my town

the city or town where one was born
or grew up


A new court yard at 

my birth place, the

Warnambool Base Hospital


Bass Strait in the background…

…behind the breakwater in this image.


The Main Street is one block to the right. 

However, if my memory serves me correctly

this street almost takes you directly

to the beaches and campig grounds.


Main Street of Warrnambool

Lady Bay and Warrnambool beach








Images of our backyard underwater are nothing

compared to other parts of Victoria.

November 24, 2022

Hopkins Falls Warrnambool

after two months of nearly continual rain.

Summer is just a week away.


July 27, 2016

Mid Winter

November 24, 2022


July 27, 2016

Mid Winter











The mountains which call me are not

the Rocky Mountains, as splendid as they are.

Rather, they are small volcanic cones that

surrounded me all my life until September 2005.

Now, instead, of seeing at least some of them

on a daily basis, I only see them when I make the

400-kilometre round trip back to the farm,

once or twice each year.

Mt Shadwell…

…is located at Mortlake and is known as

the Olivine Capital of the World.

Mortlake is around a 40 minute drive from

the farm and 145 kilometres from Geelong.

Mt Warrnambool…

…is located appoximately half way

between Warnambool and Terang.

Consequently this is as close as I usually

get to this volcanic cone.


Mt Buninyong…

…is located around ten to fifteen minutes south(ish)

of Ballarat and around half an hour inland

from Geelong.

Mt Elephant

…is located roughly halfway between

Geelong and my hometown


My final image this week is one extracted from Google.

My home town (not marked) is roughly equidistant

from Tower Hill in the South

and Penshurst’s Mt Rouse in the North

Travel west, 20 or so kilomteres,

to Macarthur and you

will at the home of Mt Eccles

Mortlake is clearly marked on this image,

however, Mt Shadwell is not.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Mountains-Are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Mountains-Are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Mountains-Are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Mountains-Are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Mountains-are-Calling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Mountains-Are-Calling





Having a shape that reduces drag
when moving through water.

Whether frolicking in Logan’s Beach Whale Nursery…

…or enjoying the sun in Alaska’s Glacier Bay,

both whales and seals have

aquadynamic body shapes…

…just like this seal sculpture at the Melbourne Zoo.