I took these the other evening when I had lit some candles at home. It was quite tricky to get a good photo but I think I got it with these apart from the burnt match which I dropped because it was about to burn my fingers.
Old style lamps outside the Treasury building in Murray St, Hobart at dusk and street lights in George St, Sydney taken as we walked back to our hotel from dinner.
Yes, it is that time again when people start to put out their decorations. These are from last year though.
I had fun taking some new photos for this challenge using things around the house and garden.
The man who lived here before us left this tool board in the garage. I love the drawings of the different types of tools. Unfortunately, I don’t have all of them and some I could not get to hang in the proper places. I would love a perfect tool board-if I used tools more.
The tool board in the garage
We had an aunt who used to refer to cutlery as “tools”. It used to annoy mum, she thought it was common I think, so it became a bit of a joke between Naomi and me to say “tools” every now and then.
I love walking the streets looking at old or interesting houses I love to photograph them too and I hope their owners don’t mind me sharing these pictures. I don’t photograph local houses as much because it seems a bit cheeky. I know I would think it odd if some random person were standing outside my house taking photographs. Although, if they came and asked me if they could photograph my house for their blog I’d probably say yes.
These old houses are in North Hobart. I like the colour and style of them very much.
Heading back into Hobart, these apartments at the end of Salamanca Place are in a converted grain silo.
If we walk up to Princes park or climb Kelly’s Steps we come to Battery Point.
These houses on Arthur’s Circus in Battery Point are some of the oldest homes in Hobart and are frequently photographed by tourists.
In nearby Sandy Bay, there are many interesting and expensive houses and apartments. This is one that I could not resist photographing because I love this style of building.
Here are a few pictures taken in various places in Singapore earlier this year. Sentosa Island, Gardens By The Bay, Little India and Chinatown are all popular tourist destinations and great places to take colourful photos.
Naturally, this is a favourite subject of mine. You know I love dolls and toys generally but you don’t have to be a kid to play. In fact, I think we should all make time to play.
Here are two nice old bears. The larger one belongs to Naomi and had been visiting me to get some repairs done. The smaller one appeared at the Op Shop one morning minus his eyes. I saw he was an older Ted and bought him myself, took him home and gave him a new pair of eyes. He went back to Naomi’s house with his new friend.
Naomi and I saw this in a toy shop in Singapore. We don’t know what sort of game or collection it is but we thought that the pandas were cute.
I do love the intent expressions of people enjoying their hobbies. These next few show you are never too old to enjoy playing.
Now for something a little larger. There are two outdoor chess sets that I know of in Hobart. This one is in Franklin Square. Some young people were having fun with it this afternoon when I went to photograph it. These were taken with my phone.
I decided that my entry for this challenge should be fruit and vegetables. I don’t grow anything myself and won’t even take credit for the apples that the tree provides me with because apart from having it pruned I leave it to its own devices most of the year.
So I turned to the fridge. Normally that would not be a lot of help either. I buy most of my vegetables frozen because I simply can’t go to the shops for fresh stuff whenever I like, well I could but it is a long walk and I don’t like asking people to drive me all the time. Also I really hate chopping things.
However, as it happened I bought a Savoy cabbage and half a cauliflower yesterday. Today when we arrived at the Op Shop our Wednesday co-worker had left a pile of small pumpkins for us to share. I only took one, all I need and I have to admit I took it because I wanted to photograph it more than I wanted to eat it.
Here is some fruit, I like to have a lemon or two in the fridge.
Finally ending where we began with apples grown at a local orchard. We live in Tasmania’s biggest apple growing area. I would never buy apples that came from outside the state no matter how badly I wanted one.