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Lamington National Park, South East Queensland.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Mayes Cottage is a nineteenth century house museum located in Kingston a suburb of Logan City not far from us. It was built in 1887 by the Mayes family. It was originally called 'Pleasant Place'. We went there for a photo shoot with our camera club. One of our members is a descendent of the Mayes family, I found that very interesting.

John and Emily Mayes and two children arrived from England in 1871. They took up 321 acres of land and tried all different types of agriculture but eventually sold the timber from the land.Their family increased and they endured many pioneering hardships.

After taking heaps of photos we had a picnic in the lovely grounds still dotted with very old outbuildings.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


At last the man cave renovations are done. More has been done since the last post on this topic. So I am about to bore you with the details.
The man cave is situated under the house at the right hand side. It has its own entrance and access from the garage. The front door to the house is at the left hand side.

The window frames of the cave had started to flake so the man gave them a dose of spray paint.

 We finally got the new blue blinds installed.

 Remember how it was?

 The new look man cave, with movie themed pictures and room for students learning how to make movies.

Just in case you didn't notice the red flowers (the man needed a bit of convincing to put flowers in a man cave to offset the video light on the other side.)

In the past the man would keep the windows shut and the blinds shut to stop glare on the screens. Hence the name cave but I have nagged him to open the windows when he has students there and why would you close the blinds to such a pretty view. Soooooo................

He set about making fly screens for the windows. It is done now and all is finished.

Friday, April 10, 2015


I was given an orchid years ago from my daughter, Sonya. After the first flowers died off it never flowered again until last year. This year it has bloomed again. I have finally found the right place for it. I was so pleased that I took lots of photos and even practiced with my macro lens.

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