Farewell Marjorie

Marjorie was a 1967 Holden Ute which, up until February this year, was patiently waiting for me to restore her. The dreadful fire that ravished our property placed her beyond repairing. My partner Jo bought her in 1975 and drove her until 1988 when the she threw a rod! I replaced the 186 engine with a 161 which I got for $30 and she got to live for a few more years. Does she qualify for Cee’s car parts? Probably not, but I’ll chuck her in for a laugh (and a cry). She really was only a part of her original existence when she de-parted.marjorie goneMarjorie off to the metal recyclers.Holden_HK_Kingswood_Utility smallWhat Marj should have looked like. Photo author GTHO with permission wikimedia

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark or Leaves (II)

red gum at work 2This River Red gum ( Eucalyptus camaldulensis) grows near my workplace. It usually has very large heavy branches which, in drought, are dropped; usually in very calm weather. They were aptly nicknamed “Widow makers” . They are beautiful trees and have a beautiful bark.red gum barkThis old tree has been trimmed heavily to protect us from its vagaries. It also has a plastic collar to prevent possums from damaging it more. This one has a twisted pattern in its bark which can be seen in every branch. For Cee’s Bark and Leaves

Travel theme: Autumn

autumn 1My family spends a lot of its Autumns at the the beach. This photograph was taken near the end of April, equivalent to the North’s late October, at the Mornington Peninsula. A reminder of the Winter to come, and snuggling up in the caravan. It seemed at the time that only a few days ago we were swimming, kayaking and soaking up the sun here.

We are thinking now of the coming Summer and returning to this lovely place in February. For Ailsa’s travel theme: Autumnautumn 2