I loved going to bed in Rondavels

and seeing……this view in South Africa’s

Kruger National Park

From South Africa to

Melbourne’s Federation Square

and its associated buildings.

This is the National Gallery of Victoria,

which Melbournians either love or hate.

Mostly the latter!


And I think this is a shot of the angles

above an entrance on that building. 

At least it is probably one of a kind.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Angles







Some images from the

Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry

on Wednesday.



Queenscliff Pier and the

Black and the White Lighthouses.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:   New-Any-Topic







Lighting Geelong’s Corio Bay

More Geelong lights.

Earlier this year we visited Melbourne’s

Hotel Langham for High Tea

to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Click here for Wordless Wednesday

colour version


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:   Lighting







Beginning in Melbourne,

ending in  Africa.

A busker in Melbourne.

Not a large crowd watching…

…watching this busker, entertainer, contortionist

thread her way through the hoop.

I deliberately did not take a rear shot

of this young lady, opting instead for a side view.

I would love to see her perform again as I am

sure my camera has not done justice

to her very slim figure.

The back of an African elephant’s ear.

Our guide (with tongue firmly planted in his cheek)

described this as the whole of Africa


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:   Back-of-Things



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-More-Than-5



More than five objects or people in a photo.

Sunrise on Corio Bay


Watching a sunrise.

Just had to have a chuckle.

Restaurant lights

Sadly these trees no longer are.

Not sure if they have been replaced by eucalyptus trees

Model and photographer at work on St Kilda Pier.


Tourists helping each other…or resting.

While other line up for entry to,

or photograph, the next attraction.

One of my favourites this time of year.

Erlicheer daffodils…an early sign of spring.







a sheet of information in the form of a table,
graph, or diagram.

When I hear the word ‘chart’ I think of this type of diagram.

Although I think they were called graphs

(this one a line graph)

back in my school days.

The beauty of a chart is that, in this format,

it can represent just about anything. 

It could represent, to name but a few:

The grams of wool twenty five sheep produced.   

The price of houses over a twenty five day/week/month/year period.

The price of shares over a period of time.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Chart




a person who is in charge of a sports game
and who makes certain that the rules are followed

Australian Rules Football has a total of 10 referees,

although we call them umpires

They are wearing green trousers, or shorts with a yellow shirt.

For the AFL (Australian Football League games) this year

there are 4 field umpires on the ground during play. 

A goal umpire at either end and 4 boundary umpires

whose task it is to stop play when the ball

goes over the white boundary line. 

As the speed of our game has increased

so too has the number of umpires.    

Our playing areas can be 150-200 yards

long by 120-170 yards wide. 

This ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground

(MCG) is 187 yards long by 160 yard wide.

  When I was 17, I was boundary umpire

for my local team for half a season.

Our ground was said to be 3 laps to a mile

around the boundary line which means

it would be around 210 yards long

by around 155 yards wide.

In those days we only had one field umpire

and two boundary umpires…one either side.

As play see-saws back and forth boundary umpires

were/are expected to be where the ball is

when/if it goes out of play.

The team I have followed all my life

is Collingwood…black shorts and

black and white vertical stripes in this shot.

We have had Texan born Mason Cox

playing and starring with us for several years now.

This is a Collingwood vs Geelong game.

Finally apologies for my photos,

they were taken with a ten year old phone.



Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Dearth