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Friday, January 30, 2015

January Photo Scavenger Hunt


1.  Something new

Pussy Willows with new furry catkins :)


2.  Landscape

Taken on a bright sunny day this month, a bit of everything included in this landscape.


3.  Words

Walking down a trail, I noticed a handmade sign beside a pile of branches!


4.  Cold

The sight of this Trumpeter Swan entering the water reminded me of the stance that might be taken as cold water is about to come in contact with the lower body!


5.  Bottle

Here comes the hummingbird with its tongue out ready to feed from the nectar in the feeder bottle ~


6.  Up high

Since this month was fairly mild,  I took many opportunities to get outside, sharing the blue sky weather with wisps of clouds.  I was wondering if the cloud at the top right would be considered a Lenticular cloud.


Also, the Pileated woodpecker flew away after carving my tree, landing up high on a utility pole.



7.  Fridge

Here's is a very exciting photo of two containers of cheese and a jar of cranberry orange sauce on a shelf in my fridge.


8.  Texture

A log with tufts of moss and a lichen or two ~ oh, and a nail...


9.  Hidden

A dilapidated boat hidden amongst the bushes ~  I wonder if Benjamin Daniel used it for a forest fort??


10.  Blue

Along with the blue sky, and blue stellar jays shown in my previous post, I also spotted some blue berries on a bush.  Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the bush, but someone may be able to enlighten me.

 
11.  Big

Finally I was able to take a photo of the big Husky that lives across the street. The dog takes up the majority of the pick-up truck bed.  Whenever the Husky hears a siren from a police car or firetruck, he howls like this... (a youtube video of another Husky howling at a siren).  The rest of the time, he's very quiet :)



12.  Whatever

This photo came as a pleasant surprise.  I was trying to take a photo of the hummingbird in the bush just outside the front door like this:


However, in one shot, the camera focused on the Christmas ornament that was still hanging outside on the branch ~ and this is what appeared when I downloaded my photos ~

So that's it for January photos  ~ to see more selections, please click on this link, and once again thanks to Made with Love, who just returned from Hawaii!...for hosting these monthly challenges.

34 comments:

  1. Wonderful interpretations - love the hummingbird and the ornament - the old boat and the shelf fungus on the bottom edge of the log - great shots.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn ~ I was so surprised to see the ornament all bedecked with reflections of my front door. I'd love to know the story of the old boat. It wasn't until I downloaded the photo of the 'texture' photo that I saw the nail... the fungus and moss caught my eye.

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  2. The landscape is beautiful. The fungus on the log is Many Zoned Polypore (a young one).

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    1. So pleased your enjoyed the landscape, and thanks for info on the fungus :) Always good to learn more nature facts.

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  3. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. What a great group of photos, I really like whatever, bottle, and cold. Greenthumb.

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    1. Thanks greenthumb ~ Glad to know you enjoyed my photos ~ loved your ones of Hawaii.

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  4. Great shots especially the birds and that fabulous Landscape.

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    1. Thanks Fiona ~ it is interesting to see different parts of the world and what participants have chosen for their scavenger hunt categories :)

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  5. What a lovely selection - I love that hidden boat it would make a fine den for children on an adventure.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ yes, I think the hidden boat would be ideal for children, using their vivid imaginations to sail into adventureland.

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  6. A wonderful selection of pictures. I like the hidden boat, and that sure is a big husky. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ I imagine the boat would be a great place to hide away and imagine! Yes, it is a huge Husky and I quite like it for a neighbour!

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  7. Such a great selection of photos. I hate choosing a favourite but the Landscape one is pretty good! Suzy x

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    1. Thanks Suzy :) Glad you enjoyed my photos... downloading photos is always interesting especially when you find a photo that fits a category pretty well!

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  8. lovely series of photos, specially the pussy willow

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    1. Thanks Crafty Green Poet ~ I was thrilled to see the pussy willow reminding me that Spring is on its way.

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  9. Absolutely delightful collection, Glo! Those new catkins make me want to reach out and pet their softness. Your landscape is quite lovely, from the blue skies wreathed in clouds to that still water flanked by grass and rocks. But it does look cold!. Fantastic shot of the hummer! I've finally put up a feeder, but I think the birds around here are holding out for flowers.

