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Saturday, February 27, 2016

February Photo Scavenger Hunt

This month I drove south to Victoria,  and west to Long Beach and Tofino, so my photo compilation consists mostly of photos from these two journeys.




1.  Green
This is a photo of moss on a log at the place where the river meets the sea.  When I downloaded the photo it looked like an aerial view of a forest, which it may be to some creatures.



2. 2
Here are two double snowdrops that a friend gave me.  I have them planted in the window box at the moment, and eventually they will find a home in the garden.



3.  Cool
On the trip to Tofino, snow was visible alongside the road near higher elevations so there were many opportunities to take cool pics.   Looking across from Tofino Harbour, however, I marvelled at the snowy backdrop blushing as the sun set, and thought the sight was cool in more ways than one!



4.  Somewhere I went
Sunset also silver polished the Pacific Ocean and sand at Long Beach. 


5.  Up
A Bald Eagle selected a perfect perch for an unobstructed view.



6.  Frame
Evergreen branches formed a frame around the rocky shore as I looked down from a deck at Middle Beach Lodge.



7.  From a low angle
Here is the 7 ft. gold clad statue of Captain George Vancouver atop the Provincial Parliament Buildings in Victoria.




8.  On a Shelf
On the deck and under a shelf!  Wellies await the wanderer who wants to walk on the wet sand or wade in the wild westcoast water.




9.  Writing
A poster on the Royal British Museum in Victoria advertises the current Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition.




10.  Inside
Here is the Palm Court domed glass ceiling in the Empress Hotel in Victoria.


11.  Line
On a recent visit to where the river meets the sea, I saw one family of five Trumpeter Swans.  The family has formed a line as they swim along together.


12. Shape

On the very enjoyable trip to Tofino, I was amazed at the beautiful reflections and shapes on Kennedy Lake enroute.  Kennedy Lake is the largest lake on Vancouver Island.



Many thanks to Greenthumb for hosting this photo scavenger hunt.  Hope you all enjoy my photos :)










28 comments:

  1. Loved the all, eagle, mountain, flowers - oh that reflection. Great choices.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn ~ so pleased to know you enjoyed my photos.

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  2. The ceiling is a bit special. More than that it's beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Adrian ~ the stained glass dome is indeed beautiful.

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  3. A lovely selection of pictures, and interesting links. I especially like 4 and 12. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ lovely to share the vistas with you.

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  4. For a moment there, I thought you meant Long Beach, California! That's just a hop-skip from where I work. Well, your Long Beach is quite pretty, judging from these fantastic photos. #6 is particularly striking.

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    1. Thanks Anne. Long Beach goes for miles and at this time of the year can be quite wild and wonderful. I have been to your Long Beach, too, so nice to know the area where you work :)

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  5. As usual a lovely set of photos - sounds like you have had some interesting times on this trip. My favourite is the yellow wellies. Have a lovely week and see you again in a month.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ the Scavenger Hunt gives me a chance to remember what I have been up to during the month, and fortunately when the sun was shining I was out the door enjoying these two excursions, especially. Glad you enjoyed my photos.

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  6. Ah, wonderful! I met my husband in Victoria, so it's got a special place in my heart. Love the wellies and the glass dome. The pictures of Tofino and Long Beach and Kennedy Lake are just stunning!

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    1. Thanks so much Val. How nice that my photos brought back some loving memories. We have some pretty fantastic areas on the island, and I always enjoy venturing out, so pleased to know you enjoy the photos.

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  7. What beautiful places to visit you have. Loved the silvery sea & sand and the reflection. My favourite though is the line of colourful wellies! x

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    1. Thanks Julie ~ we do have some lovely areas ~ and so pleased you enjoyed the wellies ~ very important when on the wild west coast :)

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  8. Wonderful set of photos, love the moss and Snowdrop's.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda ~ the moss was quite striking on the log, and Snowdrops are a favorite :)

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  9. Great photos! Love the moss and the snowdrops and the beautiful beach, also the line of swans:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie ~ pleased to know you enjoyed my photos.

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  10. It is nice to see your pics of Tofino as i have actually been, ten years ago now. I saw a Bald eagle there too.:) Love your double snowdrops and the line of trumpeter swans.Also those cheery yellow wellies :)

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    1. Hi Shazza ~ How happy I am to bring back memories of your trip to Tofino. It is a special place ~ although quite a long twisty drive ;) Glad you enjoyed my photos.

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  11. I've enjoyed your scavenger hunt collection as you live in a beautiful country and the photos of the lake and beach scenes reflect that. The row of wellies is eye catching and the glass ceiling is wonderful. The double snowdrops are special. The statue on top of the Parliament Buildings is very impressive. Trust that the problem with the laptop has been sorted.

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    1. Thanks Linda ~ I am happy to know you enjoyed my photos. I am nursing my laptop along!

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  12. What a stunning shot of Kennedy Lake, truly beautiful. Lovely to see blue sky in so many of your photos (sadly missing in the UK!) Loving the vibrant welly pic.

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    1. Thanks Fiona ~ fortunately there are more blue sky photos in March. We are experiencing an early lovely spring.

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  13. Wow what a fabulous set of photos, there are some stunning photos here, I particularly love your landscape pics of the lake. Fantastic xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda ~ so pleased to share this lovely area with you.

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  14. You really are extremely clever at marrying these images to the words! I love cool and shape and did enjoy the swans, I'll never get enough of your bald eagles. When travelling I saw lots of sea eagles and thought of you! Tofino looks spectacular, I really must visit your neck of the woods one fine day!!! Those wellies have me smiling, but as usual I enjoyed all the photos.xxx

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    1. Sorry for the late reply Snowbird! Glad to know you enjoyed my photos. Hope you do get to visit this area one day. Lovely to know you thought of me when seeing the sea eagles on your vacation :)

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