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Saturday, May 31, 2014

May's Photo Scavenger Hunt

Unbelievable, but true, another month has gone by!  Here are my photos for May ~


1.  L is for lilac

Always lovely to see the lilac blooming, and smell the fragrance wafting near the driveway.

2.  7 p.m.  I took this photo of the large Rhododendron bush last night about 7 p.m...into the sun, and if you look carefully you'll see one of the many bees that have turned the bush into a buzzing hive of activity...and it's flying about the 7 o'clock position ;)


3. Left

I made way for this deer crossing the road in front of me...here is a photo of the left side of its head fringed by its magnificent lashes ~


4. Gadget - Well, this is a squirrel-be-gone bird feeder ~ the weight of the squirrel or large birds lowers the bird perches, covering the hole.  Does it work?   I first filled the feeder with black oil sunflowers.  Nobody came... no squirrels, no birds, no nothin'.  So I spilled half of the sunflowers on the ground and filled the rest of the feeder with other seed.  No squirrels, no birds, no nothin' ~ except a giant crow that came for the seeds on the ground, which, in turn, started all the other birds squawking in fear...no doubt worried about their nests.  The only saving grace is that I do not have to refill the feeder because it's still full.

5.  Puzzle - Although the gadget above is also a puzzle to me,  I chose to make this dancing kite into a puzzle piece ;)

6.  Letter

I chose the letter 'BEE' ~ My two huge Rhododendron bushes are alive with bees, as are the chive blooms growing in the rose garden!


Also, after taking the photo for the 7 p.m. shot, I noticed the stamens from the rhodos had formed a couple of letters, or Roman numeral IV, on the deck steps...


7.  Reflection



8. Fresh - new leaves on the Red Oak tree in the front yard ~


9.  Tiny - two tiny figures by the water's edge, one with a big floppy hat...


10. Hidden ~ I tried to capture a photo of the goslings, but they were quickly hustled into the long grass.  I can only see one little yellow head hidden amongst the grasses...


11.  Demolition

There is a lot of new house and subdivision construction happening, and in the process, areas are being demolished...all in the name of progress.


12.  Antique ~



Thanks to greenthumb once again for sponsoring this challenge!



48 comments:

  1. Your photo of the deer for 'left' is absolutely fantastic - those eye lashes are amazing!

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  2. What a fabulous shot of that beautiful deer and great interpretation of Letter.

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  3. I love lilacs, and you have so many amazing photos here. I really love 7PM with that bee in flight - sweet!

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  4. The light in your 7pm photo is just stunning! I also love the deer - great shot there :)

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  5. I enjoyed your clever approach to puzzle and letter. That deer is wonderful! And your flowers! Lilacs are my favorite flower of all, and I could just imagine its fragrance. Thank you for a lovely group of photos! Take care, Glo!

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    1. So happy to know you enjoyed my selection of photos, Fundy Blue!

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  6. I love the scent of lilac. So many other great shots too like reflection and tiny but my favourite is the deer. x

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  7. A great selection of photos! The first reflection one looks as though she is floating, and tiny is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Little Blue Mouse ~ yes, I can see her floating now!

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  8. Oh the flowers are lovely - I had no idea deer had such eyelashes. Great reflections. Good choices!!!

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    1. Thanks,JoAnn ~ photographs can really open our eyes!

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  9. A grand selection I like the second one of the reflected girl. Almost a Little Mermaid.

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    1. Thanks, Adrian ~ funny you should say that, I had labelled the photo Mermaid :)

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  10. Thanks so much for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. What a great group of photos, I really like letter, fresh and antique. Greenthumb.

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    1. Thanks, greenthumb ~ I enjoy the scavenger hunt each month.

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  11. Great collection of photos, I like your bee and left!

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  12. The deer's lashes are just amazing and I would love to have a lilac near my drive way. This is a great collection of photos. x

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  13. Great selection of photos and I find it difficult to choose favourites, when they are all good! x

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    1. Thanks RVC! Glad you enjoyed them all.

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  14. What a great collection of photos, your animal and nature photos are stunning:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Amanda ~ pleased you enjoyed my selection of photos :)

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  15. Another wonderful selection of photos, I especially like the dancing kite. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ a dancing kite it is!

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  16. You always rise to the occasion so beautifully with these. There are some wonderful images and always clever ideas.

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    1. Thanks so much, Hilary for your kind words :)

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  17. Such crisp, beautiful shots!!! I love the wildlife x

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  18. Goodness me, another month hurtled by already. A cunning puzzle piece;) Must look out for a similar feeder over here. Try to keep the greedy Starlings off at least one feeder. Lilac used to be very popular but I don't see so many these days.

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    1. Thanks John ~ glad you liked the puzzle piece ;) The feeder hasn't had one visitor even yet! I wish I could try it in your Birdy Bistro to see if it had any takers. I'm surprised lilac isn't grown in profusion over there... it is lovely while it lasts.

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  19. Great photos. I love the little gosling.
    Gillx

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    1. Thanks dosierosie...glad you found the little gosling in the grasses :)

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  20. I love your scavenger hunt photo's - you are always so clever with them. Love the 7 o'clock bee :)

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  21. What fab pics, especially that little deer and the geese....oh ...and the bee!xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird! A fair bit of wildlife :)

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  22. That deer shot is pretty special, and I love the bee shot.

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    1. Thanks GTandC :) I think the deer shot was a winner according to the comments :)

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  23. What a wonderful collection of photos! I really was impressed with the "Roman numerals" you found. :)

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    1. Thanks, Gail ~ taking photographs really makes me look at everything a little closer :)

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  24. Beautiful photos! I love them all. Those squirrel-be-gone things are terrible!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! This squirrel-be-gone feeder isn't one of those that fling the squirrel off like some of them do... it's just supposed to close the feeding holes when something heavy lands on it...so far no one is interested. Perhaps in the autumn.

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