Black and White Challenge.


I shall commence with probably the most unusal tables.A wool table…right foreground. 

No shearing taking place at this time.

Tables of any king was the brief????

Wool bales were often pushed on their side

so they could be used as a table or chair.

The thing which frustrated me most about this practice

was that the user never stood the bale upright after pushing it over.


Outdoor cafe seating in Arras, France.


If you can accept outdoor benches as chairs…

then we have some of Geelong’s

parklands and their tables and chairs.

Seating along

Promenade des Anglais

in Nice, France.


An eight seater, turn of thee century,

solid Tasmanian Blackwood dining table and chairs.

Belonging to MGW’s parents

and valued at $AUD 7000-$AUD 8000 restored, or

$AUD 1,500 – $AUD 1,700 as is.

And no-one showed any interest in it.  😦


The first or one of the few memorials to the Nurses

involved in the Great War.

It can be found at

Lochnagar Crater,

Somme Battlefields

in  France


Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: Tables-Chairs



One Word Photo Challenge-Pen


Probably not quite the ‘pen’ thought of for this challenge,

but pens just the same.

My old wool shed.

Under the left skillion Is where sheep stand waiting to be shorn.

These are called ‘sweating pens’ 

The shearer’s operated at the far end of the gable roof line.

Under the gable were catching pens.

Here shearer’s would have a pen of sheep each.

They would catch a sheep drag it onto the ‘board’/floor

and shear it prior to realising it into their letting go pen,

where the sheep would remain for each two hour work period

after which, all sheep would be counted and

each shearer would have those sheep added to his totals.

 At the top of this image I have noted the sheep yards.

A collective term.

  Sheep yards are comprised of many smaller yards/pens.

 At livestock selling centres, it is not unusual to see 50,000 sheep

sold through the yards, on sale day, during peak periods.

However, there will also be hundreds of numbered selling pens

so each owner can identify their sheep.


The text ‘sheep yards cans also be called pens’ is my largest pen.

 There are, including counting out pens,

nine other pens of diminishing sizes along with two races

used for drafting and animal husbandry purposes.

And that is my pen post.


Apologies for the quality of the photo.

 It is a very small section of a larger photo

taken close to twenty years ago.


One Word Photo Challenge: Pen





Black and White Challenge:



A Farm Related post….yeeeesssss!

 The most recent of my photos is this one

taken in March this year.

Dad’s empty hay shed.


Some excess rolls of hay I had one year.


Sheep…not mine.

 Cattle…definitely not mine.

The Master (Brandy) and The Apprentice (Zoey).

 Brandy ‘lived’  on the back of my ute and

knew exactly where the kitchen window was.

My old wool shed and farm buildings.

Not a good photo but memories of our last shearing.

Our last bales of wool to be pressed.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Farm-Related





Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Older Than 50 Years.


Take a drive around Western Victoria…

dry-stone-wall_6925and you are likely to find areas of dry stone wall fencing.

dry-stone-wall_6927While they are still standing…

dry-stone-wall_6919most have a more modern form of fence just inside.

blue-stone-shed_6113BBAnother of my favourite shots is this blue-stone shed.

My Grand Father and Father used to shear their sheep

in a blue-stone walled, wool shed until…


 Dad built a new shed back in the mid fifties…

which is now also over fifty years old.


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