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Lighting The Dark: "Mother's Love" rose

My friend, Kerry, has planted Mother’s Love roses across her period home’s front verandah. Wandering around at dusk, I enjoyed how they seemed to glow in the encroaching gloom. 13 more words

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Ballarat Swap Meet: by whatever means available

The young bloke on the bike had a brother and had bought some wheels that needed carrying to the car, so the brother hung onto the wheels behind him! 15 more words

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New Old Bike: 1980s Speedwell Classique 3

Friends, I have done something rash: I bought a bike. A few decades ago, I had a nice little orange step-through fixed-gear Malvern Star with back pedal brakes, which I rode around my childhood farm and on nearby roads with carefree, helmetless abandon. 466 more words

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The Dappled Cat: ginger + monochome = camouflaged

Ginger and white tabby on timber deck isn’t a good camouflage, but with dappled sunlight and the Dynamic Monochrome setting on my GX7 he blends right in.

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Lifelike, But Dead: rhinoceros beetle

Dead beetles make interesting keepsakes because they don’t deteriorate quickly. This one was lying legs-up in the classic “dead bug” position, waiting to be taken home.* … 80 more words

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