Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Off he goes on another adventure! I don't suppose we'll be seeing him for a while.....

Just wanted to say sorry for not commenting as frequently of late. Have been busy with a course and blah blah blah. All good things. And another course starts in a few weeks! I have submitted some of the Todd series for the student exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography, so we shall see...

Am also having trouble linking on my sidebar?? So I apologise if I haven't been able to link you yet, I'm not being rude, honest!


Blogger Lynne said...

off into the wild blue yonder todd!


we hope to see you again someday ...
good journeys!

pod, you didn't let the air out of poor todd, did you?

11:13 AM  
Blogger WAT said...

I so wanna fly off like this little guy.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous bv said...

bye To

5:00 PM  
Blogger Trac said...

Oooh - Good luck with your exbibition.

As for Todd? I shall miss him dearly, but sometimes you have to learn to let go, don't you?

Hope to see you around some day Todd. xx

5:58 PM  
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8:51 PM  
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8:52 PM  
Blogger Ai said...

Third try... hope Blogger doesn't chop up my comment again ò_Ó


I bet Todd will descend from heaven one fine day, with a blue-eared wife and several little Todds at his side^^

As for the exhibition, Todd/pod will win the viewers' hearts with flying colors of course.

Hail to the Brown, White and Dotty!

10:00 PM  
Blogger Ai said...

Thanks for your comment pod - yes, there will be more garden pics this weekend (if the rain should pause for some minutes...)!

Have you warned Todd against the danger of giraffe-piercing planes and birds?

- Ai

10:34 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

There's not a rude bone in your body, Pod. LOVE seeing Todd in flight. It looks like he's in orbit, with the earth just out of sight. Gorgeous!!

Part of what I love about blogging is that people can pop in and out of the scene, comment or not. You're such a beneficent presence, I feel your sparkling life force even when you're busy doing something other than sitting in front of your computer. Please don't apologize.

Hey, Todd, come by and visit Reypod whenever you can, ok? I think there are tall trees with delicious leaves you'll be able to munch on, and plenty of ... uh ... what do giraffes drink?

10:54 PM  
Blogger raindog said...

and where will little todd land next. in the land of plastic hippos and air-filled zebras perhaps? 'twas a nice series pod! good luck in the exhibition.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Ai said...

Giraffes of course drink soda syrup and fruitasmic cocktails.

They frequently order from this site:


1:52 AM  
Blogger Josy said...

I'm with Reya on the blogging etiquette. Fret not. You rock.

Secondly- The Australian Centre for Student Photography?! You GO Pod! Even if you haven't heard back from them yet... good luck, and let us know WHEN they decide to feature your work! :D

2:27 AM  
Blogger Wendz said...

I am going to miss Todd - he was uber cool.

And really, I miss you too - you're too busy, young man, too busy. But I know life can be very very rude that way so I shall forgive you and just hang around waiting for your reappearance. *sigh*

3:01 AM  
Blogger Junk Thief said...

Though it's been said before, I'll repeat it: "Oh the places we'll go!"

8:21 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

This has to be my favourite shot in all your Todd series, not because it's a farewell, no (I know I wanted to kill him, wink), but...

because of the unusual framing
and the quality of the blue background. Is is sky, is it water? There is incredible depth here.

You really achieved a 'flying out' effect. Truly a brilliant shot Pod.

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine as much as I am...

2:47 PM  
Blogger M- Filer said...

AAAWWWWW, so sad to see him go.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Trac said...

Oh Pod!

Yes - Capt Hardness is!

And no, don't give up...

...perhaps you should do what I did?
A 'crash' course!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

Perhaps he's coming down to pounce on something, with his legs forming a sort of snatching basket, like those men who fish by casting their nets by hand.

If there is an infinity of parallel universes, in which everything is played out, then there will also be an infinity of worlds in which plastic giraffes fly and are predatorial, trapping small creatures like rabbits and wombats with their four legs before flying off with them. Perhaps they take them to ledges high up cliffs where they can feed in peace.

I've just had scampi and chips. It felt very nostalgic. Reminded me of those days when prawn cocktail on a bed of lettuce was the very height of sophistication. And scampi in a basket was deluxe and delightful.

Of course, for anyone under sixty, selecting scampi just goes to show that you haven't turned out to be quite the bon viveur that you think you are.

I must say though, I have scampi for the same reason as I sometimes have potted meat or sardines: to be shamelessly provocative.

Good luck with the submission Good Sir Pod.


10:11 PM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

This has been a wonderful series. You're a gifted photobug, Pod.

11:06 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

Sherry is very funny. Tho' my daughter loves scampi.... she's only 12. is there no hope for her?

and i'm not sure about carnivorous giraffes.

and did you know, the markings on each giraffe are unique, like human fingerprints? so when he returns, you'll know for sure if its really him.

and BOING.

and.... saying a lot to make up for being late....


