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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February Photo Scavenger Hunt

Here's February's overview:


1 - Red
I chose the beautiful Amaryllis that my nieces gave me for Christmas.  Once it started blooming in January, it just kept going and lasted  right into February.



Alas, this male Northern Flicker with his bright red moustache, was upset that he wasn't chosen as number one, and gave me the raspberry.



2 - 14
A sign noting the vertical clearance of 5.14 m on a bridge provided this number.

3 - Kiss
An embroidered 'lip smack' on a stuffed monkey in a toy shop offered the solution to this one.  Also there were two smooching pooches on the same display.  (Well, they were smooching once I set them up that way ;))

4 - Heart-shaped
Nikki very kindly sent me an origami cat (George) and two origami heart bookmarks as a Valentine's surprise ~ aren't they sweet?  Thank you again, Nikki :)  You can see two other member of George's feline family (Sammy and Wimsey) over at Flighty's sofaflying blog, gifts from Nikki.

5 - Found nowhere else (Canada)
I chose this photo of a stationary Snowbird!  Officially known as the Royal Canadian Air Force's  431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canada's military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team whose purpose is to "demonstrate the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of Canadian Forces personnel".

The Snowbirds deploy to CFB Comox for specialized training each year, and I have seen them in action a few times...they'll be back in April.

6 - Frozen
Here is a photo of the scalloped edge of ice I removed from the bird bath before the temperatures improved slightly. 

7 - Park Bench
When I visited Victoria a week ago, it was a very blustery day, as you can see by the waves. I noticed that no one had the inclination to sit on these two colourful chairs or the picnic bench!

8 - Glass
I noticed this pretty window above the front door of a produce store, and liked the light brightening up the sunshine in the right-hand corner.

9 - Shopping Trolley
This little fellow's dad knew how to make shopping an enjoyable experience!  Dad agreed to the photograph, and his son's face just lit up for the camera.

Also took a photo of a family with a regular shopping cart!

10 - Shadow
On the same trip to Victoria, I walked beside a marina along a boardwalk in the evening.  The shadows cast by the lamps captured this category.

11 - Breakfast
Well, out with the heart-shaped waffle maker, some fried potatoes, an egg and sliced tomato to cook up a tasty breakfast for this post!

Meanwhile ~ out in the front garden and right by the front door, I noticed that many of the freshly bloomed crocuses and primulas had been devoured by a deer either for a midnight snack or early breakfast!  Decapitated flower heads ... at first I thought it might have been a rabbit that nibbled my first signs of spring, until I noticed a pot in the windowbox (deer mouth height) had been chomped.  At least deer don't like daffodils, so they should be spared once they bloom. 

12 - Bus

This colourful trolley bus is the local transit system for the Ladysmith folk. It would have looked more colourful and brighter if the sun had been shining...but it is after all, February!

Thanks to Greenthumb at Made with Love for hosting this Scavenger Hunt!  Check out other participant's photos at the link.

If you'd like to participate, start looking through the March list ~



Green
3
A person in uniform
Bubbles
Shoes
Toys
A gate
Eggs
Dessert
Water
A bridge
Empty

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the Scavenger hunt, I like your frozen and bus the are great. You should put your link on the Scavenger hunt page I have made near the top of my blog that way more people can see your photos. Greenthumb.

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    1. Hi thanks Greenthumb. I think your comment arrived before I had put my link on the page, so hopefully it's there now :)

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  2. Lovely photos Glo. I did like the shopping trolley such a good Idea for children. Also the Northern Flicker

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    1. Thanks Patricia. Shopping can be tedious for many, but especially children, so I thought that was a great solution. The Northern Flicker is a large woodpecker and quite stunning, so glad you liked the photo.

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  3. I always love your photo's, Glo! They brighten up my day no end :)
    This bunch are no exception. We have frost on the ground this morning and I find myself liking your scalloped ice best. Mo x

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Mo! Sounds quite chilly where you are ~ it's still frosty at nights sometimes here. That frosty scallop is always fun to remove from the birdbath :)

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  4. Great photos, I especially like the park bench.

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    1. Thanks Little Blue Mouse ~ soon it will be time to sit out in the sun, but still pretty chilly on the benches around here.

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  5. What an interesting array of colour and culture! I did enjoy seeing the Northern Flicker, what a delightful bird, one I have never seen or heard of before, a little like a cross between a hummingbird and a wood pecker!
    That trolley bus is very vintage looking, lovely!xxxxx

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    1. Hi Snowbird ~ so glad you enjoyed the photos. I have more photos of the large Northern Flicker coming up. It is a type of woodpecker and one often found on the ground pecking at ants and bugs! I liked the look of that trolley bus too!

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  6. I really enjoyed this post full of great pictures and interesting links. I particularly like the smooching pooches, your origami cat, the Snowbird and that tasty looking breakfast. Thanks for the mention and the link.
    Re the cats I presume that Em stayed home to keep Nikki and Roomie company! Flighty xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos, Flighty. Those origami cats are cute, aren't they? Once in awhile a big breakfast is just what is needed ~ The Snowbird practices are so exciting to watch when they come nearby in April.

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    1. LOL, thanks :) Occasionally, a good idea to have such a breakfast I think :)

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  8. Fun groupings this month, Glo! I'm not sure that was very nice of that bird to give you the raspberry. I decided not to send you Em with George as Em can't bear George's playfulness. She thinks the boys' attempts at games to be entirely beneath her and lets them know by hissing.

    Sorry about your plants getting deer-pruned. Between the deer and the marauding racoons, it's no wonder you enjoy your amaryllis indoors! Hope your daffs do well this year.

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! Quite the tongue on that Northern Flicker! It's such a colourful bird in more ways than one! Just as well Em stayed home ...best to not have a hissing cat in the mail ~ George is quite happy by himself and reminds me of Flat Stanley...that gets mailed around with his photo taken at many different locations. I found a few crocuses that have escaped being nibbled so must take a photo to remind myself what they look like. Hopefully I'm not too late. Mini-daffodils are already blooming in the window box so that's a bit of colour!

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  9. An interesting selection of pictures Glo beautiful shot of the bird.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ glad you liked the Northern Flicker. Can't miss him when he is at the feeders...he's so large and colourful!

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  10. Lovely pictures - park bench made me smile!

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    1. Thanks Dawn :) Always happy to bring a smile!

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    1. Thanks Rustic Vintage Country ~ glad you enjoyed my photos.

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  12. A fantastic collection of photos, I especially like the northern flicker and that lovely stained glass.

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    1. Thanks Louise ~ I'm glad you enjoyed my photos!

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  13. You have such a creative way of completing these hunts. I love you scalloped ice.. how "cool" is that!

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    1. Thanks Hilary :) Very cool indeed!

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  14. Lovely photos- I love how everybody's take on the subject are all so different :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda ~ I agree with you, it's so neat to see other parts of the world too.

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  15. Another well thought out and varied set of photos Glo. I was trying to work out how long it is since we had trolley buses hereabouts. Ah, a look at the larger photo shows that your meaning of trolley bus seems to be different to ours. Ours were electric and picked up the power from overhead cables. As they could only run where there were cables most were abandoned many years ago.

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    1. Thanks John. I remember those electric buses powered by overhead cables very well! I think there maybe some still in existence in Vancouver and elsewhere...
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolleybuses_in_Vancouver

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  16. That stained glass is just beautiful and I like the look of that breakfast.

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