Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 23, 2017

On March 21st of this year, my wife and I visited a North Carolina Civil War battle site in the town of Bentonville. I will have an entire post on that battle sometime in the near future. For now, I wanted to share a picture I took just outside of the state historical park.

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The relatively new boat on a trailer was parked outside of this broken down old house that had obviously been moved to an empty lot and placed on some blocks of wood. The boat seemed so out of place that I just had to stop and take this photo.


Come join the fun of Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge by following the link. If you have some photos like this that you would like to share, just follow the instructions on Cee’s blog post.

 

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: March 26, 2017

I have been posting about St. Lucia this week so I thought I would continue in that vein with my weekly COB challenge. Today we have an image from the first stop on our extended nature tour on the island. This pit stop was unusual in that there was a charge to use the facilities (not ‘No Facilities‘ like Dan Anton’s blog, but Chargeable Facilities)

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If you expand the picture, you will see the sign on the entry ‘WASHROOMS – $2.00 US per person’. Also, notice the two water tanks on the top of the building. As you go down the path alongside the building showing on the left hand side of this picture, you find an open window with a man collecting for use of the facilities.

In my extensive experience in the Caribbean, this is certainly an Oddball occurrence.

 


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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: March 19, 2017

My wife and I were on a long photo excursion through Old San Juan in Puerto Rico when we happened by this scene. I knew right away it was destined for Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge. I think the “No Bicycles” sign was intended to mean “No riding your bicycles down the steps into the park below.” However, the positioning of the bike below the sign was just perfect:

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Jan 29, 2017

Grand Cayman started a project to save the giant blue iguana’s which are nearly extinct on the island. Statues are placed around the city of Georgetown and painted by local artists to attract attention to their struggle. I captured this one on the waterfront street.

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The painting makes him (her) quit an oddball.


Head over to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge page to see this weeks entries.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: January 6, 2017

The big winter storm on the east coast left about 10″ of snow in our area of North Carolina. The snow, in combination with the wind, left these two interesting sculptures on the posts of my back deck. I call them my “Snow Gargoyles”.

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You can imagine whatever you want into these interesting shapes. My wife Alice made the discovery through our back windows and I ran to grab the camera and capture the moment. She saw an eagle in the first and I saw a horse head in the second. What do you see?

Hop over to Cee Neuner’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge page to see other entries for this week.


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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 52

I always love to participate in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge. I usually have a picture in mind, especially when I have been out taking photos and preparing for the challenge.

Today, we have a picture of a cruise ship docking pier on Cozumel, Mexico. I love the freshly painted colors contrasting against the blue-gray waters of the ocean. This picture was taken from our verandah balcony just prior to sunset.

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I thought I would add another photo for context. Let me know what you think.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 41

My entry for Cee Neuner’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge is a picture of my better half with one of the local Greensboro art project called “Jeansboro”. This is one of 15 art statues celebrating the history of Wrangler and Cone Denim in the city. This particular piece is called “General Greene Jeans” for our famous Revolutionary general Nathaniel Greene after which our city was named.

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The artwork on the jeans was done by Phoenix Brown, a student at the New Garden Friends School. You can see a picture of the artist with the statue here.

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