Two new faces at a new home.

They started out as good friends…

…they didn’t even mind Soxie joining with them. 

The really had no choice..cats being cats.

Naturally, there are occasions where there

are robust discussions regarding who’s boss…

…but they soon kiss and make up and peace

reigns supreme in the backyard.

That is…until the next time!


FriendlyFriday:  Friendship

Amanda                       Sandi





Not sure why I have managed to accumulate

some half decent spider images

which fit this theme. 

Spiders are marginally ahead of snakes

in my opinion. 


From this shot came…



When I see the hairy spider legs it almost makes

the hair on the back of my neck rise.

I have seen this sight twice in 15 years.

Once when I opened our front door and

saw this rather large spider crawling

up the framework.

It took fright and one became about 31

many of which landed near my bare feet.

The above image was the second time

and out in the garden.



Something more pleasant to finish up with.

Our Orchid has an oddity growing out of a petal.

Unfortunately not much of a photo,

except if it was beamed back

from Mars, or the Moon.


A bee and Agapanthus.



FriendlyFriday:  Close-Up-Macro

Amanda                       Sandi






Kalahari Scrub Robin

and shadow.


Winter shadows on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The MCG was the site of the 1956 Olympics,

the 2006 Games

and countless Cricket and (AFL) Football Matches.


Shadows at Pisa.

Summer Shadows in…


…Bourke Street,




FriendlyFriday:  Shadows

Amanda                       Sandi






a thing that is absolutely necessary.


Breakfast essentials.

A nice hot cup of tea…sometimes coffee...


A couple of slices of nicely toasted bread…



…topped with a nice spread.

These are all the essential ingredients

required to commence a new day.


FriendlyFriday:  Essentials

Amanda                       Sandi






a sentimental longing or wistful affection
for a period in the past.


I was going to post some travel photos

as they are memories of some

good times and experiences

in the past decade or so.

Then I remembered this family photo

posted a few days ago.

If you missed it from left to right:

My Grandfather Bill, Rita, Jim, Frank and Edie.

All brothers and sisters.

There is a photo of 18 month old Woolly

with his grandfather.  Sadly Bill passed away

a week after the photo was taken.

Edie lived in Perth (W.A.) and I never met her either.

Auntie Rita lived nearby and I had

the deepest voice of anyone I have ever met.

She was also a smoker and used to pierce

her cigarettes with a pin and

hold the pin while smoking.

Presumably to keep her fingers nicotine free.

I think Uncle Jimmy must have spent some

time with us as I do vaguely remember him

However, it was his dog,

a Border Collie, called Boy,

which I associate with Jimmy.

Uncle Frank and his wife were the people

introduced me to boy’s beer

in my pre-teen years.

Boy’s Beer was any form of soft drink which

happened to be in their fridge when we visited.

Strangely after being fed Boy’s Beer when young,

I have never touched the real thing.

The only time I think an alcoholic beverage

is a must is in a wine trifle.

All through my adult/working life

Coca Cola has been my poison.

And sadly I have copped a bit of flak

because I do not imbibe alcohol.

Interestingly all age groups have at

one time or another tried extremely hard

to get me drinking.



FriendlyFriday:  Nostalgia

Amanda                       Sandi





A tradition the same the world over…

 Whether it’s Lucerne….


…or Sydney’s

Manly Beach…



…when the sun shines and warms our planet,

many of us head to water for a picnic

and a relaxing swim.


FriendlyFriday:  Summer-Traditions

Amanda                       Sandi





Lens flare, or……..

Whatever it is, it is the only lens flare

I have taken where at first glance

the flare appears to be a perfect circle.

Taken July 20, 2013 at 19:04:03 Australian Eastern Standard Time

7:04:03 PM


One second later…on July 20, 2013 at 19:04:04 (A.E.S.T.)

my camera recorded this image.

I have been told it is caused by camera movement

and it probably is.

However, isn’t it unusual that there not a corresponding

blur/movement in the rest of the photo?



FriendlyFriday:  Unsual

Amanda                       Sandi




Not certain if this was a tourist train or not.

My guess…the former.

And I would have been happy

to have ridden around York.

Vienna, where “shanks’ pony

was the preferred method of

transiting from A to B.



Murano locals may have used the canal,

however, again a walk in the rain seemed

to keep everyone happy.



Closer to home the Anglesea Boardwalk runs

alongside the Anglesea River just before

it empties into Bass Strait.

These vehicles have crossed from

Queenscliff to Sorrento

on the Ferry.




The Hygeia Ferry took camera club members

for a sunset cruise around Corio Bay

in February 2019.



Leaving Geelong North Railway Station

for melbourne and destinations

in between.


Arriving Geelong North Railway Station

from Melbourne, bound for Geelong,

South Geelong, and the recently opened

Waurn Ponds and Marshall stations.


FriendlyFriday:  In-Transit

Amanda                       Sandi




A tropical pink.


Some 2020 Mother’s Day flowers from one of the boys.




Pink..but that’s all I can reveal.



Hopefully by late winter I will have many

pink daffodils to photograph.

This image is from eBay.



FriendlyFriday:   Colour-Pink

Amanda                       Sandi