Cartela in Hobart 2009
The interior of the MV Cartela September 2011
Front page of the local paper.
MV Cartela-Port Huon Wharf- July 2014
Cartela in Franklin 2018
I was wondering what to do for today’s photo when I read an article about the restoration of the MV Cartela. She is about to go into a specially made dry dock for further restoration before being reunited with her original steam engine.
I looked amongst my photos and discovered one I had forgotten about from 2009 when she was still based in Hobart. This was taken during the Wooden Boat Festival of that year. The interior photo two years later when we were fortunate enough to cruise on the Derwent with her.
Then she came down to Franklin via Port Huon in 2014. That is one of my favourite photos.
Recently while on our “Yukon” trip I was able to photograph Cartela from the other side.
I hope that I’ll be able to photograph her fully restored one day and enjoy a trip from Hobart to New Norfolk.
After three wet days the sun finally came out for a while today so I unpacked the box of bulbs I got in the mail the other day and planted them in pots ready for spring. A handful went under the apple tree as a gift to the garden. While I was out there I decided that it was high time that I cleaned up the garden shed so I did. I was proud of myself for completing this chore so I took some photos to celebrate.
Apples on my tree
After getting no apples last year it looks as if I will have lots this year.
Apple crumble from the oven.
The apples on my tree are just beginning to ripen and it looks like there will be a good crop so I’ve been hunting up recipes for apples. Today’s effort was an old favourite, apple crumble.
These bulbs recently flowered. I’ve had them growing in a pot for so long that I forgot what they were. I think the proper name is Lilium longiflorum.
A Facebook memory reminder today was a photo of Polly from five years ago. We found Polly on the 6th of January 2013 when she was probably about 8 weeks old. It’s been fascinating to see how she’s grown in confidence over five years although she still does not like strangers and hides if anyone comes to the house only making an exception for Naomi who she has decided to be friends with. I started to blog the same year that Polly arrived so her life with me has been well documented. Here is a look back.
I could not possibly choose just one picture to represent 2017. I did take a lot that I liked even though I didn’t travel much this year. I’ve enjoyed taking pictures of flowers both in my garden and in parks. I have been trying to learn to take better pictures of birds and of course my pets are frequently photographed.
I’ve also documented the changes that have been happening in my house during the past year. I have had a lot of work done outside and a lot of painting and decorating inside.
I turned sixty this year and continued to enjoy my doll collecting hobby and my love of steam engines and railways. I was lucky enough to visit the Puffing Billy Railway near Melbourne in June. In the winter we had some snow in Geeveston and also a visit from the film crew of the ABC TV series “Rosehaven”.
Another thing I’ve greatly enjoyed is participating in Cee’s Photo Challenges, it has given me the chance to photograph things that I would not normally pay attention to and to have fun playing with editing software.
I think it is amazing the way these change colour as they bloom.
Yellow rose in bloom
Geraniums and Lobelia
Pigeon in Wellington Square Hobart
Waiting for me to throw it again.
Polly in one of her favourite spots .
A scaly visitor
My “Mid-Century ” furniture. The buffet belonged to David’s parents. I bought the china cabinet to match it.
Glass given to me by my friends at the Op Shop for my birthday.
Two new celluloid dolls. John who is made in Japan and Princess Elizabeth by Palitoy UK. Both from the 1930s.
Climax Locomotive on Puffing Billy Railway
Tracks in the snow
Celia Pacquola between takes.
Imagine putting these on by hand!
Art work at Drysdale Engineering, Geeveston
A pair of feet at the Salvation Army Op Shop.
Mona Roma ferry
House edited with Picasa’s focal B&W and HDR filters
Radiance Of The Seas
Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas in Wellington together.
Radiance of the Seas in Wellington.
Today’s picture is especially for my friends Gillian and Bruce who will be sailing down to Hobart on Radiance of the Seas next week.