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Friday, November 28, 2014

November Photo Scavenger Hunt :)

Surprise! Well, not really, but another month has sped by, and it's time for me to post!!!


1.  N is for ...  Neigh-baas

As you may recall, there are a couple of  pals that live close by, my Neigh-baas.  Recently I noticed that a few more sheep had arrived in the field and I wondered how that would affect the relationship of my two friends.  No need to worry

Here comes Neigh to visit Baa, and Baa heads towards Neigh...awww

 a nuzzle...
 a snuggle...
 and off they walk together, leaving the other sheep to continue nibbling at the blackberry hedge.


2. 12 pm

Near the beginning of November, I was in Victoria and my youngest son and I drove to the top of Mt. Tolmie.  Here is a photo taken at 11:59 a.m. from one of the viewpoints...360 degrees of possibilities!


3.  People
And it just so happened that we weren't the only people on Mt. Tolmie ~ there was a gathering of artists on a cement platform taking advantage of the views on such a pleasant autumn day.


4.  Look back

Not very far back, just October 31.  Each Halloween I put a sign in my front window.  I made it quite a few years ago by fitting an unwound set of coloured lights into a box, then covered the box with a couple of layers of wax paper to diffuse the lights.  I printed the words on cardstock and cut them out. The options for signs are only limited by the number of cardstock cut outs made!    It flashes various colours depending on the setting selected on the controller. Caution:  if you try something like this, please be aware of potential fire danger....mine doesn't get hot, but other lights might cause problems.


 5.  Joy is ...

a collection of white stones and two heart stones gathered for me by one of my sons who spent a couple of weeks on Haida Gwaii... I thought it was a wonderful gesture and it warmed my heart :)



6.  Out and about

I have other photos I also wanted to share in this category, and I am determined to share them soon... What I did choose was the mountain that has doffed its snow covering showing in my last post.  This may change soon, as it is cooling down again and there is snow forecast for higher elevations.


7.  Paper

My son (who brought me the rocks) celebrated a birthday a few days ago, and I decided to make him a shaker birthday card.  He is all about the environment, gardening, sustainability and the like.  Each year he takes my fallen oak leaves and uses them for mulch/compost in his garden. I decided to punch out some little leaves from one of my red oak leaves that I had pressed, and incorporate the little leaves into the card....when the card is shaken, the leaves look like they are being thrown around by the little mouse inside the plastic covering...hence:


8.  Window

We have had very mixed weather this month....freezing, balmy, windy, calm, sun, rain...but no snow (yet)... On a very crisp morning, after a night of frost, I spotted a little hummingbird through the window of my front door.  How unusual!  It was sitting on a branch just outside.  I quickly took a photo or two, then ran to the front window to see the state of the feeder.  Sure enough, it looked icy, and would surely have given the bird...brainfreeze!   I quickly made some fresh nectar and righted the situation!

9. Hair

Does this count?  Finally, a Kingfisher sat long enough to get its photo taken.  It was a cool day, not much sun, but just enough to warm this rock where it perched for awhile.  I thought its 'hair' looked rather sporty so that's why it made it into this category!


10.  Funny
 Often when I'm walking along the beach or shore, I notice configurations that remind of something...In this case I saw this:


What's so funny, you may ask...

Well, this is what I saw: Ahem.


10. Something I found

How did this perfectly smooth 3D oval piece of ice come to be on the shore?  I have no idea...


12.  Whatever I please

Recently I attended a Christmas Barn Fair, and was enchanted to find a homemade headless Sheep Stool...Ahha, thought I, perfect for my farmer friend who likes sheep. So home it came.  But what to make for a card to go with it?  Of course, perfectly obvious, a face card, it being headless and all....So I printed off a sheep face, added some woolly forelocks, wrote a little verse inside...added a lambswool scarf...and now its all ready for Christmas. 


Thanks once again to Greenthumb for hosting these monthly scavenger hunts! 




32 comments:

  1. Great finds, really like your "face" on the beach ans the neigh baa story, thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Gillian ~ this photo hunt gives me a nudge to keep my eyes peeled. My neigh-baas are a source of great pleasure, as I'm always excited to see what they're up to :)

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  2. Love the interpretations - the face on the beach is clever, and I always think that the kingfishers have funky hair. Love the footstool too.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn ~ I've only taken a photo of a recognizable kingfisher twice...and both were taken a day apart. Don't know if the other photo I have is the same kingfisher ~ hard to tell the difference;) The sheep footstool is still here...haven't given it to my friend yet, and I'm getting rather attached...;)

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  3. Those pictures of Neigh and Baa are so touching - what a friendship they have - so glad you were able to capture those moments on camera. A beautiful set of photos this month - each one holding something interesting. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ the neigh-baas are indeed great friends...it is wonderful to see, and I always look forward to seeing what they are up to. Glad you enjoyed my photos :)

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  4. I really like the card. It is great. The horse and sheep I always like.

