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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Photo Scavenger Hunt

We are experiencing such beautiful Autumn weather ~ cooler nights, an occasional splash of rain, and brilliant blue skies that emphasize the changing colour of the leaves ~ and of course, the month finishing off with a clear eclipse of the golden Harvest moon was an added wonder.

1.  Woven

The intricacies of this woven network of lateral root branches caught my eye.

2.  Repeating

3.  Greedy

When seeds are scattered here and there
The critters come to seek their share
But one of them looks more than needy ~
One of them looks just plain greedy!

When Squirrel knows that seeds have dropped,
He simply runs and can’t be stopped.
Not even Towhee with his frown
Can make an impact on this clown.

While Downy hardly spares a glance,
He knows he has a sporting chance,
Until the Steller’s open beak
Explodes the silence with its ...

4.  Flowers

During September, I visited the Abkhazi Garden in Victoria, BC.  I must have driven by hundred of times during the years, not knowing about this exquisite heritage home and garden located in Victoria, British Columbia, a city known for its wonderful gardens.  Prince and Princess Abkhazi began creating their garden in 1946.   The link above will share the fascinating history of the home and gardens.  

There are numerous unusual flowers and plants, including this one ~

and these eye catching purple Billardiera longiflora from Tasmania.

 5.  Curly

Curling waves and a twirling curly tail  ~

6.  Adventures

Here's a boat load of adventurers speeding their way back from a Whale Watching tour on the Salish Sea (Juan de Fuca Strait).  Looks like there may be a whale in hot pursuit ;)

 7.  Line

A faint kite line

and drifting between the lines ~  Ever since seeing my friend's jump last month, I seem to notice people frequently dropping out of the sky!
8.  Mesmerizing

Well I have to say that I found the one acre property with its wonderful landscaping and scenery at the Abkhazi Garden quite mesmerizing.  So much to see ~ and the ponds and water features added a gentle soothing ambiance.

9.  Triangle
A light shining on a brick wall during a sunset dinner outside in Victoria ~

or how about this shiny triangular shape adorning the radiator on a Rolls Royce :)

10.  Dreamy

11.  Day

After wishing for respite from our long hot summer, this Robin celebrated the best way he knew how on this rainy day!  Is Robin in the Rain, or Singing in the Rain running through your head now??

12.  Whatever

To finish off ... it's reassuring to know that Batman is out there patrolling the beachfront ~

Thanks once again to greenthumb for sponsoring these monthly photo scavenger hunts.   Clicking on the  camera icon link on the very bottom of the webpage takes you to the site.