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Friday, March 30, 2012

March Photo Scavenger Hunt Photos

It has been a bit of a dreary month weatherwise, with snow, wind, rain and only the occasional sunny day.  Not very exciting weather for photography, however I have been travelling here and there, so  the summary photo follows, then individual photos.

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Morning: I was surprised one morning to see fresh snow on the mountains, and on nearby roofs...and my vehicle:

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Here is a photo taken recently showing the amount of snow that has accumulated ~
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Buttons: I do not have a photo of actual buttons, but how about a photo of two children playing at the beach, each of them "cute as a button". Although it was sunny, there was a brisk wind which didn't seem to interfere with their play.

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Square: On March 9, I travelled to Victoria and kept my eye open for photos to fill certain categories.

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Kitchen:
Not a very inspiring or creative photo, but it fits!
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Theatre:
This photo was taken on a drive north on the island.
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Street Name:
How about this one?
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Fancy:
I took this photo today of the rather fancy carved door on the left, with a massive dog who arose from napping on the grass to greet a walker and her dog.

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For dog comparison sake, here is the greeting:

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I was going to choose this fancy old Studebaker:

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Landmark: While visiting Victoria, I took a few shots of the city and area below from a high vantage point, Gonzales Observatory. and another link.

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If you can see the green domed roof (left), you have found the Parliament Buildings, and to the right of that, the famous Empress Hotel. Rather hard to make out from such a distance.

Fashion:
What can be more of a fashion statement than a peacock showing its vibrant colours near a huge tree in Beacon Hill Park.

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The first peacock in Beacon Hill Park was purchased in 1891. Though pheasant and swan numbers remained high during the following years, there were few peacocks, and in some years, none. In 2003, however, the situation is reversed. There are no swans or pheasants in the Park, but an estimated 35 Blue Indian Peafowl live free. This number is down from a possible 75 peafowl in 1985. (Friends of Beacon Hill Park Society Newsletter, July 2001.) This quote is from a link on the history of a zoo that used to exist at the park.

Words:
The words on this sign caught my eye; a reflection in the window emphasizes the reflective concept.

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City: Another view from Gonzales Hill of the City of Victoria on a cloudy day.
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Half a face: How about half a moon face taken this afternoon?

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March, with its variable weather, did lend itself to rainbows :)

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I'll leave you with a little visitor perched on my doorstep. I think it's a purple finch, and it is possible that it was helping itself to some fuzz from the mat...nesting material?

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Join in the April Photo Scavenger Hunt List: (thanks to Kathy at Postcards from the P.P. where you can check her post and other participants' entries).


1. rock
2. in/out
3. amazing
4. can't live without
5. on the move
6. smile
7. spring
8. multi-coloured
9. sticky
10. tangle
11. indulgence
12. direction

28 comments:

  1. So many great photos. You do live in a beautiful part of the world. The street name will have me smiling all day! The half a face one is inspired!
    Lisa x

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  2. Thanks Lisa. I enjoyed looking at your selection also. It is great to see different parts of the world through the eyes of others. Glad to hear I brought a smile ~ There's another road called "Twiggly Wiggly Road" which was a contender, but I didn't take its photo!

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  3. Hi, I enjoyed looking at your photos, what a great name for a street and what a lovely morning view.

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  4. Great road name and what a wonderful view of the mountains! I loved the dogs too, Ellen

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    1. Thanks Ellen for dropping by and commenting. Glad you enjoyed my photos!

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  5. What wonderful photos! I love the cityscapes and the street name. Also words and half a face. Your little visitor is so sweet:)

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    1. Pleased to know you enjoyed my photos. Yes, the finch was a welcome surprise at the front door :)

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  6. You are so clever with your photos. I especially enjoyed the street name, the peacock and the fancy door.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment and glad you enjoyed those photos in particular :)

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  7. Thanks for showing us such a terrific selection of photos, of which I especially like the last two. However much as I enjoy these posts it does mean that yet another month has gone by! Flighty xx

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    1. So true, Flighty ~ the months seem to be whipping by at such a speed. Glad you enjoyed the photos, last two in particular :)

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  8. Great photos. I liked the fashion statement and the words. Also the street name made me smile.

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    1. Thanks Patricia. Always happy to bring a smile!

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    1. Yes, Little Blue Mouse, it is a bit of an unusual street name, wherever it came from! :O)

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  10. Dingle Bingle Hill Road - love it :) Great photo's again, Glo. I do like you doormat visitor though :)

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    1. Sounds like it should be a street name in a fairy tale story or something like that! Yes, cute little visitor ~ I was surprised and pleased to see it.

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  11. I love the street name ... imagine having to say that every time you give your address to someone! A lovely set of photos.

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    1. LOL ~ Yes, it could bring all sorts of looks your way having to recite that address...especially if you lived in a different town and no one had heard of it. Thanks for your kind comment.

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  12. Lovely photos, those are beautiful mountains. And I really like the thoughtful 'words'. x

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    1. Thanks Sandra :) Lovely of you to drop by and comment.

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  13. Great photos and I too like the words photo, I think I'll copy that and put it on my pin board! Suzy x

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    1. Thanks, and good idea to copy it to your pin board...I'll check it out :)

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  14. Great photos, I love those words!

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    1. Thanks Louise ~ Glad you liked the words...they made me stop and think!

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  15. I like your interpretation of the prompts :-) Especially the buttons and kitchen one!

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    1. Thanks Nikki ~ Sometimes I just have to be inventive!

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  16. Lovely photos, isn't that carved door just amazing?

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