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 ;))
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 ~
A person in uniform
A person in uniform