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Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to Made with Love, a blog written in Sydney, Australia, I am back on the monthly photo Scavenger Hunt wagon!

I didn't think I'd be away from blogland for the whole month of January, but that's what has happened...even the Varied Thrush had something to say...


Here we go ~ first a compilation of the photos and then individual shots ~


1 - Cold
Not too difficult to find a photo relating to Cold at this time of year.  I chose a photo of some sea lions cavorting in the cold waters close by, with snowy mountains as the backdrop.


2 - Warm

Chocolate oatmeal pecan cookies warm from the oven!  Yum!


3 - Sign

During the month of January, we experienced periods of  temperature inversion, resulting in low cloud with cooler air near the ground and warmer air above the clouds.  To compensate for this, a trip to the ski hill was set in motion.  This sign was near the Nordic cross-country skiing lodge.


4 - Food

Often I upload baking, such as cookies and cakes, so thought I'd better prove that I also eat healthy foods ~ vegetables ready to go into the oven for roasting:


5 - 12

A steep hill up in the mountains generated the following sign indicating a 12% grade.


6 -  Produce

I took this photo at an outside marketplace, showing a winter hanging basket with various squash in the background.


7 - Blue

I saw this little fellow sitting with his blue snowboard, looking down a snowy hill.  Something about his contemplative pose caught my attention.


8 -  Mailbox

I ventured into an old Post Office, celebrating its 100th year, and admired the wall of mailboxes with brass and wood surrounds.


9 -  View

 Here I am driving down the road above the clouds.  The view ahead shows a mountain backdrop and the low white clouds that I will be driving through, leaving the blue sky behind!  A foggy decent...


10 - Reflection

This is a photo of a neighbourhood house with a decorative element that reflects the outside area.  In the autumn, it catches glimpses of the colourful leaves...


11 - Statue

Here are two large First Nation carvings ~


12 - Door

I spotted this beautiful hand-carved entrance door at a waterfront home ~


I have many more photos taken over the last month which I hope to post before the next month is up!

If you are interested in seeing other January Scavenger Hunt photos sponsored by Made with Love, who has photos from her recent trip to Thailand, they can be found here.

I hope you consider joining February's Scavenger Hunt!  Here's the February list:


  1. Red
  2. 14                                                                                                      
  3. A Kiss
  4. Something heart shaped
  5. Something found nowhere else
  6. Frozen
  7. Park bench
  8. Glass
  9. Shopping trolley
  10. A shadow
  11. Breakfast
  12. A bus




38 comments:

  1. Great photos :)

    I love the view in the foggy descent photo. It's nice to see you again too, what a lot of blogs I have lost touch with since the scavenger hunt ended last year. I hope to see some 'old faces' joining in this year.

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    1. Thanks, Louise. Yes, it is nice to see the Scavenger Hunt resurrected. I've made a copy of the February list so I can remember what to look for when out on my travels :)

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  2. Ooh wow - the sea lion pic is really cool! Alice

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    1. Hello Alice :) I'm glad to see that you enjoyed the sea lions. I loved seeing your photos as well.

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  3. A great selection, I really like that craved front door.

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    1. Thanks Gillian ~ yes, I can see that the creative elements of the door would attract your artist eye :)

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  4. Welcome back! And such a nice collection for your hunt. Love that photo from the post office. I was wondering how you were going to prepare those veggies and the lemon. Roasting sounds very interesting -- maybe I'll give it a try!

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    1. Hi Nikki ~ glad you liked my photos. I really enjoyed looking at the old post office and noticing all the historic elements still in use.

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    1. Thanks Adrian ~ I had lots of photos to choose from which helped :)

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  6. I always enjoy these photo posts and this one is no exception.
    Lots of good, and interesting, photos of which the cookies caught my eye, not surprisingly, as did the mailboxes.
    Flighty xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my photos, Flighty! Those are delicious cookies by the way, and I'm sure you'd enjoy them with a cup or two of tea :) I have other photos of the old post office, too. That is the same building with the tiny library tucked in the back!

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Thanks for stopping by to check them out :)

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  8. I can't decide which is my favourite! Some are really extraordinary!

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    1. Thanks Rose Fern! I enjoyed your photos as well :)

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  9. OH...OH....OOHHHHHH....Just FOUND a few sealions did you????? WOW....fair took my breath away that did.

    What a wonderful idea the scavenger hunt is. Marvelous, I really enjoyed it, AND your wonderful thrush.xxxxx

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    1. LOL, Snowbird. Your comments always bring a smile. Yes, these cavorting sea lions stayed in the area for quite some time, and I took dozens of photos ~ some of course with nothing but a splash. The Scavenger Hunt is fun ~ how about joining in for this month??? The thrush thanks you for your kind comment :)

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  10. Another great varied set Glo. Really love the carved door - very unusual.
    Hope you've got Round Tuit and packed the bells away.

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    1. Thanks John. Yes, the carved door is quite magnificent, isn't it? Yes, got Round Tuit and all bells etc. are put away until next year.

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  11. You have chosen some wonderful photos to illustrate your scavenger hunt - I particularly like the cavorting sea lions.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ yes, the sea lions were quite accommodating, staying active in that area or quite awhile. I have other photos taken recently of a slew of them basking away!

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  12. Oh thanks so much for putting your photos in the Scavenger hunt they are all so great. I love the cold and the view they are great. Greenthumb.

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    1. Thanks again for sponsoring this Scavenger Hunt, greenthumb ~ and also for the February list... looking forward to hunting up some more photos :)

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  13. Great photos, the cold one is lovely.

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    1. Thanks Little Blue Mouse :) Glad you enjoyed my photos. The sea lions are great fun to watch!

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  14. Amazingly good photos there, love them all! Suzy x

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind message, Suzy :) Glad you enjoyed my photos!

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  15. That wooden door is beautiful and so detailed and I love the photo you chose for View.

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    1. Hi Paula ~ Thanks for visiting, and so pleased you enjoyed my photos :)

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  16. Great photos. I really liked the sign nod the view.

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    1. Hello Patricia ~ Many thanks for coming by and glad you enjoyed my photos :)

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  17. lovely photos, I wonder where you are? What part of the world?

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    1. Hi Lizzy ~ Glad you enjoyed my photos ~ I love on the east coast of Vancouver Island :)

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  18. Fun stuff, Glo. I love that door.. it sure is a beauty. Your veggies made me drool and they're not even chocolate!

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    1. Thanks Hilary ~ yes, the carved door is quite noteworthy! Glad you had your veggie fix, too :)

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  19. It is always interesting to see what imaginative offerings you come up with for your scavenger hunt Glo. I think my favourites were the lovely, scenic 1 and 9 and the door, I wonder if the family who live there are musical, I imagine they must be. The cookies looked delicious :-)

    I loved the little Varied Thrush which started the post, it has such bold, unusual markings!

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