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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Anything that Starts with the Letter S.

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First a couple of my BW images from Tuesdaybuilding_1470

This was Dalgety’s Wool Store in Geelong.

Now it’s part of Deakin University Wafterfront Campus.

building_6882Old sheds in rural Victoria are not uncommon.

sunset_0810Another harvester sunset shot…

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…and still one more as the sun

dips below the western horizon.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Anything-that-Starts-with-the-Letter-S

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Buildings.

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building_0011This was one of my favourite buildings to photograph,

however the wreckers have razed the site last week

and these are now memories.

building_0900One of Geelong’s earliest brick buildings.

building_1470Also in Geelong  and old wool store,

now part of Deakin University, I believe.

building_6882Not uncommon are he stone and mortar building

early settlers created.

building_4416Contemporary settlers have other ideas

of what building should look like.

buildings_0203And a night can be spent at Werribee Zoo in these buildings.

I don’t think it would compare to seeing an elephant’s eye

in one’s torch-light, or a myriad of other animals

in and around our camp as in Botswana.

A special memory was the lion roaring

ten minutes after we had crawled into

our canvas tents for the night.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Buildings

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Black and White Tuesday

 May 19, 2015

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Another drive into the Moorabool Valley on Sunday afternoon

yielded some nice bird shots.

(I am hoping to find a Wedge Tail Eagle there.)

Until then….these will have to do.

brown-hawk_0092A Brown Falcon.

nankeen-kestrel_0067A Nankeen Kestrel.

brown-hawk_0054a14-BBThis was the first shot of the Brown Falcon

before it sought refuge on the power line.

All birds have been identified by members of the

Australian Bird Photographer’s Network (ABPN)

Facebook page.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Mothers Day-2015

 Mother’s Day, Down Under, 2015

Today, May 10, is Mothers Day…and a cold wet day it is.

Another 48 points of rain fell over night.

We were destined for a family lunch today,

however, with offspring working odd hours or

attending church services that ran well beyond

our normal lunch hour,

our luncheon gathering has been turned into a dinner date.

This year’s outing will  be different to

past Mother’s Day outings as it will be the first time a

PDIL has been on the scene.

P.D.I.L.??

Potential Daughter In Law…

commonly known as a girlfriend.

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We are looking forward to a pleasant Mother’s Day outing

with our ‘free fooders.

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Image via/courtesy of  Number One son’s Facebook page, 2014.

Which leaves me wondering if I need a credit card tonight

when they take their Mother out for Mother’s Day.

Hmmmm!!

Time will tell!

I wish all other Mums around the world

a Happy Mother’s Day,

this year, also.

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Mothers Day-2014

 Mother’s Day, Down Under, 2014

Today, May 11, is Mothers Day…Down Under!  Last year it was breakfast with the offspring on the Saturday morning before Mother’s Day.

This year no such luck.  It was deemed, by Number One, that it was Number Two’s turn to ‘shout’ breakfast.  As our youngest works on Saturdays breakfast didn’t happen this year.  Of course our eldest, who I sometimes think has spiders in his pockets missed out on the ideal opportunity to win brownie points with Mother, and more importantly…a cheap breakfast shout!

So being at the proverbial ‘loose end’ someone suggested that MGW and I go out for lunch on Mother’s Day.  After some negotiation regarding venue and time, a 1.30 PM lunch was approved by MGW and yours truly.  Then a voice said, ‘the kids could probably come after church if lunch is that time!’  And so it was.  All of us together again.  A relatively rare occasion and an enjoyable afternoon.  So interesting to watch our offspring’s attitudes change and mature.

Now back to ‘shouting’.  As I said Number Two could not shout breakfast on Saturday, due to work commitments, so MGW and I (plus 2) booked a table at a nearby eatery for Sunday lunch.  Some things just don’t change…  Ah well!  Thank goodness for credit cards.  Definitely worth it.

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Image via/courtesy of  Number One son’s Facebook page.

All in all we had a very pleasant Mother’s Day.

I hope all other Mums around the world had a Happy Mother’s Day, this year, also.

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