Monday, September 30, 2013
September Scavenger Hunt
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.
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.
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.
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:
It is the time of webs, and this fine repetition of silky strands caught my eye.
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.
An intricate bit of lacy looking rope I saw on a ferry was chosen for this category...
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?
From a tree starting out ~to washed up driftwood made into fort-like structures ~
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... :)
Posted by Glo at 7:29 PM