Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Ground

Ground Cover

This week Cee has asked to see pictures of the ground. My photos are all of my garden. First a winter one from before the garden renovation. Snow covered grass, the bare earth border and the old concrete path. I thought this looked best in a sepia tone.

snow covered grass, soil and a concrete path.
snow-covered grass, soil and a concrete path.

My garden beds are now covered in bark chips which almost stop the weeds from coming through. I used my photo editing tools to turn this to black and white with a cyan tone filter.


Bark chips ground cover in a border.
Bark chip ground cover in a border.

The next two photos are of the surface of my pergola and the path to the bottom of the back garden. It is limestone dust which becomes very hard when well watered in. However, for some reason the surface under the pergola has remained somewhat more like gravel or, as Polly would probably tell you, kitty litter. I think these two are my favourites of this group.

Limestone dust .
Limestone dust .
Limestone dust surface under my pergola.
Limestone dust surface under my pergola.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our 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. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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