Sunday, May 31, 2015

Photo Scavenger Hunt - May

May has been such a lovely month with blooms in the garden and burgeoning growth in the fields and hedgerows, birds nesting, baby birds in the garden and the dawn chorus in the bright early mornings.  Once again it's time to join in  with the Photo Scavenger Hunt kindly organised by greenthumb at Made with Love  just click on the link to find other participants.


Blue

 Blue ceanothus flowering against a stone wall at Bridgemere Garden World

Crystal
Pieces of Amethyst and Rose Quartz

Vintage

An old advertising board at Consall Railway Station on the Churnet Valley Steam Railway.

Fluff

A few strands of fluff or sheeps wool caught in an old bit of tree


Global

Nearest I could get to Global on my travels glowing globe balls on sale at the book shop and cafe at Hassop Station on the High Peak trail.

Mask
 Small decorative masks at Bridgemere Garden World

Bus

Three routemaster London buses on a card I bought recently for a friend's birthday.  He comes from London, loves buses and often writes about them on his blog and for his local paper.

Frame

A window framed by solid stone walls at Peveril Castle, Castleton, Derbyshire


Collection
 

Refuse collection day.  Recycling week, brown bins for garden waste and blue bins for plastics, cardboard and glass.  The refuse collection lorries passed each other at the bottom of the street.

Poster

 An old railway poster at the station at Consall on the Churnet Valley Railway.

Ribbon

 More ribbon than you can shake a stick at - rows and rows of pretty, shiny, colourful ribbon at Hobbycraft, Bridgemere Garden World.


Whatever you Want

I was playing with the panorama setting on my camera at Peveril Castle so you can see in the distance, from left to right according to the map at the castle, Mam Tor, Grinslow Knoll, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill - I think, I may be wrong of course.  Please correct me if I am.

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  1. Nice photos Rosie. I love the panoramic at the end.

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    1. Thanks, Ian glad you liked the photos. I enjoyed messing around with the panorama setting in such a super place:)

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  2. A great collection! I like the panorama too. It was tough list this month!

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    1. I think I was lucky to see several of the topics quite early on so didn't feel it was hard - but then I have plenty of free time to do that now I'm retired:)

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  3. Great job on the scavenger hunt photos. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  4. It was a difficult list this month (maybe it is just me, having taken a few months off). Your interpretation of collection is great, this never once occurred to me. x

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    1. Thanks Christina, I found the first one hard when I joined in again after a couple of years away but seem to have got back into the routine now:)

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  5. Great post Rosie! Ingenious with your Global!!! I used to get on the number 12 routemaster bus many years ago! I love the crystals. x

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    1. Thanks, Simone - I just happened to have my camera with me when I saw those Glow Balls in the shop - the crystals are on my mantlepiece. I remember catching a bus at Euston and travelling to Greenwich it took ages but I loved every minute of the journey and saw some wonderful things - don't know if it was a routemaster though it was certainly a red London bus:)

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  6. Well done, you got some brilliant ones! Collection was pArticularly effective, the bright bins and truck in stark contrast to the more natural shades. Globe is very good and I like your crystals. I also went with amethyst but not uploaded all of mine yet, still trying to find ribbon!!!!x

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    1. Thanks, Kezzie - glad you liked the photos - I will visit you to see what you have chosen for May:)

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  7. I love these scavenger hunts - it is good to see so many different pictures of your choice. I particularly like the refuse collection - such bright colours.

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    1. I was pleased to get the collection one I just saw the two lorries coming together but by the time I'd got my camera sorted and the window open the first one had move on to the bottom of the street:)

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  8. A great set of photos. I've never been up into Peveril Castle although visited Castleton many times so it was interesting to see the window and the view from the hill. I nearly went there for Oak Apple Day this last week to find maypole ribbons, but didn't in the end!

