Cee’s Fun Fotos: Kids With Toys

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Good morning from a glorious late spring day here in Hastings.

Happy Thanksgiving to my American blogging friends.  We are now into Thursday so I know that I am a day early for a lot of people but that is the fun of blogging around the world.


I do have a lot of photos of my children with their toys but they sit in a box and it is too early in the morning to go through my shoe boxes.  I think these are the last ones I had taken of them before they started getting wary of my camera poking in their faces.

Above is my son Martin with his Christmas present and trying to work out how to build something.  He only needed to look at the pictures and  he could build something.  He also loved building with Lego and would build and rebuild the trains or planes without any pictures or instructions.

I did try to get rid of my daughter’s foot but it is too early in the morning for me.

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Then of course there are their bikes.

It is sad for me to say goodbye to Marilyn’s challenge over at


Things are going to be hectic leading up to Christmas so it is time to slow down a little and thank you Marilyn for your wonderful posts and photos.



Kids or Pets with Toys: Cee’s fun foto Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Kids or Pets with Toys


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One Word Photo Challenge: Depth of Field

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Good morning from a cloudy and muggy day here in Hastings.

Last week my Social Snappers group had a magical time at this small garden.  The light was overcast and flat, so I was able to play around with the depth of field.  I love my new camera and it is so much fun trying out different effects and changing where my point of focus is.

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Some was easy to work out.

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While others were a little more difficult.

Depth of Field--4

As you can see the background became a pleasing blur to highlight the flowers. I was excited to get home and see these photos.

My entry for Jennifer Nichole Wells prompt this week, which is aperture.

One Word Photo Challenge: Aperture


Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Windblown Tree

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Good morning from another beautiful spring day here in Hastings.

The start of a new week means it is time for Cee’s  Oddball Photo Challenge. We all have those photos where we find some great subjects but they don’t fit into any category.

A few weeks ago we went over to Napier, and Westshore beach to take photos.  The weather was cold but that didn’t stop us.  It was also very windy as you can see with these trees.  Nature can be odd.

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Travel Theme: Camaraderie at a Cricket Match


Good morning from a glorious spring morning here in Hastings.  I have seen that snow has fallen for a few of my blogging friends so I hope you are all warm and cosy.

This week Ailsa from Where’s My Backpack?: Camaraderie wants to see our photos of camaraderie.  What an appropriate theme this week after all what has been going on around the world this week.

So on searching through my archives I found these photos of a cricket game at Cornwall Park on Labour Day – last Monday in October for us in New Zealand.


I love the way people come and make themselves at home and use it as a chance to catch up with friends while watching the game.


Of course there is the team camaraderie as well.

Travel theme: Camaraderie


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