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Monday, September 30, 2013

September Scavenger Hunt

1. White

I chose a photograph of my white orchid that is re-blooming!  I received this lovely orchid from a friend last November, and months later when it had finished blooming, I put it in the dining room by the back sliding doors (north facing) and left it there.  One day I noticed that a new green branch had sprouted, and lo and behold, eight buds formed over the next few months...now six of the eight are in bloom.


2. "1"

I had noticed a long stalk growing along the back of the rose garden ~ it grew and grew, and one day one bright yellow face popped open to greet me.





3. Graffiti

There is a very popular skate park for youth who enjoy skateboarding and BMX riding ~ practicing skills and tricks.  The cement wall is covered in graffiti and here is a small portion that I noticed from the carpark.



4. Ears

Well, let me tell you about ears!  This little critter has been squirreling away many acorns from the Red Oak tree in the front garden.  He is a constant. I hope he remembers where he has buried his treasures, otherwise I may well become lost inside an oak grove.  'Ear' he comes again! I was interested to see that he always holds the acorn by the non-slippery part, the cupule when he's running away with them in his mouth;)


Another look at his harvesting technique:



5. Repetition

It is the time of webs, and this fine repetition of silky strands caught my eye.


6. Disney

Mickey is Disney! and he lives upstairs dressed in his Santa outfit year-round.  I tempted him to leave his toy-making activities for a photo-shoot. Mickey is very proud of his own ears, and is a bit miffed that the squirrel won out in that category.




7.  Lace

An intricate bit of lacy looking rope I saw on a ferry was chosen for this category...

8.  New

Back to the fruit of the oak tree... a new tree in the making ~




9.  Door handle

The door handle of the French door is just to the right of the blooming orchids, how handy is that? 






 10.  Beach life

I have thousands of photos of beach life ~ but how could I not choose this one?





11.  Tree

From a tree starting out ~to washed up driftwood made into fort-like structures ~ 



 12.  Tattoo

Well, there are certainly no shortage of tattoos these days, and I was tempted to ask to take a photo or two...however,  I found a tattoo parlour and snapped this photo through my car window. 



Thanks to Greenthumb for hosting the monthly photo scavenger hunt, and to see more submissions, please check her link.

Also, thanks for being patient with me and my occasional postings... :) 

33 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt, what a great collection of photos. I like your spiders web, lace, beach life, tree all of the really.

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    1. Thanks for hosting the hunt, and for your kind comment about by choice of photos :)

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  2. The web is a great image. A good look round today.

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    1. Thanks Adrian ~ the webs are quite spectacular, especially if they are captured in a bit of sunlight.

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  3. Loving the cheeky squirrel going about his business and the intricately knotted rope a skill not often seen these days. Have a good week.

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    1. Cheeky is right, Elaine! These guys have taken over from the grey and red squirrels I think, so I'm not crazy about his activity around here, but he is entertaining!

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  4. Great photos, PR! Your lace interpretation was clever! Take Care!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by FB, and glad you enjoyed my lacy photo :)

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  5. Oh, I really do like your photos, some great ones in there! I kept thinking...this is my fave then I scrolled down and found another and another, all good. x

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    1. What a lovely comment, RVC! Thanks :)

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  6. What a most enjoyable scavenger hunt with terrific photos. You probably won't be surprised that I especially like the sunflower and the squirrel.
    Flighty xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos, Flighty! Yes, I thought you'd like that bright sunflower, especially since it was a volunteer! That squirrel is a little devil! ;)

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  7. I was surprised by your choice for lace -- brilliant! Those acorns are so cute. I'd be tempted to pop them in my mouth, too ;-) Congrats on your orchid! I've killed several and will revert to admiring them from afar.

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    1. Hi Nikki ~ I was quite intrigued by that lacy rope, so glad you liked it! The acorns are neat and the remnants are scattered beneath the tree. I was amazed that the orchid re-bloomed -- my first to do so. The friend who gave it to me was surprised too, as she has never had that happen. When the flowers have dropped off, I'll put it back where it was and see if it will come back again...is that being greedy? ;) In the meantime, I will enjoy!

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    2. Well, good luck to you with the orchid. Whatever you're doing, it's liking it!

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  8. I really enjoyed your interpretations this month. The orchid and spider's web are stunning photos. My favourite though is the little squirrel - so cute! x

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    1. Thanks for coming by and commenting, Julie ~ I'm pleased to know you enjoyed my photos!

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  9. Great photos, your critter is cute.
    Gillx

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    1. Thanks, dosierosie ~ That squirrel is cute and cheeky!! ;) I've gone quite close to him and he doesn't run off like the grey ones.

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  10. It is so satisfying when an orchid blooms again. Fun photos.

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    1. Thanks UHDD! Yes, I was thrilled that the orchid re-bloomed and very surprised!

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  11. I love your orchid and sunflower, but I think the squirrel stole the show. What a wonderful little chap!xxxx

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    1. Hi Snowbird ~ Thanks ~ glad you enjoyed the flower photos, and that squirrel stole more that the show...the acorn remnants are scattered all over my lawn!

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  12. I love your interpretation for Tree. Also quite like your photo for Repetition and 1, sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers.

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    1. Thanks Paula ~ Happy to hear you enjoyed my photos ~ and yes sunflowers are so bright and cheery, I can see why they are your favorites.

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  13. Great selection of pis, the child on the beach. Is my favorite,

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    1. Thanks Gillian ~ I can imagine that child in the beach painted by you!

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  14. Another grand mix Glo. Love the white orchid.

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    1. Thanks John. Glad you like the orchid...it is quite something!

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  15. Great photos, I especially like ears and lace.

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  16. Hi Glo, could you send me your home address by email so I can send you the book as your came came out of the hat.xxxx

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    1. Wow! I've never come out of a hat before ;) Thanks ~ I'll email you.

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