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Thursday, February 27, 2014

February Photo Scavenger Hunt

Here are the results of my February scavenger hunt, hosted by Greenthumb and here's a link to her Scavenger Hunt section:


1.  F is for Frozen, at the beginning and at the end of this month, with some reprieve in between.  Little hummingbird was again freezing his tongue off, and suffering from possible brain freeze.  Actually that's just my take on it ~ the hummingbird seems to carry on as ever, although I'm sure fresh sweetened nectar is appreciated each time I refill the feeder.

Early in February, I drove my car through an automatic car wash ~ icicles were hanging off everything inside the covered area:


2.  3 p.m.

Today, at 3 p.m., I took a photo of my weather gauge ~ not too exciting, but lets me know that it is warming up outside and not overly warm inside!


3.  Grain

I noticed this wagon with bales acting as a decorative marker to a piece of property ~


4.  Lamp

The top of my lamp in the front window adds a little glow to the contrasting snow-covered boughs outside ~


5.  Clock

I know this photo shows 12:15 or so, but also thought, if push came to shove, I could use it for the 3:00 p.m. slot ~ just have to pretend that the lengths of the hands are switched ;)


6.  Honey

Friends of mine came down with bad colds ~ which is nothing unusual during this time of the year, but it was especially worrying as one of them has other serious health issues.  We have a long standing relationship with humour, so as I was packing up the Bee Well gift basket, I added a compilation of bee jokes.

My friends really appreciated the basket contents, and after reading the jokes out loud, made themselves hot lemon and honey tea drinks.  Laughter is the best medicine, of course.

The next day...I realized I'd missed the mark, literally even!   I couldn't believe I'd put fresh bare-naked lemons in the basket when they would have made perfect...

BEES!


Naturally, I had to quickly acquire a plastic lemon and dress it up forthwith and send it on its way to them, along with a poem. (click to enlarge)



When I answered the phone, all I could hear was 'buzzing' as they buzzed and buzzed before thanking me ;)


7.  Fountain

How about a frozen fountain, since that's what this month is all about ~ freezing, frozen, frigid, frosty February!

The lamp post isn't really inserted into the fountain ~ just the angle of the shot.


8.  Round ~  I had quite a few round choices, but today, while the sun was shining, I took a little walk around the neighbourhood and saw these round ball-like seed clusters hanging from a tree.  I don't know what kind of a tree it is, but I might just keep my eye on it and take note as the season moves into spring.  Quite a jolly bauble tree!


9.  Shadow

A photo of the slush wending through the river with trees shadowed on the rocks was my choice for this category.


10.  Group

Back to one of my favorite subjects, birds ~ in this case a group of ducks taking off.


11.  Re-purpose

Does turning over-ripe bananas into banana nut bread count? 


12.  Clouds

Back to the river ~ I thought this frozen formation at the river's edge mirrored a reflection of a cloudy sky.


and as February draws to a close, please remember to ... Bee Kind and Bee Well ~ those are the wishes of the lovely Queen Bee  ~








36 comments:

  1. Looks like you have your fair share of snow and ice but it does make for lovely pictures - love your bee baskets although I have to say the last picture looks rather more like a pig than a bee - ha ha. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Yes, Elaine ~ we have had a few snowy days, but it didn't really last for long, luckily. It's been raining lately, so I'm waiting for some sunshine! Glad you enjoyed the bee basket ~ and Queen Bee got a giggle out of your comment ~ well, it was more of a snorty oinky sound, rather than a giggle ;)

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  2. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt, so many great photos I don't know which one I like the best but clouds, grain frozen are great. Greenthumb

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    1. Glad you like my photos, Greenthumb ~ thanks for hosting :)

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  3. Lovely photos but I love the shadow on the river and the birds. Your bees were great fun.
    Gillx

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    1. Thanks dosierosie ~ glad you enjoyed my photos, and the bee :)

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    1. Yes, it is a fine looking wagon ~ I'll keep my eyes open for more.

