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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Scavenger Photo Hunt for August

Fortunately, August has been very pleasant weather-wise, making up for a slow start ... consisting of a very wet spring which continued into July. Nonetheless, August is now over ~ students go back to school here after the long Labour Day weekend on Tuesday, Sept. 6. I'm hoping that September will hold some lovely sunny autumny days.

This month's photos have been fun to find ~ here's the summary followed by a larger photo of each, which should also enlarge with a click.

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The Fountain photo was taken in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria when I visited for my niece's wedding.

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Out of my collection of Boat photos taken in August, I chose one I took a couple of days ago at a marina.

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I chose a photo of Mt. Baker for the Mountain category. This was taken from the shore of a resort on a visit to Victoria where the clear blue sky lent itself to the occasion.

At 10,781 feet (3,286 m), Mt. Baker is the third-highest mountain in Washington State and the fifth-highest in the Cascade Range,... Located in the Mount Baker Wilderness, it is visible from much of Greater Victoria, Greater Vancouver, and, to the south, from Seattle (and on clear days Tacoma) in Washington.

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My immediate thought for the Street Food category was something bought at the market or fair, however the other evening I heard a special musical sound that meant only one thing and I rushed out of the house to see this disappearing down the street... Wait....

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Perfect weather for Picnics, and I spotted a colourful display of appropriate accoutrements. I could see the family enjoying water sports when I took this photo.

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This sunshiny bouquet purchased by the maid with the flaxen hair caught my eye at a recent Saturday Market.

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I took the liberty of combining two photos for the Festival category. The fairy leading the horse and its riders was in a rural festive parade and I waved my magic wand to transport them into an old growth forest...

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I had to quickly whip up a loaf in order to have a photo for the Bread category...I've cut the first slice ~ could you pass the butter and marmalade, please? ;)

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One definition of Bizarre would be something that would stop me in my tracks...in order to take another look. This row of choirboys with plants growing out of the top of their heads was one such mind boggling sight. This is only half of them...

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another double take was this ...

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Fabric category - my niece's wedding dress ~

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For Sport, I chose a skateboard and BMX park where energy seems to be non-stop...

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The old growth forests seem to fit the Ancient category best. (This was the same forest where I transplanted the Fairy and horse in a photo above). You can get some idea of how large the tree trunk is when you compare it to the size of a human hand (on the left of the trunk).

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So that's it for August, and gives you some idea of how I have spent the month.  Wishing you all a splendid September.

I have linked to Kathy's Scavenger Hunt list if you wish to see other submissions.  Kathy is still on holiday in France (after a rather stressful start) so I will publish the September Scavenger hunt list when it becomes available.

Edited to add September's list:

back to school
the football/soccer season
what's in your bag?
relaxation
harvest
a pile of things
your desk/workspace
a public telephone box
something taller than you
apples
a road sign
a view from above








12 comments:

  1. A hunt well worth the effort. I like the sun flowers especially.

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  2. I love the picnic photo and the sunflowers :)

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  3. What a terrific post with plenty of great photos! I shall take another, longer look, later on and look at the links as well.
    It's clear that as well as enjoying doing these posts you give plenty of thought to seeking out some rather different pictures for them.
    Well done, and thanks! Flighty xx

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  4. Great shots! I love the boat photo and its reflection!

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  5. Great photos! I love the mountain and the choirboys.

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  6. Very strange choirboys! Definitely qualifying as bizarre :-)

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  7. Great photos! The choirboys are kinda creepy..

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  8. Love the photo of the choir boys. Very unusual. Not had an ice cream van round the village for years - such noisy things with their loud distorted 'music'.
    Glad to see you have had some good weather. It has been the coolest Summer for 20 years over here. Temps are supposed to reach mid 20C today for a change. though forecasts for Autumn and Winter are not good.

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  9. you have captured the colours of the mountains beautifully great photos

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  10. Great pics Gloand accompanying story. Expalin the double take one for me. What is it? Daffy xx

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  11. It's great to see your photo's again :)

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  12. Thanks so much for your comments on my Scavenger blog hunt and I'm glad you enjoyed the variety.

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