a class or division of people or things regarded as
having particular shared characteristics.

I spent 30+ years working as a woolclasser.

Wool classing is the name for categorising wool

into saleable lots to acceptable industry standards. 

When I studied wool classing in the late 60s early 70s

it wasn’t simply a pass or fail course. 

Government regulated exams required a

minimum of 80% to pass the Practical exam

and a 70% minimum to pass the Theory exam.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Category





Again I find most of my images are from nature.

Dahlia and bee.



May be pushing stripes a it with this image.

It does appear to have red and white petals

which gives a striped effect.



Certainly not checks in the truest form….

…however, close enough when checks

are few and far between.

And I will use any excuse to post one of

my favourite images from Africa 2013.

My final checked image.

The floor of Melbourne’s

Royal Arcade

I could not post a striped post without including…

…some of Burchell’s Zebras.

Although difficult to see, Burchell’s Zebra

has a brown stripe on the white.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Striped-Checked

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Striped-Checked

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Striped-Checked

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Striped-Checked