Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bikes

I have been thinking of what bike I could use for this challenge. I remembered this bike made from wire which comes from Africa bought in a local garage sale.

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Cees Black & White Photo Challenge

This photo challenge from Cee is words with double letters

I have gone double letters with two words. I took these photos of a Little Wattlebird a couple of days ago.

Looking about the Poinciana for a insect or two
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You have to be an acrobat to find food under leaves
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Perhaps there is something over there
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Oh….it’s just a bloke with a camera
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The old house

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Structure

This is what remains of the first house I built on my property. It was built as a temporary structure until I was able to build a proper house.
The structure is poles (from trees cut down on the property) in the ground with fence palings as the outside walls and a corrugated iron roof.

The only part left standing is the laundry and bathroom. This is the only part of the old house that has a concrete floor and is now home to Old Smoky, the farm ute.

The windows were second hand as was the roof

I dismantled most of the structure to use in the new house. Some bits had to stay as they held up the roof

It was raining when I decided to take the photos. Maybe one day I might do another post about the old house.


Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Water

There are lots of Water photos. Go ahead and have a look at Cee’s place.

There is some water we like and some water we don’t.

Flood water in Grafton
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The washing up
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Heading out of the river mouth at Yamba
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A beach on a grey day
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Setting course for parts unknown
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Return to port

I don’t usually do double photo challenges but looking a photo for for Cees Black and White Photo Challenge: Water and then the idea for Colours that Start With the Letter S  came along, which just started words tumbling from my mind.

Upon a silver sea
the fishers return.
A hold full of fish
economic return.
At the dock
the buyers return.
Their partners and children
await their return.
Once unloaded and refreshed
to the sea again they return.

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Arches, Domes and Half Circles

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes and Half Circles

A varied mix of Arches, Domes and Half Circles from Toowoomba, Florence, Figueres and at my place.

The Arched light support in Toowoomba
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Half-Circle handles on the Teapots in the Ground Up Cafe Toowoomba
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The Arches in the Toowoomba City Art Gallery
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Half Circles graffiti Toowoomba
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Arches on the White Horse Hotel Toowoomba
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The Dome on the Dali Museum in Figueres
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The blue Domes on the Great Synagogue in Florence
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A Spangled Drongo wondering if the bird bath is a Half Circle or an upside down Dome
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Houses – Past and Present

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Houses

I don’t have many livable house photos but I do have some houses that used to be someones home in the past. Here is a slideshow of houses past and present for you to enjoy.

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Fences and Gates

Have a look at all the fences and gates at Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

Here is my selection of Fences and Gates from around here

One of my favourite gates. A typical Australian house gate from last century
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Some farm gates are meant to be sat upon
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Guess which side of the old farm fence the cattle are on? The fence keeps them from the railway line too.
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Some cattle have no idea what a farm fence is for. I love the spiders webs that are built on the fences and melt away when the morning sun heats up.
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This part of the fence and old gates are on my place. I used to love making gates.
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