Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walk 50 Steps or Less

50 Steps in the backyard

It’s been so wet this week that I was afraid that I’d never get outside to take some new photos. Finally, I did and my camera battery decided to die. “No worries!” I thought. I have two spares in the camera bag. Would you believe that both of them went flat after about two photos. What is going on? Anyway, I finally managed to take half a dozen photos.

Exiting the house onto the deck I walked down the ramp to the outbuilding which houses the laundry, second bathroom and the space that Naomi is turning into an art and craft room. This metal bird statue stands outside it and was already here when we moved in. We like it so we left it in place.

Metal bird sculpture

A few more steps takes me to the fence that we had built to stop Teddy from escaping. As you can see we have a pond in this little courtyard area. We haven’t done a lot with it yet.


Mrs Cat and her kitten live under the hydrangeas. She was a fortieth birthday present from my sisters in law, mum had previously given me the kitten. Both of them need a spring clean and I’ll do that soon.

Cat Statues

This sailor statue belongs to Naomi, she brought him from her old house in Oatlands.

Sailor Statue

The garage marks the end of my fifty steps so I turned back. Here is Toby at the bottom of the ramp.



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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