Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt - November 2011

Here are my photos for this month's Photo Scavenger Hunt.  A lot of them are taken at home as I haven't been out and about very much this month. Thanks as always to Kathy at Postcards from the P.P. for coming up with the monthly challenges.  Here is a link to some of the other participating blogs.

 A Lucky Charm
A little black pottery cat with Looe stamped on its back. I'm not sure if I bought it whilst on holiday or if it was given to me after someone else's holiday.  I've kept it since I was a child and it lives in my 'treasures' box.

A Poppy
Well, a poppy seed head anyway.  I collected some earlier this year from the garden and dried them out and placed them in a vase.  I made this photo black and white as it shows more detail that way.

A Self-portrait
Taken in the bathroom mirror.  I've done this one in sepia tone just as an experiment.

Comfort Food
A bowl of Macaroni Cheese is always comforting!

A memorial in the churchyard of St Mary's, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire to all the civilian workers who lost their lives in an explosion at the National Shell Filling Factory in nearby Chilwell on 1st July 1918.  One hundred and thirty seven men and women were killed - only thirty two of them could be positively identified.  They were buried in a mass grave in the churchyard.  Two hundred and fifty people were injured. The blast was heard over 20 miles away.  Photo taken on 26th November.

Polka Dots
I'm never sure of the difference between spots and polka dots but anyway this is the spotty Aga at the Emma Bridgewater Factory Shop, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

Of a finger-post taken at The Longshaw Estate in Derbyshire on 19th November.  It was an extremely sunny day so just right for taking a silhouette.

 Something Purple
A cyclamen growing in the hot-house at Buxton Pavilion, Buxton, Derbyshire taken on 12th November.

 Something that lights up
A display case in the Museum in Buxton, Derbyshire
Something you have made
A Coffee and Walnut Cake for a friend's birthday.
Staircase in the upstairs art gallery of The Beetroot Tree, Draycott, Derbyshire taken on 26th November.

A warming bowl of Broccoli and Stilton soup for lunch much appreciated after a brisk walk in the chilling wind.

That's it for this month - just one more to go!


  1. Great photos, love the black cat, so cute!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  2. Great photos, I love the spotty Aga!

  3. Great photos. I am drawn to the foodie ones! I fancy the macaroni cheese right now! x

  4. I love that kitty! I would treasure it, too!

    I also want to say thanks for commenting on my blog and to let you know I've taken it down until I can decide what to do with it. But I'm still photo-blogging!

  5. Great photos, well done!

    I'm looking forward to the next list and I think I'm glad it's the last one!

  6. A lovely collection. Love the polka dotty aga!!!

  7. what a lovely group of photo's.

  8. As ever - a lovely selection of photos. Love your self portrait. xxxx

  9. Never tried the sepia tone so far! Love your happy self portrait! :)

  10. I love that spotty aga! I want one!
    Your soup looks lovely and toasty too!
    I didnt manage to get a lucky charm, but your's is a good one!

  11. Wonderful entries! The polka dots is great...wish I were brave enough to actually do something like that to my kitchen!!

  12. Really enjoyed your photos :) Always interesting to see each choice. What a charming treasured cat and the cake looks delicious! I love the polka dotted Aga too...with the wallpaper ~ I'm sure a person would go dotty if they had to see the combination every day ;) Nice to meet you in the mirror :)

  13. Great collection... especially the polka dot kitchen !!

  14. Love the spotty dotty Aga - don't think my bank balance would ever say yes to one of those though ;)

  15. Wonderful photos. Best wishes, Pj x

  16. I love the silhouette! and that bowl of soup looks delicious.

  17. Loving the Aga too! I like your silhouette too.

  18. Oh I adore that poppy photo. So beautiful and you definitely made the right decision to put it in black and white. Stunning!

  19. Lovely photo's - your food ones made me hungry!

  20. I'm loveing the self portraits - we had the same idea of hiding behind the camera! I am pretty sure you are smiling in yours though, I just look veeeeery serious :-)
    Really lovely pics,

  21. Lovely photos, especially like the polka dot range!!!! Amazing.

    Thanks for popping by and commenting on my photos. The biggest thing I ever got around to making was a collar for my sister to put on a dress she was making - did want to make a table cloth at one point but it would have taken forever!!!!

  22. I love the spotty aga. A great set of photos.

  23. Great selection of photos. I wouldn't mind a bowl of that delicious looking soup followed by a slice of that yummy cake ;-)