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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October Photo Scavenger Hunt

I thought I better get this post published because in a couple of days I will be busy with costumed kidlets trick or treating!


 1.  Orange

A sunlit leaf amidst some rocks caught my eye ~


 2. I searched through my October photos to see if there were any taken around 6 p.m., and this one of the apple tree in the back garden fit the bill.  Since then apples have been picked and made into apple crisp and applesauce.


3. Morning ~  In my previous post, I showed the first snowfall on the mountain, and the photo was taken at 9:20 a.m. on my way to the dentist!  On the same post, I compared it to a photo taken in July.  I have since found a photo taken in August showing how bare the mountain had become due to the long hot dry summer.
October:

August:

4. Something bought

I bought a few pots of yellow mums for the window box to brighten it up.  The deer have already nibbled off a few blossoms at the front.  My friend gave me the mini-bird house and I thought it belonged in with the mums :)


5. Light

An illuminated cloud added light to the otherwise ominous sky!



6.  Close-up

I noticed a hummingbird on the washing line soaking up a bit of warmth as the sun shone for a few moments.  I zoomed in as close as I could get.  Actually there were two of them there, but by the time I came back with the camera, one had flown away.  Because of the markings on its eye, the wee bird looks a bit miffed ;)

 Also, I came across a close-up photo from August, of a dragonfly camouflaged in the seaweed.


7. Favourite

One of my favourite things to do is to check on my two little buddies that I refer to as the 'neigh-baa's'.  They are very close friends, never being too far apart from each other.  The other day, it was pouring, and there they were together, sheltering under a willow tree, side by side.




8. Lunch

Lunch for Quigley, the squirrel.  He seems to have found something edible amongst the fallen leaves.

While visiting a friend, I noticed a lunch place setting for her garden friends...either lunch had not yet been served, or it was gobbled up with nary a trace.


 9.  Childhood
Yes, this photo was taken at the beach in October.  What was more astonishing was the game they were playing.   The person standing on the beach would yell, "Fetch" and throw a stick.  Lo and behold the youngsters would run into the water and retrieve the stick...for it to be thrown once again.  I wonder if they are trying to hint to their dad, that they'd like a dog!


Also another photo in this category, is the little black puppy I showed last month ~ it has grown somewhat, but is still just a bundle of cuddly curly fur


10. Sky

The liquid sunshine that has been pouring from the sky recently, has its merits!  This double rainbow flooded the water...however, by the time this photo was taken it had retreated somewhat.


 11.  Colour

There are two colourful fall trees in my front yard ~ a Pink Dogwood and a Red Oak.  This photo shows the brilliance of the leaves of the Red Oak ~


 12.  Shoes

These are not my shoes, but they are my choice of shoes for this category!  Sometimes this scavenger hunt becomes a scavenger hunt in itself.  I search through my month's photos to see if I have taken a photo that fits a category, although it wasn't taken for a specific reason.  In this case, I found this scarecrow who looks so uncomfortable...perhaps his shoes are too tight, on the wrong feet, or else he has other discomforts of a more personal nature.  Not sure if there was an outhouse nearby...


Thanks once again to greenthumb for hosting these monthly photo scavenger hunts.







26 comments:

  1. It's always a pleasure to see what you have found.

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  2. These monthly posts seem to come around far too quickly. Another lovely selection of pictures, especially the first one and the dragonfly. The garden lunch place setting one made me smile. Flighty xx

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    1. You're right about the months speeding by! Glad you enjoyed the photos and always happy to bring a smile :)

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  3. As usual you have me smiling away, what a delightful set of pics. I love the fluffy puppy and the hummingbird who does indeed look rather cross! The neigh-baas are just brilliant and .....kids fetching sticks??? struth!!! The scarecrow had me riveted, gosh, how odd he looks, I think he is pulling tongues too.....priceless!xxx

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    1. Always enjoy your comments Snowbird ~ and so glad you enjoyed my photos :)

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  4. Some lovely photos for October :) Great photo for lunch and I love the neigh-baas! Light is a good one too!

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    1. Thanks Louise ~ so pleased you enjoyed the set of photos :)

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  5. Great set of photos - that scarecrow looks in agony such a peculiar stance.

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    1. Hi Elaine ~ Thanks ~ yes that scarecrow is suffering ~ I did take photos of others who were more 'comfortable', but I needed the shoes on this one ;)

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  6. Another lovely varied selection Glo. Love the illuminated cloud and the double rainbow.

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    1. Thanks John ~ the sky holds much beauty!

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  7. A great selection of photos again but what I love most is the stories you tell around them. Favourite is O - you caught that moment beautifully. x

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    1. Thanks Julie ~ I'm so glad you enjoy my photos...and stories...made my day :)

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  8. Fantastic photos. I love your 'neigh-baas', so cute. A double rainbow is a good omen; it is a symbol of transformation and it means that whatever is coming to you has great meaning in your life and that one good thing will lead to another good thing.

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    1. Thanks Eileen ~ really enjoyed reading your enlightening comment :) Good stuff!

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  9. Great photos you have! I love the one for Orange!

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    1. Thanks Claudia ~ the leaf just popped, didn't it!

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  10. Beautiful collection, Glo! The sunlit leaf and the cloud were stunning! And the little puppy is so cute! Have a good one!

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    1. Thanks Fundy Blue! So pleased you enjoyed my photos :)

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GLO!

    That shot of the apples is so lovely. Bet they made a tasty treat, too. And you have very nice neigh-baas, indeed ;-) Liquid sunshine -- a great title for that gorgeous double-rainbow.

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Nikki! Glad you enjoyed the photos and pleased you like my neigh-baas ;)

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  12. Great photos, orange and light are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Little blue mouse ~ so happy you enjoyed my photos!

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  13. Some GREAT wildlife shots here!!! I am so impressed by your squirrel and Hummingbird finds! Ha, I know what you mean about the Scavenger hunt within the hunt!x

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    1. Thanks Kezzie ~ glad you could relate! Yes squirrels and hummingbirds are very common here....although often too fast to 'catch'!

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