Weekly Photo Challenge-Layered



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



The first thing which came to mind was…Black Forest Cake layers.

I wonder why?

When I found this mini haystack.

When I built haystacks we used to refer

to each layer as a row.


I now I posted this shot a day or so back.

However, a feature of our southern coastlines

are these sandstone cliffs and

their layers of soft rock, which…

has been known to give way without notice and

would give these tourists a ride better than

any roller coaster could provide.

 May be a one way ticket though.

Finally, ten years ago I/we built this garden bed in layers.

No. 2 Son, at the time called it a pyramid

and to this day it is thusly referred.








Black and White Challenge:

Small Subjects


I always think of the words

relative and subjective

when considering this topic

An Agapanthus flower consists of

many smaller flowers creating one large bloom,

which in turn makes the bee look small.

Looking a little closer and the anthers

make the bee look huge, by comparison.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Small






Black and White Challenge:

New Photos


Some of the most recent photos

I have taken…

are of some of the bulbs

currently flowering in our garden.

and, of course, our pink camellia.


Finally, this shot of Point Lonsdale Lighthouse,

taken on July 6, 2017 at 1742 hours

with a 30 second  exposure.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: New-Photos



Travel Theme-Garden




Travel Theme.


Some shots taken in our garden

over the past week or so.
First a dead flax flower.

Dwarf Bamboo.

An attempted close up of the best part of

a Grevillea flower.

Finally, after writing about Hydrangeas in York

being this colour we discovered that ours

had changed to  a reddish colour also.


Where’s My Backpack: Garden






Cee’s Black and White Challenge:



From our garden….

daffodil_7210daffodils…a sure sign of spring.

camellia_7260Our ancient camellia…covered in blooms this year.

purple-daisy_7287I have posted this purple daisy recently…but,

it looks totally different in Black and White.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Flowers




Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Lime-Bright-Green


My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge


Lime or Bright Green


A variety of garden greens.japanese-maple_0774Japanese Maple leaves…with a touch of red.
flower_0308This may be an exception and not found in our garden.

However, I don’t know from where it came or what it is.
orange_0160This orange is definitely ours though.

Acacia_0104We have several small bright green Acacias

planted around our garden.

One variety is even called Limelight.

We thought them ideal as they only grow about one metre tall

by one and a half metres wide.  Which they do!

However, we planted them with a pebble mulch at their base.

I am sure they are losing leaves faster than I am losing my hair.

The only difference is that their leaves grow back.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Light Green

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