Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Connects You To The Present Moment

In The Garden

When I’m outside hanging out washing or raking up leaves and twigs, I often pause to watch a bird in the garden. My favourites are the Fairy Wrens, the males are such a gorgeous shade of blue. I have never been able to photograph one until now.

Sometimes at night Naomi calls me to come outside and watch the possums who visit the garden. They like the big gum tree and the roof of the gazebo to hang out in. Sometimes they use our roof for a short cut too.

Blackie the brush tail possum on the roof

It’s still winter but spring is not far away now. The first bulbs are starting to flower. We planted so many bulbs this year. Some in pots and others in the garden. I love seeing new ones come up.

pots on the deck
First daffodil from the pots


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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