In war movies underground bunkers

are depicted with oodles

of room move around.

These images of the Gibraltar Bunker,

near Pozieres (Somme Battlefields)

in France…

…clearly show the opening are barely wide enough for one person to walk along

without hitting each wall.


A Photo a Week Challenge:  Opening





I had packed my gear away,

was heading for my car…

…when this rainbow appeared.

I barely had time to pull a camera

out of my bag and get off a few shots

before time was up and

my surprise rainbow disappeared.


A Photo a Week Challenge:  Fleeting





This year we had planned another African Safari, in June.

However, our sighting the zebra crossing…

…the leopard sleeping…


…lion cubs at play…


…or the pride at rest is no longer on our 2020 agenda.

I just hope everything is back to normal in 2021.



In 2016 we travelled to the northern hemisphere

where we discovered black lion statues.

We decided that the lions above were

nearly as interesting as their cousins

in previous photos, particularly as we had

been reading books in which they featured.

This lion in a rock was a bonus

which neither of us had heard.

In 2018 we discovered these lions guarding a bridge

which is an entrance to a park named

after the16th Earl of Derby

on the North American continent, in a west coast city,

in a country which had not fought

a war of independence.

In 2017 while visiting the

Western Front Battlefields

of World War I…


…I came upon two more lions guarding this Gate.

These lions, gifted to Australia after World War I,

were temporarily returned for

World War I Centenary Clebrations.

I was lucky to capture these images as the lions

were being returned to Canberra in November 2017.


The word lion/s and some nearby text in Google

will find the location if I have been too vague.  🙂


A Photo a Week Challenge:  Vacation-2020





One of the most peaceful places

I can think of…

…is driving through the rain forests

about an hour’s drive from Geelong.

However, a closer and equally peaceful place

is on the shores of Corio Bay

watching the sun rise.

Whether you are after some

blue hour images or…

…just want to greet the sun as it wakes…

…the only thing likely to disturb you is the

gentle slapping of water

against Griffin Gully Jetty…

…or as wavelets pass along the many boats

moored nearby.

Of course there are regular walkers, joggers…


…and occasionally other photographers

out to capture, for future enjoyment,

the scene of the day.



A Photo a Week Challenge:   Peaceful-Place




To begin with…




In Amsterdam we watched a glassblower…

…at work.

The finished product was far

better than the photo.

Souvenir of Africa



Glasses from a distance and…



…close up.


A Photo a Week Challenge:   Glass