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Thursday, January 30, 2014

January Photo Scavenger Hunt

First month of 2014 over all ready!  Thanks to greenthumb for hosting these monthly scavenger hunts ~ here's my contribution.  Other links and the list for next month's hunt can be found here.  All of my photos will enlarge with a click.


1.  J is for Junco
The dark-eyed Junco is a very common visitor to my garden all winter.  This is a male, with its very dark head. 


2. 1 p.m.

This heart-shaped clock was a gift a few years ago, and pointed its way to 1:00 p.m.!


3. Measurement

Here's a large machine digging up my front lawn while a group of workers measured and dug down with shovels to locate the natural gas pipeline.  The new neighbour across the street was changing her wood burning fireplace to a natural gas one, and they needed to join up the line under the road.   


4.  Colour

I have chosen an Arbutus tree with its interesting colours and textures set against a beautiful blue sky background, taken on my walk along the trails. The Arbutus tree is Canada's only native broad-leafed evergreen tree, and usually resides not farther than 8 km from the pounding waves of the Pacific ocean. 



5.  A corner

On the same trail, a dog had enjoyed a dip in a pool over the bank on the left side, and was thinking about catching up with his walking companion just disappearing from view.



6.  Hats

This is a basket filled with hats made by a neighbour.



7.  Stamp

Well, this is a project I put together just for this category.  I had some pressed flowers that I photographed, and photoshopped them into a stamp!  Introducing the Pressed Flower Fairy Stamp :)



8.  Looking down

This one made me laugh.  If you saw my previous post with a Bald Eagle photo or two ~ well, of course I took many photos of it, and in one of them it obligingly looked down ~


Okay, sorry, I didn't mean to laugh...the next shot looks like I'm getting the evil eagle eye!  Click to enlarge to see what I mean. 





9.  Crowd

When I visited the estuary the last time, hundreds of gulls lined the shoreline, and here is a just a small section of them crowded together.


10.  Natural

Back to nature,  'where the river meets the sea', three Trumpeter Swans were readying for take off...



11.  Fruit

Fruit in the form of berries shimmering on red stalks in the sunshine ~


12.  Roof

The first photo shows the steam evaporating from the roof across the street as the temperature rises ~


and the next photo is of an interesting looking roof line of a building I noticed near the marina.  Also visible is the sea fog we experienced for quite a few days.




Unfortunately, no more blue sky days recently, but a lot of fog...today rain came to wash the fog away! 

February's photo Scavenger Hunt is as follows if you'd like to join in

  1. F is for ?
  2. 3pm
  3. Grain
  4. Lamp
  5. Clock
  6. Honey
  7. Fountain
  8. Round
  9. Shadow
  10. Group
  11. Repurpose
  12. Clouds









26 comments:

  1. Wow! The birds are amazing where you live! Beautiful pictures!!
    Margaret

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    1. Thanks Margaret ~ I'm pleased you enjoyed my photos ~ Yours were super !

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  2. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt, another great group of photos. I really like roof, fruit and group. I don't think I would like my frount garden to be dug up like that. Greenthumb

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    1. Thanks greenthumb! Glad you liked my photos ~ I was surprised to see how deep they had to dig to get to the pipeline ~ they did cover everything up again and planted grass seed, so we'll see how that looks in the spring!

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  3. Another good selection. I love the steam on the roof.

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    1. Thanks Adrian. Glad you liked the steamy roof ~ I was glad the photo turned out well.

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  4. A most enjoyable selection. I looked at 12. and thought that it was on fire until I read your caption. The eagles always seem to have such an imperious look. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ glad it was steam and not smoke, for sure! Imperious is a great descriptor for the eagles. I was so happy it was a bright day and that the eagle was clearly visible.

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  5. I love all of your bird shots - it's always so interesting seeing the very different wildlife in other places. I like your handmade stamp too :)

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    1. Thanks Julie ~ I love taking photos of birds and other wildlife, as you no doubt can tell. I agree about it being interesting to see other places and environments. Glad you like the stamp...it was a just a quick idea to fit the category ;)

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  6. So many interesting pictures here. I do find the sea fog fascinating, it looks like it belongs in a Stephen King movie! The eagle pics are priceless, I loved the one being all humble then the evil eye to contrast ....fab!!! What a wonderful stamp....how talented are you!!!xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird ~ the sea fog does lend an atmospheric quality! Luckily it has dissipated...for the time being, anyway! Good description of the eagle expressions ;) I've had those pressed flower petals in that fairy shape for ages, and just thought I'd fix it into a stamp for this occasion. I like creating things :)

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  7. Wow! great photos, that Eagle looks dangerous!! about to fly down and peck you!!! Loved your hand made stamp too! Must admit I was a bit stumped for that one!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy ~ LOL at the eagle coming to get me ~ it looks like it means business all right. Glad you liked the little stamp :)

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  8. fabulous photos of the eagle and the swans and as for the stamp - very clever

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ glad you enjoyed the photos ~ lots of wildlife around here helps! The stamp was just a fun little project, but all I could think of at the time and gave me an excuse to play ;)

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  9. Absolutely love the photos of the Eagles. some great pictures.
    Gillx

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    1. Thanks dosierosie ~ the eagles offer some great photo opportunities.

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  10. Wonderful collection, Glo. I love the eagle and the swans at takeoff. The steam on the roof is wonderful. I'd love that clock. But what impressed me most was the work you did for that stamp. You are SO creative.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Hilary, and glad you enjoyed the photos and my little creative project. :)

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  11. These are great photos, I like the steamy roof and the junco and your stamp is brilliant!

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    1. Thanks Louise ~ pleased to see you joined in as well.

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  12. A great collection of images. I love your bird photos, especially the eagle. And there's love light in the fog images.

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    1. Thanks so much Mairéad. I'm pleased you enjoyed my bird photos ~ and fog photo :)

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  13. Great photos, Glo! Your bird pictures are lovely ~ even the EEE! You went above and beyond with your PFF stamp! Just gorgeous! Take care!

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  14. Oh dear Glo, I think you've made an enemy there. He realllllllly didn't look happy!! Watch out of mega bird-of-prey poo-missiles as you walk in the garden! Love him looking down, less threatening!
    The J bird is beautiful too- not heard of those!x

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