Friday, 17 February 2017


I KNEW I HAD TWO GOANNAS here but i've only seen them together once, in a weird nose to nose vibrating action on the front lawn - yesterday they strolled across the rise one after the other. 

wildlife seems to be abundant, the floods have left behind so many frogs and insects the other animals are thriving as a result. still no pelicans though :0(


looking a bit bald there :-o
is the owner of Lancaster Press and he's worked with countless artists producing lithographs - a show of the work he's helped produce is on now 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place' opened at the art vault on wednesday.  my 'foundling' was in there, also two of sonja's.  unfortunately peter couldn't be there :0(

Christine Wrest-Smith
 had an exhibition in
 the second gallery.
yesterday she came out
to visit and we had a
trip along the riverbank
 to see the boundary tree and the flood levels on
 the trunks of the huge
 old redgums
after the exhibition - a beautiful evening in mildura

these structures
 have been up for ages -
it's a vineyard but i
can't see evidence of
anything planted.
 looks great as you
 drive by though
love this Merbein section of the drive home

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


TELSTRA'S finally put in an official complaint and given me this wifi thing - it's working for the laptop and phone, but still not the telly - i'm stuck with free to air and dvds  :0(

EXCITEMENT - from my bed early yesterday morning i spotted a kingfisher sitting on the power line so i jumped out and grabbed the camera.
all these shots are taken thru the window

got a couple of shots before it flew into the big box tree, i got some more shots then realised there was a second, younger one.
out of focus but i really like this shot

adult top left, young one lower right

a visit from a spiny cheeked honeyeater 
more photos then the youngun flew down to the riverbank where a third was waiting with a fish.  wow, i feel blessed by the bird gods :0)
blurry due to excitement, distance and dirty windows

Tuesday, 14 February 2017


THAT BIG OL MOON just keeps dragging me outside - padding around in bare feet in the night looking for the right angle :0)   the ants never sleep, they're nipping away as i try to get my shot 

there's an orb weaver's web across the moon here, but although i scanned around
 i couldn't find the spider


HERE I AM at the library again using the internet.  i've just been into telstra and they've lodged an official complaint about the crazy few months of inefficiency i've had since november. they've given me a wifi device to use until i hear from their complaints dept - within 5 working days!  i just want out - no more telstra for me and i'm not paying any big penalties for leaving  ggrrrrrrr

on the positive side - there's been a gorgeous full moon the past few nights and after the sweltering weather of last week, it's just perfect, cool nights and warm sunny days.  now if i can just get brendan to sort out the watering system  .  .  .  ah, life on the river :0)

Saturday, 11 February 2017




   moonset at 5 am


THE FROGS ARE STILL HERE in abundance, despite the heat


THE TRIP HOME was good - stayed with helen and don in the grampians - always good to see them and the garden's looking great despite the heat and dry weather.

I love these hazy horizons, they'll make it into my current book