Stats = Statistics

My first thought was to find something farm related.

We lived by lambing percentages,

amount of wool produced per sheep and so on.


Then the WordPress supplied stats

came to mind…as they do every day.

Whether monthly or yearly statistics

it is always nice to see them rise.

And between late March and late September

there is only one set  of stats

which matter to followers of

Australian Rules Football.And that as is the League Ladder.

I support Collingwood which after two

unexpected losses is now third.

Another 8 weeks and the finals begin.

The top 8 play each other to determine

which team wins the Premiership Cup for 2019.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Stats






During June I spent three Friday mornings

hoping for a glorious sunrise.

The best I could capture was these blue hour images.

…of Geelong skyline and foreshore prior….

…to an ordinary sunrise on each day.

However, I will finish with one of my June favourites.








1.  a wall or partition designed to inhibit or prevent the spread of fire.
2.  protect (a network or system) from unauthorized access with a firewall.

When I saw ‘firewall’ I thought of the second definition.

And I don’t know of any other way of

‘seeing’ the firewall in one’s computer.

For the first definition, I believe there is a thickness

of anti inflammable material between

the motor and cabin of all vehicles,

also known as a firewall.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Firewall




First up,  Happy Birthday

to all concerned with the

Lens Artist Challenge.

The My Choice theme has seen me needing to curtail my choices….

and still there are too many images.


I have quite a few ‘favourites’ of Corio Bay.

This is one of them.

The Het Zand Square fountain in Brugge, Belgium.

Special, because I like the fountain and it was

our first night on the European continent.In Canada’s Rocky Mountains,

in the province of Alberta is the Columbia Icefield.

It was here on the Athabasca Glacier that many of us

experienced falling snow for the first time in June 2018.

Our visit to Wiseman in Alaska

took us further north than ever before.

At 67.41 Degrees North and

63 miles north of the Arctic Circle,

took us further north than ever before.

Prior to last year my furthest north was

about a half-hour drive north

of Loch Lomond in Scotland.

October 2018 was also when we visited

Shires Rest and Hobbit movie set

in New Zealand.


Definitely the first of our wonderful travel experiences

was the last evening and an unexpected game drive

of our 2013 African Safari.

We came across Limpy and her cubs.

For around 20 minutes we had these two cubs

within a few metres of our vehicle.

A day or two ago I read on Facebook

of a Namibian tusker being shot.

When beasts will come to within a few metres,

where is the sport in shooting them.

I refer to this shot as my ‘National Geographic’ shot.

Probably because I had only ever seen this shot in a

National Geographic magazine.

Again the leopard sat there while we clicked away.





In 2017 I was fortunate enough to return to

France and Belgium and tour

the Western Front Battlefields of world War I.

I visited many of the well known areas, memorials

and sites of (to me) lesser known battles.

All I could think of was how lucky my Grandfather

was to survive when so, so many didn’t.

The Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate

was worth the visit alone.


Finally, a recently posted blue hour

image of Geelong’s Western Beach area.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Your-Choice

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Your-Choice

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Your-Choice

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Your-Choice