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Friday, September 30, 2011

September Photo Scavenger Hunt

It's time to remember the hunt through September :)

Here's the compilation followed by individual photos:

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Back to school ~ Although many students walk, ride their bikes to school, or are 'chauffeured', there is a convoy of school buses that reach in and out of the rural areas. Here's one driving students home, passing by the beach en route.
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Football/soccer season: Soccer is big here, especially for the young ones, and I thought I might have some luck catching a practice or game, however all I came up with was an empty field with goal posts!

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What's in my bag? What isn't in my bag? ;)   The most important thing about my everyday bag/purse is that it be practical and organized so I can find things. There are 3 zippered compartments. I spend a lot of time outdoors and like to have my hands free to take photos, therefore my bag has the option of being worn as a backpack.
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Inside I have my cell phone, driving/sun glasses, ebook reader, wallet/purse, and a few odds and ends like Afterbite (in case of insect bites), small measuring tape, keys, comb, etc. Not too exciting, but it works for me :)

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Relaxation:My first thought was  the deck where I spent many relaxing afternoons reading.

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However, on one of my relaxing walks, I saw a beautiful blue dragonfly seemingly sunbathing for a fairly lengthy time, so he was chosen for the spot!

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Harvest: There is a plethora of squash and gourds displayed in the farmers' markets:

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A pile of things: I could have taken all the things from my bag and piled them up...or used this one with the sun spilling through the trees on someone's workpile:

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Instead, I chose this colourful squash pile:

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Desk/workplace: These days  I use my laptop, lounging on the couch with it, but I do have my PC still set up with its dual monitors like I had when I worked.

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Public telephone: These seem to be a dying breed since most people carry cell phones, however I did find one on a wall in the village:

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Something taller than me: So much to choose from! The other day I was driving through the countryside along one of my favorite stretches of farmland, and realized that the cattle were above eye-level ~ and looked taller than me:

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Apples: I noticed these apples overhanging the trail in a Wildlife Conservation area quite close to the shore. Hopefully the wildlife will enjoy them :)

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A road sign: This sign caught my attention and I don't even want to know what it means!

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A view from above: At the very beginning of September, I hiked up a huffing steep hill and took a few photos of the views. Unfortunately, the weather was rather dull for picture taking ... although cooler for the hike. The trees on the right are Garry Oaks which you can read about here or here.

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That's it for this month ~ Thanks to Kathy at Postcards from the P.P. for hosting this monthly challenge.  click here to see other link-ups of September photos

12 comments:

  1. I agree with you, it is nice to see other bits of the world. I have enjoyed your photos, especially the Garry Oaks :)

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  2. newly laid sewers are tested by smoke to see if they are airtight, I love that sign, I love your deck it looks so inviting
    great colours too

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  3. Thanks so much for commenting on my Scavenger Hunt photos...because it brought me over here to view your wonderful entries! I've enjoyed snooping around your blog, and think you and have have a similar eye; I could imagine if we had walked together when some of your blog photos were taken, our blogs would look really similar!! I'm going to "follow" so I'll be back soon!

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  4. Great photos! Your deck looks just right for relaxing on and I love your gourd and squash photos and the phone box - so different to ours over here. The dragonfly is beautiful:)

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  5. Hi,

    Just wanted to say Thank you for commenting on my photos for the Scavenger Hunt. I enjoyed looking at yours too, it's interesting to see how other people interpret the list of items to photograph.

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  6. Lovely photos, the something taller than me is gorgeous!

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  7. Thanks Louise, Jane, Deb, Rosie, Paula and Little Blue Mouse for dropping by and commenting :) Wonder what October will bring?

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  8. I always enjoy these monthly posts and this one is no exception! Flighty xx

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  9. Another well though out selection Glo. I wonder if there were enough days in the month to empty all the contents of you bag to make a pile ;)

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  10. Great shots - Love the dragonfly best!

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  11. Agree about the sign - what on earth were they up to?! Great photos. Always good to see the list from a different perspective. E x

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  12. Love the dragonfly and harvest photos and it was very brave of you to stick around long enough to take the road sign shot!!

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