Thursday, July 30, 2015

Photo Scavenger Hunt - July

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.

For some reason I've really struggled with this month's topics, it has taken me ages to find things and even now I'm not quite happy with the photos I've taken.  I think it is because we haven't been out and about as much as we did in June mainly because of the weather being so unseasonal and I haven't been feeling very inspired.  Anyway here goes with my July photos.......


D is for?

Dahlias in pots in the garden.  I was hoping that the larger one behind the little pink one would be in flower by now but the cooler weather and lack of sun is probably holding it back.  I did see a twelve spot ladybird resting on it though.

Wide

 A wide expanse of land and sky taken as a panoramic view towards Castleton in Derbyshire from the old road which used to go up to Mam Tor


Edge

Guinea Fowl sitting on the edge of a fence at the Peak Wildlife Park, near Leek, Staffordshire 

Cylindrical

 A row of old cylindrical oil drums at Aston Marina, near Stone in Staffordshire.

Feelings

The cafe at Middleport Pottery, Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.  If you are feeling hungry the food here is very tasty

Mysterious

 Don't you always wonder what is behind a closed door or gate?  Door to the secret garden at the Trentham Estate, Staffordshire.

Weed

 In the garden thistles like nettles are weeds but out in the countryside they become quite beautiful.  Photo taken from the boardwalk at Jackson's Coppice, near Sugnall, Staffordshire.

Joke


 I was seeking out a rubber band in the little box where everything is put when we don't know where else to put them.  Things like old stamps, foreign coins, bells off cat collars, paper clips, bits that have broken off things and may some time in the future be useful - you get the picture - anyway in amongst all this were some little plastic toys and a couple of jokes from Christmas Crackers.

Pile

A pile of pottery moulds in a window at Middleport Pottery, Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent.

Speed
A model boat on the lake at Westport, near Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

Night

 The night sky, taken from our front bedroom window.

Whatever you Want 
I thought I'd take you back to the post I did on the wildflowers at Trentham Gardens for my 'whatever you want'  as they were so beautiful.

28 comments:

  1. The wild flowers are simply beautiful, one of the things I like best about England.

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    1. The flowers are lovely aren't they?:)

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  2. I think you've done really well to get all of those challenges,

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  3. The guinea fowl sitting on the fence is a beautiful bird and I like the night time photo. You've done a good job with the challenge. I found it really difficult this time mainly because of the lack of opportunity to take photos that would be suitable for a subject.

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    1. Yes, I was the same Linda especially for Joke and Feelings. The Guinea fowl was so sweet it stayed there watching us for ages:)

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  4. Great finds!! I like them all, but I like cylindrical and whatever you like best of all!! xx

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    1. Thanks, Amy - the wildflowers are lovely aren't they?:)

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  5. I thought your photo scavenger hunt was very creative Rosie. I especially liked 'the edge'! I did like the vampire joke too! x

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    1. He He - the jokes are so awful they are funny. Thanks, Simone:)

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  6. Some months do seem more difficult and, like you, I usually find it's when I'm not out and about much. That said, your choices are great! I think I have the same dahlia. Love the guinea fowl photo too. x

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    1. They do don't they? I did struggle a bit this month whereas last month I had all the photos well before the end of the month. That one dahlia survived from a pack of six - the slugs had the others:)

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  7. Lovely to see the colourful dahlias and wildflowers. I like the guinea fowl sitting on the edge, too ~ little did it know it would become a fitting photo for this selection ;) I love the look of the lamps at Aston Marina. Yes, that door does conjure up mystery. Your 'treasure' drawer came in very handy! A great selection of photos! Happy August :)

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    1. Happy August to you too, Glo and thank you for your kind comments. The guinea fowl was a great poser, I think it must sit there for a lot of the day and get photographed often:)

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  8. Super collection this month! I like speed and edge and those wildflowers of course. I remembered in the week that I'm actually working with SWT at Trentham tomorrow so I'm hoping to have a bit of time at some point to have a look for the flowers :)

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    1. Thanks Louise, I did struggle this month. I hope you have a lovely day at Trentham with SWT - hope you get to see the flowers and that they are stil lblooming:)

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  9. A wonderful selection as usual. Just catching up (eventually) after my hol - and a dodgy laptop!!! I fear I may need to buy a new one! xxx

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    1. Nice to see you back, Diane. I dread having to get used to a new lap top but fear it will have to happen soon as mine is slowing down such a lot now:)

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  10. Yes this month was tricky but you did well. Love the expression on the guinea fowl and those wild flowers are just glorious.

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    1. Thanks, Fiona - the guinea fowl loved having its photo taken and the wildflowers are my favourite too:)

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  11. Lovely set of photos like the Guinea Fowl sitting on the edge and the wild flowers

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    1. Thanks, I think they are my favourites too:)

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  12. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. I really like your photos of, edge, mysterious, and pile. Greenthumb

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for your comment and thank you too for contiuning to inspire us all each month:)

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  13. I thought you collection was great, Rosie! Loved the hen on the edge of the fence! I think it's the contrast between the beautiful fluffy feathers and the wood and wire that makes this photo speak to me. And yes, I do wonder what is behind closed doors, especially the stories in old places.

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    1. Thanks, the guinea fowl is rather cute isn't it?:)

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  14. I struggled too, to the end that I am JUST posting mine now!
    Great photos! I loved the guinea fowl on the edge and the wild flowers are just so pretty!!x

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    1. Thanks, Kezzie - I'm struggling this month too for some reason - I will pop over and have a look at your photos for July - better late than never:)

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