Timber Worker in Busselton, Western Australia
By Judy Evans
May 23, 2016 7:19pm CST
I knew we were going to be away for the weekend just gone and I was making a special effort to get up to date before we left. But then the internet went down just as I was posting a photo so that didn't load. Luckily I was able to load it a little later but then the connection 'died' until sometime after we left. Them's the breaks. We went to Yallingup, a seaside resort, to help a friend celebrate her 70th birthday. On the way home, we called into another seaside town, Busselton, where they are in the process of having five sculptures created to commemorate various aspects of the town's history. I particularly liked this one which shows a worker using a broadaxe. The south-west of Western Australia is renowned for its timber and in the past, forestry played a huge part in the lives of the settlers who lived in this area. I hope you like it too. Just for the the record, I took this photo, and not Vince!
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 May 16
Very nice photo! Oregon was a timber-based economy too years ago, but Oregonians did not want every tree reduced to lumber, so we put a stop to such a wasteland, aided by the Spotted Owl, which became endangered by destruction of habitat.
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
The last remaining tuart forest is very close to Busselton. They did a controlled study years ago grazing sheep and cattle in the forest and reckoned no damage was done but the animals actually prevented any new little tuarts from growing. Now there is just this one area left.
• Denver, Colorado
24 May 16
I like statues and sculptures pertaining to local history. In Downtown Colorado Springs there is a cool statue of General William Jackson Palmer, founder of the city. It couldn't be in a worse spot, right in the middle of a busy intersection, but it's a neat statue.