Wordless Wednesday

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Hairy Maclary and friends.

Dame Lynley Dodd  is quite a hero to New Zealanders and I suspect to children and grown-ups everywhere who have had the incredible pleasure of reading her Hairy Maclary books.

Recently in Tauranga an outdoor exhibition opened of sculptures of some of her most beloved characters. I went to see them and fell in instant love. I can’t wait to go back once the grass has grown and they take away the barriers. While I was there it was with delight I watched toddlers and children squeal with pleasure and caress and cuddle these beautiful works of art. I noticed a few Mums & Dads give them a quick pat while the kids were busy.

If you want to learn more about the sculptures click here.

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These are some of the images I took when I visited. I hope to go back at night when the sculptures are lit up and take some more. For now…I hope you enjoy them, and if you don’t know the stories you might be persuaded to click on the links and discover their delights. With a little luck you might get one of the books to read to your children or grandchildren. I promise you will never be sorry you did.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.
Hercules Morse as big as a horse with pittery pattery Zachary Quack.
Hercules Morse as big as a horse with pittery pattery Zachary Quack.
Bottomley Potts covered in spots.
Bottomley Potts covered in spots.
Muffin McLay like a bundle of hay.
Muffin McLay like a bundle of hay.
Bitzer Maloney all skinny and bony.
Bitzer Maloney all skinny and bony.
Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum.
Schnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum.
Scarface Claw the toughest tom in town.
Scarface Claw the toughest tom in town.
Scarface is not to be trifled with guys !
Scarface is not to be trifled with guys !
Hairy, Bitzer, Hercules & Zachery.
Hairy, Bitzer, Hercules & Zachery.
Slinky Malinki was blacker than black.
Slinky Malinki was blacker than black.

Of course if you are ever in Tauranga…you must pay these guys a visit !!!!

Wordless Wednesday

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Okay so not a totally ‘WORDLESS’ Wednesday. Last week for my online photography course I had to take an ordinary everyday object and take a photo making it something more than it was.

So what do you think ??? Did I achieve that ??

Oh and BTW…guess who got 100% on her first assessment ???

 

It’s A Parade !

Cee is running a Mother Earth series in her Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. There are five categories:

  • Flowers
  • Leaves and Trees
  • Nature Animals: birds, squirrels, deer
  • Ground: rocks, sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails
  • Water: puddles, rivers, lakes

Want to join the challenge…then click on the Cee’s button below.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

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Waihi Beach Hop
Waihi Beach Hop

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

Travel Theme: Glow

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Glow.

Sunday Post: With Musical Instrument

So happy to see a new Sunday Post from Jake. Especially one titled ‘With Musical Instrument’.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Two Colours or Hues only

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: The Colour Orange

Day 167

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Travel Theme: Sky

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