A paddleboard on Lake Lucerne
Paddling Lake Lucerne.
One bloke, four girls and guess who
is doing the work?
Maybe he’s just the ballast!
Paddling at the beach
An old stern-wheel paddle
Gibson Steps Beach
My earliest memories of Roy were at shearing time when he would help out in the shed.
Roy and his wife lived on 20 acres on the outskirts of our small country town and he would turn his hand to just about anything for work. He was well known and well liked.
When father-time (and ill health) caught up with Roy and he decided to retire, Dad suggested he hold a clearing sale after he sold his house and land. A clearing sale is a bit like a garage sale. Everything the vendor does not want is put up for auction.
With the assistance of a local auctioneer, Roy reluctantly organised the clearing sale which he believed was a waste of time.
The sale was held and Dad’s suggestion netted Roy another $2,000 if my memory is correct.
So, on sale day, Dad was wandering around seeking a bargain, when Roy’s neighbour Stan approached Dad and asked:
‘Frank, how would you feel if your saw your ladders for sale?”
To which Dad replied, with a laugh;
“About the same as when I saw my old drill for sale I guess.”
Only the names of the implements have been changed for photographic reasons.
Apparently Roy did have a habit of borrowing from neighbours and, in fairness, it was an era when neighbours did borrow from each other.
taken up residence in the spare middle kennel
which for the last few months
of her life was Maggie’s kennel.
discharged from hospital with
fourteen syringes to be injected,
one per day, into my midriff. 🙂
I’m certain labradors consider eating
anything but optional.
Obligatory is more like it. 🙂
Japanese Maple about two months back.
Agapanthus in Autumn.
Ginko Tree on Corio Bay
The best of our Golden Robinias
I have resorted to the archives
as still a bit early for spring.
Our flowering pear and some bulbs
are in process of, or have already,
African Blesbok with a spring in their step
Usually daffodils are our first sign
of garden spring.
However, for many years…
…I have always acknowledged…
…the flowering of the
Golden and Cootamundra (above) Wattles,
…as announcing that Spring
is just around the corner.
Australian natives they brighten up roadsides
in mid to late August and…
….are always nice in larger
garden settings as well.
Geelong Botanic Gardens,