Thursday, May 31, 2012

Photo Scavenger Hunt - May 2012

It's that time again and I've left it really late this month and once again had decided that I wasn't going to join in this time but somehow I've managed to find some fairly suitable photos from the ones I've taken this month.  The only photos I've taken specifically for the scavenge are front page, currency and beverage.   Thanks as always to Kathy at Postcards from the PP for giving us the topics.  Here is a link to other participating blogs.

Good Things
Bluebells in Strelley Woods, Nottinghamshire

Small Packages
A bit of poetic license here -  goslings at the side of the lake at Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent

Wisteria on the old summer house in the ornamental gardens at Wentworth, Yorkshire

Cambridge Bus Station.  On our recent short break to Bedfordshire to see the Shuttleworth Collection we also spent a day in Cambridge, leaving the car behind and using the bus, mostly spent looking at fossils in the Sedgwick Museum but we did manage book shops and the Fitzwilliam Museum  as well!

Horn on the end of the nose of a rhinoceros sculpture at Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Front Page
Of our local newspaper which shows local Olympic gold medallist Imran Sherwani lighting the Olympic Cauldron at last night's festivities in Hanley Park.

Lock gate number nine on the down side at Foxton Locks, Leicestershire

A mug of fruit tea is so refreshing in hot weather

Well, former currency!  Some old French francs found in an old purse at the back of a drawer.

Blackburn Monoplane 1912, the oldest British flying aeroplane in the world at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Chicken of the Woods fungus growing on a tree

Do you see what I see?
A small cat (not real) on the bonnet of the old car, a 1926 Jowett type C, at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.


  1. I do like the small packages!!! x

  2. A great set of photos. I particularly like the nose and the good things - I love bluebell time!

  3. I really like 'good things' and 'yellow'.

  4. I like the tree fungus and lock gate best.

  5. You've done exactly what I was going to do for the small packages, need to change it now....:) Lovely photos! x

  6. Ooh, how interesting is that fungus, even though it makes me shudder (mushrooms- urgh!) Love your blue-bells and wisteria! SO gorgeous! I'm glad I can get onto your blog this month, it wouldn't let me last month!

  7. Great photos! I like your 'small packages'! I've had to cheat on that too! I love the rhino nose - I haven't seen that at Trentham, but I'm not a regular visitor so there's probably lots there I haven't seen!

  8. What a great group of photos, I like the historic and the 9 photos.

  9. It is really hard to see the cat on the bonnet or as I would call it - hood of the car. Wisteria is one of my favorites and the nose was incredible.

  10. Great photos - the blue bell wood is just gorgeous! Becks x

  11. A wonderful selection of photos. I like your front page, the yellow fungus and the aeroplane.

  12. Great reminder of Foxton Locks - I was a student in Leicester and we used to fill a car with people and crisps and head to Foxton for picnics. These are a lovely selection, Ellen x

  13. Eagle eyes for spotting the 9 on the lock gate. It's things like that I get excited about when I spot them on days out and am looking for scavenger hunt ideas!
    Lisa x

  14. Your photographs are admirable but what I really want to know is how you made the menu bar at the top of your blog? Clever!

  15. The small packages are wonderful!

    Is that yellow fungus really known as Chicken of the Woods? I think that's hilarious!

    I'm going over to Kathy's to copy the list for June. I really must give this another go!

  16. nice photos - beautiful bluebell woods :-)

  17. I missed this post!
    great selection of photos...yellow is great...chicken flovoured fungus!

  18. Great collection of photos, I love the cat onn the bonnet of the car:)

  19. Your first photo is so beautiful and the ducklings are so cute.

  20. A lovely selection of photos Rosiie. I do like the small packages and the lockgate and you can't beat a good mug of tea which looks like one that I have. P.x