RDP: Looking Out Of My Back Door

Lookin’ Out

I have an earworm of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song from this title. For the purpose of this post I’ll call the door that overlooks the back garden the back door even though it is the main door we use at present.

What do I see? I see trees, lots of them. It feels strange to be almost in the trees myself. I’m not used to living in a two-storey house yet.

Friday afternoon on our deck

This morning I have been taking photos for our doll blog so the view looked more like this.

Top Model Resort Barbie 2007

I can see the agapanthus that grows in the back garden. We have blue ones and white ones. We have Kangaroo Paws and various types of geraniums. On the deck itself we have pots of pansies and marigolds although these are on the part of the deck that faces the street so perhaps not technically back yard plants.

Blue agapanthus

Sometimes I see birds too, goldfinches and blue wrens in the garden itself but often larger birds flying by, Kookaburras, Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos, and other birds I haven’t identified or managed to photograph yet. Sometimes I hear animals amongst the plants too but you have to be quick to spot them. Rabbits, there are quite a few rabbits around here and potoroos also visit the garden.

Of course I also see the Hills Hoist but I don’t really think you need to see that!


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. It’s a great view looking out of your backdoor 🙂 Yes the Hills Hoist isn’t for family viewing lol. (Oh how I await the bloggers from OS to ask what it is) A great garden to be enjoyed by all. Lucky you have potoroos


  2. Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of my all-time favorite bands. Lookin’ Out My Back Door is a nice song. But I love the majority of their songs.

    The view from your deck is fantastic. For me, it looks like a picture taken in a holiday resort 🙂

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      • That’s awesome. I just know individual tracks and no album names but checked the “Cosmo’s Factory” album out on YouTube. It contains several of my favorite CCR songs as it seems.

        I Heard It Through The Grapevine is my absolute favorite beside Fortunate Son but Fortunate Son is not on Cosmo’s Factory. But on that album, I also like Long As I Can See The Light, Run Through The Jungle and Who’ll Stop The Rain.

        But honestly… I don’t think I ever heard a CCR song I didn’t like. I wish popular music would be still like this today. Raw music… instruments played and lyrics sung by actual humans lol. It sounds so raw… that’s what I like about music of that time.

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      • I feel lucky to have grown up through an era of really great music. I enjoy music from the sixties, seventies and eighties. For me, the music of today just doesn’t compare.

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      • The 60s and 70s are my thing too in music. I just recently started enjoying a bit of 80s music again. But I really prefer the 60s and 70s.

        The music of today definitely doesn’t compare with older music. Many modern songs will be long forgotten when music of the mentioned eras is still known and played. There are still young people who will agree with you, they’re just not the majority.

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      • Some young people do appreciate it fortunately. I may be wrong but I feel that music has become a product to large extent. All these TV talent shows seem intent on producing musicians who work to a formula. The bands from the eras we liked started off small and worked hard playing at parties, pubs and clubs until they got a break. Now they go on TV and become instantly famous but for most of them it will only be for a short time and then the next fad will come along.

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