Friday, 27 April 2018

April 2018 Photo Hunt

I'm a bit later this month getting my photos sorted.....  I did find Hawthorn's words quite tricky!  So let me show you what I found.

1   Swirl

This was quite easy!  At a yarn show recently I espied all these swirling colours.



2  Rock

Near where we live is Earl Crag; click here to read more about it.
We visited one evening and there were some huge rocks to scramble over.
I particularly liked this one, with the water filled holes in the top.



3  Wood

Now this word caused me a lot of problems.  When you consider this word, there is such a wide range to objects to pick from.  I know I have taken loads of photos, secretly knowing I would not use them as they did not feel right.  Then the other late afternoon as we were driving in the Skipton/Embsay area we went past the ideal object.  Lucky for me we were passing that area 2 days later so Beloved kindly parked while I took my camera for a short walk.  I've also decided to keep the other photos I've rejected this month in case I can use them later!

I just love this old tree (oak I think) with the hole through it at the bottom.


4   Letter

Another tricky one for me this month; I was bemoaning to Hawthorn that I had nothing for this word when I had a lighbulb moment!  Problem sorted.

The letter M in the mud made by me!!!  We own several fields nearby and 'play' up there.
Since last autumn it has been very damp up there.  Sometimes we have a river running
down the long field!  So it was easy to find a patch of mud and make my mark.

I know this is a second photo for the category LETTER but I was just taking a photo of 
my recently finished crochet bag and suddenly saw the letter M in the handle...


5   Balance

Apologies for the wonky photos!  This is now an ornament
but Beloved used to use it when he was at school.
Very much pre-digital weighing scales.....



6  Own Choice

A cushion!!!!  Yes, made by me.  About 20 years ago I bought the
kit, looked at it and put it away.  When we moved here 3 years ago
I looked at it and put it away.  
Then early March this year I got it out as I realised it would 
complement the new sofa quilt.  It took me about 22 days
to finish it; I only spent up to a couple of hours each
day working on it.  I'm pleased with it and love 
the plump cushion it has become.
It is 14" square (35.5 cm if you prefer metric!).


Well, as they say that's all folks.  Thanks for taking the time to look at my photos.  If you havn't done so already, please click here to look at Hawthorn's photos and from there follow the links to other participants.  It is always so interesting to see what other people find.

30 comments:

  1. Clever you! I had wondered what you were going to come up with wood and letter! I should not have worried - you certainly think out of the box! Your cushion is lovely, I think that every time I see it, thank you for joining in x

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    1. I am finding 6 words is about the right number! Gosh this month's list was exhausting. The number of walks I've been on muttering WOOD WOOD WOOD!!! At least you help me keep my brain ticking over....

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  2. The muddy M was a master stroke and your cushion looks fab. X

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    1. I still can't believe I thought of doing a muddy M!!! I was so desperate for an unusual letter.... I blame Hawthorn. My cushion is still looking good as it is decorative and I'll not let anyone use it!

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  3. Good idea for letter. Love the balance and also Swirl, rock and wood, the old tree is wonderful:)

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    1. It is so good to read that you like my photos. The old tree was a lucky find!

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  4. I love the colourful swirly yarns and the tree, and the muddy 'M' is quite an inspired thought :)

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    1. It was chatting to Hawthorn about the lack of Letter picture when I had the light bulb moment. Just as well we've had lots of rain as otherwise I'd not have had any mud....

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  5. Love all your pictures, some most unexpected. You clever old 'M' so original or was it bordering on desperate. I was for that one too. Lovely to see such a knarled old tree that no one has removed for 'Health and Safety' reasons.

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  6. Glad you liked my photos. That old tree is in a field and I don't think there is a footpath nearby. Also if it were to fall, I don't think it would reach the road so H&S might not bother it. I hope so.

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  7. Love your swirls, and genius on the letter. i struggled with this months words. I shall post tomorrow.

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    1. Looking forward to your post tomorrow. Hard to take it in that quite a few people like my muddy M! I do like to see what other people find to share with us. Thanks for looking at my photos.

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  8. I love your photos for the words & found all of them very clever. I struggled with a few this month too. The tree is gorgeous & I know I've lots of tree pics in my archives. I've also a folder of spares in my Scavenger Hunt folder for "just in case" moments.Take care.

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    1. So glad you liked my pictures especially as I did struggle with some of the words; thank goodness we can use our archive photos.

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  9. Oh such a fab take on the words and so much out of the box thinking. Those Yarns are simply gorgeous, the tree is just so gnarled and old, love your cushion ,I do like cushions. Well done with your choices.Mine were all last minute.

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    1. I try to start on the list as soon as it is published as I'm not very good with last minute work! So pleased you liked my out the box thinking; it takes a lot of effort sometimes!

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  10. Great photos. Love the cushion and the yarns

    Julie xxxx

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    1. Me too! Thanks for taking a look. Here's to next month's words which will no doubt puzzle and challenge me!

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  11. Lovely colourful yarn snap and your cushion is beautiful, what talent!

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    1. It's not so much talent as patience! Once I got started on the cushion, it was quite easy and in the end I looked forward to doing it.

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  12. Those swirls look like psychedelic Swiss Rolls!
    Arilx

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  13. Yes, I remember using those balance scales in the lab at school. We just got a set of digital ones in the last year I was there doing my "A" levels. I really like your swirling yarns. It's all about being able to see the picture though.
    Hmmm, I've just followed your link to The Walking Englishman, I like the look of that walk and I tend to forget what good walks he does. Will have to put it on this year's list.

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    1. Thanks for looking and commenting on my photos. I do agree with you when you say it's about being able to see the picture. I hope you get to do the walk and that it is good. I wonder what May's words will be?

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  14. What fun photos, and hopefully your cushion might inspire me to dig out a few long forgotten projects!

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    1. So glad you liked my photos. Hawthorn's photo hunt is such good fun, taking part and seeing what others have done. Yes I can recommend finishing off long forgotten projects and then you could feature them as Own Choice. May's words are listed so I've started to think!

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  15. I love that tree - how beautiful. And your cushion is fabulous. But of course my favourite is swirl - all those colours make me giddy - I want to go and squish them all I (and I think I really need to get a life lol)

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    1. But I thought life was about squishing yarn and the like? Glad you liked my photos and for taking the time to look and comment as I know you have been busy.

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  16. A lovely collection, I really like rock, letter and that beautuiful old tree for wood.

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    1. Ooh, thank you! I always have a slight worry that my photos might not be liked .... I will have to keep an eye on that old tree and hope it last for many more years.

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