Photography For Dummies :-) This really has to be enlarged to appreciate the strangeness

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Art Anderson on January 15, 2010

Amelia, I made a print of your photo to use at a meeting we are having with our young scientists. While our young scientists are Smarties in comparison to these devices which you inform us are Dummies, they have been whining a lot lately and I am thinking that these Smarties may have lost their Dummies and your tree may remind them where they are and the whining will stop. Good Idea?? Best regards ;> -Art (feeling pretty smart having never used a dummie).

Frank Knaap on January 16, 2010

For what gods are these sacrifices Amelia? There are so many overthere in Norway, among others Borr, Odin, Vili, Ve etc. etc......Fear for the Underworld?

Or is this just a part of an anti-smoking campaign?

Always yours, Frank.

fuerteventuragirl on January 16, 2010

so nice.... i like it... YS... so curios... and so nice... Maria

Amelia Royan on August 18, 2010

Dear Frank, I wonder how you are these days, you seem to have stopped posting. I do hope that you are both well.

It isn't a fear of the Underworld - these 'dummies' are put there when a child grows out of the habit. Unfortunately, the tree was cut down by a do-gooder in April or thereabouts this year, much to the consternation of the mothers, toddlers and Stavanger Kommune. I think they are going to re-site it - I must go and check :))

Or maybe it is a tribute to the anti-smoking brigade ;-)

Warmest wishes my dear friend, Amelia

Amelia Royan on August 18, 2010

Thank you fuerteventuragirl. It is strange, but I'm really pleased that you thought it was worth a Y* :)))

Greetings from Norway, Amelia

Amelia Royan on August 18, 2010

Dear Art, I hope this stopped the whining - and that the young 'smarties' are back on track :)))

I didn't give my children a dummy/pacifier, and none of my grandchildren have had one either, but I think the designs are quite attractive in some ways :)

Art Anderson on August 19, 2010

Amelia, I wonder if anyone has ever done a study of outcomes of babies/children who used pacifiers vs those who just coped? My daughter didn't ever use a pacifier but she had a "Lollydolly" (i.e. soft cloth doll with yarn hair) which she would sometimes suck on to get to sleep. It would get washed and eventually a new one was used to replace it when it got too grody. Perhaps the pacifiers are less likely to harbor infections than wet cotton fabric. It's and interesting dilemma, which is now more than two decades old for us. -Art

Lutz P on July 22, 2011

... reminds me somehow on this

Cheers, Lutz

Amelia Royan on July 22, 2011

There sure are some weird and wonderful things to look at on our planet Lutz, and I think your Teakettle Junction takes the cake ;)

Enjoy the weekend, Amelia

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Photo taken in Mosvannsparken, 4009 Stavanger, Norway

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 7, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/03/07 14:16:10
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash