Experimental on Maple Street and Lower Mill Road: Weekly Photo Challenge


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When Roger suffered a little cabin fever we went for a walk and came across some experimental things. The first was the smart litter bin. I hadn’t seen one of these before but I remember the articles in the local paper when council decided to experiment by putting a few in. I guess the experiment failed  (or is still in progress) because knowing our council the experiment had proved successful I would have seen this type of bin all over the shire.

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Art work is experimental to some extent as well. All those experiments that fail we don’t see in galleries and in display in public places. Or do we? An artist may well deny their art is experimental but when you do something for the first time I think it has to be an experiement of sorts. What do you think?


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Again an art work. Ad hoc? Experiment? It is in reality a door.


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We walked and around the other side of the structure on the left was a dead end. My heart sank. I wanted to go back a different way to the way we’d come. I wanted to experiment. There was one way through under a low ramp that led to another building. “Come on ” I said and folded myself into an ungainly crouch. With knees hurting I made it through. Roger looked unsure. He was not sure that this experiment was going to suit him and he was right. But it gave us such a good laugh that it was worth while watching him with his hips and shoulders giving him gip rolling under. The dogs had no problems.

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From a distance I saw the structure of the pine trees. They look like totem poles I thought as Muffin waited patiently (yet again) for me to take my photographs. I have to experiment and see if I can get a photo that shows the totemness of the trees.


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The results were interesting but they still looked like trees.



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I think it must have been an experiment planting these here as I would have thought we were too tropical for connifers and perhaps that is why there tops look deadish. Or perhaps it is our white cockatoos.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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10 Responses to Experimental on Maple Street and Lower Mill Road: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. I think a lot of art work is an experiment. You never know what you’re going to get, especially when it’s abstract art.

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  2. I agree with you that all art work is experimental to a degree.

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  4. macmsue says:

    A very interesting collection. The Smart Bin sounds a great idea especially for city centres but my favourites are the doors.

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