build or make
(something, typically a building,
road, or machine).


When we purchased our first home it had

as with all homes of the 1920s, I suspect,

no built in robes.


Therefore, my first task was to construct wardrobes,

similar to these, in each bedroom

complete with mirrored doors.


A few years ago it was decreed that

new dog kennels were required. 

Maggie thought her new digs was okay

although she passed away a few months

after this photo was taken.





Last summer, I finished constructing a new

outdoor seat, come storage box

for the back verandah. 

The skin, or outer covering, is

made from recycled fence palings.


The biggest success with this project is that

at the moment it still appears

to be spider proof.










a rigid structure that surrounds something such as
a picture, door, or windowpane.


Some years ago I decided my guitar would make

an ideal subject to spend some time with

to play around with depth of field,

shutter speeds and f-stops.


MGW liked this one so much,

possibly the colours suited our interior,

that it was decreed that it

must be framed and hung. 

Who was I to argue? 🙂




Last week I posted this image as a creation of mine.

The skin, or outer covering, is made from

recycled fence palings


Inside and out of sight, is the rough side of the palings

which are fastened to the frame of the box.


So when the lid is down the frame and undressed

side of palings is hidden.










the action or process of bringing something
into existence


It was decreed that my mids-60s high school creation

was destined to be replaced with

something more appropriate.

To begin with it had to be just high and wide enough to sit on

and store anything wanted on a regular basis. 

My first attempt was not good enough. 

I built the frame as I measured but forgot to allow for the sides,

which would not have been a huge problem except that my lids

were of a fixed length and width…120 by 60 centimetres.

It’s amazing how much one or two centimetres

can throw out one’s creation.


By the time I began take 2, I had discovered some partially dressed

and recycled fence palings on Facebook

While looking a bit rougher than expected on the inside…


…after three or four coats of varnish,

to help protect it from the elements,

I thought it looked quite respectable

on the outside.











a flattened structure of a higher plant,
typically green and blade-like,
that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk.
Leaves are the main organs of
photosynthesis and transpiration.



Winter is coming. 


Japanese Maple



Ginko Leaves around Corio Bay.


Floating in Reflection.









poetry (in motion)

is something that is graceful

and beautiful to observe.


When not acting in total chaos as in last week’s post…

Seagulls can provide some extraordinarily…

…graceful and beautiful photo opportunities.







a military stronghold,
especially a strongly fortified


THe Old  Queenscliff Fort, now a museum,

contains one of the world’s three

Black Lighthouses…


…and the only one in the

Southern Hemisphere.








the light that comes from the stars.

I think many of us think of stars as

those that we see in the night sky.

However, our nearest star is the one that

makes gorgeous sunsets and sunrises…


…and gives us warmth and light

during our waking hours.

During periods of darkness light from

our star is reflected by the moon.