an eight-legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body
consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen.
Spiders have fangs which inject poison into their prey,
and most kinds spin webs in which to capture insects.


Good morning….

…time for breakfast.






trip or momentarily lose one’s balance;
almost fall.

In late July I found this piece of machinery.

Part of an old stone crusher.

Gingerly following my guide up through the wet spots,

and there were plenty, I found myself standing

on the slope just above my signature in his photo.

My right foot slipped a tad,

my right knee buckle (in sympathy)

and before I knew it I was falling.

Thte incident to only a few seconds

before I was on the ground

beside the concrete block with a few bruises

and a very bruised ego.

Probably not really a ‘stumble’.

More like a stumble without the ‘s’.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Stumble






I may be a bit off the mark this week.

However, these are two two photos each of which

has been shown here in its original state

and after I had played around editing it.

I had just installed a copy of Photoshop Elements

on my computer and was learning how to use it…still am.

On the outskirts of Geelong there is an old paper mill.

This is the interior of one building straight out of camera.

After it was brightened it look a bit over exposed..

…so today I tried to quieten the sunshine a bit.

For the few minutes spent working on this today

I think it is probably the pick as long

as the original is not around


I thought this image was spoiled by all

the ‘moderns‘ in the background.

That is; car, fence and sign

A few hours of tedious work and this was my posted result.






a way in which a thing is done or happens.


I have more than once stated that 

Maggie’s GGreat Grandmother and

Taji’s GGGreat Grandfather were litter mates.

The manner in which Taji goes about

everyday life is so similar to Maggie…

…that it has to be hereditary and not just coincidence.

Well we like to think it is  🙂




show or prove to be right or reasonable.


Court Houses are often the scene where

legal arguments are justified one way or another.

This Court House now serves as a museum

to the gold rush era.

Another town and a combined

Court House Council Chamber.

Photoshop removed the modern parking sign

however, the building is no longer used for its

original purpose due to expansion

and amalgamation of local municipalities.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Justify







Random Candids

Feeding seagulls at Eastern Beach



Entertaining tourists in Brugge (Belgium)




Young appreciating experience.




Photographer and model in Stanley Park,




A tender moment at

the Port of Vancouver.


Photographer and model undertaking a

tertiary education assignment.

Some people halt when they see me

setting up my tripod,

while others just bounce on past.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Candid

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Candid

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Candid

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Candid