A few years ago I was interested in photographing cemeteries.

I never did get back to some of the places I wanted

to photograph and then 2020 came upon us.

Enough said.

Old cemeteries provide a wealth…

 …of photographic opportunities.


For all intents and purposes, this object appears

to be part of a fence and that is about all…

…until one looks at it from the snail’s point of view.

Although I tagged this as an urn,

today I think it is more like a vase for flowers.

It was discovered on the foot of a grave

in a country cemetery.



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Interesting-Objects

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:…Interesting-Objects

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:...Interesting-Objects

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:.…Interesting-Objects





As stated last week this image was created

for the next macro challenge

which was Cee’s Midweek-Madness

January Macro last week.

Portarlington Terns… for Betty’s

My Corner of the World Challenge





Becky’s Monday Portraits

Elephant Sands





Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Double-Dipping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:…Double-Dipping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:...Double-Dipping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:.…Double-Dipping





This image was created for

the next macro challenge.

Our 2021 disappointment was our cherry harvest.


In 2020 this bowl overflowed.

Our tree is only a miniature,

2020 harvest was our maxi harvest.

2021 was a mini harvest.


This previously unpublished image

is one of my favourite

Corio Bay Sunrises.



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Favourite-Images-2021

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:…Favourite-Images-2021

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:...Favourite-Images-2021

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Favourite-Images-2021





In among our Blue Gum plantation

is one of the most serene places

I can think of.

In the middle of the paddock I would

shut down the vehicle I was driving

and just sit and listen to the

deafening sounds of silence.

A silence only broken by the breeze in the leaves,

birdsong and the occasional kangaroo or wallaby

as bounds away to perceived safety.


Driving through the temperate rainforests

near the Great Ocean Road

Is where this image was taken.


In 2017 I visited the

Western Front Battlefields

including Belgium’s

Toronto Avenue Cemetery…


…which had to be the most serene cemetery

on the Western Front.

Aalthough having made that assertion

all the cemeteries we visited had

an air of serenity about them



How ever many you have in your house

for Christmas 2021,

may we wish you all the blessings…

…a gathering of your clan may bring.

Merry Christmas

one and all!

And may your world have a

Happy and Safe New Year



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Serene

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:..Serene

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:...Serene

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Serene





My choice this week was to drag out

as many Christmas tree photos

from years gone by.

Christmas Day 2014

Many of my images are taken in early

December when our tree is decorated.


With two sisters-in-law we only have

Christmas at home every third year…



…and our trees tend to towards a lonely look

when it comes to gifts under the tree.


Although 2020 was another Christmas where

both boys spent Christmas with their in-laws,

our tree appeared to be more interesting

than some other years.


I am planning to get a night shot of

this year’s tree as well.


How ever many you have in your house

for Christmas 2021,

may we wish you all the blessings…

…a gathering of your clan may bring.

Merry Christmas

one and all!

And may our world have a

Happy and Safe New Year



Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…You-Choose

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...You-Choose

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:...You-Choose

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...You-Choose





Whether it’s a 21st or…


…Faher-in-law’s 74th birthday we still celebrate.

We celebrated Father-in-law’s 87th birthday

in October.


Christmas is always another reason to celebrate,

perhaps more so this year with the arrival

of our first grandchild last March.


Until this past weekend, we had been planning

on only six adults for Christmas this year.

A weekend phone call between sisters

and suddenly…

…the lucky number is now 14.


However many you have in your house

for Christmas 2021,

may we wish you all the blessings…

…a gathering of your clan may bring.

Merry Christmas

one and all!


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Celebrating

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Celebrating

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:...Celebrating

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Celebrating





Some fishing stories.

White water fishing…


…in context

Victoria Falls




More my style of fishing.


The Lone Fisherman

Corio bay Geelong


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…One-Image-One-Story

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...One-Image-One-Story

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…One-Image-One-Story

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...One-Image-One-Story





Bliss for me is being…


…able to capture Mother Nature…

…as she bids the world…


…Good Morning.


During recent years…

…I have noted that it matters not if you are in

Botswana’s Kalahari Desert…

…South Africa’s

Greater Kruger National Park…


…or 30 minutes out of Geelong…


goodnight’s are…


…equally impressive.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Lindy:…Follow-Your-Bliss





The design of Melbourne’s

Victorian National Gallery of Art

has split Melbournians into two groups.

Those who love it and

those who hate

the design.


On the other hand, I have not heard

a negative word about Geelong’s new library.

It has been completed for several years now

and all who use it speak highly of

the design of the building.

The shape of our garden art is unusual

and looks as good today

as the day we bought it.

Another piece of Street Art.


Brightly coloured floral shapes.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Shapes-Designs

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Shapes-Designs

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Shapes-Designs

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Shapes-Designs





I think the Burj Al Arab is

a fantastic design both

in and outside.

In comparison, the Burj Khalifa is just plain huge.

The geometrical pattern on the exterior of Melbourne’s

National Gallery of Australian Art…

…exacerbating Melbournian’s love/hate relationship

with the building.


Prior to the 2006 Commonwealth Games

being held in Melbourne,

Spencer St Railway Station was renovated

and modernised.

Its most notable feature is the waves and arches

which now support a similarly shaped roof.

It was also renamed Southern Cross Station.


Around the corner, Flinders Street Station remains

as it was at the beginning of the twentieth century.

To change the exterior facade of

Flinders St would cause a public outcry…

…similar to the outcry when the Flinders Street

clock faces were digitised.

Public backlash forced local authorities

to change the clocks back to analogue faces

with digital workings.

Now Melbournians and visitors alike

are still able to meet under the

Flinders Street clocks as they

have done for many, many decades.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Interesting-Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Interesting-Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Interesting-Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Interesting-Architecture