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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April Photo Scavenger Hunt

1. A is for Apricot blossom

Yes, there is an apricot tree in the back garden, along with pear, apple and cherry trees.  The apricot tree blossoms first, very early in Spring.  It is still quite chilly at that time, and not too sure if any bees are active enough to check it out...hence I have only ever seen one apricot on the tree years ago - and it disappeared before I could pick it! 


2.  11 a.m.

I took this photo at 10:56 a.m. at a Market, the colourful displays catching my eye.


3. Smooth

Mr. Easter bunny was dressed in style and seemed the epitome of a smooth operator, although the ride might be anything but ;)


4.  This photo shows a size and scale comparison ~ Olympic mountains, a bulk carrier (Energy Triton) and the Victoria Clipper, a passenger ferry heading from Victoria to Seattle.  This viewpoint offered me quite a few photo ops for this scavenger hunt!

5. Tile ~ I see from the tile that "The Witch is In..."  Dare I venture through the door, or should I just peek in the window and hope I'm not noticed...


6.  Logo ~ the Oiler logo represents the Edmonton Oilers, a NHL (National Hockey League) team.


7.  Scrap
As I drove down the road, I spotted this whimsical fountain created from many components ~


  
8.  Match
Two fellows chatting ... when they stood at a certain angle, their height and heads matched up...


 Peek-a-boo

 9.  Path
Here's a little path I was wandering along, camera in hand.


10.  Layers

An example of the unsettled skies showing layers of clouds we have experienced this month.




11. Carry

I was amazed to see this 15,000 lb weight being carried by a large crane way above my head ...yikes!


12.  Truck

This was a happy find :)


Thanks again to greenthumb for hosting this photo scavenger hunt ~ for other entries, please click here.

Addendum:

The first category in the The March Scavenger Hunt was ...M is for... and I was hoping for a better photo of a mountain.  During April, I took this photo which would have just fit the bill with the 'M' included... 



43 comments:

  1. How time flies. Another exciting look round. I never tire of the beautiful area you live in.

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    1. Thanks Adrian ~ it is a beautiful area indeed and I'm glad to share it :)

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  2. Really like the way you show your choice. Thoughtfully and time taken. Great selection of photos. I really must try harder :)
    I haven't even got them all in place yet.

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    1. Thank you Barbara Lilian for your kind comment. I'll be checking to see how you are doing ;)

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  3. Great selection of photos. I really like your ideas for scale and layers but my favourite is the fountain. x

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    1. Thanks Julie ~ I'll be putting more about the fountain on my next post.

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  4. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt, so many great photos. I really like truck, match and scrap. Greenthumb.

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    1. Thanks greenthumb for your comment and for sponsoring the hunt!

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  5. What a wonderful selection of photos. I think that numbers 4 and 5 are my favourites this month. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ Glad you enjoyed my photos and for sharing your favorites :)

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  6. The first Scavenger Hunt link I chose, and it's another westerner - yay! I lived in the Seattle area for about 24 years, and I'm now in Oregon for the second time. I miss those inland waters and fantastic mountains! It's lovely to see your beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thanks Val ~ you were in Seattle for a long time ~ pleased you enjoyed my photos.

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  7. Wonderful interpretations - I'm impressed with the ferry comparison shots.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn ~ it was fun looking up the dimensions of the vessels and I learned a lot about them to boot!

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  8. Whimsical collection, the rabbit is a favorite, thanks

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    1. Hi Gillian ~ Thanks for your comment - the rabbit caught my eye, and I put my vehicle in reverse in order to capture his coolness ;)

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  9. Fantastic collection of photos, I love that fountain and what a great find with the M and mountain, a shame it was a month late, hehe!

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    1. Thanks Louise ~ the fountain seems to be a favorite, so I'll give a link on my next post. Yes! the M and mountain a month late...aargh..oh well! (I knew it was there too, just never thought about it at the time!)

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  10. Glo, these are so clever and gorgeous!!! I love your men matched up and the mountains are amazing! The fountain is so clever- not seen a French horn used for that before!xx

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    1. Thanks Kezzie for your kind comment. I took a video of the fountain, but it's a bit shaky...would be good watching it to some French horn accompaniment ;)

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  11. Lots of fun and colourful images here, Glo. I love the touches of whimsy with the balloon, dragonfly, bunny, candy house, fountain and Lil Red Truck. Wonderful cloud pics, also.

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    1. Thanks Hilary ~ yes, whimsy seems to have taken me over :) So pleased to know you enjoyed my selections.

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  12. Lovely collection Glo - I love that fountain such fun.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ that fountain is quite the creation!

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  13. Hi, Thanks for visiting :) It's great to be back seeing your wonderful photo's again. Great scavenger for you, I too like the fountain :) Mo

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    1. Thanks Mo :) Glad you enjoyed my photos and the fountain, in particular!

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  14. I love the one for scale and what a wonderful viewpoint to have. Great photos.
    Gillx

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    1. Thanks dosierosie ~ that viewpoint is particularly good when the sky is clear and the Olympics are visible. People were having picnics on the bank and just generally enjoying the spring day and warmer weather.

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  15. Just beautiful, Glo! I I enjoyed each and every one! I like how you used scale! I was tearing out my hair looking for a scale; and the irony is, I've taken hundreds and hundreds of photos required to have something showing scale for size reference ~ probably the first thing I learned doing geological field work! I don't know if I'd go in that gingerbread house when the witch was in! Even if she were out! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Fundy Blue ~ It is funny when you can't think of a photo to go with a category, and then when someone else picks something, it's a slap the head moment ;) I think you may be right about that gingerbread house...might be some cackling going on in there, and even a hot oven...

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  16. Another enjoyable selection. I really like the 'musical' fountain.

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    1. Thanks John ~ the fountain is a favorite, for sure. There are some round tuits in there I bet ;)

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  17. I would so love being the owner of the "scrap" fountain! You took absolutely stunning photos this month. It is good to see a different part of the world through you eyes.

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    1. Thanks Christina ~ well, he sells his fountains all over the world apparently...so you may be in luck yet :) I'll put a link up to his site in my next post. I also enjoy seeing different photo choices and parts of the world.

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  18. What a wonderful eclectic selection-so many different interpretations. I love the colours on the 11am one and the scrap fountain is great:)

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    1. Thanks Amanda ~ pleased to know you enjoyed my photos...its a fun challenge each month, and keeps me thinking and looking!

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  19. Isn't that repurposed scrap fountain amazing? Love those beautiful cloud formations also.

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    1. Thanks Fiona! Yes, the fountain is truly detailed and fantastic. Glad you liked the clouds too.

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  20. As usual another wonderfully creative and interesting post. I loved Mr bunny and those skies are stunning. I wouldn't mind a wander down your path either!xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird ~ Mr. Cool Bunny seemed to be quite the character ... glad to have you meander along with me on the path - under clear skies :)

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  21. Great photos, I love the scrap one!

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    1. Thanks Little Blue Mouse ~ a link to the fountain in on my recent post :)

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  22. Some serendipitous finds, Glo. Love that Lil' Red Truck :-) And the fountain -- whimsical indeed.

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