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





divide into or mark with an arrangement of
squares of different colour or character.

The floor of Melbourne’s

Royal Arcade

has always been covered with

checkered tiles












add (a component or accessory) to something
that did not have it when manufactured.

In the last fifty years, many movie theatres,

including our local cinema,

have had some sort of retrofit.

Whether it was seating, lights, screen or projector,

all retrofits have had a beneficial effect

on patrons, movie-going experience.

In 2019 we heard of the Sun Theatre

in Yarraville (Melbourne), and paid a visit.

Opened in 1938  the original 1050 seat auditorium

was retrofitted nearly 30 years ago

into 4 smaller theatres

with another 4 being added at later dates.

If you are ever visiting Melbourne

why not take a 15-minute train ride to

Yarraville from Southern Cross Station.

The Sun Theatre is about a two-minute walk

from Yarraville Station and will be the first thing

you see as you step off the train.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Retrofit






Outdoor Table and Chairs



Sydney Harbour Fence

Shopfront from…

…from another era.

Pansies in Urn


The Flying Horse Pub



Street Scape

Flinders Lane










Beginning with triangles in the frame of a house.

And there are plenty of triangles holding the roof in place.


A square image containing a circle inside

a square frame.


The exterior of…

…the National Gallery of Australian Art…

…covered in triangles.






 a platform on pillars projecting from the shore into the sea,
typically incorporating entertainment arcades and places to eat.



With fading available light I had to peer

into my camera to see if the long exposure

flattened the water surrounding

Point Lonsdale Pier.



Saint Kilda Pier…





Cunningham Pier…


Sunrise at

Point Lonsdale Pier


Point Lonsdale Pier


Indented Head Pier


Griffin Gully Pier



One Word Sunday Challenge:...Peer-Pier









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





a structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc.
across a river, road, or other obstacle

Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge


Misery Creek Bridge…or what’s left of it


Sydney Harbour Bridge












showing a great deal of variety;
very different.



During our visits to Africa…



…we easily sighted…


…a diverse range of wildlife.


Whether at Rome’s

Trevi Fountain…

…or the Colosseum, there is

huge diversity among visitors.


Melbourne has…

…a diverse…

…range of buskers…

…both in type and age. 


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Drink