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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jumping into June

Here are my May Scavenger Hunt Photos and here is Kathy's link site:

First the collage:
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Individual photos:

I walked outside and said, "I need a butterfly!" and what fluttered by and landed on the mock orange but this tattered one. It looked a little worse for wear, bless,  and I can't determine what kind it is.  Does anyone know?

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I took numerous photos of bicycles, however this is the one I chose because I thought the balloon was a cheerful touch:

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I also took a few photos of red doors, and chose this one because it was labelled as such ;)

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I chose the cat under the blossom tree as my cartoon character. He has a glazed eye look about him, but who wouldn't after experiencing this crazy spring weather!

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For the emergency vehicle, I had a photo of an ambulance and this Sheriff van. It's not often I see a sheriff van so it moved into the spot.

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I had numerous choices for vintage as well, and decided on this old truck parked beside a dilapidated barn taken on a drive through some back country roads.

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I had a patch of forget-me-nots picked out for the 'something blue' category, but have changed it to a Vancouver Canucks flag. The Vancouver Canucks hockey team is in the Stanley Cup playoffs, with the first game against the Boston Bruins tonight. Needless to say, Canuck fever fills the air, with many vehicles festooned with flags, and people of all ages wearing Canuck jerseys! Go Canucks!

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I had photos of street lamps during the day, some shining at night, and then spotted a utility worker up on a ladder, and thought he added some interest to the street light shot.

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The photo I chose for the 'texture' category was the embedded cutlery and dishes in a wall of a straw bale farmhouse on the house and garden tour one of my sons and I enjoyed on Mother's Day.
Tracey Horovaten and Shayne Barker’s gorgeous farmhouse is truly unique; hand-built by a master woodworker; the imaginative creator of multi-dimensional, fanciful collages/murals.

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The Aquarius Place street sign is the only choice I found for the Zodiac category, and that was spotted by my son!

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The building I chose was a water tower, which could be, if one used imagination, a castle tower ;)

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Last, but definitely not beast least, is a B&W animal portrait ~ how could I resist this face!

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16 comments:

  1. Hi , love your pictures ...especially the street lamp and your black and white portrait. Love your mosaic too, great idea
    Jacquie x

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  2. What great photos! I love the old truck and the black and white portrait.

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  3. I just love the bike, red door and old truck.. among the many others. You have such a good eye.

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  4. Your photos are wonderful Glo - you really do come up with some great ideas! Maybe the tatty butterfly is an overwintering one from last season? There was a lovely old watertower in our garden where I lived as a child - we kept chickens in it! I'd have plants sprawling out of that vintage truck! How did you find a red door actually labelled as such? Amazing! x

    PS. I failed yet again on the SH as too busy in the garden, so no photos from me, again!

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  5. Great photo's! I too like the street light one, and of course, the lovely cow :) Mo

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  6. Well done on such a wonderful selection, and it'd be nice if you get to identify the butterfly.
    I'm undecided on a favourite this month! Flighty xx

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  7. Well, that was fun! I spent a few minutes here and found that your butterfly is a Mourning Cloak. Very pretty with the cream margins and bluish spots.

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  8. I love the black and white portrait picture and the farm house in the texture photo sounds like a very interesting place.

    What a great collection of photos!

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  9. Hi Jacquie ~ Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment:) I'll check out your photos, too.

    Hi Little Blue Mouse ~ Pleased to hear you enjoyed my collection of photos, and I'll check your photos out as well. :)

    Hi Hilary ~ Thanks so much for your kind comment ~ glad you liked the photos.

    Hi Louise ~ I enjoyed gathering my photos as the list gives me a chance to look for things I wouldn't usually be looking for :) Loved your story about the water tower, and/ a great idea about plants in the truck. Perhaps you'll be able to join in for the June hunt, although I know you enjoy spending time out in your garden when possible.

    Hi Mo ~ Glad you enjoyed the photos ~ the highland cow is a cutie! The next day he was sporting a green tongue!

    Hi Flighty ~ Glad you enjoyed the photos and the butterfly has now been identified as a Camberwell Beauty in the UK or a Mourning Cloak here.
    Hi Nikki ~ Thanks for finding my butterfly. I had an email from Dusty Gedge from the UK identifying it as Camberwell Beauty ~ and in North America it is know as a Mourning Cloak ~ so great that the identification is confirmed! Thanks for the link as well.

    Thanks Louise ~ I'm please you enjoyed the photos, and indeed the farmhouse was unique and so very interesting to tour. I'll check out your photos, too!

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  10. I love the b&w portrait and the way your red door is labelled!

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  11. The cow is fantastic! I realised too late that my portrait is just a picture rather than a portrait, but luckily the rules don't seem too strict...
    It's great to see some pics of Vancouver too - we have family over there and it always seems so far from the UK. Go Canucks :-)

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  12. A really great set of photos for May. I think my favourite would have to be the look on the face of the cat. I'm sure I feel like that some days.

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  13. Hello H, Ellen and John ~ Thanks so much for your kind words about my photos :)

    ellen ~ how interesting you have folks in Vancouver ~ just a ferry ride away from me :)

    John ~ yes, I think I've experienced the same glazed eye look ;)

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  14. This worn out fellow butterfly is a Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa. :)

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  15. The texture one is really interesting!
    Will have to have a closer look at that farmhouse.
    Lisa x

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  16. I love the way you have done the collage. What great photos.

    I was a bit late with getting mine done for May! Will do better this month.

    ~c~

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