A Photo A Week Challenge – From Below

Here is my contribution to this week’s Photo a week challenge from Nancy Merrill

The photos have to be taken from below.  Mine were taken in Australia in 2014

398 Cyclist coming off the bridge


391 Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

298 Scaly-breasted lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

294 Frogmouth on nest with chick

Tawny Frogmouth

137 Possom-001


058 Koala Tower Hill



I’d rather be …..

This is the brief for this week’s Photo a week challenge

“You’ve likely seen a bumper sticker or a sign that reads “I’d rather be…” How would you fill in the blank? Golfing? Running? Fishing? Something else entirely? What activity do you enjoy most?”

I enjoy many things but I think I would fill in the missing words with ‘bird watching‘  It is such a rewarding hobby and something you can do virtually anywhere – in the garden, at the beach, on a walk, even in the city!


You can do it in with a group


You can do it on your own


A frequent visitor to my garden – African Hoopoe

IMG_0738.JPG Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern – seen on coastal and inland waters


Chestnut banded plover – salt pans


African Black Oyster Catcher – seen at Struisbaai Beach


African Harrier Hawk – Seen in Town!


Post a Day Weekly Photo Challenge Satisfaction

The theme for the  Weekly Photo Challenge is Satisfaction.

What a lovely prompt this week.   There are so many photos I could choose as I really find many things in my life satisfying. I’ve chosen a few that I think reflect the meaning of the word.


My grandson – satisfied with his catch at Sani Valley Lodge, KZN

Me and My Girls

Surrounded by my last class of Grade Ones at the last day of school in my last year of teaching. Most satisfied that it was a good career.


My Hubby – Content with his four grandchildren


Satisfied with the retired lifestyle – caravanning at Ebb and Flow – Garden Route National Park Western Cape