Friday, 23 February 2018

February 2018 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Once again, despite a chaotic a busy life, I've managed to get myself ready for Hawthorn's Photo hunt.  What I can't explain is how the time has flown by since January's photos?

1   White

So many white objects I could have chosen (snow, frost etc etc) but I thought out of the box
and decided to use the white head of a coot.  I had to wait ages for it to swim close enough!


2  Metal/Metallic

This metal object (near to where I live) is undergoing renovation work.
It is for men only!  Yes it is a pissoir.  Click here to read more about them.
Rather than just take a photo I walked across the road (when there was a lull
in the traffic) and called out Hello!  A chap came out, paint brush in hand
and I asked if I could take a photo, explaining why.
He disappeared inside and I went back to the other side of the road and
took my photo!  I will have to return when the renovations are complete.
Years ago it used to look very smart but it then went into decline.


3   Camouflage

Now this was difficult....  but I think I've managed a include the following photo provided I interpret camouflage as DISGUISE and not as CONCEALMENT.  So what did I find?

At first glance I thought frog spawn but then it is barely mid-February, far too early I think.
On closer inspection it is lots of bubbles, stuck next to a piece of dried stem and stones.
The water was gently flowing down a footpath as we walked up to our local trig point.


4   Begins with J

A sheep considering JUMPING off this wall.
Thankfully she decided to turn round and
drop back into the field.


5   Bud

Top part of this collage shows buds of Rheum palmatum.
They generally appear at the end of February/early March.
Then all of a sudden it is at least 2 metres tall and of a
similar width.  I love it!
When we were about to move, Beloved muttered
about it not moving with us...  I managed to sneak
7 pieces into the garden...  I've no idea how
many will re-appear this year but I can still go
back to the old house and get more if I have to!


6   Own Choice

Back in August 2014 I decided to make a fabric picture to embellish the front of this notebook.
Somehow I never got on with it but back in October 2017 I suddenly felt I had to finish it.
I'd only just finished it when she said she was thinking of retiring....  
Gosh, I'd made it just in time as my original plan was for it to be a retirement planning
notebook for her but I thought I had a few more years.
I made the blue cord using Kumihimo technique.  Click here to read about this.
Finally I added a bead that a mutual friend had given me when she was
moving house and had to de-clutter

Did she like it?  Oh yes she did.  The picture is a loose representation of her garden.



Well, thanks for stopping and having a look.  Don't forget to look at Hawthorn's photos by clicking here.

25 comments:

  1. Lovely photos & yours are definitely different. I thought (before I got to the words underneath), that the sheep was going to say Jumbuk, which is what we call sheep in verse here in Oz, as in the song Waltzing Matilda. Thanks & take care.

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    1. I do try to make my photos different! I blame Hawthorn who encourages us to think outside the box! Off out to a quilt show today so will look at your photos (and the rest later today)>

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  2. Those bubbles are amazing with their uniformity of size! Wonder what created them?? Your Jumping ewe was a bit heart in mouth with the height of the drop - silly animal!
    I have also been watching the men's loo having a make over :) I have heard some stories about that which I will share with you one day :D thank you for joining - I am always so glad when you do xxxx

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    1. It was a bit tricky getting my photos but I did it! No pressure there..... I had seen some more bubbles in my Zambezi but thought nothing of them. Not until we were walking did it occur to me that it might be a good photo. I can offer no explanation for there presence; not popped or arrived as I took the photo. Does Himself have an explanation?

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  3. Love the coot. Well done for getting a head on shot. I was intrigued to find out what the pissoir was. ;)

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    1. I only had to wait for several minutes as otherwise I'd have given up! Just a lucky point and shoot photo, as that is all I can muster. Don't want to know about apertures etc etc!

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  4. Well done for getting the photo of the coot head on. And I was definitely intrigued to find out what the pissoir was. :)

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  5. Absolutely LOVE the pissoir! So glad it's being renovated....perhaps we could have an 'after' photo sometime?

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    1. I do plan to include an 'after' photo of the pissoir but no idea when the renovations will be finished.

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  6. I agree with the sheep heart-in-mouth moment, thought you were going to say it jumped. Silly sheep. Thanks for the Victorian Loo picture. I keep trying to tell BB about it as we drive pass but he can't look as he is driving. Look forward to seeing the end result of all the work. xxxx

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    1. Now why didn't I think of the term Victorian Loo??? You are obviously more genteel than I am.....

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  7. What a brilliant set of pictures. If you were in the Lake District that darn sheep would have jumped - but waited until there was a car going past to break it's fall - they regularly do this in the Wasdale area and usually the car comes off far worse than the woolly idiot.

    ~LOVE~ your Rheum, she says with envious horticultural eyes . . .

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    1. Yes, I am aware that sheep are not soft and fluffy! I'll keep an eye out if we are in the Wasdale area. The rheum is at out old house, which we still own, so you can have a piece if you are in Trawden in the coming months....

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    2. Oh, thank you SO much. A visit to Kate is planned for sometime this summer so I may well take you up on your kindness.

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    3. I've got to go back to the old place as someone else wants a piece of my rheum. It is called Gloria by the way because she is glorious! Will wait till the cold snap has gone and prepare a lump for you. She will be in a biggish pot!

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  8. Glad the sheep went for the field side of the wall. Love the white on the coot's head and the metal gents loo, it looks as if it was very grand at one time:)

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    1. When it was re-painted years ago, it did look grand. I wait patiently to see what it will look like soon. The white on the coot's head was a lucky thought as we walked near a local pond!

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  9. I have a favourite. Firstly though the coot is rather cool. Love the description of Metal . The favourite has to be the notebook cover I do like those handmade gifts.

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    1. So glad you liked my notebook cover; my first attempt too! The friend I made it for has been an inspiration to me since the early 1990s so it was great I could gift her something crafty. I've a book with more ideas in which I intend to try, one day!

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  10. I'm so glad the sheep didn't jump the wrong way. There are sheep just up the road from where I live, they have acres of fields and moorland to roam on yet they have to wander onto the main road - they are definitely not blessed with intelligence.

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    1. I agree, sheep are quite stupid! I too am glad it did not jump; luckily my car was parked on the opposite side of the road, further up the road.

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  11. I love your quirky approach to this, a gents toilet, bubbles, a jumping sheep and the lovely embroidery.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I've been told I'm weird but quirky is new (and good)!.

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  12. A great collection - nice find for camouflage, bubbles masquerading as spawn! I'm glad the sheep didn't jump. The cover on the notebook looks lovely.

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    1. The bubbles were such a lucky find; I saw them and thought bubbles then I remembered I'd nothing for camouflage so snapped away! It would have been a bit of a mess if that sheep has jumped. I dare not go out and shoo it off the way just in case I frightened it and it jumped the wrong way!

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