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    1. Thanks Nikki ~ So glad to know you enjoyed my photos ~ yes, I'm sure your hummingbirds are thrilled with the choice of nectar from your garden ... a feeder may be beneficial inbetween blooms, but my bet is that it's a poor second to your fantastic flowers!

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  10. Fantastic collection! The photo for landscape is beautiful, and I like texture too - they're all great!

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    1. Thanks Louise ~ I enjoy finding photos to fit the categories, so it's encouraging to know that the photos are well received!

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  11. A lovely series of photos as ever, what a beautiful part of the world to live in! I enjoyed the pussy willow, it reminds me of childhood!
    What majestic swans....sighs...I do hope that woodpecker won't bring the pole down....it looks a little fragile for that guy!!!
    On your texture pic I read snail instead of nail and spent ages searching for it!!! Love that husky and the howling, while I was playing it my two began howling too!!!xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird ~ The top of that pole looks a little worse for wear... not something I had noticed until I took a photo of the woodpecker up there! I love seeing the Trumpeter Swans when they winter here ~ they can be quite mesmerizing as they glide by ~ but I especially like to see and hear them flying in ~ the beat of their huge wings in combination with their trumpeting fanfare. That is so funny about you searching for the non-existing snail... and can just imagine your dogs joining in the howling session ;)

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  12. A great collection of photos, Glo! I'm amazed that you caught the hummingbird, and so well! They are really fast and flit about unpredictably!

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    1. Thanks Fundy Blue! I am forever taking photos of hummingbirds it seems :) I've learned so much about them since digital photography made its appearance. For example, the hummingbirds tongue can be up to 4" long, which is amazing since it's such a wee bird.

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  13. Lovely collection of photos.Landscape is gorgeous and I also love hidden and the ornament. I think the dog sticks are my favourite though - it made me smile :) x

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    1. Thanks Julie :) Glad to know you enjoyed my photos ~ the landscape and boat seem to be special hits ~ I have been thinking of collecting the tiny twigs in the front yard, piling them up and adding a 'Bird Sticks' sign ;) Always happy to bring a smile!

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  14. What a lovely set of photos, so jealous of your Humming birds would love to see one, the last photo is my favourite..
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda ~ these little hummers stay around all year, so I am happy to see them anytime they visit my garden. They make a whizzy noise when they fly nearby, and have had them close when I've been changing their nectar. They are sweet birds!

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  15. Like others I love the boat photo. The cloud certainly looks to have a lens shape.
    I wonder if your mystery plant is this one:
    http://www.oakleafgardening.com/plants/viburnum-davidii/

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    1. Yes! I'm sure that's the name of the bush. I was trying my best to remember "Viburnum" ~ which was hidden away somewhere in the recesses of my mind! Thank you!

      The boat certainly got my attention. I drove by it one day, and thought that would be a great choice for 'hidden'. I later had to remember where I saw it and it turned out to be a real scavenger hunt.

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  16. Hi Glo!
    Your photos are brilliant. I do love that landscape ! So beautiful.I will never tire of seeing humming birds - they are amazing and you are clever to capture them!
    It certainly looks like a lenticular- although I always think of them as having curved ends!
    That dog is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGEEE!!! xx
    x

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    1. Thanks Kezzie! Glad you enjoyed my photos ~ lovely to know you love to see the views and hummingbirds :)

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  17. Hello Glo. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a kind comment for my first attempt at the scavenger hunt. I've had fun taking part and seeing everyone else's photos. You are a creative photographer and I've loved your set for January especially the humming birds, the boat and the landscape. It's interesting when you take one subject and you find you've got a bonus as with the last one of the bauble with the reflection and the droplets of water. Linda :)

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  18. As fotos são fantásticas.A muito tempo não via um salgueiro com brotos novos e peludos.
    A paisagem é linda! O pica-pau no alto do poste.O barco escondido entre os arbustos.Enfim todas as fotos são incríveis.
    Beijos
    http://roselirosa.blogspot.com.br

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