The word Post has quite a few meanings.

In the armed forces one could be posted here or there,

There is always military personnel at the guard post and so on.

One can also post a letter at the local post office.

If Dad ever told me to get a post there was only one thing

to think of and that was a 6-7 foot long lump of

roughly hewn tree trunk…or maybe a straight limb…

though not often.

This century you are reading my post.

And several of my Facebooks groups

comment that something can be corrected ‘in post’.

So beginning with the last first,

 this photo was overexposed ‘in post’…

in other words an image editor

on one’s computer.

This is the original version. 

When this post was inserted into the ground

it was have had the hole dug by hand….

and there would be 3-4 feet of post in the ground. 

I remember digging hole for fence posts,

though not as big as this one. 

I also remember the first time Dad hired a friend

who had a ‘post thumper’ which literally did just that. 

It thumped the post into the ground.

Oh what joy!


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Post



Many stone fences like this

where I spent most of my life.We were in the middle of a volcanic area

and associated lava flows.

Rock piles made by tourists at a river mouth

down on the coast.


Looks a bit like a sandstone shed of days gone by.


A church in  Fremantle.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Bricks-Stone





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I will wager most people saw the grass

in this photo, posted last week…

Picsand not the fence.


These are the fences which I used to erect and demolish,

when time came.
fence_0021Although this fence is nearly due for the old age pension,

with a bit of care it still has plenty of years of life.

Signs of modern times…the rubbish bins.


Tying knots on in wire is a skill which is fast dying out.

This appears to be where a header, or combine,

has entered the paddock to strip the grain.

fence_0039This post and wire would be around forty or fifty years old.

To replace it will cost around $10,000 per kilometre…

so I have been told.

This post would have cost $1-$2.

To replace it will cost around $10 per post.


However, these ewes and lambs would not even see

this fence if there was no feed on their side of the fence.

The lamb has villain written all over its face.


Cee’s Black & White: Fence