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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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stop the Presses and What a Gullabaloo!

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Here's the full article:
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Check out Hilary's beautiful photography and other Posts of the Week.


In other news, it is herring spawn season again and here is a link that has great photos and commentary.

Last week, I noticed the turquoise milty water where 'the river meets the sea'. Thousands of gulls were feeding frenziedly on herring spawn. Here is one of my photos taken...before the wintry storm and winds blew in!
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meet Quigley!

Edit to add: Photos and Poem by Glo, March 5, 2012

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Friday, March 2, 2012

February's Scavenger Hunt with a twist...lots of liberties...and sea lions.

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Crowded:
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Black and white:
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Empty:
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Love:
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Cupid:
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Heritage:
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Train:
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Food:
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5:
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In the sky:
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and a Leap Year presentation with music reference:

List for March:

morning
buttons
square
kitchen
theatre
street name
fancy
landmark
fashion
words
city
half a face

Please check Kathy's blog to see other Scavenger Hunt posts :)