Nothing more melodious than a magpie.

They will happily share your snack…


…thank you for it

at the top of their voice.


Of course, they do expect more,

after their song.


Word of the Day Challenge: Melodious











This time of year we are no longer seeing

this scene in the morning…

…and our water bill has reduced accordingly

A slow shutter and some editing captured

the sun’s rays in the spray just nicely.


Word of the Day Challenge: Spray




having a resemblance in appearance, character,

or quantity, without being identical



Three similar dogs all with different

traits and personalities.

My first black and tan kelpie…Brandy.

Also known as my $6,000,000 dog,

because he would work anywhere..but only for me.

I should add that this was a period of Brandy’s life

where he was affectionately known as ‘Bucket-head’.

He had an eye problem which he

was not allowed to scratch.

Brandy died at age 13 just after

his first litter of pups were born.

Fatherhood was too much for him.

This is Ginger.

One from that litter.

Not quite as loyal as Brandy, but then we never

had the chance to work as Brandy and I did.

She was our princess.

Didn’t like wet feet etc.

Two similarities she had in common with Brandy

were her size and the fact that

she died suddenly as Brandy had done.

Now for the current kelpie.

Brandy and Ginger wouldn’t be seen dead

enjoying life as Candi does.

All the same breed with

different personalities.


Word of the Day Challenge: Similar




heroic or grand in scale or character.

I have head it said that ‘epic’ is…



…often overused and misused.


However These scars in the land,

indicating previous sites of the Victoria Falls…

…as they retreat up the Zambezi River

on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe

attest to the fact that this grand site

could definitely be described as ‘epic’.

Bottom left corner is the beginning

of the next site of Victoria Falls.


Word of the Day Challenge: Epic



Our pets are friendly towards each other…except…

…when it comes to food.

There is no way Taji would sacrifice

even one milligram of this bone

with a feline friend.

And I am sure this play fight would turn nasty

should Smudge(Cat) be nearing Candi’s food bowl

at meal times.


Word of the Day Challenge: Sacrifice