Weta World Studios: Trolls

Wow, I had the opportunity to visit

Weta World Studios.

We did not do the tour into the real studio.

The shop and small exhibition area has enough to see and photograph.

Outside the building next to the entrance were

Three Trolls.


What do you see?

Inside the studio/shop…

Who are these characters?

Last ones…

Hope you enjoyed visiting Weta World!

Adventure: The Daily Post : Weekly Photo Challenge




I had a wonderful adventure on Thursday.

I have a friend who lives on a small holding.

It is about 30 minutes drive from where I live.

It was much like the song:

Old McDonald had a farm

and on the farm there were some –

Virtual Blog Tour

Aletta at http://nowathome.wordpress.com/about/ Invited me to take part in a Virtual Blog Tour on Monday August 04, 2014. Thank you Aletta for inviting me.

Aletta is a retired Primary teacher from Cape Town South Africa. She says: ” I love to discover new places, being outdoors and exploring the surrounding areas with my camera, family and friends!” Please visit her wonderful blog on many different  loves.

Virtual Blog Tour

The Virtual Blog Tour is a relatively new project for bloggers.  The rules are fairly simple:

  • Compose a one-time post which is posted on Monday (date will be given to you from whoever passes on the tour)
    1. What am I working on? 
    2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    3. Why do I write/create what I do? 
    4. How does your writing/creating process work?  
  • Answer four questions about our creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires us to do what we do.
  • Then pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. Get their permission first and give them rules and specific Monday they are to post.

Well Here we go

  1. What am I working on?

I am still doing my advanced photography course which is going to end soon. I have taken many photos around my son’s wedding this past weekend and still need to sort them out.

Here is one taken from just outside my room at the guest house where we stayed for the wedding weekend.


       2.  How does my work differ from others of this genre?

I try to take photos of every day experiences while walking my best friend Trompie. I have a special blog just for him http://scrapydodog.wordpress.com/

I also vary my subjects/projects by giving extra information or sometimes just a photo.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I am an animal behaviorist (specialized in dog behavior). I use my everyday information on my Scrapydodog blog. I also need a lot of practice in English writing that’s why I follow some writing blogs and take part in Daily Post challenges. Photography also gives me the opportunity to capture special moments.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I usually start with a photo and then build some interesting information around it. I sometimes take at least a week to formulate some of my ideas. While I am walking Trompie my brain works overtime and sometimes it as if a light turns on and I would just do it as it comes up.

This is what we saw when we passed Mt Ruapehu on Thursday 31 July 2014


Ruapehu is one of the world’s most active volcanoes[2] and the largest active volcano in New Zealand. It is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a crater lake between major eruptions.

Now I also have the pleasure of introducing you to Ann-Christine at  http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

Ann-Christine says : “I have some experience of life as I have already been here for the first half of it – provided I will have an average length of life. A great deal of it, so far, has been dedicated to travelling, and travel experiences will be quite apparent in many of my posts.”

She takes beautiful photos not only from her travels but also at home and her orchids. Thank you for joining us on Monday

August 11, 2014 Ann-Christine. I am looking forward to your contribution.

Rame(frames): Uitdaging 44

Uitdaging 44 – Rame


Rame is baie belangrik as jy n mooi foto wil beklemtoon.

In fotografie speel rame ook n belangrike rol.

As die prentjie wat jy afneem omraam word deur

hetsy bome of gras of wat ookal

word die “prentjie” binne die raam beklemtoon.


Besoek rondomtaliedraai.wordpress.com vir verdere inligting

Object: Weekly Photo Challenge



While doing my photography course I used a variety of


Here are some of them.


Bottle of colored sand from the Namib desert


Bottle of wine given to each grade 7 student in Primary School.


Our domestic help did this traditional beading.

She covered a glass milk bottle(think half a pint bottle)

She made one for each  of my sisters and me.


Wooden cruncher from Zimbabwe.


Just another lovely object.