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    1. Thanks Adrian ~ the card was fun to put together, wondering how it would eventually turn out. The horse and sheep are a great couple of friends that are wonderful to see together.

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  5. Another delightful selection with plenty to make me smile. I do wonder if the horse and sheep 'talk' to each other, animals often seem to have a wonderful empathy that we seem to lack. I think that the Kingfisher with the punk hair style is my favourite picture. Flighty xx

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the photos, Flighty...and again, always happy to bring a smile. The horse and sheep definitely seem to communicate well. I haven't been close enough to eavesdrop, but I sure would like to! They do seem to truly care for each other. Yes, punk hair style describes the kingfisher's top knot very well!

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  6. You are correct, the months seem to be flying past.
    Lovely photos of the Neigh-baas.
    Well done with the home made flashy sign. Food for thought there.
    Love the Kingfisher's punk hair style and the beach eyes.

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    1. Thanks John ~ glad you enjoyed my selection of photos. The Neigh-baas are so sweet, spending time together. Pleased you like my flashy sign...I've used various cut outs...and they've always worked really well :)

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  7. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt only one more for the year. What great photos of window, hair and something you found. Greenthumb.

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    1. Thanks to you, too Greenthumb! Pleased to know you enjoyed my choices ~ I really enjoy these Scavenger Hunts!

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  8. Another great set of photos, I just love seeing Neigh and Baa, I would sit and watch them all day if I was there.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda ~ Whenever I go out, I make a point of going by their field to see if the Neigh-baas are together. They are fascinating to watch.

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  9. I love all your photos! Difficult to choose the best ones, but I´d say "N" - they´re lovely! and People painting. (but the pebbles collection is so sweet as well...)

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    1. Thanks Claudia ~ glad you liked my Neigh-baa friends. It was fun looking through my November photos and picking ones for each category. The artists fit into the people category quite well :) My son's pebbles gift was heartwarming :)

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  10. Great set of photos and you always make me smile :) Love the neigh-baas, your shaker card and that intriguing ice egg! x

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    1. Always pleased when I can bring a smile, Julie :) Glad you enjoyed my photos...I wish I'd picked up that ice egg ~ it might have been a magic crystal! Don't know why I just took a photo and then moved on... My shaker card was fun to make...especially punching out all the leaves from my tree!

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  11. I must say I'm really impressed with your creativity, the Halloween sign, sweet environmental card and the sheep card are incredible! You should go into business doing this!
    Awwww.....how lovely to see the friendship between Neigh and Baa, that had me smiling away, how inspirational!
    Your mountains are beautiful with or without snow, and as for your dear little hummer and kingfisher....sighs....green with envy I am.xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird ~ talking about creativity ... you're the one, but happy to know you liked my efforts. Yes, my neigh-baas are delightful and I was so pleased to see the kingfisher. Only one night so far that the hummingbird feeder has frozen...since then it has been above zero, if only slightly! I hope to get more photos of the mountain with a new icy topping soon!!

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  12. Olá, que belas fotos!
    A amizade entre Neigh and Baa é comovente.
    O colibri deve estar agradecido pelo néctar... adorei esta foto!

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    1. Thank you Judy ~ Pleased that you enjoyed my horse and sheep, and hummingbird especially :)

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  13. I much prefer your Neigh-Baas to a few of mine ;-) That joyful reunion of friends is so sweet. I laughed at what looked like wind-ruffled "hair" on that Kingfisher. Great photos, all. The shaker card for your son looks like such fun. What a great idea for real leaves floating around the card.

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    1. Thanks Nikki! I appreciate your lovely comment about my photos, and card. I was thinking that those little punched out leaves could be turned into mulch for the wee folk ;)

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  14. What a great collection, Glo! I really loved neigh-baas! Animals friends ~ so sweet. Your shaker card was something else ~ very creative and personal. I always enjoy your commentary! Take care!

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    1. Thanks so much Fundy Blue :) The other day, the neigh-baas found the only bit of sunshine in the field that had a covering of snow...and stood there together in the warmth. Glad you liked my photo ~ it was fun to make...

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  15. Great photos! I always enjoy seeing your Neigh-baas! Love the people photo and the kingfishers 'hair'.

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    1. Thanks Little Blue Mouse ~ I bet the Neigh-baas have no idea they are sharing happiness with others as well as themselves! Glad you enjoyed my photos :)

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  16. Super collection of photos as always! I love the sheep stool and great find for 'funny', but my favourite(s) has to be the NeighBaas!

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    1. A belated thank you, Louise! Yes, those NeighBaas are my favorites, too :) Merry Christmas!

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