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Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Photo Scavenger Hunt


1.  Flower

It has been a fabulous February here on the west coast ~ such pleasant weather compared to those east of the Rocky Mountains.  In gardening terms, everything seems to be ahead of schedule by over a month.  Who knows what that will mean for March...we'll have to wait and see.  The crocuses are blooming, the daffodils are beginning to flower, and even some of the blossoms are blooming :)  An early spring ~

By my front door ~


This fern caught my eye with its flowery look, so I added a watercolour effect ~


2.  Love

I had to choose the Neigh-Baas for this category ~ sharing such a loving friendship


and I thought these two ducks looked like they were afloat in a sea of love amidst the twinkly sparkles ~ photo untouched.


but this next photo speaks volumes, don't you think?  The little boy had been sitting on a rock staring out into the ocean, while his dad rested on the bench.  The boy eventually wandered back to the bench and did the best he could to be as close to his dad as possible without disturbing him.  There was something rather poignant about the whole process.  Of course, I don't know the real story, just surmised from observation.



3.  Number

Can you find numbers tucked in and amongst the boats and rigging?


and there was a birthday celebration at the park for someone who turned two years old!


4. Beautiful

Here is the beautiful two year old birthday girl dressed in her party finery, even down to her pink sparkly shoes ~


5.  Favourite Colour
I think a pink-hued sunset is my favourite colour!


6. Birds
Here are a couple of Canada Geese flying overhead, and a Goldeneye swimming by! If you haven't seen the Pileated Woodpecker, you can find her (no red moustache) on my previous post.



7.  On the road

Apparently, Victoria, British Columbia is rated as the Most Romantic City in Canada by amazon.ca.   During February, Government Street in Victoria was bedecked for Valentine's Day with red and pink lights around tree trunks etc.  I took this photo, catching a glimpse of the lights.


8.  Tap
I wandered through a recycling centre where numerous taps were to be found ~

 More taps at the Marina, hooked up to the fish cleaning table ~

 Oh, and if you want to see more taps....tap, tap, tap of the Pileated Woodpecker you can click on my previous post... ;)

9.   Price

Free is often thought to be the best price ~ and items left at the end of a driveway often disappear quickly...this was a large one though, so no idea how long it took to castor off!


10.  Heart
I had so many choices for this category ~ however, I chose this fresh new blossom tree because I could see a heart shape made by the branches...





11.  Corner of home

A gift from one of my nieces, this Amaryllis grew from a bulb I planted, and the massive blooms filled up a whole corner of the parlour!


 12.  Whatever I choose

On February 20, the Moon, Mars and Venus were gathered together, making for a most beautiful night sky scene.  The last time they were in a similar configuration was in 2008. My photo doesn't do it justice, but it's a great reminder of a magical night.



Thanks to Greenthumb for hosting these monthly challenges.  Thank you for coming by to see my choices, and I appreciate your comments, too :)




















30 comments:

  1. Each photo and interpretation is fabulous - love the flowering tree and the moon and planets especially. Our sunsets are spectacular - love the pink one.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, and thank you for your comment :)

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  2. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. What a great selection of photos, you always make it hard for me to pick a favourite. Number, whatever you like, bird are great. Greenthumb

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    1. Thanks greenthumb for your continued photo scavenger hunt sponsorship. Glad to know you enjoy my photos :)

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  3. Wow, Glo! Your photos are great, especially that last shot ~ spectacular! The sunset is lovely and that shot of the father and son is poignant! Take care, and happy hunting in March!

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    1. Thanks Fundy Blue ~ glad you enjoyed the photos, and hope you had a successful March hunt as well!

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  4. What a great set of photos, matching the words so well.. Favourite one has to be Neigh-Baas for love.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda ~ yes the Neigh-Baas are a hit, and definitely care for each other :)

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  5. Oh, wow such gorgeous photos - especially love the pink sky and the blossom heart in the tree also the last one of the moon is wonderful:)

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    1. Thanks so much Rosie ~ so happy to know you enjoyed my selections :)

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  6. Fab photos Glo, the sunset, geese, boats and Victoria night lights are my faves this month.
    x

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    1. Thanks Fiona :) So pleased to know you enjoyed my photos.

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  7. Fab set of photos and that last one is amazing! Suzy x

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    1. Thanks RVC ~ I was indeed happy to see and take a photo that was visible of the planet and moon configuration.

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  8. What a really wonderful selection of pictures this month. You've clearly been lucky with the weather there. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ yes, Flighty, February's weather was terrific, and so was March for the most part... up until the last little while, when wind and rain decided to come back for a a bit of a wintry feeling... still above seasonal temps.

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  9. Wow, the shot of the moon and stars is amazing! I've never been able to take a decent shot of the night sky. How interesting that you've had such different weather to all the cold and snow I've been seeing on TV. Oh, I loved the ducks too - the sparkles look like a heart shape. x

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    1. Thanks Julie. We have indeed been fortunate with the weather on the west coast. The other side of the country is still covered in snow!

      Happy to know you enjoyed my photos :)

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  10. Fantastic collection of photos. That sunset is beautiful and I really like the last photo too. In response to your wondering about the dino-card - all it says inside is '...to you' and Dave added to that 'my diddybumpkinosaurus' - they missed some good dino-pun opportunities there! Dave calls me bumpkin, he has since we first met when he lived in a city and I came from 50 miles away in the country, a country bumpkin!! He often calls me diddy too as I'm shorter than him so he combined the two to give me a dinosaur name, hehe!

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    1. Hi Louise ~ I got such a kick out of your name... diddybumpkinosaurs...so sweet! Thanks for your comment and pleased to know you enjoy my photos :)

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  11. You have surpassed yourself here, what a wonderful set of images.....here's my favourites. the early crocus....wow....ours are out but in tight buds as it's freezing! The special effects on the fern pic are MOST arty, I have an urge to paint that one....the neighbaas are a hit of course, I'm loving the sparkly duck pic....and ahhhhh, the little boy shot is almost hauntingly sad, yet very touching. I also loved the moon and the heart shaped cherry tree!xxx

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    1. Thank you Snowbird for your kind comment ~ glad to know you favoured so many of my photos :) It was a beautiful month for weather so lots of opportunities to get outside!

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  12. Lovely choices here Glo - your February looks as though it was a lot warmer than ours. Love the shot of the boy on the top of the bench - quite touching.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ yes it was a spectacular month for weather...strange for February. Yes, that was a rather touching scene of the boy and his dad on the bench.

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  13. I always look forward to your photos Glo! They are lovely! The amaryllis is beautiful and how funny, I read another blogger's post not half an hour ago of them planting an amaryllis! The boy on the bench is really rather sweet!x

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Kezzie. So pleased you enjoyed my photos. Funny how Amaryllis kept popping up :)

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  14. Great pictures, that sunset is awesome!

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    1. Thanks you Gillian ~ I was glad to have caught the sunset displaying such colour :) It was one of those moments.

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  15. Another grand thoughtful collection Glo.

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    1. Thanks John ~ sorry for the late reply! Glad to know you enjoy looking at my photos.

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