Two memorable days of clouds.

This looks bad enough…

However, it takes on a new look when

a heat map or, perhaps, colour reversal filters are applied.

A couple of years ago these storm clouds

put parts of Geelong under three feet of water

if memory is correct.


Wits End Weekly Prompt:  Under-Cloudy-Skies



I am going with the long journey definition of ‘epic’

this week…and even then I’m not sure…

And I ask all readers to allow for the fact that

this was only Day 2 of our journey and

that this author saw ice at the top

of Sulphur Mountain (Banff) in July 1976;

drove along roads where it had snowed in June 1982,

and has never seen the white stuff since.

The journey I speak of is the

Peak2PEak Gondola Ride

up Whistler and across to Blackcomb Mountain.

After reading  my first statement you can see why

I thought this a magnificent sight.

However, the longest part of the journey was still to come,

with just under four and a half (4.4) kilometres,

or 2.73 miles, of cable between Whistler and Blackcomb

and no supporting towers in between, you left

gliding along some 1,427 feet above the valley floor.

And it appears much steeper when commencing

the return journey.

This is the longest, and highest,

unsupported length of cable in the world.

But descend among the clouds we did

and still marvel at the height and length

of this journey.


Pic and Word Challenge: Epic



We were barely off the ground on our flight from… 

Fairbanks to Coldfoot when we encountered clouds.

Most of our one hour flight we were flying in a cloud shroud.

Certainly not worth paying a premium for a window seat 🙂


Patrick sorry we did not have time to meet.


Pic and Word Challenge: Clouds



Week 7

Today’s Weather

I will be in Auckland by noon, Victorian time,

on Friday so my post is scheduled

and based on forecasts for Friday.

Temperature ranging between

a minimum of 19°, to a maximum of 31°.

 Cloudy and a chance of light rain.


So any one of these images…

could reflect Friday’s weather…

 around Geelong.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Today’s-Weather




Week 5


Love cloud photos…no two shots ever the same.Sunny day clouds.

Storm clouds out to our west.

I know I posted this earlier in the week…

I still like the clouds.


Looking out our front door…


on Monday this week…January, 29.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Clouds


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Black and White Tuesday


Some random shots taken during the past week.

This is the view from our camera club

meeting place for the next few years.

This is the cloud formation that made me

take my camera out of its bag last Thursday.

Cunningham Pier from Griffin’s Gully

this evening, Tuesday, October 19.



Hope you enjoyed.



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Black and White Tuesday

 February 02, 2016


Last Wednesday parts of Geelong

were inundated by a thunderstorm…

following these clouds.
The sun was shining brightly on my back…

while the storm wrecked havoc on Geelong

White fluffy clouds in the foreground and a storm beyond.



Hope you enjoyed.


Travel Theme: Through


My contribution for this week’s

Travel Theme challenge.


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Dear old Brandy did not think it appropriate that he had to push his head through the bottom of a bucket for six weeks.  It was all in a good cause. He had an infected eye and earned himself the nickname of ‘Buckethead’ during this time.



A couple of nights ago there was a power supply interruption.  I happened to glance out the window to see a rising moon peeping through the cloud cover.



Cloud cover provide some nice shots…I thought.



…and still a different view using maximum zoom.


Where’s my backpack?:

Travel Theme: Through