Creepiest photo – THE WINNER!

Here for your viewing pleasure …

… as promised…

… in extra-creepy black and white …

… our winning photo IS …

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While you wait for the announcement, why not share your own creatively creepy (not stalky-icky-creepy!) photo on the Verdant(23) Facebook page?!

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The winning photo is…

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IS:

 Pic 4!!!THE WINNER!

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Does the black and white ramp up the creepiness factor? Or would sepia tone be better? Did the best photo win? What do you think? Tell us all in the comments below!

Personally, I’m going to take to my couch with a cup of tea to recover from my son taking this one out… I may be sometime 😉

And as a bonus, here’s a friendly clown to fill your dreams…. or something… mwhahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaa…

Creepy clown

Which is the creepiest photo? You choose!

When we were in Sydney, my son and I decided to have a competition to see who could take the creepiest photo at Luna Park (a 1930s styled amusement park)… we couldn’t decide which photo was the creepiest, so we’re turning the judging over to you!

Take a look, then make your vote…

Pic 1:

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Pic 2:

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Pic 3:

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Pic 4:

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Pic 5:

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Pic 6:

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Now make your vote:

Voting closes next Saturday, so you’ve got a week to decide.

The photo with most votes will get published in extra-creepy black and white next weekend… mwahahahahahahahaha… erm… thank you 🙂

One week in pictures: Sydney

One week of my life in (non-chronologically and non-geographically ordered, unedited, taken on a cellphone) pictures:

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Serpentine

Last weekend, I spent some time hanging out with my family at Te Papa.

Te Papa has a lovely outdoor native bush space, which includes a geological collection of large rocks/huge boulders of varying ages  and types.

It was a wettish day and the serpentine specimen (which is at least twice my size and several million years older than me) was glistening gloriously. I do adore the colours and shading of serpentine:

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Favourite place: Wellington Waterfront

I love the waterfront here in Wellington – it’s one of the things that made me fall in love with the city when I first came here twenty-mumble years ago.

It is a comfortably vibrant place – land meets sea in the heart of the city.

I love how you can go from watching ducks swimming in deep water to crossing a busy road to the centre of town with a few footsteps.

I love how nature and industry mix and mingle to create a very special and very human place.

Last Friday, I had occasion to go into town, so I took these photos as I walked under moody skies round the waterfront to my eventual destination:

Living poetry

.....Rumi
“Let yourself become living poetry” Rumi

What would it take me to do this?

What changes would I need to make to live this way?

How can I let go and let the poetry flow?

Taranaki

I’m just back from a couple of days away with my family. We had a nice, relaxing time, and, as usual, I took plenty of photos. Here’s a selection:

Evidence of Spring at Levin
Evidence of Spring at Levin
I love the architecture of Puke Ariki museum in New Plymouth
I love the architecture of Puke Ariki museum+ in New Plymouth – it also has some fascinating exhibitions.
The fascinating shapes of engineering - glass lift outside Puke Ariki
The fascinating shapes of engineering – glass lift outside Puke Ariki
Big waves on the New Plymouth waterfront
Big waves on the New Plymouth waterfront
Real snow on the lower slopes of Taranaki/Mt Egmont - yes, we did have  snow ball fight ;)
Real snow on the lower slopes of Taranaki/Mt Egmont – yes, we did have snow ball fight 😉
Monument and mountain
Monument and mountain
I love mossy trees
I love mossy trees
I really love mossy trees (and I have a lot more photos like this!)
No, really, I LOVE mossy trees (and I have a lot more photos like this!)
Polish eagle at Inglewood
Polish eagle at Inglewood
Polish fountain at Inglewood
Detail of the Polish fountain at Inglewood
Street sign at Inglewood. Matai is my cat's name
Street sign at Inglewood. Matai is my cat‘s name, and also the name of one of NZ’s native trees.
Cheese vats at Eltham
Cheese vats at Eltham (I have a soft spot for industrial architecture, as well as for mossy trees)
Outisde the cheese factory at eltham (looking down to the 'Cheese Bar' factory shop...)
Outisde the cheese factory at Eltham (looking down to the ‘Cheese Bar’ factory shop…)
Kowhai Park playground at Wanganui
Random kids enjoying Kowhai Park playground at Wanganui – if you have kids, or a youthful imagination, it’s well worth a visit
Dinosaur slide at Kowhai Park
Dinosaur slide at Kowhai Park