This is a usual pose…

…for Taji.

What was unusual about the sight was

that Taji was not in her kennel.

For some reason it is now a usual occurrence

to find Taji in Maggie’s kennel, the middle one,

while she takes her morning nap.






Whether it’s…

…celebrating a 21st birthday, or…

…a 75th birthday,

’tis always a good excuse for a party

especially with a new wig to wear.

About ten years ago Father-in-Law had

been diagnosed  with several types of cancer

during the year with the imagined effect

on his already thinning hair.

Our boys decided a wig was just what

the doctor ordered.

He is still going strong.







a warm bed covering made of padding
enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place
by lines of stitching, typically applied
in a decorative design.


In a few months time…

…the surrounding countryside will…

…turn into a…

…a green and yellow…

…patchwork quilt…

…as canola crops announce that

Spring has sprung.  🙂







an act of waking from sleep


It could be argued that….

…our bulbs are awakening from

their summer hibernation.

These snowdrops have been up

for a month at least…

…while our new pink daffodils although planted

nearly a month ago have only a

few forward scouts out see

what their new home is like.





a small sheltered bay.



…the most famous cove in Australia…


…Loch Ard Gorge near the western,

or Warrnambool, end of

The Great Ocean Road.

The only two survivors of the wrecked Loch Ard

were washed into the Gorge

on the stormy night the Loch Ard ran aground.