Wordless Wednesday19_0529_Balyang-Sanctuary

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Recently, after a long absence,

I decided to pay a visit to Balyang Sanctuary.

Our long hot summer/autumn

had depleted, substantially,

the water supply for wild life.

Normally, I would have needed waders

to keep my legs and feet dry

to capture these images.

The board walk gives an idea

of the usual water level.


Hope you enjoyed.






Black and White Challenge.


My initial thoughts were of planes

for the In Flight challenge.

However, I discovered…

I had more images of…

birds in flight than planes.


This kingfisher hovering for lunch,

in Botswana’s Okavango Delta,

is one of my favourites.


Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: In-Flight






A wet day in… 

colourful Murano.


Even the rain could not hide…


Murano’s colourful character.

A young African dancer’s dress.

A preening parrot at Geelong’s Balyang Sanctuary.

LIghts in a restaurant… 


near the London Eye.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Colourful

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Colourful

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Colourful

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Colourful




Jo’s Monday Walk


Balyang Sanctuary

A couple of weeks back

Cee asked for a BW outdoor walk

...among other things.

DC Photography 17

I chose Balyang Sanctuary,

a mere five to ten minute drive

from the hustle and bustle of Geelong’s CBD

and even less to some of the

suburban shopping complexes.

a mere five to ten minute drive…


from the hustle and bustle

of Geelong’s CBD…

 and even less to some of…


the suburban shopping complexes.


Balyang is a great place…


to relax, and…

become attuned to nature.



Jo’s Monday Walk



This is not my first post from…

however, it may be the first devoted solely to

Balyang Sanctuary, a wetland reserve

within Geelong city limits.

From the car park this tree

is one of the first sights

a visitor may see.

Usually there are birds surrounding its base.

This visit it was seagulls.


 There are two…


bridges to cross to the far side of the sanctuary…a short walk.

  Often visitors spread a blanket in this area…

 and enjoy a picnic, some solitude or the views.

That’s if you can ignore a myriad of birds

talking to each other in the trees overhead.

I find the Balyang Sanctuary inhabitants

provide many photographic opportunities.


 Even better, I don’t need  to ask permission

to take their photo.

 And if I do take a photo, the subject is unlikely

to tell me to delete a photo should they think

I had pointed the camera in their general direction.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Outdoor-Walks-or-Roads