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    1. Oh, yes of course Castleton have a special event on Oak Apple Day don't they? I've only ever seen the display in the visitor centre there., It is a long walk up to the castle from the entrance but the views from there are stunning:)

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  9. Some great photos but my favourite is the one of the window at Peveril Castle - you must have climbed up the tower for that:)

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    1. Hekllo Rowan - lovely to see you back and hope all is well. Yes I did climb the tower and also down into the bottom bit - I must have been feeling energetic that day:)

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  10. I loved seeing your collection of photos. The scenery is stunning. My favorite is the "frame" and the "collection". My best wishes to you :)

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    1. Thank you - I'm glad you enjoyed the photos - best wishes to you too:)

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  11. Terrific interpretations and photos! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them and reading the accompanying write up. The frame is a prize winner ! What a perfect photo for collection ~ brilliant idea and a very colourful shot. Well done on everything!

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    1. Thank you, Glo for you lovely comments - so glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  12. That's a good idea. Never have refuse collectors looked so good, great photo. :-)

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    1. We've just been through the same process again today - looked just as colourful in the rain but the poor bin men looked bedraggled:)

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  13. Great finds!! I like the panoramic picture best of all, but they are all good. As Crimson Kettle says, bin day never looked as good as this!!! Love that! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, I enjoyed making the panoramic shot - I must try some more. I used to think that the street looked a mess with all the bins out but it doesn't on the photo:)

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  14. Thanks for talking part in this months scavenger hunt. What a great group of photos. I really like fluff, ribbon, and collection. Greenthumb

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments and thanks for contiuning to organise the Scavenger Hunt it is always great fun to do:)

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  15. Great photos and some really interesting interpretations. Collection was very clever and I love the old advertising sign. x

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    1. Thanks, Julie - glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  16. Love the pictures. The theme of blue runs through so many of them. The Colmans Wash Blue, The Blue Globes and the Blue Bins. But the Blue on the Colman's advert is so vivid. Beautifully seen

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    1. Thank you John and thanks for your kind comment. I often seem to have a colour theme without reaslising it it sometimes. I originally took the Colman's advert for blue but thought it made a better vintage one:)

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  17. So many great images. I like this kind of scavenger hunt. I may have to join in too!

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    1. Oh, yes do it's great fun - June list is on line now (link above). Thanks for visiting and I'm glad you have enjoyed the photos:)

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  18. Well done, Rosie! What a great collection of photos! The photo of the castle window for framed slammed me: what grim places castles must have been, although reassuring for the people who lived behind those stout walls. I'm so glad that I was born today! The blue ceanothus is magnificent, and I love the vibrant primary colors in the old advertising board. Great find for global! Happy hunting in June!

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    1. I bet the castle was grim inside - it is open to the elements now and home to wildlife, vegetation and nesting birds. As you say the people who lived there would have felt safe from maurauders with those thick walls. Glad you enjoyed the photos and happy hunting in June to you too:)

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  19. The pictures are all great but the one of the window is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth so glad that you enjoyd the photos:)

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  20. Hello, lovely colorful photos. Each photo tells a story.

    Best wishes

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    1. Hello, Joseph - thank you so much for your kind comment:)

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  21. I'm just wondering what the staff at Hassop Station thought about you photographing the globes! hahaha. And I'm also wondering if I can take panarama's with my camera? Great selection of eclectic items as per usual Rosie - I especially loved the way your mind interpreted "collection" . xxxx

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    1. Ha - there wasn't a member of staff in sight when I took them. I have a setting on my camera that sets it up for you it is on the top with the film and macro and etc - you just move your camera across the view until you see the x move into its slot and the picture takes itself - I'd photographed a collection of fossils and a collection of post cards before I clicked with that one:)xxxx

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  22. Oh, my. I enjoyed this. Love the garbage collection. And the bus card. And the ribbons. And the poster.

    Obviously enjoyed it. Tough month but you did so well.

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    1. Sorry, have only just found your comment - I did enjoy this month perhaps because I found the topics quite easily, June looks harder to me but we'll see:)

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