Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt - March 2011

Here are my entries for the March Photo Scavenger Hunt.  I've found this month's topics to be particularly challenging but I've managed to get them all; two in the last couple of days

A Lion
In the Garden Centre at Trentham Gardens.

A Rainbow
No rainbows in the sky, no copies of D. H. Lawrence's 'The Rainbow' in the local book shops, no sightings of Bungle or Zippy so it was time to improvise!

Something Green
'Baking Days' in green by Spode in the Portmeirion factory shop, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.  Spode is now owned by Portmeirion.
An Empty Chair
In James Bateman's Geology Gallery, Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire.
Something Sentimental
Cards sent to my mother by my father on her birthdays in 1936, her 20th birthday, 1937, her 21st birthday and 1938 her 22nd birthday.  They were married later that year.   All say 'to my darling Hilda, love you always, Harry'.  My father died in the autumn of 1955 not long after my 5th birthday.
Peeling Paint
I really struggled to find peeling paint!  This blue peeling paint is on a barn door at the Hungersheath farmshop and cafe near Ashley, on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border.

A Collection

Or just a small sample of my huge collection of theatre programmes.  I've saved them since I first started to visit the theatre in the early sixties. 

A Ring
The signet ring belonged to my maternal grandfather and his initials, AL - for Alexander Limb - are almost worn away.  I was three when he died in April 1954 of pneumoconiosis or miner's lung.  The ring lies inside his watch chain which was turned into a bracelet by my mum's sister, my Aunt Gladys, and left to me when she died in 1967. 

A Fancy Gate
Gate at the end of Lime Avenue, Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire
A Shadow
Of a small monkey puzzle tree in the Araucaria Parterre at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire
Something Old as You

My first bear and my first panda - looking very much the worse for wear!

A Lamb

A new born lamb photographed at the lambing weekend at Reaseheath Agricultural College near Nantwich, Cheshire.  We saw this little one being born.

There are some photos on Flickr and I've added my photos there. I'll also keep adding links below to other blogs as I find them.

Poscards from the P.P.
Ungardened Moments
Life on the East Coast
Ramblings of a Roachling
Little Sealed Packages
Jumble and Jelly 
The Hen House 
Linden Grove 
Everyday Life 
What's in my Attic 
Ellen's 52 
Eagle Altitude
Jordie Girl 


  1. Some great shots and interesting family history Rosie, thank you for sharing!

  2. Well done on meeting the challenge! Some interesting insights into your earlier years Rosie, losing your father when you were so young and your Grandfather dying of miner's lung. I love your teddy and panda - I bet you cherish them. x

  3. Well done!

    I'm really ready for a new list now, this one was a bit of a challenge!

    Quite a sad family history it seems, what lovely items you have to treasure and remember relatives.

    It's lovely seeing lambs born! We saw twins born quite by chance walking through the fields in Dovedale a few years ago. We stood for so long watching mum clean them and then the lambs taking first steps!

  4. I love your version of a rainbow, thanks for sharing a chapter of your family history.

  5. Of course my favourites are the bears....

    Such a shame you did not have your dad for longer, he seemed a very romantic soul.

  6. I am having so much trouble with this months scavenger hunt! I still have two days left!

  7. I forgot to say what I was going to say.......I love your photos, and I have ancestors called Limb, from Derbyshire, we may be related!

  8. Hi

    I'm just stopping by to say that I've chosen your blog for an award if you'd like to accept it! I received an award today which asked me to link to 10 other blogs, so I decided to pass it on to you! The details are in my post here



  9. I've enjoyed your photos and learning a little about your family history. This months photos were a challenge and I was only able to get some of mine in the past few days. Roll on April. :)
    Anne xx

  10. Well done Rosie - once again, I didnt get my act together! You could have come and photographed peeling paint at my house!! Its a good job I like the distressed look! PS If you and Lyn are related - then I insist on being related too!! xxxxx

  11. Love your pictures this month - your is the first 'real' lamb I have seen for the March list!

  12. Bare den bedste billeder!

  13. Really great photos Rosie. I improvised with a rainbow too. Would you believe I have Bungle and Zippy's autograph, George and Geoffrey's too! You're so lucky to have those lovely factory shops on your doorstep. I'd be in them all the time! It's really lovely you still have the cards and those bears, and such a sweet newborn lamb too! x

  14. Loving seeing everyones Lions & lucky you a real new born lamb ! You empty chair looks sad. Thanks for the reminder of Bungo & Zippy !

  15. I love your newborn lamb! That is so special; to see it being born! I also like your monkey puzzle tree shadow. Spikey!

  16. Hi Rosie, Your march collection is outstanding! I love the shadow of the "Monkey Puzzle Tree". Wishing you a happy day! Blessings, Kerrie

  17. Some lovely pictures - this month was definitely a more challenging one though for some reason... Not many lions in Norwich!
    I love the lamb, and it's wonderful that you were there to see it being born.