This old church was the former Sacred Heart Catholic church at Ranelagh. When I took my original pictures of it I was making a series of photos of local churches, especially the wooden ones because many of them were falling into disuse. The day I took this one the weather was really threatening and I liked the effect very much.
Eventually a brand new church was built next to this one to replace it and the old church at Franklin. This little building sat empty for a while but one day I went by on the bus and it was gone. I believe that someone bought it and had it transported to another location but that is all I know.
I’ve had fun trying different effects with the photo for various blogging challenges and today I did the last one in Adobe Photo Elements 2018 just for fun.
In Australia we plant our bulbs in April and May for flowers in August and September. However, nobody mentioned that to these Jonquils which decided they wanted to flower now. These are from bulbs that have been in the ground for several years now and they have got more and more out of sync with the seasons.
Today, for my birthday treat we sailed on Yukon, a restored wooden fishing vessel. Originally from Denmark it is now based in Franklin. The weather was kind to us and although rain was threatened it stayed dry until after our trip.
One evening I looked out the back door and noticed this unusual cloud formation. Naturally the camera was not handy so I ran for the phone.
Although I hate having my picture taken it is really hard to convince the people who work at attractions that you don’t want your photo taken, you just want a shot of the place you are visiting minus you. Sometimes it’s easier to let them take the picture so they will go away. This was at the Merlion on Sentosa Island. Don’t expect to see photos of me for at least another year.