RDP: The Old Shed

Rustic Sheds of the Huon Valley

Men and plenty of women too love their sheds. These ones have all seen better days though and one I know for sure no longer exists.

I love photographing old wooden sheds. I like the faded timbers, the rusty iron and the odd angles they lean at. There are a lot dotted around the countryside, old apple sheds, pickers huts, boat sheds, garages that went out of use a long time ago.

There are plenty of old timber sheds around the Huon Valley
Not the worst I’ve seen but this old shed could at least use a new roof.
Dilapidated shed, Channel Highway near Cygnet
Wooden building at Policeman’s Point, Huon Valley Tasmania
The soon to be no more Rustic Shed
My garden shed may once have been an apple pickers hut.


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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