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Coloured versions of my

Black and White Tuesday


A wheat crop?

Hereford Cattle.


 And again.


Hope you enjoyed.


Wordless Wednesday

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Black and White Tuesday


More from the Moorabool Valley…

Many crops are nearing harvest.


These Hereford cattle are enjoying spring.


And on this day fluffy clouds…

 cover the landscape.



Hope you enjoyed.





Week 113


Smoke is created by burning material…

be that wood or a man-made compound.

 A few years ago we lived through this for several days…

as fires in central Victoria sent their smoke

all over the state.

I don’t know what would be worse…flood or fire.

I would imagine that some precious objects

may survive a flood.


However, fire has no friends and takes no prisoners.


Pic and Word Challenge: Smoke


Two weeks ago

Yvette of Priorhouse blog

asked me to join

Karen’s (mytrainofthoughtson blog)

3 Day Quote Challenge.

Here is the second of

my 3 (Mon)Day Quotes.


One of my favourite quotes.

Sadly, asking what you can do for your country

is a long forgotten ideal.

 For anyone who is wondering…the background image is 

Geelong’s Corio Bay.

Book Review-The-Twelfth-Card

The Twelfth Card


Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver’s 2005 book opened on my iPad accidentally a week or so ago.  I could not remember the story so began reading.  I was more than far enough into the book when I discovered a review I had written in 2013.  I generally don’t re-read books, however, decided to make an exception to that rule…this time.

I must confess that The Twelfth Card kept my interest as much this time as it did four years ago and maybe that is why.  I could not remember any of the plot so each page was fresh and new.  Not sure if this reflects as an uninteresting book or one that is as good the second time around.  I am opting for the latter as I don’t want to insult Jeffery Deaver (haven’t read a bad one yet) and I do not want to admit that age and memory are catching up with me!

This is at least the fourth book, read this year, in which a late teen/early twenty female has been a pivotal character.

This story/plot is more plausible than some of the scenarios created in the Rune Trilogy, in my opinion.   Also aiding the plausibility is the fact that the young heroine stays away from the bad guys instead of confronting them…either knowingly or unknowingly…as, from memory, as Rune tended to do.

I will again rate The Twelfth Card as a FOUR Star read.

Included below is my original 2013 review of

The Twelfth Card.


 Although The Twelfth Card is the first of Jeffery Deaver’s books to be reviewed here, it was my third novel in which Lincoln Rhyme and his team featured as the good guys.

Twelfth Card is a fast paced story which kept me wanting to read the next chapter and in so doing incurring some late nights/early mornings.

I thought the book could/would end about 40 pages earlier than it did, however the twists and turns included made every page thereafter worth reading.

Several times I thought that the story would/could end, I was proven incorrect.  This may have been due to fact that I generally read prior to turning my light out at night, and my mind may not have been as alert as it could have been,

The Twelfth Card kept me intrigued until the last page!


Again, I think

The Twelfth Card

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is a


In 2017,

Goodreads readers have rated

The Twelfth Card

 an average of 3.98 stars from

12,415 ratings and 507 reviews


The Twelfth Card

can be purchased on-line at

FishpondBooktopia, and Amazon




I think lightning looks good in either

colour or black and white.

A very recent foggy morning.

 Lastly my favourite recent photo.

A short sharp downpour provided me

with enough time to grab a camera and

photograph this rain.

This is a photo that looks better after editing

and also looks good in BW.

At least that’s my opinion.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Weather