Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Making Recycling Fun

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Good morning from a cool foggy morning here in Hastings.  It should be a warm day, nice after a wet and soggy weekend.

Monday for me means it is time for Cee and her fabulous challenge where we showcase our oddball photos.  That is those great photos which don’t really fit any category.

This week my photo comes from Wellington Zoo.  I love the way that they have made recycling fun for all ages.  And it is a great way to teach children who will take this idea home and teach others.


Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Week 15, 2016


Wandering Iris

This, That and the Other Thing

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Cee’s Oddball Photos: Penguins in Wellington

The Penguins have popped up in Wellington-778

Good morning from a warm Hastings morning.

It is Monday here for me.  I have noticed that I am a day ahead of everyone with their Colour Your World posts.  I have just posted my Shamrock image while everyone is still on yesterday’s colour of Shadow.  It is fun to see how the new colour pops up as the world turns.

Anyway it is time for Cee Neuner‘s oddball challenge.  Thank you so much Cee for featuring my image of the zorbas last week.  It has been crazy in my world and I feel guilty at not acknowledging this honour.


So this week I have some penguins – not from the zoo, but at Te Papa museum.  There is a Dreamworks exhibition on there which my daughter really wanted to see.  The art works were amazing as well as the models.  Then I saw something I really, really want this Christmas please Santa.  Some 21″ interactive writing tabs for PC.  Ooooooh.  (Dream on).

Anyway I love the penguins in Madagascar – they are so cute and one has to love a trier (or two, or three).


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 14

Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Zorba Balls

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Good morning from a foggy day here in Hastings.

The weekend was glorious weather.  Perfect weather for market days.  Unfortunately not for me though – didn’t sell much.  But I was rich in photos.  Every so often I would get up and walk around to see what I could find.  These zorba balls were fascinating at the Maraekakaho Market.  They glistened in the sun and the kids were having a ball.  I chose this photo just because the kids were upside down.

Great for Cee Neuner‘s oddball challenge this week.


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 12

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Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Big Eyes on the Birds

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Good morning from a cloudy Hastings day.

It is Monday for me, (yes I come to you from the future) which for me means it is time for Cee Neuner‘s wonderful oddball challenge.

This morning as I was going through my photos looking for my Colour Your World post I came across this photo.  Technically the birdcage is better than my other photo but the focus on that is the colour.  What caught my eye was the frog’s eyes.  So big and bulging and eyeing up the birds in the cage. Such a fun photo.


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 11

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Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Look after your children

A free kitten-

Good morning from another warm sunny Hastings day.

A couple of weeks ago my social Snappers group went to a garden centre.  We found this sign just inside the store.  Just a gentle reminder to keep and eye on your children.


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 10

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Cee’s Oddball Photo: A Reflective Snail

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Good morning from a warm, humid and really uncomfortable morning here in Hastings.  The summer is dragging on and on here.  We are nearly into March – it being leap day today but it is still too warm and uncomfortable to sleep properly at night.  But there are heavy clouds and so hopefully it will rain, and rain more than a few minutes.  We desperately need the moisture on the ground, not in the air.

Anyway a huge thank you to Cee for featuring my Art Deco post from last week.


Last Friday I was in heaven wandering around the garden centre.  So much to see, so much to shoot.  I came across this snail posing on the wall of the small lily pond. The reflections really caught my eye.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 9






Cee;s Oddball Photo Challenge: Shoe Shiner Out of Time in Napier

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Good morning from a cooler Hastings day.

I must apologise if I haven’t answered all the wonderful comments that you may have left on my blog.  It was a crazy weekend.  On Saturday I spent the whole day sewing Art Deco slips and tap pants.  It took longer than expected but I did manage to finish them (and sell a set).  While yesterday I was down at the Otane Market which was part of the festival so it was busy.  I managed to sell a few things which was great.

Now that the festival is over I am back to my art again.  I have a competition in June to start work on, and I want to do more photography as well.  Work on my Photoshop skills really.

Which is what I have been doing this morning.  I have brought two Topaz preset filter sets – the textures and restyle so that I can really work on my vintage style.  Thus my two colour posts today are done in the vintage texture filters to give an antique feel.

So for Cee Neuner‘s Oddball Challenge today I tried to give a vintage feel to this shoe shiner I found in Napier last week.  I love how everyone really gets in the Art Deco era – clothes and accessories and really just embrace the festival.


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 8

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Cee’s Oddball Challenge: A Groovy Chick

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Good morning from another warm and humid Hastings day.

I hope those living around Pennsylvania are keeping warm.  I saw on the news that there was a big freeze on.  Just thinking of you.

So it is Monday today – time for Cee Neuner‘s great challenge of highlighting those oddball photos we have fulling up our hard drives.  As I was going through looking for my Colour Your World colours I came across these photos.  Great for my Inch Worm Green colour.  But also fun at the same time.

Last year after one of my Social Snappers outing we went back to the centre for a coffee.  One of the mugs had this decoration on it.  So I got out my phone and just took lots of photos – as you do.

Groovy Chick-

And this was on the back.  Well I am a groovy chick anyway.


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 7

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Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: Hi Five Everyone

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Good morning from a cool and cloudy Hastings day.

I had a very busy weekend and did manage to sell another Art Deco dress yesterday so I have a busy week ahead of me making some more dresses.  I have them already cut out.  Just need to sew them up.

So it is a hi five to me really.  So how appropriate I found this photo of a hand at the Heretaunga Women’s Centre.  Great for Cee Neuner‘s great challenge.


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 6




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Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Scattered Seed Pods

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Good morning from a cloudy and cool Hastings day.  Yesterday it was very quiet at the market – I didn’t do too well, but most of us didn’t do well.  Just enough to cover the cost of the stall and no more.  But – Saturday is Waitangi Day – our national day and it is a huge day so hopefully I will do well then.  What did sell was all to do with Art Deco so that is promising. I do love going in my Art Deco clothes – rather like dressing up (as a child again).  One tourist took a photo of me……..

Thanks to Cee Neuner for awarding me the featured blogger award for my post last week.


Much appreciated.

So onto Cee Neuner‘s Oddball Challenge.  I am somewhat frustrated at the moment as I am still in a moon boot.  Last week I had to have more x-rays but luckily no broken bones.  Just a severe sprain.  This means my photo expeditions are at a standstill.  But I have found photos to take around me. And this is some discarded and dried out seed pods that are being blown around the neighbourhood and ended up next to my front steps.


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 5

Wacky Postal Employee

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