This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt is a photo of three men on rocks with a telescope.
When I saw this it reminded me of two sets of photos in my collection – so I’ll do two blogs for this prompt.
The first blog is of my Nanna and her family and the second will be of my Pa and his family.
Strangely both these sets of quite similar photos were taken well before they met and married!
When my Nanna, Mavis Fanshawe LONG (1906-1982) was in her teens, her family moved to Watch Hill, Beeac in Victoria’s Western District.
I've written about this beautiful property before, here.
Their ‘back paddock’ was known as ‘the Stony Rises’.
When I asked Mum (Nanna’s daughter) about the Stony Rises, she told me,
“We used to go for picnics to the Stony Rises when we stayed at Watch Hill. This was a volcanic area, very large and some of it was on their [her grandparents] property. It hadn’t been cleared of rocks. We used to go rabbiting there with Pa [Edward Long] and the sheep dog called Budgie.”
Nanna loved animals, especially dogs, so it’s no surprise to see her dog Nip with her amongst the rocks in quite a few of these photos.
What is a little surprising are the clothes and shoes that they went climbing over these rocks in – even a fur coat!
(NB you can click on each photo to see it larger)
|Nanna at the front, looking very happy - with dog by her side.|
|climbing in a fur coat!|