Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge -Week#2


Composing Myself

I had a fun day on Sunday taking some new photos for Cee’s photo challenges. Two of these pictures were taken at the Hobart Botanical Gardens. They were holding a spring festival and amongst the entertainment was an old fashioned Punch and Judy Show.

I also enjoyed photographing the spring flowers as I don’t often get a chance to do flower close-ups. I’ll just have to plant lots of flowers in our new garden.

The third photo is an older one but was taken just down the road from the Botanical Gardens. It is a panel from the gate of the old Beaumaris Zoo which has been gone for many years. Only the gate remains. I have always found the faces of the animals on the panels very melancholy and wonder if the artist designed them that way on purpose. I chose the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) as my subject because the last known one was a resident at the zoo until it died. I’ve seen film of the poor thing in its cage and it makes me cry every time I watch it.

 

Something that makes me laugh.
Something that makes me laugh.
Something beautiful. Bearded Iris at the Botanical Gardens.
Something beautiful. Bearded Iris at the Botanical Gardens.

Tasmanian TigerThylacine with sad eyes.

 

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

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