It has been a sad week for most of the world.

It was hard to believe that

Notre Dame de Paris

was burning when we woke

on Monday morning.

No more worship for a while,

although the President of France

assures us

Notre Dame de Paris

will be rebuilt in five years.

More photos in each of these posts.

Wordless Wednesday April 2019

Floral Friday 2017

Travel Theme 2016





One thing is for certain.

There is no lingering…

…when a Labrador and food come in contact.

Even if absolutely chock-a-block full,

they manage to ‘take care/possession’

of said bounty, until there is room.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Lingering




Geelong Street art.

Ceiling art in Florence.

Butchart Gardens…

Vancouver Island


Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria.

Somewhere in the French Countryside.

This may say something about my taste in art,

but it is  one of my favourite images.

A one off, never, to be captured again image

of a spider web in a canola crop a few years ago.

MGW doe not share my enthusiasm.

It can even be turned into bright, stronger colours

if that is your taste.

This was my first piece of photography art.

The now defunct Weekly Photo Challenge

wanted a CD cover design.

It interested it is simply a shot of water in Corio Bay.

And I love the mood in these two images…

…of Melbourne, last week.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Found-Art



Port Phillip Ferries…


…ran a FREE trial service, in August 2018…

from Geelong to Melbourne.

There were only seats available

when I booked my free ticket,

yet barely a third of those

who booked turned up.

The ride took  about an hour

and we were in Melbourne in time for sun-up…


…under West Gate Bridge.

And only a block or two from the CBD

when we disembarked.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Ferry






About two years before our 2013 safari to South Africa

we were told of High Tea at the Bur Al Arab in Dubai.

At the ninth hour our trip to the Serengeti via Dubai

was changed to Kruger National Park

in South Africa.

No Dubai, unless a long detour!

It took us another three years before we had

any hope of being anywhere near Dubai.

We decided to spend a few nights in Dubai,

the Burj Al Arab is well out of our price range,

and the first thing we did was book the

Burj Al Arab High Tea

as one of our outings.

Fast forward to last week,

and MGW had book us High Tea

in  Melbourne as a

Wedding Anniversary outing.

All served on Wedgewood china…

the experience was a little different

to the Burj Al Arab…

however, both experiences

had delicious endings.

And better yet Melbourne provided us with

a teapot of freshly made tea to wash it all down.

THEN, I had to find another notch in my belt.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Delicious

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Something-Different

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Delicious

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Delicious