Pastimes

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 – Pastimes

Where to begin. Do I have more than one pastime? That is an easy one to answer, yes.

Did you know I like to photograph nature? Pop “nature” into the search box on my page and maybe you’ll find a few pictures.

Did you know I like to get into the garden? Try garden and see what comes up.

Did you know I enjoy travelling? Travel in the search box may surprise.

Did you know I like cooking? If you search recipe, try one of mine.

Besides all of these, I really enjoy music. As a lot of my posts contain a song which I think is relevant to the theme of the post, a song could be included. A search will bring up too many posts to even think about. I listen to music while writing, cooking or mucking about with my photos. This is playing now

Here is few photos of my music gleaned from older posts
A few of my CD’s190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_cds
Part of my vinyl collection – 45’s and LP’s190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_vinyl
Lots of music magazines191122_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_stacked_music_magazines
as well as books190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_books
Yes I play guitar190910_blog_challenge_guitars_acoustic
One of my first guitars I bought with the money I earned working in a factory while still at school190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_splendor
The last guitar I bought190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_epiphone

Well there you go. That’s a bit about me and my pastimes

Judy’s Nosy Questions

Judy at lifelessons has asked some Nosy Questions

A bit about this bushboy

1.  Do you like mustard?  yes. Dijon mustard preferred
2. Choice of carbonated drink? Not usually but do enjoy a Ginger Beer and has to be Australian Bundaberg Ginger Beer
3. Do you own a gun? No
4. Whiskey, Tequila, Rum or Vodka? Used to drink Tequila and Vodka but not in a long time
5. Hot dogs or Cheeseburgers?  None
6. Favourite Type Of Food? Mine

7. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes     IMG_2441
8. What do you drink in the mornings? Water
9. Can you do a 100 Pushups? That’s a bit adventurous
10. Summer, Winter, spring or fall? Spring and Autumn
11. Favourite hobby? Photography, Music and doing stuff in the shed
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12. Tattoos? No
13. Do you wear glasses? Used to until Laser surgery. Now just reading glasses but not all the time
14. Phobia?  No
15. Nickname?  bushboy or BB
16. Three drinks you drink? Coffee, Tea and Wine
17. Biggest Downfall? Crashing motorbikes
18. Rain or Snow? Rain of course….what’s snow?
19. Piercings? None
21. Kids? Three daughters
22. Favourite color?  Point to a spectrum and I’d probably say yes
23. Favourite age?  The Age of Aquarius
24. Can you whistle?   Yes
25. Where were you born?  Sydney Australia
26. Brothers or Sisters? 2 Brothers, 2 Sisters
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29. Shower or Bath? Shower
30. Like gambling? No
32. Broken bones? Only toes
33. How many tv’s in your house?  One
34. Worst pain in your life?  Losing a baby daughter only hours after she was born
35. Do you like to dance? Yes
36. Are your parents still alive? No
37. Do you like to go camping? Yes. I was a Boy Scout. Not much done since my daughters grew up

Blue #20 – Happy Birthday Blue

This months square challenge from Becky: Blue

The theme for July is ‘blue‘, and as always it is totally up to you how you interpret the square theme but whatever you decide to do, please remember there is a rule if you want to part of the Square Gang and be sure your photos are square so you can make it into the gallery.

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Yes It’s my birthday

 

Fifth

The word prompt for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Fifth

The fifth of five
a son
nine months before
I went to
a party
with Dad
I came home
with Mum
Always the baby
the spoilt baby
two brothers have gone
two sisters remain
I am
the fifth of five

 

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Two of us

The inspired quote from Debbie at Travel With Intent

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

— Ansel Adams

Not only has the quote inspired, but Debbies post was about a sculpture so I went to my folders of the Sculptures By The Sea exhibition to find the photo I wanted inspired by the quote.

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What’s in a Name?

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #38: What’s in a Name

V.J. asks “As I type up each week’s summary, creating links to various blogs, I am struck by how different blog names are, and compelled to ask: what’s in a name? Specifically, your blog name.”

My blog name comes from years ago when I was referred to as bushboy as I live in the Australian bush. The term bush is used for anywhere outside of cities. More specifically I live among the trees with birds and animals. The word bush means means different things to different people. Going bush is getting away from everything to a place of peace and being at one with nature. It is not a geographical term it is an evocative feeling.

I asked Twitter what does the bush mean to them. I had a couple of replies

“It’s the ‘real’ but often overlooked Australia; an incredible network of life that sustains our existence and makes our continent unique.”

“I think “the bush” has meaning in terms of what it’s NOT .. that being “the city”. It’s simple generic imparts a non stated overall “unknown” and perhaps even “unknowable””
“Harsh paradise”

“The Australian bush is a varied description that can apply to forested areas or equally to arid areas with little more than just some bushes or somewhere in between but regardless it’s a natural area with little influence from humans”

“Untouched by greedy developers and self interested entrepreneurs”

“Ancient unique wild lands that underpin everything I love about being Australian as opposed to just being another citizen of the planet”

“Home”

 

The world part is just that. In bushboys world it is all about my little part of the world and occasionally other parts of our world where I have travelled, but mainly it is all about my place in Australia, my town, the beaches and the rural land where I live.

Trees surround my house and are in my garden. I live in the forest but forestboy doesn’t have the same feeling that is within me. So I am bushboy and this is my world.

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Gory – A Man, A Chainsaw and A Leg

The Daily Word Prompt: Gory

This post contains a photo that could make some people squeamish. The title photo is to make you feel good

 

 

In February last year, I was helping my bestie clear out some small trees from her place. The trees, Yellow Bells, had become extremely prolific and were in a dense thicket. The trees were only saplings at this stage so it was a relatively easy job  with the chainsaw. I was going through methodically, cutting and keeping the area free of the fallen saplings. At one stage I was moving back to see where to cut next. I felt what I thought was a scratch on my legs from some of the branches. What is was actually was my leg meeting the chainsaw which hadn’t quite stopped. There wasn’t any blood running down my leg as the hot metal of the chain, I think, cauterised the wound. There wasn’t any pain either surprisingly. I think my bestie was in more distress than I was. A trip to the hospital and a few stitches later I was good as new. No I didn’t get back to work.

OK now are the following photos. The one showing the cut. Yes I did take a “selfie” while I was waiting for my bestie to get a bit cleaner and a change of clothes. One showing the bandaged wound and what my leg looks like now.

 

 

 

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I thought I should show what it looks like now and just took this photo
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