Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Weather

Whatever the Weather

I don’t always get out and about when the weather is bad. If you rely on public transport walking around in the rain is not something you usually do for fun because you might have to wait a long time for a bus home.  However in 2015 I was travelling to Hobart on the bus regularly to visit David in hospital and always carried my camera. This was taken from the bus window during the big snow of August 2015.

The big snow-August 2015
A frosty , foggy morning at home.


When you see clouds like this you know you had better hurry and find some shelter.

The Cenotaph before a storm

In 2012 my friend Gillian and I both turned 55 and we celebrated with a trip to Tasmania’s west coast to ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway and cruise on the Gordon River. As it was late May the weather was less than ideal. In fact it rained heavily both days but we were not about to let it spoil our trip. They are used to rain in that part of the state and our tour guide carried on with her talk about the native timbers regardless of the fact that it was pouring.

Tour Guide, Gordon River cruise.


It’s nice to have sunny weather when you go on holidays but Sydney in summer is just a bit hot for me. This photo was taken on the beach at Watson’s Bay.

Summer in Sydney, Watson’s Bay 2016




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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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