Arachnids and reptiles make…

…my blood go cold when first sighted.


I really did not think I had so many images…

…and as for creepy these take the cake

as far as I am concerned.


Even this made me utter an expletive after

I had quickly rubbed my hand over this piece of wood

not noticing the spider until after the even.

I didn’t have the presence of mind to ask

what the spider was embedded in.

I just hope the maker does not present it to me at Christmas.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Creepy

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Creepy

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Creepy

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Creepy





make a journey, typically of some length.


Modes of travel.


By train


And on rare and very special occasions

we have travelled by helicopter.

For us a novelty.

For others (e.g. Pilot) more like

riding in a car I suspect.

No novelty.


Word of the Day Challenge: Travel







Recently I visited a previously unheard of town called


Lunch at the local ‘Watering Hole’

Although no locals were frequenting the bar for lunch


Dunnstown and its Shamrock Hotel are not all that far from Ballarat

where some of our best gold deposits were discovered in the 1850s.

The inter dominion is Harness Racing’s

answer to the Melbourne Cup.

The caption below this image reads…


‘A tribute to

Donald F. Murphy whose forsight

has made Dunnstown

The Harness Horse Capital’


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Monochrome

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Monochrome

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Monochrome

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Monochrome