4:42 AM  
Blogger ramblingwoman said...

Well,I'm later than Lettie so maybe three sheets of foolscap will suffice?

I'm sorry I missed Todd's short life. But I would love to hang that last picture 'Todd's ascension' on my wall Pod.

What do you print it out on? Do you have them printed professionally or at home? (Using 10 cartridges of blue ink in the printing?)

bye Poddypie


4:14 PM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

Sorry if I'm squatting in your comment space, Podster, but I just wanted to respond to Lettuce, if I may...

That's very kind of you to say so, Lettuce. What would the world be without smiles and the odd bit of sillyness.

In regard to your daughter and her fondness for scampi, I'm sure there is every hope for her. The thing about unfashionable things is that if you carry yourself with enough confidence, you can carry it through and then everybody will want one.

Now where's that Somerfield bumper pack of crab sticks in Salad Cream sauce... Wey hey!!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Most wonderful! And go Pod go, many happy thoughts about your coursework drifting your way from Texas...

9:59 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

He's got to fly away...but he'll be back someday.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous james said...

Captured on film, no less, it's the Giant Squidiraffe!

Aight, good luck on the submissions....

7:00 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

sorry sherry, but i'm not convinced there is any hope for crab sticks or salad cream.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Ratzfatz said...

Podi ... mi too (bla, bla, bla ...)
My f**** job kill me at the moment! Thats the live ...

... nice foto. I hope the the giraffe find his freedom and his luck! Like to be some times your giraffeeeee

Have a nice weekend

9:20 AM  
Blogger Emily Lin said...

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1:08 PM  
Blogger Emily Lin said...

All the best in your exhibition & courses that you're attending with.

Come back soon! :D

1:09 PM  
Blogger rockmother said...

Oh oh - good luck with your exhibition and big big hug from Romoworld across the seas. x

6:52 PM  
Blogger Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Pod, look up Digby Wolfe at

summer gig at Canberra, where it is four bloody degrees at night
cellphone: 0406-37-8299
Home phone: (02) 62-62-4107

He'll be looking for you, toojavascript:void(0)
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12:45 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

"knock knock"

8:03 AM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

hia Poddy, haven't been in Podland for quite a while (have been a bit busy).
good luck with the exhibition.
J xx

9:04 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Good luck on your submission to the exhibit Poddy.

Goodbye for now Todd!! Y'know there's no better gift than seeing one being free...

1:25 AM  
Anonymous james said...

...or freedom from this world:

9:47 AM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

wish I could see your exhibition

12:22 AM  
Blogger Ai said...

pod doubtlessly will post photos.

Woe on him if he doesn't!

12:36 AM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

send Todd over for a boat ride-- seriously-- or a street fair if he gets seasick...altho at a streetfair he might get carried away.

1:14 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

I really love the simple colors and composition. Wanna know how you got this fellow to do that?

6:25 AM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

??? zapped...errr really?
it does look to me like the pic is upside down...does that clear things up?

anyway, Pod...
next pic?
or have you quit on us too?

4:47 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

LL - erm, no he just flew off...

WAT - anything is possible dude!

BV - ;0p

TRAC - ta love x

AI - thanks! and he was fully warned of the dangers. sometimes you just gotta go fogure it out yourself though hey?

REYA - thanks love. i am always there, even when i'm not ;0)

RAINDOG - who knows? look out for him!

JOSY - if i rock, you island

WENDZ - sorry! it's a bit all go here....catch you soon!

JUNK - oh! the possibilities!

NATH - too kind madame! it's a very colourful shot. it seems i like to be colourful. we must have tea! we must!

M-FILER - get it together mate, he's only plastic!

SHEZZA - i love your version of hunting todd, and the legs forming a basket for unsuspecting prey. thank heavens for the parallel places. i shall just grab my gloves and i will pop pver to the one where we sit by the fire sipping sherry, and are bought scampi on silver platters (or in a basket should it make you feel more at home)

MA - thanks! no sign of postman yet!?

LETTY - yes sherry is funny, and wonderful, and he likes scampi. could it get any better? where you gonna tell me a 'knock knock' joke?

RW - of course i can do that for you. i get them printed professionally, much better qualitay.

LORI - why thank you (that was my attempt at a texan accent)

CHED - maybe one day.....

JAMEZ - aight!

RATZ - don't work too hard mate!

EM - thanks! i'll drop in soon!

ROMO - hugs always welcome ta love! tis only a little piece in a group show, but it is a start! x

SHELLY - oops, sorry for the delay. why is digby looking for me?

JAZZY - hey! good to see you!

ROB - thanks you big manatee of lurve!

SQUIRREL - i keep spotting squirrles everywhere! perhaps i shall send todd to you??

ZIPPY - it took lots of leaves!

INC - alright, keep your hair on!

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Ed Simons said...

That's a brilliant series of photos. Very funny!

7:20 AM  

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