Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Wildlife. The most common wildlife around here, of course, is the kangaroo. All these fellows are from my blog photo archives.


The male gray kangaroo in the next images was inside our yard, 2016.  Now that the grass has really dried right off in the paddocks, I notice the ‘roo droppings getting closer to the house.


kangaroo eating


Next, the kangaroo fence in a nearby street. Each cast concrete kangaroo has coloured marbles for eyes. ( Nokia Lumia 520 window phone).




I hope you enjoyed seeing these again.


Do check out Cee’s entry for this week: Wildlife

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, kangaroos

Cee’s Fun Foto: Wildlife – kangaroos



So here I am again already, before time slips away. The new series for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge are Things of Nature – and here I was expecting one with only birds, with tricky prompts like a bird with four colours, or must have six birds in a row.  LOL. I have no idea why I thought that.

Anyway, for Fun Fotos, I present you my seagull pics taken at Kingston S.E., South Australia, a week or so ago. We spent two nights at their RV Park, no facilities except a nearby public toilet and beach shower. This pretty spot, by the jetty, was only $10 for a maximum stay of 48 hours. This is the town with the giant crayfish. Sadly, the sculpture has shrunk with familiarity, not helped by the trees near it having grown.


Seagulls are always a lot of fun to photograph. They can be sedate, or raucous. These sprang into action when a fellow, seeing saw me taking photos, stirred them by throwing bread closer and closer to me. It started to get a bit Hitchcock-ish, so I was glad when he drove off! Still, I got some great shots. (Nikon D3000)




Thanks for looking. It’s ‘Leaves and Trees’ next week.


Do visit Cee’s entry for her Fun Foto, and tootle around and have a look at the enormous variety of bird photos linked from the comments.


Birds, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds


I’m too late, really, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Z – being the final word in this series of fun photo prompts. However, I did take these photos of Vika especially for this challenge: Letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s…




Taken with the Nikon D3000, at Brighton Holiday Park, South Australia, where – like all caravan parks – she was required to be on a leash at all times. The only time it came off was when she put herself to bed in the camper, and while we were travelling – and for the few hours a day we visited my mum over the week in Brighton. Some people had doggy playpens, and we’ll probably invest in one of those for the future. Vika is 16, and she was rapt when we arrived home, a week ago. She didn’t think much of the sea and didn’t volunteer to swim, being more interested in menacing other dogs, no matter their size. She slept well each night, worn out.


Soon, Cee begins a new Fun Foto Challenge based on BIRDS! I can’t wait for her first prompt.


Thanks for looking.



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Vika

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Z


Outside my back door, a little while ago, one of the many bees in the mint. (Nikon D3000)




We arrived home on Wednesday, and feeling a little disoriented – having covered about 2000 kms over our sixteen days out with the camper trailer.  Had beaut visits with family, including several hours a day with my mum for a week – the most time I’ve spent with her for decades! On Friday, after a quick visit with my brother, we headed back towards Victoria, where I caught up with my daughter. I’ll tell you more, and share some of the hundreds of photos I took.

In the meantime, thanks for looking at my bees.


Bees & Bugs

A Honey Bee


This week the topic for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Letter W – Needs to start with W and have two vowels in the word.  I was worried that finding appropriate images was going to be hard, but once I started, I couldn’t stop seeing W words with vowels. Here we go…

WORKING WHEAT silos, Coonalypn, South Australia…


WARBLING magpies…




WARNING signs…

WATCHFUL kangaroos, Aldinga Scrub, South Australia…


WAVES, and WALKERS, Aldinga Beach, South Australia …






And I’m pretty sure this is my favourite … WATERING galahs – between the kiddie pool and the deep water, Aldinga Holiday Park swimming pool.


I have had an eventful few days with the Nikon D3000!

Thanks for looking.


Cee’s entry this week: W.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: W


The mint outside my back door is still alive with all sorts of winged critters – the honey bees get a look in, too.





Thanks for looking.

We’re busy packing today, so we’ll be ready to load our car when it cools down tonight – we’re expecting a top of 38 C. We were going to head off to Adelaide on the Thursday just gone, but the forecast heat-wave put us off. We head off tomorrow morning and will drive for about six hours, hoping we’ll miss approaching rain and thunderstorms. At least it will be cooler!

I’ve popped the smaller zoom lens back on my Nikon D3000, in anticipation of reaching Coonalpyn, where we will spend the night. Huge silos, still-working, right on the main road, have been painted as part of South Australia’s Silo Art.

Do have a great week! I will.




Bees & Bugs

Honey Bees