change the content or appearance of
(a document or picture) in order to deceive; falsify.

I doctored this image…

…changing the original appearance…


…for another challenge.




One of the first signs of spring

being around the corner…

…is the arrival of bulbs flowering in the garden.

Another sign is the patchwork of

golden paddocks/fields of canola in bloom.

I would love to see the surrounding area

from the air at this moment.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing-Seasons




First…a canola crop in bloom.

Now after the crop has gone to seed and with

some editing it takes on an abstract look.

Instead of looking like this.



Canola crop with spider web,

and different editing filters.


Water abstract.

Autumn leaves with editing.


Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk175 Colour



A fun field post…..

A Canola field.

Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Glacier, BC, Canada



And finally….a cricket field.

During summer months this oval becomes know as a cricket field.

After Captains toss a coin to see which side is in and which is out,

the side that goes in, goes out and only two of their players come in to bat.

The side that’s out goes into the field to try to get the side that’s in, out.

The side that’s out in the field is known as the bowling or fielding side.

After a batsman hits a ball one of the fielders fields the ball

and returns it to the wicket keeper (extreme left in this pic).

Each side has eleven members plus a twelfth man who can only

field if someone is injured.  He can also run for and injured batsman.

The side that’s in has to have two batsmen out in the field.

When ten of the in side’s batsmen are out the in side is said to be all out.

The side that’s in therefore always has one batsman who

is not out even when his side is all out

Unlike baseball with 5 fixed positions that I know of

(pitcher, catcher, and three bases)

there are only two positions on a cricket field where

the out side has to have a player.

Those are bowler and wicket keeper.

The captain of the out side can place his other

nine players at any of the other positions on the field.

Some of these fielding position are;

first, second, third and sometimes fourth slip,

first and second gully, forward short gully, mid off, long off,

cover, deep cover and short cover, extra cover (also known as sweeper)

long on, mid wicket, forward short mid wicket, silly mid off, silly mid on,

leg slip/s, square leg, forward square leg, backward square leg,

point, deep backward point, forward short point,

short and deep fine leg, long stop or very fine leg,

and third man, which can be short or deep.

Should you have no prior knowledge of cricket then I hope you are now wiser 🙂

I have written this explanation as if only played by males

to simplify the writing process.

Australia’s Southern Stars, our National Women’s Team

has just returned from the Caribbean where

they won the 2018 World T20 Championship by defeating

their English counterparts in the final.

Well done Southern Stars!

Below is how the Marylebone Cricket Club explains cricket.

Cricket Explained to a Foreigner

  • You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

  • Each man that’s in the side that’s in the field goes out and when he’s out comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out.

  • When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

  • When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in out.

  • Sometimes there are men still in and not out.

  • There are men called umpires who stay out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out.

  • Depending on the weather and the light, the umpires can also send everybody in, no matter whether they’re in or out.

  • When both sides have been in and all the men are out (including those who are not out), then the game is finished.

– Attributed (tenuously) to the Marylebone Cricket Club.



Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Field




Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Vibrant-Colours


Vibrant colours.


 A back to school display.

Christmas decoration.

Paddocks throughout the area

are dazzling us with their

golden, yellow display as canola crops flower.







In a few months paddocks/fields around here…

and all over Western Victoria will be painted yellow…

as this years canola crops begin to bloom.


Below another version of field.

And within a few weeks crickets fields around Victoria

will be spotted with players dressed

in their traditional whites.

One side bats while he other side bowls and fields.

This young  player is about to field a ball hit by a batter.




Week 3

Structure in Nature

I’m not sure if this is the task this week, however…

this is a canola crop taken  a few months ago.

Changing green to other colours

enhanced the structure of

the plants and crop, I believe. 


A Photo a Week Challenge: Structure-in-Nature


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Yellows-2


My contribution for this week’s



My second attempt and this time in the correct week 🙂


Taken September 2015 this is a regular sight in

Canola growing paddocks in early Spring.



Daisies or single dahlias…I’m not sure

~~~~dahlias_0128Definitely dahlias and growing alongside the previous image in

St James Park, London, early September 2016.