Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours


Colours that make you feel happy when you see them. Some old photos and some I took especially for this post.

Red hats
The Hobart Red Hat Ladies


Vibrantly coloured pinwheels at a shop in Salamanca
colourful wooden eggs
My Poinsettia from last Christmas is still growing.
Winter Wattle
yellow flowers in springtime.
Flowers, Little India district in Singapore.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees


I could tell by the sky this morning that it was going to be another wet day so I went outside before it started to capture some images of trees.

First my favourite tree, the apple tree. which is starting to get some leaves. It had a prune over the winter and always looks interesting when it is bare.

The apple tree is just starting to get new leaves

Here you can see a variety of trees, my “spare” Photinia tree which is now taller than I am, behind it three of my back neighbours trees.  Finally in the background the tall gums where the kookaburras live. These are on farm land and crown land behind the power sub station.

My tree, neighbour trees, gum trees.

Big and Small

Small tree in my back garden.
A gum tree in the grounds of the nearby church.

RDP: Copyright

Thou Shalt Not Steal

As bloggers, copyright is something we really need to be aware of. According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary Copyright is:

the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (such as a literary, musical, or artistic work)

It is a very big deal to steal someone’s intellectual property whether is rights to a book or film, original art work or even an idea.

Even if no money is involved I believe it is wrong to take another person’s work and pass it off as your own.I have read the stories of a number of bloggers who have seen their words or images posted elsewhere by strangers and believe me they are just as angry and upset as any professional who has had work copied.

It is sometimes hard to know whether it is OK to use an image or someone’s words or not. I try not to do it but I have probably been guilty on occasion. I know of at least one time that I used an image I’d seen on Pinterest to illustrate a doll post and the person who owned it contacted me and asked me to take it down which I did at once with an apology. Pinterest is a bit funny that way as everything on it came from somewhere else. What I generally do now is to post a link to the page where I saw the image so that readers can go and see it if they wish rather than use those pictures directly.

Occasionally I post photos that friends have taken on the blog but I credit them, as I do if I use one of Naomi’s photos instead of my own. Sometimes I  see an image I’d like to use, particularly doll related ones and I do make an effort to find out if it is free to share and even to contact the owner if it is on Flickr or some similar site and ask if I may use it. People usually say yes if you ask nicely, they just want credit and that’s only fair.

Personally I am happy to share my photos and I’m flattered if someone wants to use one. I don’t watermark them which I probably should as it is a good way of making sure they can’t be hijacked so easily. However,  I am annoyed too if I see something of mine elsewhere with no reference to where it came from or who created it. Like those blog sites that are just made up of other people’s posts and no original content. Apart from being very rude that’s just lazy.

In Australia we have the Copyright Act 1968. Here is a link  to an information sheet for bloggers.






RDP: Crepuscule


I have to admit that I had never come across the word crepuscule before. Now I know that it is another word for twilight. Here in the southern hemisphere our days are getting longer. In a couple more weeks Daylight Saving Time will begin and we will have lots of crepuscule to enjoy.

In South Australia where I used to live twilight was a short-lived event.  By  the sea, where we lived, the sunsets were spectacular but night fell quickly. Here in Tasmania though we have long twilights, during the longest days of summer there is still some light as late as nine at night.

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour as the moon rises.

I like it. I seem to recall that it was like that in England in summer time although of course I can’t be sure because when I lived there I was not allowed to stay up that late.

Twilight is a pleasant time. If the day has been hot it is starting to cool down.  If you have been busy during the day there is still some daylight left to enjoy at the end.

We sailed so close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

RDP: Copious


It is actually Tuesday here, since the RDP started coming from different parts of the world I am never sure if I am on time for it or not.

Anyway, yesterday, Monday, I was at the Op Shop. People often drop things off at the shop over the weekend after house cleaning or garage sales so when we arrived yesterday morning we found copious amounts of bags and boxes waiting to be unpacked. I also carried copious numbers of bags of rubbish out to the  skip. A busy day.

Today I am at home. I need to spring clean the house ready to put it back on the market after taking a break over winter. I’ve been sweeping up copious amounts of dust bunnies from places that don’t usually get my attention.

At the moment I’m taking a coffee break and I see that I had better break out the insect spray as there are a few of those annoying little ants that always seem to appear as soon as there is a sunny day. I need to get rid of the advance party before copious numbers of their relatives arrive.


So that’s my post for today. I still have copious amounts of cleaning to do even though I would much rather be playing on the computer.

When you haven’t swept or dusted all weekend.

Share Your World 2018: 17 September

Sharing My World This Week

What Is Your Favorite Beverage?  (for those who really dislike “favorite” questions, hey, time to time, one just pops in and will not be denied).

It depends on the time and place. I’d have to say that I drink tea and coffee more than anything else. I don’t drink a lot of carbonated soft drinks as I find that more than a glass at a time just makes me feel gassy.  I do like a glass of wine sometimes though I am no wine buff or a some of our locally made apple or pear cider.

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What Is Your Interpretation of ‘The Golden Rule”?  Are there ramifications to breaking it?

Don’t do anything to other people that you would not like done to you. It’s so simple I don’t know why so many have such trouble with it. If you break it I think that it will come back to bite you.

Sunrise person or sunset person? 

I like both although these days I’m not often up to see a sunrise. I love the colour the sky turns just before the sun rises and the colours of clouds in the evening.

Looking outside, around 7am.

Do people in modern society anthropomorphize animals too much? 

Yes I suppose we do but it is not a new thing and mostly harmless I think. If it makes us treat animals more kindly it is probably  a good thing.

Stay puft french bulldog (2956799679)

and finally

What Were You Grateful For During the Past Week?     

I was out and about a bit last week, one place I went I had a nice conversation with a lady I’ve known for a long time but never had a long chat with, I had lunch with some other friends and met some new people who seemed very nice. I went to Hobart and finally got my hair cut which was great as it had been driving me crazy. I ran into Naomi who was also in town, we hadn’t planned it but naturally we both went to Target’s toy aisle so we ended up having lunch and then we visited a gift shop I’d heard about where I bought  a  tin suitcase to use as a doll prop and had a nice chat with the lady in the shop. She had a very cute toy poodle who made us laugh too.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Water

Water, Water Everywhere

When you live on an island it is not terribly hard to find water to photograph. Here are some waterside scenes in Tasmania.

Derwent River, Hobart Tasmania
The Derwent at Bellerive with Mt Wellington in the background.
Bellerive Beach, near the cricket ground, Hobart Tasmania.
The beach at Stanley in north-west Tasmania.
Table Cape, north-west Tasmania
Early morning view of Strahan taken from our hotel in the Strahan Village.