Weekly Photo Challenge-Cherry-on-Top



My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Cherry on Top


Last Monday and Tuesday I ventured in

to see the sun rise on Corio Bay.


I thought this seagull may have been out of focus…


until I had a closer look.

Focus is iffy/soft, it was at least 100 metres from me,

but the reflection makes up for it I think.

The next shot was the cherry.

A wing touch down in the water.


 I thought this sun reflecting

off the water also okay..


 but when it split in two…that was the

icing/cherry on the cake for me.







Black and White Challenge:

Older than 50 Years.


 Random fifty pluses this week.


The Promenade Walk way has been part of

Geelong’s Eastern Beach for as long as I can remember…

and fortunately, or unfortunately that falls into

the 50+ years these days.


Dad’s original wool shed/shearing shed was in a state of disrepair

in my earliest memories but was created from

blue-stone pitchers and mud mortar….similar to this building.

In fact I would suggest that Dad’s/my Grandfathers wool shed

would have been constructed in the 1800s as my Grandfather

came to  own the farm as a World War 1 Soldier Settler.


 I only visited this small town a few months ago.

I would venture to suggest that this house may have

seen closer to one hundred summers than fifty.

Again it resembles the ‘old part’ my parents and grandparents

house which was always said to be a hundred years old.

It never seemed to age….. 😀


The red brick facade of many of Geelong’s waterfront buildings

denotes that they were once wool stores.

In this Dennys Lascelles building, like many others,

wool growers would see their wool on display for

buyers to peruse prior to bidding at the auction room.

A grower with a four bale lot of wool would probably

see all four bales on display, whereas a grower with

100 bale lot would see about 20 or 30 bales on display.

In other words a sample.

In the early 1970s objective measurement came into being

and the need for room to display large quantities of bales

faded into the past.

Now we only see a 20 kilogram sample from each lot of wool.

The difference being is that each lot is now

scientifically measured for

fibre diameter, yield and tensile strength.

All of which was guess-work by skilled buyers in bygone days.

And that leads to my professions nickname….the guesser.  

See my About page.

Finally, while this building still bears

the Denny’s Lascelles name it now houses

Deakin University’s Water Front Campus.

Billnmw2I have posted this previously.

My Grandfather and his only grandchild,

two weeks before he passed away.

Taken in mid 1952.

I just wish I was looking a bit happier.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Older than 50 Years