Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Odd Cacti in Napier

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Good morning from a cool Hastings day.

Although Cee is taking a blogging break her challenges continue.  My photos today were taken on Saturday over at Napier.  I love exploring around where I live.  I know Hastings really well but not so much Napier.  So I need to remedy that.  And that is what we did.  I have showed photos from the sound shell and other parts of the CBD in Napier, but I have never actually walked down to this garden.  We had so much fun wandering around and taking silly photos.

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There was this odd ball sculpture created by Laurie Karasek at the Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Cambridge.  It is a bio morphic form floating like a giant water lily.  Actually I would call it an oddball sculpture.  Apparently there was a competition which was paid for by Sir Lewis and Lady Harris of Brooklyn Station here in Hawke’s Bay.  For once I actually took a photo of a plaque explaining what this is supposed to be.

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Cacti are amazing plants with oddball shapes.




Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week 29

Cee’s Weekly Wrap Up – July 26, 2015 and WPC: Close up

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9 thoughts on “Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Odd Cacti in Napier”

  1. I have had some very intimate and unpleasant run-ins with cacti. I love the way they look, all weird and twisty and bristly. Yours is a prime example. But I have also spent a lot of hours with tweezers trying to remove those sweet little prickles. Now, I just look. I do not own or get closer than I have to.


  2. Your first photo is of a Agave attenuata,a species of agave sometimes known as the “lion’s tail,” “swan’s neck,” or “foxtail” for its development of a curved stem, unusual among agaves.


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