Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 3 Items or the Number 3


This week I decided to use (mostly) pictures of birds. I was looking through my archive searching the number three and found I had pictures of three ducks and three goldfinches so I decided to see if I had any other groups of three birds. I admit to cheating a bit with the Galahs.

Three pigeons in the city.
Three finches feeding
Three ducks who wandered into my garden.
Australian birds mug.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 2 Items or the number 2

Two Subjects

Two of my favourite subjects for this week’s challenge, anything to do with ships and the waterfront and a couple of trains.

Builders plate of a steam loco.
Tasmanian Railways diesel engine.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lawn Ornaments


I’ve practically been in hibernation this past week. It has been quite cold and apart from going to and from the Op Shop or out for coffee with friends I’ve really not been anywhere or done anything worthy of note. In the evenings I’ve curled up with the laptop while most of my photo archive lives on a hard drive attached to the desktop computer which I haven’t switched on in about three days.

So if anyone was worried where I’d got to don’t. It’s just winter and a bit of a writing slump.

These first two photos were taken around Geeveston, at Heritage Park and at the Geeveston Primary School. They are not actually in a lawn but they are garden ornaments. The third one is a topiary bird at Oatlands and the last one is the floral clock at the Botanical Gardens.

30 Days, 30 Songs (18)

I have been absent from Sarah’s 30 Days, 30 Songs Challenge for a couple of days but I’m back today. June 18th is Paul McCartney’s birthday, a date which is also shared by my sisters in law Libby and Lou (no I didn’t forget). So here is one of my favourite Paul McCartney songs.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 1 Item or the number One

The Loneliest Number

Here are a few things I found in my archives that feature the number one.

A banner representing army units who served in World War One
Signage at Errol Flynn Reserve,
A lot of the Geeveston story is about the forests.

A single, but very large, chair.

Red Chair
I found this chair in a waiting area at Brooke St Pier.

Share Your World 2019: 17 June


If you were suddenly injured or died, are your bedside table drawers ready for someone else to go through them?   If you care to share, what’s the most unusual item someone might find, that might be potentially embarrassing?

Timber panelling in a bedroom

My bedside table drawers are boring, a couple of pairs of compression socks, cough lollies, a tube of stuff for relief from insect bites, some beads, tags from clothing for the size or laundry information. The only thing I’d be embarrassed about is how uninteresting they are.

What keeps you going?  (However you might interpret that is correct.)

Finding pleasure in the small things in life.

Share a photo or a sentence about ‘your favorite thing(s) (credit to Judy Dystkra-Brown in response to this:  ttps://pilotfishblog.com/2019/06/08/lens-artists-photo-challenge-49-favorite-things/   )

If we are not counting people or animals then I guess my favourite thing in life is my “stuff” and of my stuff, my dolls mean the most to me.

Some of my larger dolls.

At the end of the song “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.,  where did they all go?

I know this song but I can’t recall if I’d ever seen the video before. I watched it twice and still couldn’t decide where they were all going. All I can say is that they looked like they were being called to go somewhere but there was no joy, eagerness or even curiosity in responding. I wouldn’t watch it a third time as I found it too sad.

What are you grateful for right now?

I’m grateful for my home and although I love spending time with others I am also grateful for the days when I can stay home and enjoy it with just Polly and Cindy for company.

RDP: Delay


Who hasn’t spent time hanging around an airport due to some unforeseen delay?

Jet taking off at Tullarmarine Airport, Melbourne.
A Jet taking off at Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne.

The first time I ever flew was back in 1977 and my flight was delayed in departing from Melbourne for something like 9 hours. The first few were not too bad. I’d never been to an airport before and David was with me so we explored, we looked at the planes from many different airlines, we got something to eat. I didn’t want to leave the airport because I had no idea how long my flight would be held up. No handy apps to let you know back then. In the end, David had to leave, he had come to Melbourne to see me off on my trip but I had to see him off as he was getting the train back to Adelaide that night. I read the book I had brought to take on the plane and when we eventually took off sometime around midnight I waved away the flight attendant who was serving dinner (at 1 am) and went to sleep.

image Virgin jet
Virgin Airlines passenger jet from 2013.
image jet at airport
Waiting to board

That was probably my worst experience with airport delays. I don’t fly that often but if I go on a holiday or to visit friends and family in Adelaide or Melbourne I generally have to fly. Hobart airport is so small that there really is not much to do, the larger airports in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide offer a few more places to eat and a few more shops but as I don’t have a great interest in fashions, shoes or bags they don’t really hold my interest. I usually visit the newsagents and may buy a book or a magazine but generally, technology is what gets me through long waits if I’m on my own.

Domestic Terminal Melbourne.
Domestic Terminal Melbourne.

Flying to and from Adelaide from Hobart usually involves a change of planes in Melbourne or sometimes Sydney. Occasionally they can be three or more hours. So what do I do? Well, I usually try to travel with my camera in my hand luggage so I can use the downtime to take some photos at the airport. I also have my Kindle for reading and I take advantage of free wifi at the airport to read blog posts, answer comments and sometimes even write something. Most of the photos in this post were taken while I was entertaining myself during an airport layover.

image travelator
How much time is this going to save you really?