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Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Photo Scavenger Hunt

I have been having some difficulty with my laptop, but will try and get these photos uploaded quickly and hopefully catch it off guard ;) Update:  This was anything but quick, but it's posted now!

Unfortunately, Greenthumb has not been feeling well, which I was so sorry to hear about.  She suggested we  just post any photos we like for January.  I appreciate that there is a new list for February, though, so that should encourage me to be out and about...now if only my laptop will cooperate.

Because I had no particular items to scavenge for, I have just picked 12 random photos from the ones I have taken during January.



1.  The first photo is of a dog... look at it!... doesn't it appear to be the most woe-begone creature ever?  It was actually just waiting for its human to walk away and then throw it a ball.  It was in "Stay!" mode.  I didn't wait to see if it perked up when the ball was thrown, or if it just sat there looking fed up.


2.  This is my corroded anode rod out of my old water heater.  I think it was good timing on my part to get a new heater installed.  Unfortunately, this anode rod was inaccessible, so couldn't be replaced, which may have extended the life of my water heater.


3.  This is the lovely dog that lives across the street.  He seemed to enjoy the snowy weather while it lasted.



4.  Usually when I visit 'where the river meets the sea', there is an abundance of wildlife ~ this day.....
they'd all been invited somewhere else.


5.  As I was leaving the same area and walking along the path through the woods, a rainbow glow caught my eye.




6.  For some reason, a hut with a ramp inside, is situated near the pontoons where the Sea Lions gather.  I will have to do some research to 'shed' some light on why it is there... a Seal Salon/Saloon?




7.  One day when I was in the front garden, a large bird flew overhead causing a fleeing sparrow to glance off the side of the neighbour's house, landing and finding refuge against the front brick of my house.  It stayed there until all was calm and then flew off.  Whew!  That was a close call.



8.  Quigley, or one of his rellies, is back.  I had changed out the peanut feeder, and some of the old  leftover peanuts scattered on the ground.  He scuttled back and forth, picking them up and burying them in the dirt under a large evergreen tree.



9.  In this particular photo, Quigley looks slightly bemused as if he is determining, with his sniffer,  whether this particular peanut meets his criteria.



10.  A white cloud caught in the light, viewed from inside, through my front window.


11. The Pink Dogwood tree with different clouds of white on our snowy day.



12  The winter jasmine flowers peeking through the snow to add a little sunshine.


So that's it for the first month of 2016.  I hope I can get my technological glitches straightened out in order for me to visit my blogger friends!

February's list over at Greenthumb's (with thanks)

Green
2
Cool
Somewhere you went
Up
Frame
From a low angle
On the shelf
Writing
Inside
Line
Shape

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful set of photos, dog does look a little fed up, and I like the river/sea photo..
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda ~ glad you enjoyed my photos.. I often go to the area where I took the photo of the sea, and have many photos of wildlife there... this time, just the dog!

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  2. Nice photos. My favorite is the picture of the sea - the hills look so sharp and the clouds are so puffy. The variations of blue and grey are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Val ~ so pleased you enjoyed the sea photo as your favourite :)

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  3. Lovely wildlife photos Glo. That dog does look brassed off and your water heater looks well and truly knackered. Hope your computer troubles are over soon.

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    1. Thanks Fiona ~ Glad you enjoyed my photos. My laptop is getting pretty old, but I keep babying it along because I don't want to buy a new one yet...enough other things seem to need fixing!

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  4. Beautiful photos Glo - I loved them all - so cleverly captured with your lens. Could that hut be for nesting ducks I wonder?

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    1. Hi Elaine ~ and glad you enjoyed my photos. I have found out that the hut/shed is a flupsy! FLUPSY stands for FLoating UPweller SYstem, which is a oyster nursery ~ I had a very interesting and informative reply when I emailed the harbourmaster.

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  5. Lovely photos and all interesting in different ways. I'm intrigued by the rainbow thingy in the woods and the hut. Hope the computer problem gets sorted.

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    1. Thanks Linda. On closer inspection the rainbow in the woods seems to be a colourful hammock of sorts ~ I'll put up a close-up on my next post. Thanks for your good wishes for my laptop...fingers crossed (although that makes touchtyping difficult ;)

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  6. Sorry to see that you have computer problems, which I hope get sorted out soon. Good selection of pictures. I especially like the second one of the squirrel. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ here's hoping, re the laptop! The squirrel is quite photogenic and its antics are fun to watch as he scurries here and there. He's a cutie!

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  7. Loving all your wildlife pictures. Its wonderful that you live near sealions. I too am now curious about that hut! I love the clouds in your sea picture and the dogs are so cute...especially the sad looking one.Aw.X

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    1. Thanks Shazza ~ the California Sea Lions travel up this way during the winter. I have found out the hut is a Flupsy (Flowing Upweller System) ... an oyster nursery! Glad you enjoyed my photos.

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  8. Love all you pictures especially the dogs, bird and squirrel but the rainbow in the woods photo is my favorite.

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    1. Hi Gillian ~ Thanks, I will include a close up of the rainbow in the woods photo soon ~ it looks like it is a hammock of sorts :)

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  9. Re the first photo: It is interesting how perception changes with knowledge. On first glance the dog does look forlorn and lost but after reading the explanation on a second look it appears to be attentive and concentrating.

    I wonder what the paddle wheel does on the rampy shed.

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    1. Point taken, John. The dog was indeed looking at his master walk away and assume that the dog was waiting patiently. When I looked at the photo, the dog didn't look like it was enjoying itself. I wish I had waited to see what happened next!

      As for the paddle wheel on the rampy shed... I have some info now ~ This is a Flupsy ~ A FLoating UPweller SYstem that is attached to the breakwater for refit. It is an oyster nursery. The paddlewheel on the end forces water through a raceway and the water must come up through the bins full of baby oysters. When the oysters are about 15 mm they are taken out and moved to a different part of the farm. This company can grow up to 20 million babies/year in the shed with ramps known as a flupsy ... FLoating UPweller SYstem.

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  10. Lovely set of pictures love the birds and animals. We get the same squirrels here in England, they were introduced in the 19th Century. They have developed the habit of raiding the peanut feeders by ripping them apart. Various strong cage arrangements have been tried to protect the feeders with only limited success!
    I was, like Midwater John, intrigued by the paddle wheel. It looked to me as though the whole thing was some type of boat with the sealions hitching a ride. Thanks for the full explanation of the Flupsy - all becomes clear.

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  11. I'm amazed at the long long legs on Dog Woebegone. Glad he was awaiting something fun and not a visit to the vet! That winter jasmine is quite the looker with those cheery colors amidst the snow!

    I'm sorry about your laptop woes. Does it need a malware cleanup?

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