Thursdays Special – Recycled

The word prompt from Lost in Translation: Recycled

Many years ago, when my daughters were small, I built a playhouse for them. The playhouse is totally made from recycled building materials. Now-a-days it has my tools and other building bits and pieces, nails, screws bolts, paint, plumbing and electrical parts etc.

The door came from a Shell Service Station where I worked. When they modernised the old building, I grabbed the door to the office that has two way glass
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The roof comes from the first house I built that we lived in for a few years. Here is a bit about that house.
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The walls are from the Jackadgery Hall. I helped build a new extension on the Hall and these timbers are from the wall that was removed. The timber is from around 1930 or thereabouts.
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The windows are from the old house also. They were bought from a bloke who saw me looking at windows in an auction place in town. He said he had some windows he had to get rid of (he carted them from Brisbane to Grafton when he moved house. His wife said he had to get rid of them lol)
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The stumps the building is sitting on are from trees from my place. The wooden front step was from a mates place. He didn’t want the off cuts from his place.
That is the story of the recycled building, which has been also re-purposed.
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March Square – number 14

Time to pop back into the Grafton Cathedral for #MarchSquare

Three stained glass window circles in a square. If I paid more attention they would be three circles in three circles in a square. A bit of crap cropping…bugger
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Drop into Beckys blog to find out how march square is going

Odd Balls – March 18

Yes, it’s time for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.

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Odd Balls are those photos that don’t fit into any category or are photos that have been taken which give rise to “Why?”

Just a tyre tread
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An old car yard sign which is now above a furniture shop
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It’s a window or something of interest
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Focus

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Focus

One of my favourite things is to have some photos not quite in focus or have an element that has a sharp edge whilst the rest of the photo has a soft focus.

I found the shadows on the leaf of the Birds-nest Fern interesting. What can you see?
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The reeds contrast with the tannin waters and leaves of the pond
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Looking through the window of the abandoned building – leaves, sky and can you see the machine?
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Just a leaf on the verandah
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The Raven with its head on backwards while the other Raven laughs at his friends antics.
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Which one is your favourite?

An old joke I found on Focus

Twin sisters in St. Luke’s Nursing Home were turning one hundred years old. The editor of the local newspaper told a photographer to get over there and take pictures of the two 100 year old twins.

One of the twins was hard of hearing and the other could hear quite well.

Once the photographer arrived he asked the sisters to sit on the sofa. The deaf sister said to her twin, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“WE GOTTA SIT OVER THERE ON THE SOFA!”, said the other.

“Now get a little closer together,” said the cameraman.

Again, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“HE SAYS SQUEEZE TOGETHER A LITTLE.” So they wiggled up close to each other.

“Just hold on for a bit longer, I’ve got to focus a little,” said the photographer.

Yet again, “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

“HE SAYS HE’S GONNA FOCUS!”

With a big grin the deaf twin shouted out, “OH MY GOD – BOTH OF US?”