Yellow Hornbills having a chat.




And this pair came and said hello,

welcomed us to their neck of the woods

and left a welcoming gift on my backpack.

Camellias on a bush.

Friendly baristas in amsterdam.

Photographer and model


Labrador and Kelpie pups.

A pair of horns.


One Word Sunday Challenge:  Two



“If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.”


If I borrow this week’s quote as the basis

for my post, when my mind wanders

it wanders straight back to the farming days.

Fifty-five years of farm life is difficult

to eradicate overnight, so to speak.

This is the second rotation/crop of trees

beginning their life after our first harvest.



 Our first crop of trees at 6 or 7 years of age.

Both boys are around the 180cm mark

which gives an idea of how high the Blue Gums

are at approximately half their life span.

I have many good memories of farm life

and some difficult ones also.

Whether the memories are good or bad,

I am happy not to be on a farm

at this point of my life


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Where-the-Heart-is





When Maggie was young she licked up

whatever she could after MGW emptied

an old  bottle of cooking wine.


She was snoring rather loudly,

but was she dreaming.

Guess we will never know.

MGW was concerned about Maggie’s

well being, that is, until she caught

a whiff of Maggie’s breath.

My favourite song about dreams



Amanda                       Sandi






a piece of material extended on a mast
to catch the wind and propel a boat
or ship or other vessel.




Auckland, known as…


…the city of sails.

However, I think Geelong…

…could also lay claim to that title.