These first two photos are from our New Zealand cruise and were taken onboard Explorer of the Seas. Most of the larger RCI ships have a wave simulator like this one. No, I did not try it.
After escorting us out of Wellington harbour the pilot-boat did some exuberant “donuts” to say goodbye. The water was such a brilliant colour in Wellington that I left a tiny bit of the colour in the photo.
This next one was taken on a dull rainy day and I only desaturated it a little bit. It was taken on the Gordon River cruise that David and I did with Gillian and Bruce in 2012. The wake is that colour because of tannin in the water.
This last one was taken on my phone one day when I was in Hobart and I had some fun playing with it in Picasa.
Milk, although it’s mostly used in tea or coffee. Naomi likes Coke Zero so I usually have a bottle in the fridge for her. Some visiting friends brought the Sarsaparilla. I don’t like either but I will drink lemonade or juice in hot weather.
I bought this bottle of sherry for last year’s Christmas cake and pudding. I do like sherry but I did not particularly like this one so it’s only been used for cooking. That glass got poured straight back into the bottle after the photo.
I take my coffee with milk but it makes a better picture black.
This challenge sounded like a good opportunity to post some cute pictures of Cindy and Polly but of course, pets never perform on cue, do they?
Polly, who had been asleep in the dining room all morning decided to wander off and is probably hiding under a bed. However, I do have some older photos of her displaying her tongue.
Here is Polly intent on trying to catch a bird with her tail down.
Cindy is pretty easy to photograph but not today. No amount of saying “cheese” would get her to stick her tongue out when I wanted, always just before or just after. I even tried to hold a biscuit out at the same time.
Here is an older one which is much better.
Turning from my uncooperative pets to my dolls I did find a few who were displaying their tongues.
My childhood doll Theresa has a mechanism that moves her tongue with her eyes. I left it coloured to make it easier to see.
The Galoob BabyFace dolls are also from the nineties and they all have comical expressions, many with their tongues out. This is the only one I have.
Barbie is known as the plastic princess so we’ll start with her. Some new ones on sale in Target. I sometimes photograph them for the doll blog. Their clothing is often molded plastic now which makes no sense for a fashion doll. The second photo is a bunch of dolls, Barbie and some Bratz at my house after getting washed and having their hair untangled.
These Triang Hornby railway station buildings are similar the one I had as a child. They are made of a hard plastic.
A much older type of plastic these Nally canisters are made of bakelite.
I wanted to photograph birds for this challenge even though I knew it was going to be difficult. Birds are nearly always too quick for me in flight and the ones in my garden are rather small.
However, walking back to the bus stop on Saturday after Naomi dropped me off I went along the waterfront. It is a favourite spot for seagulls either catching their own fish or scavenging from customers at the fish punts. I had ten minutes so I pulled out my camera.
I went over my old photos taken in the same area to see if I had any other suitable photos. I didn’t find any other good bird photos but did find some of planes in flight.