Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground, Sand, Dirt, Grass, Paths

Ground Cover

For this challenge I was able to find plenty of examples literally in my own back yard. Frost covered grass, newly reclaimed soil after the old shed was demolished, newly laid gravel in the parking area and Polly investigating the new ground cover made of bark.

A frosty, foggy morning at home.
The patch of ground where the rustic shed once stood.
The beginnings of the garden renovation.
Polly investigating newly laid bark ground cover.


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.


  1. The picture of the shed looks like it was taken half a century ago. I really like the effects of that one. I’ll do mine tomorrow. I have some good ones in my archives to put up.

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    • The sheds at the bottom of the garden are quite old. A friend told me that they are most likely old apple pickers huts as many people bought them to use as sheds when many orchards were pulled up in the seventies, eighties and nineties. The way they are fitted out inside I think that is correct.


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