a structure or place made or chosen by a bird
for laying eggs and sheltering its young.

The Wedge Tail Eagle’s nest…

…is not very comfortable in appearance…

but apparently serves its purpose.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Nest







Still Africa this week.

We had heard of these cubs and were

lucky enough to be out and about

when the call came through.

We spent twenty minutes watching

and shooting these images as the cubs played

a mere 20 feet from our car.

In 2014 we were lucky enough to to sight

what our guides described as

‘over 1,000 elephants’

migrating through Botswana.

We were actually seeking a pride of lions,

however, we always arrived

the day after a sighting.

Bad timing.

We were also lucky to see this scene twice.

Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia.

The Matriarch would chose the track across the river

and then wait on the other side until

all members were accounted for.

There was at least one baby elephant

and it made the crossing with

some helping trunks lifting it high enough

for it to breath every now and again.

Five or ten minutes later and

we would have missed both events.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Timing




Late on the third day of our first African Safari

we were lucky to spend time at this leopard sighting.

An unexpected ‘last night’ game drive produced

our version version of ‘Simba’ and ‘Nala’

although we called them Nosy and Rosy.

If you are contemplating seeing

the new Lion King movie….do so.


Recently I captured this rainbow.

My 18 millimetre lens was not wide enough

to capture it in one image.

This is a combination of two photos.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected




When contractors prepared our land for…

….planting trees they told me that they

would remove and bury fencing materials.


Pushing the wire under established trees was

how they left these tangled twisted piles

of wire and droppers.

They were worse the next time around however

their employers were not happy when

they received the photos I sent to them.

All was cleaned up and buried, properly,

second time around.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Twisted


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Close-Up-Flowers



Flowers in close-up

Some special occasion….


…gift flowers.



Some from Taupo…



…in New Zealand.


One or two…

…from our garden




And a few dahlias…







…from the Dahlia Farm.