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  5. A most enjoyable post, with lots of wonderful pictures. Not surprisingly I like the poem and queen bee. Fighty xx

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    1. Hi Flighty ~ happy to know you enjoyed my post, photos, poem and bee :)

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  6. I've really enjoyed seeing how each person interprets the chosen subjects.My favourite from your photos is definitely the old wagon with the bails in.it looks like you had fun with the Bees.

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    1. Hi Barbara ~ it is indeed fascinating to see the different interpretations of the photo categories...glad you enjoyed mine and like my bee :)

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  7. The wagon and birds in flight are my favs,

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    1. Thanks Gillian ~ pleased to hear you enjoyed my photos ~

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  8. Really enjoyed your interpretations this month. Love grain and shadow but my favourite is group - you caught the motion of the ducks taking off beautifully :)

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    1. Thanks Julie ~ it's interesting to see which photos appealed, and thanks for your kind comment.

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  9. "...so as I was packing up the Bee Well gift basket.."

    You cracked me up with this. Only you, Glo... only you would say this as if we all do such lovely, creative endeavors.. as if it's a matter of course. You are a true gem. :)

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    1. Thanks Hilary ~ haha ~ always fun to bring a laugh, and thanks so much for your kind words :) I've been busy with another bee ~ soon to be introduced.

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  10. Hot lemon and honey was one of mother's regular remedies.
    Nice bit of lateral thinking with the cloud reflections on ice.

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    1. Thanks John ~ hot lemon and honey is also part of our regimen ~ from my British heritage, I guess! Glad you liked the 'clouds' :)

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  11. You've certainly got cold weather there! I really like the photos of the ducks and the shadows on the river.

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    1. Thanks Mairéad ~ It has been a bit chilly, hovering around zero, but nothing like the rest of the country, really struggled with a frigid winter. Luckily the snow doesn't last long. Glad you liked the ducks and shadows :)

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  12. What a wonderful selection of pics depicting yout frosty snowy weather. I must say though that your Bee well basket was the satar, especaially the follow up with those funny lemon bees and such a fab poem! Marvelous stuff.xxx

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    1. My sticky keys are now fixed!!! Sorry about the spelling there....daughter dropped a diet coke on my keyboard!!!xxx

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    2. Thanks Snowbird ~ so happy to know you enjoyed my post and photos. The bee well basket was fun to make and did come in handy for my friends. Poems and goofy bees ~ must be getting cabin fever ;)

      Diet coke on your keyboard! Oh no...however did you get it fixed??


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    3. Lots and lots of tissues!!!xxx

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  13. Great pictures, Glo! But I'm really blown away by your creativity ~ That poem was awesome, and what you did to dress up the lemon! I'd never think of that! Take care!

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    1. Thanks Fundy Blue ~ You have me smiling with your lovely comment. So happy to know you enjoyed my photos and fun!

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  14. Great collection of photos and I loved the bee and the poem - the bee well basket is a brilliant idea.

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    1. Thanks Louise ~ happy to know you enjoyed my post ~ especially the bee and poem :)

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  15. You are so funny!!! Those ducks are Amazing as are those icicles!! What a,nice gesture to your friends too!! X

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    1. Thanks Kezzie, especially for appreciating my sense of humour ;) Pleased you enjoyed my photos and basket idea.

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  16. Great photos, love the bee basket, what a wonderful gift! The tree is a London Plane! I saw one in London (obviously) a couple of years ago and had never seen one before, I managed to pick a few of the balls and bring home, a few weeks later I noticed one at the end of my road, I have been walking past it for over 20 years!

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    1. Hi Lizzy ~ Glad you enjoyed the bee basket and photos :) Thanks for the info about the London Plane. I'll have to find out more information about it and see how it changes as spring approaches. Nice that you have one at the end of your road, too ... and the 20 years is a coincidence too, because that's how long I have lived in this house!

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  17. Great interpretations Glo. The ducks in flight are stunning and the icicles are super too.

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    1. Thanks Fiona ~ so pleased you enjoyed my photos :)

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