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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Photo Scavenger Hunt

Many thanks for your comments on June's Scavenger Hunt photographs ~ I really appreciated each one. 


1.  C is for Canada Day

July 1 - Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of Confederation (1867) when Canada became a country separate from the British Empire.  There were lots of Canadian flags waving in the breeze, and many people dressed in red and white.

2. 9 p.m. - sunset

Last night, I headed to the beach to catch the sun as it set right at 9 p.m.  It was a beautiful warm night.


As I was being captivated by the illuminated clouds, I caught a glimpse of movement and there, beneath the curve of the newish moon, flew a 21 bird salute. 


3.  Stem -  a nest stemming out of a cherry tree branch

My son climbed up the cherry tree, deciding which branches to prune this year, when he was dive-bombed by some winged creatures.  I've never seen anyone descend so quickly out of a tree!  Fortunately, he wasn't stung by these bald-faced hornets.  It could have been a disastrous encounter as we found out by learning more about these creatures.

In the evening, when the wasps were inside their nest, my son donned many layers of clothing, put a bright light on the ground, and shot a can of foam at the nest from the deck.  That took care of the nest which was too close for comfort, and my son continued on with his pruning efforts the next morning...including taking down a cedar tree in the front yard.  That certainly brightened up the front a lot!  He's quite a worker! 

On a rosier note, my Hot Cocoa Rose has many stems in bud.


4.  Pool

An indoor pool ~


and a picturesque 180 foot saltwater outdoor swimming pool located at Yellowpoint Lodge.



5. Dough

A play on words :)  Choosing bread made from 'dough' and shadow 'on the wall' (another category), creating a shadough

I made a batch of cupcakes for my sister-in-law's grandchildren who were vacationing in the area in early July.  I took the photo on my oven top under the bright lights, but have since photoshopped the photo, and set the cupcakes on a beach...they are un/dressed for the occasion after all... make dough ...bake ...decorate.


6.  Liquid

These fountains and palm trees offer a refreshing entrance way to a business in the community.

7.  Lever

I spotted levers on some heavy duty equipment ~


8.  On the wall

A next door neighbour from my previous home, has built an oasis in her back garden.  There are rock walls she built by hand, some ivy clad walls -  just a wonderful array of her artistic creativity.  A few years ago, her daughter mentioned her wish to get married in the family's back garden.... hence the spurt of ideas, energy, labour of love, and resulting loveliness.  Here's a partial view:


 9.  Together

In a field not far from here, there are two friends who spend their time together.  One is a horse and the other is a sheep.  They eat together, sleep together, and when it's warm, stay in the shade together.


10.  In your bag

Although this little bundle of joy hasn't (yet) been in my bag, I have been tempted, as he would fit inside perfectly!  A first puppy for a dear nine year old girl  ~


11.  Your view today

The view of today was taken yesterday at a farm ;)  I've often taken photos of this mountain when it's topped with snow, but in the middle of summer, it is nearly bare.  Behind the pond, is a tall cornfield.


 and of course, there can't be a view that doesn't include the beach ~ a panorama of part of it


12.  Sweet

Last, but not least, a chocolate birthday cake I baked for my son's girlfriend ~


Thanks again to greenthumb for hosting these monthly Photo Scavenger Hunts.  They really are fun to do, and give me an added incentive to get out there, keeping my eyes open for photo ops.  Thanks for stopping by and...leaving a comment, if you so wish :)












24 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. I really like your photos this month so many great ones, C, 9pm, pool, liquid, lever and your view of today was great. Greenthumb.

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    1. Thanks greenthumb ~ it was my pleasure taking part ~ such a great way to add to the fun of taking photos :)

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  2. Cute puppy. Great moutain shot. I like how you put all the photos together at the beginning as an overview.

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    1. Thanks Susan ~ I find that putting them together at first, gets me more organized and I know all are there and accounted for. Yes a cute pup, is right, and the mountain offers many photo ops.

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  3. I really like the fountains. A good round up.

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    1. Thanks Adrian ~ I was trying to think of something a little more unusual around here...

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  4. Lovely photos! My favourites are 9 pm and the fountains.

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    1. Thanks Christina ~ It was interesting to note that the sun sets at 9 p.m. now... already getting noticeably earlier! Glad you liked the blue water fountains :)

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    1. Hi LBM ~ I guess the fountains are a hit! Must be a welcome refreshing sight after all the hot weather many are experiencing.

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  6. A lovely selection with numbers 2, 6 and 10 being my favourites this month.
    A plot neighbour disturbed a wasp's nest recently and was lucky to only be stung once. Flighty xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the sunset, fountain, and puppy the best - bet you wouldn't have minded a piece of that chocolate cake though, with a cup of tea of course.
      Wasps are horrible things, and I swell up like a balloon, so am very wary of them. I guess being stung once is not as bad as it could have been for your plot neighbour.

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  7. Oh I love, love, love that sunset - so beautiful. Also love your C, liquid and view and I liked your shadough - very clever. x

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    1. Thanks Julie~ the sunset was indeed gorgeous ~ the whole month has been really beautiful weatherwise; much drier than usual. Even campsite fires are restricted now. Glad you enjoyed my photos, and thanks for mentioning my shadough ;)

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  8. What a great collection - the puppy is so cute, I liked your shadough (well done!) and liquid too!

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    1. Thanks Louise - The puppy is a cutie, for sure. The shadough was an 'aha' moment ;) The photos of the fountains has been quite the favourite!

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  9. Wonderful photos! I love your take on shadough on the wall, and the cupcakes and birthday cake look delicious.

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    1. Thanks Val ~ Glad you enjoyed the shadough on the wall... I was surprised at how much baking I had done this month, especially since it's been so hot!

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  10. Fantastic set of photos! I love your 9pm views, your view of today, in your bag and your amazing cupcakes and birthday cake!

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    1. Thanks Petra ~ Glad to know you enjoyed my photos ~ it's always fun trying to come up with different ideas to suit the categories...on to August's list ;)

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  11. Great photos! Lovely introductory montage. I liked your sunset, especially as we are dark by 6pm. The wasp nest was interesting as I have never seen one before. The shadough was a clever play on words. Cute puppy and amazing birthday cake.

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  12. Gorgeous shots - I always love your take on the words. Very clever Glo.

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  13. You do so well matching pics to the words....that sunset looks unreal!How beautiful and as for those bald-faced hornet....eek! I've never heard of them!! Lucky escape eh. You have me smiling at your lovely cup cakes on the beach and as for the puppy and the horse and sheep pals....ahhhhh xxx

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  14. I am terrified on your son's behalf because of the wasps!!!!! Ahrgh!!!
    The view of the sunset is exquisite. I thought it was a Kelvin Helmholtz cloud at first and got excited but still, it's gorgeous!!! What a lucky sighting of those birds! The pool and liquid shots are beautiful adn making me jealous!! I would dive head first through both right now!

    P.S. sorry I am so late in visiting- have been away on holiday with DREADFUL data signal!x

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