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Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Photo Scavenger Hunt

1.  Blue
Many beautiful blues to choose from this month, but I chose this peaceful scene as I looked across a crystal clear lake with blue sky reflections.

This fragrant wisteria in my friend's garden was also in the running for this category.
and a blue drinking fountain:

2.  Crystal
During May, there was a garden tour to highlight the Rhododendron bloom.  Touring 12 gardens in two days offered many opportunities for photos.  Here is a crystal ornament in one of the gardens.

Also there was an ice carving demonstration during May, that also offered photo ops.

3.  Vintage
These buses have seen better days and seemed to fit this category quite well!

4.  Fluff
High above a garden, a bald eagle was putting on a display of fluffing his feathers in the sunshine.

5.  Global
How about a garden globe?

6.  Mask
In one of the gardens,  a tea house provided a hammock for relaxing, with some masked faces for company.

7.  Bus
A few of many school buses lined up waiting for school to be let out for the day.

8.  Frame
I thought these trees framed the scene quite perfectly.

9.  Collection
 I liked this collection of pottery situated to allow the flow of water from one to the other, forming a trickling waterfall.

Also, I thought this collection of shells displayed in a wreath shape was effective:

10.  Posters
I saw this array of posters on the side of a bakery display case in a restaurant where I was enjoying lunch.

11.  Ribbon
I was slightly startled when this common garden snake meandered across my path while I was walking along... the snake ribboned its way through the leaves and then peeked its head over a rock.


12.  Whatever
In my friend's garden, underneath the wisteria arbour, a large stone with a fountain coming out of a hole in the rock provides hummingbirds and other birds with shower facilities and a chance for a cool drink.



Many thanks to greenthumb once again for hosting monthly photo scavenger hunts...and into the month of June we go!!




38 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed viewing your lovely photos you are for the scavenger hunt. The wisteria is beautiful as is the "collection" waterfall. I wish you a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Lilly's Mom ~ so pleased you enjoyed my photos :)

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  2. Wow - so many great photos. The hummingbird shower is wonderful, love the crystal and of course blue always wins. Super interpretations and wonderful garden tour you went on.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn ~ it was a great garden tour, offering some wonderful ideas and just showing how much love, time and energy people expend in their gardens. Glad you liked the photos!

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  3. A very creative and enjoyable post for the scavenger hunt challenge. I love the view of the lake and the hummingbird, but they're all so interesting and reflect your part of the world so well. Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thanks Linda P. I'm happy to share my part of the world with you :)

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  4. What a beautiful set of photos. I am envious of your globe, not least because I tried to make a similar picture and couldn't make it work. It's fascinating to see the differences location makes. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks John! I was quite happy with the globe, too! Glad you enjoyed my photos!

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  5. I love these scavenger hunt pictures - and how everyone interprets them. The first one is such a tranquil scene and looks perfect for wild swimming. And the beautiful snake - well captured.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ it's always fun trying to find photos to fit the categories ~ and when they're appreciated, that makes it even better

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  6. You have excelled this month but although I don't have to choose I am going for the second picture of the snake. I like snakes.

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    1. Hi Adrian ~ Thanks for your message and so pleased to know the snake was a hit!

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  7. As always a most enjoyable post with with an interesting selection of pictures. I especially like the first one. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ The first one is a particular favorite of mine as well...it was so serene.

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  8. What a lovely set of photos, I've enjoyed looking at them. I love the first blue, tranquil scene and also frame and global:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie ~ so pleased you enjoyed my selection of photos :)

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  9. Love your pics. How wonderful to see a snake, a humming bird and a bald eagle ! X

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    1. Thanks Shazza ~ I love taking shots of nature, from the small, to the large and the squiggly ones in between ;)

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  10. I'm always surprised by how creative your pics are! I would be struggling to come up with half of those! The crystal clear lake is truly gorgeous, so serene! Oh...those bald eagles, I can NEVER get enough of those! What a marvelous little snake to cross your path.....lucky you!
    What a lovely fountain for the birds and such a lovely trickling fountain! xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird ~ I do enjoy these scavenger hunts as they encourage me to see things from all angles. So pleased to know you particularly like my bald eagle photos and the little hummingbirds as well. My friend's fountain is wonderfully relaxing to watch ...and see the little birds thoroughly enjoy themselves there.

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  11. Oh I love the collection of jugs forming a water fountain AND the humming bird fountain,how lovely! You capture water really well as you did so also in that blue water fountain!
    Wow to the grass snake! Seriously cool, he is!!!! I love that bus photo, they look so jolly lined up like that! Great photos!x

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment and so pleased you enjoyed my photos ~ being on the garden tour helped to find a lot of the categories :)....

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  12. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. another great collection of photos. I really like Blue,vintage,mask and fluff. Greenthumb

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    1. Thanks greenthumb! It was a great selection of categories to search for!

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  13. Just a wonderful collection, Glo! I thought your choice of the snake for ribbon was really original, as was the eagle fluffing its feathers! And the hummer taking a bath~ Wow, wow! The blue water scene is so calming. XX

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    1. Thanks so much Fundy Blue ~ I'm glad you enjoyed looking at my photos and left such a kind comment.

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  14. Ooooh, twelve gardens?! You must've collected tons of photos! I wouldn't mind giving that snake a miss, though. Ugh.

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    1. Sorry for the snake, Nikki ~ but he does kind of a have a sweet face I thought :) Yes, 12 gardens over two days made for great photo opportunities...such a lot of work goes into gardening! One of the gardeners read the blurb that said she grew her own vegetables...realizing she had none in her garden, a few days before the tour she ran to the nursery and bought some healthy pea plants and quickly planted them. She also had a stack of gardening books for sale...with a sign ... Weeding out my Gardening Books. She was the first garden we went too, and possibly my favorite...her personality added to the visit.

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  15. Another lovely varied selection which gives a window on the area in which you live.
    I also love the jug waterfall and also really like the blue globe ornament.

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    1. Thanks John ~ lovely to share my part of the world with you. The jug waterfall was an eye catcher, as well as the globe :)

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  16. A great collection of images, love the hummingbird shower.

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    1. Thanks Gillian. The hummers are particularly enjoying the fountain with this very long dry spell we are experiencing.

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  17. Really enjoyed your interpretations as always particularly all the ones with garden ornaments. The 'collection' is a lovely feature. Liked the vintage buses too. x

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    1. Thanks Julie ~ so pleased to know you enjoyed my photos. Going on a garden tour was great timing for this challenge!

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  18. Super collection - I love that you managed to use something nature based for just about all of them! The contraption thing you asked about in mine was some sort of thing at a circus/carnival... I'm not entirely sure what it was myself!

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    1. Thanks Louise! Yes, nature plays a large part of my photography enjoyment. Thanks for letting me know about the contraption!

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  19. Great collection (except for the snake. Ha!) I enjoyed most the pottery and the ice carving.

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    1. Thanks Midlife Roadtripper! Yes, snakes can be a bit unnerving when they move quickly, but this one seemed to be a friendly faced sort of individual!

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