Re-purposed: Weekly Photo Challenge

dscn2255When we moved into our previous home, one of our first priorities was to remove a row of seven young Eucalyptus trees spaced about every five feet along the border of our not particularly over-sized garden.  We’d had Eucalyptus trees before, both in the UK and in South Africa, so we knew what to expect with the fullness of time.  Their life cycle seems to consist of shedding firstly fluffy, flax like blooms, then sharp seeds we were forever digging out of the dogs’ paws, and ultimately leathery uncompostable leaves, not to mention leaching the moisture and goodness out of the lawn.  They made an attractive feature in the sitting room though.

img_3702When we had spare wall space to fill, and couldn’t seem to find the right pictures or paintings, we decided as a temporary measure to crop some of our photos and have the close-ups printed onto canvas.  They’re still there, eight years later!

img_3700To see what others have re-purposed, click on Weekly Photo Challenge.


About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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6 Responses to Re-purposed: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. handmadejewelryhaven says:

    I love (what looks like) the Banyan Tree in the upper left! We have many of these around my house and that close up angle is really interesting.
    Thanks for sharing!

    – Lisa


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  3. viveka says:

    Sandra, beautiful ideas …. and wood is such a living material .. with so many different shades in one piece. .


  4. Len Kagami says:

    Such a nice way to recycle those Eucalyptus 🙂


  5. vsweta says:

    I love the smell of Eucalyptus but did not know the trees were such a pain to have around the house. Good post, beautiful pictures.


  6. Tina Schell says:

    LOL on “still there 8 years later” – right up my alley 🙂 They make a great wall decor


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