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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 2013 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Amazing, isn't it, to reach the last day of December 2013!   We had a wonderful family Christmas and are now ready to celebrate a Happy and Healthy 2014 - which I wish to you all as well:)

With thanks to greenthumb who sponsors these monthly challenges, I submit my December photos.  They will enlarge with a click.



1. Silver ~ with many glittery items abounding during this time of year, I decided to portray the simple silver cutlery in a restaurant where I enjoyed a bowl of clam chowder, salad, and garlic toast.

2.  25 ~ Instead of choosing a photo of the page number at the bottom of a Christmas Carol book, I found a photo of at least 25 Trumpeter swans.  You can count them if you wish ~  I stopped counting when I reached the magic number ;)


 3.  Christmas ~ I chose my small Christmas Cactus plant which, for the first time, really bloomed this year.

 4.  Religious icon - These two sweet little angels sit/recline religiously on my piano lamp base, as if they have nothing better to do than listen to me play ~ not even cringing when a note goes awry :)

...and then there is this one ....

5.  Shiny ~ For this photo, I chose Nikki's sparkling bracelet that she sent which was hanging on the tree amidst shiny ornaments ~



6.  Movement ~ I couldn't resist my little hummingbird for this category.  Although it does stop to rest occasionally, it seems to be mostly on the go ~ even through our freezing weather episode.



7.  Celebration -  A sunset to celebrate Winter Solstice! 


8.  Words ~ A poster advertising a Christmas chance to win a monetary sum!


9.  Recipe  - This is a recipe for double ginger crinkle cookies.  They are always a hit.  The touch of lemon drizzle on top adds a great flavour.  I usually plop a little piece of crystallized ginger on top of each cookie as well.


 10. Candles ~ on the wall near my fireplace.



11.  Window display.  The photo of this festively decorated window was taken on a drive through Chemainus, The Little Town that Did ~ hope you click on the link and the links provided on their site.

12.  Cake ~ A cranberry and orange cornbread cake up close and personal ~






and just so you know, you  can have your kayak and eat it too.... ;)






Who is going to jump in with me to 
January's List  2014

  1. J  is for ?
  2. 1pm
  3. Measurement
  4. Colour
  5. A corner
  6. Hats
  7. Stamp
  8. Looking down
  9. Crowd
  10. Natural
  11. Fruit
  12. Roof






27 comments:

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Glo! It certainly is amazing how the days seem to rush by and here we're down to the last moments of 2013. I like that Christmas cactus that's bloomed right on time. And those angels at your piano. I didn't realize that you played!! Hope your holidays have been jolly thus far. Here's to a bright 2014!

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    1. Happy New Year, Nikki! Already the first day of January is nearly done, as well ~ moving right along. I was surprised by the blooms on the Christmas cactus and happy to see them. I had the plant by the sliding glass doors, right where the orchid came back to life, and where the cyclamen is now in flower, so think I've found a perfect place for my plants to rejuvenate. I'm all for a bright, healthy and happy 2014!

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  2. A lovely photo scavenger hunt post to see out the year. Terrific photos, and an interesting link.
    Happy New Year, Flighty xx

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    1. Glad you liked my choices, Flighty and a very Happy New Year, to you too!

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  3. Happy new year to you, thanks for taking part in the scavenger hunt over the past year. You always put great photos in, I really like your photos of candles, 25, and Christmas. Greenthumb

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    1. Happy New Year! and thanks for hosting the hunt; I appreciate that it takes time but it's a good reason to get out taking photos :) Glad you enjoyed my photos and here's to 2014.

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  4. Have been trying to work out where you are from, but followed the link from the window display photo - Canada? Is the Hummingbird real? I have never seen one.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Lizzy ~ yes I'm here on Vancouver Island in British Columbia ~ and yes, the Hummingbird is indeed real, and the Anna Hummingbird lives here all year. They're very sweet tiny birds and I am always thrilled to see them in my garden and at the feeder. Happy New Year!

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  5. Beautiful collection of photos :)
    Happy New Year, I hope you have a great 2014.

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    1. Thanks Louise ~ and a very Happy New Year to you!

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  6. A great collection of photos. Happy New Year to you:)

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    1. Thanks Amanda and a very Happy New Year to you, too!

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  7. I forgot to say above, the spiced nuts recipe is in my blog archive, December 2011 - I should have added the link to the post!

    http://roachling.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/spiced-christmas-nuts.html

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    1. Thanks for the link to the recipe ~ always nice to have a tasty treat to make each year :)

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  8. What a fab set of pics. Very ingenious, especially those delightful swans. I loved your angels and now hope to hear you playing on a video....The little hummingbird is exquisite.Have a fab 2014.xxx

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    1. Happy New Year, Snowbird ~ glad you enjoyed the photos ~ well, I have a few keyboards in the 'parlour'....kind of started a collection somehow...a couple of organs...well, you get the idea. Ahem.

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  9. Another selection which shows a good Christmas. Have a great New Year.

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    1. Thanks, Adrian - a great New Year to you too...stay dry if you can!

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  10. Warmest wishes for 2014 Glo - as always loved your picture collection

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    1. Thanks so much, Elaine ~ and very pleased you enjoyed my photos :)

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  11. Movement and Celebration are my favourites. That sunset is spectacular.

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    1. Thanks, Eileen, for coming by to check out my photos and so glad you enjoyed them.

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  12. You have some lovely interpretations this month, particularly that beautiful hummingbird. I also like celebration and candles and the cookie recipe looks really good! x

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    1. Thanks Julie - the hummingbird is a hit, isn't it? Such a sweet little bird and is at the bird feeder many times during the day. Hope you try the cookie recipe :)

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  13. Hi Glo ~ wonderful photos ~ and I'm so glad to see you can have your kayak and eat it too! And thanks for the cookie recipe! I love ginger cookies! The number 25 had me scrambling too! But anal me counted and counted and cropped until I had exactly 25 spectators in my photo! LOL! Trumpeter swans! How gorgeous! Have a happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Fundy Blue! Couldn't resist the kayak play on words ;) Hope you bake and enjoy the cookies. Yes, I nearly did the same thing with the 25 swans, but it was too mind bloggling. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  14. Happy new year Glo! Your photos are lovely and the trumpeting swans was a great one! I adore a good sunset too! X

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