Nature and me

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 34: Add an Element of Nature

Around my place there is always a bit of nature popping in. May contain images of spiders and snakes. Click on the small images to see the full photo.

Sorry about the layout. The new block editor wouldn’t load a gallery of images. Spent too much time trying to work out what the *%&#$ was wrong.

Seen at my desk

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Knoll your desk

Some things that have been found at my desk over the years.

Grandfathers tool box

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 16: Tighten Up (helpful tools)

I have been meaning to write about Grandfathers tool box for quite a while and never got around to doing a post.

My grandfather made the tool box that held his tools of trade.

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My Grandfather was born in 1875. His occupation was a Wheel Wright. A Wheel Wright makes carriages, buggies and other horse drawn wagons. I have some faint recollections of my Grandfather taking me to the cornershop walking down the street holding my hand. I was quite small as Grandfather died when I was 4, seven days after my birthday.

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In my fathers workshop, there was an old toolbox where all manner of woodworking tools were kept. Some of the tools had grandfathers initials on them JRTD. When my father passed away, grandfathers tool box came to me complete with his tools and some of my dads.

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I still go into the tool box to get some of those old tools to use on my projects in the shed. Having these tools, my hands holding the tools my grandfather and father held, working the wood gives my lots of joy.

Lightbulbs

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy: Week 15 – Change your Lightbulbs

It appears to
be
time
to change
your lightbulb

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Dust off
the shade
polish the wire
sparkle
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Change
your lightbulb
if
you
dare
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Bright colours change your world

Cee’s Hunt for Joy Challenge: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days
Ragtag Daily Prompt: Graceful

Some gays are just tough but my friends always wear bright colours which colour my days in rainbows and cheer. Always graceful, they come and go with a whirl of colour.

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and often give a cheeky smileking parrot_named_home_oct 2014

On the roof

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 5: Count Chimneys
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Or even like Ned Kelly
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Ned Kelly, for those who are perplexed, was a notorious bushranger, an Australian rural outlaw of the 19th Century.

Kelly made a suit of armour
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In 1879 – the year before the Glenrowan siege and Ned’s ultimate capture – the Kelly gang began constructing the suits of armour from mouldboards, the thick metal parts of a farmer’s plough * More on Ned Kelly