a structure or place made or chosen by a bird
for laying eggs and sheltering its young.

The Wedge Tail Eagle’s nest…

…is not very comfortable in appearance…

but apparently serves its purpose.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Nest







The best I can find on Google

is that this is an Agave plant.

Affirmation or correction welcome.

Geelong Botanic Gardens,

Victoria, Australia.





The individual flowers are a bit like

our Correa Dusky Bell.

The Correa belongs to the Rutaceae family

which is also known as a Native Fuschia.

The main differences between Dusky Bells

and this one is that this is growing on strappy leaves

and the flowers are bunched together.

Dusky Bells…one or two flowers in close proximity

and lowish growing growth habit.


Geelong Botanic Gardens,

Victoria, Australia.







I was a teen when Donovan

crooned about Mellow Yellow.

Somehow I don’t think today’s theme

and Donovan’s song are meant

to go together…or at least I hope not.

So I hope my take on the theme is appropriate.

And in a few weeks time

paddocks around here…


…will begin to turn yellow again





Still Africa this week.

We had heard of these cubs and were

lucky enough to be out and about

when the call came through.

We spent twenty minutes watching

and shooting these images as the cubs played

a mere 20 feet from our car.

In 2014 we were lucky enough to to sight

what our guides described as

‘over 1,000 elephants’

migrating through Botswana.

We were actually seeking a pride of lions,

however, we always arrived

the day after a sighting.

Bad timing.

We were also lucky to see this scene twice.

Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia.

The Matriarch would chose the track across the river

and then wait on the other side until

all members were accounted for.

There was at least one baby elephant

and it made the crossing with

some helping trunks lifting it high enough

for it to breath every now and again.

Five or ten minutes later and

we would have missed both events.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Timing