Sunday, August 30, 2015

Photo Scavenger Hunt - August


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.

Walk


 Visitors walk over the new Chinese Bridge at Croome Park in Worcestershire.

Horizontal

Horizontal stripes on a Cornish Ware jar at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Square


Square tiles on the floor of a room in The Commandery, Worcester.  Called the Commandery as it was from here that Charles II established his headquarters before the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Diversity

 As I looked at this photo I was struck by the diversity of wildlife in and around the lake which is at Witley Court, near Worcester.  Trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, birds, dragonflies, bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects and also all the wildlife living down in the water of the lake too.

Rough


The rough texture of the Tufa stone contrasts with the smoother stone of the statue.  Photo taken at Croome Park, Worcestershire.

Bow

Bows on an 18th century style dress at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire

Joy

The Perseus and Andromeda fountain at Witley Court near Worcester caused much joy to visitors as it was activated at 11.a.m. and reached its full force and height in a few minutes.  Whitley Court is a ruin, after a disastrous fire which started on 7th September 1937.

Forgotten

I spotted the little umbrella hanging on a fence in the small show gardens at Trentham Estate when we were walking around.  I wonder if a child had left it there whilst stopping to do something else and forgotten it or if a passer by had found it and put it there so it would be seen.  Either way it seems to match the fence in colour doesn't it?

Crowd

As I steer clear of crowds as much as possible I was wondering how on earth I could interpret this particular topic.  We have lots of sparrows in the hedges and bushes that surround our garden and the other day there was quite a lot of them.  Apparently the collective noun term for Sparrows can be one of three words a host, a quarrel or a ubiquity.  They are certainly ubiquitous in our garden but for the purposes of the scavenger hunt they are a crowd of Sparrows.

Colourless

This plant's seed head was very dry and a pale cream colour against the background of bright summer greens, I enhanced this paleness by making the photo black and white.

Friendly

 This little friendly robin came to sit near our table outside the Lakeside cafe at Trentham Gardens.  I think he or she was looking for crumbs but we only had coffee.  He stayed quite a while watching us before deciding we didn't have any food to offer him.

Whatever you want 

 A collage of photos I took of the painted room in The Commandery in Worcester.  The paintings date from c1475 when the building was a hospital dedicated to St Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester.  It is thought that this room was the infirmary and the paintings were there to comfort the sick.

As you can see from some of the photos we've been away for a few days in Worcestershire.  I will write a post or two about the places we've visited over the next week or two.  I'll hopefully be catching up with all your posts in the next day or two too.

36 comments:

  1. An interesting set of photos, Rosie. Worcestershire is a county I've never been to so I'm looking forward to hearing more about the places you visited.

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    1. There are some lovely places and lovely countryside in Worcestershire if ever you get the chance to visit:)

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  2. We're just home from England and I'm trying to get caught up on all my blogs, I see that you've been busy!

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    1. I hope you had a super time over here, I'll look forward to perhaps seeing where you have been on your blog:)

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  3. I loved seeing all your photos. I was in Worcestershire a few years ago. It's a lovely part of england. My favorite photo is the one of the sparrows. It's very unique. My best to you :)

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    1. The sparrows love their home next to the feeders. Worcestershire is a very beautiful county:)

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  4. Great finds as always!! I love the very last one, and I like the colourful painted fence too! Hope you have enjoyed your time away! xx

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    1. Those wall paintings are lovely aren't they and I thought the umbrella matched the fence, it looks as if it belongs there:)

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  5. I love all those sparrows! What a great collection. I've never been to Witley Court so I enjoyed seeing it here.

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    1. We are neveer short of sparrows here! Witley court is fascinating:)

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  6. Love the little robin. We seem to have a lot of juveniles around at the moment and a late nest has brought work in part of the wood to a complete halt. The bird sits on a pile of logs and chirps angrily when anyone comes near.

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    1. Little robin is cute isn't he. We have a couple still in the garden too - just getting pink breasts so this year's brood I think:)

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  7. Some great photos here especially the painted room in the Commandery. I want to go to Worcester to do some family history research sometime this autumn so I must definitely go and see this.

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    1. I'm sure you would enjoy the Commandery, Rowan the history of the building is fascinating, there is so much to see and do in the city:)

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  8. Great photos Rosie and especially of the black and white seed head - most striking! x

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    1. Thanks, Simone - the seed head was quite colourless but I thought it looked even beter in black and white:)

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  9. thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt, what a great group of photos. I really like your photos of Joy, bow, walk and forgotten. Greenthumb

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    1. Thank you for organising - glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  10. Lovely interpretations - and fabulous photos. I love the bows - wouldn't that be a fine dress for a ball?

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    1. It is a lovely dress isn't it? I like the colours:)

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  11. Cute robin, so different from the North American version. :) I very much enjoy seeing how others have interpreted the prompts. I especially like your take on Diversity.

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    1. Thanks, some of the topics were hard to interpret this month but I got there in the end:)

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  12. Sounds like you had a great time! I love the look of Witley and that fountain is a super photo as is the diversity! The contrast of rough and smooth is clever too!x

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

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  13. I enjoyed visiting all those places through your hunt photos, particularly Witley Court which I visited, well goodness, it must be 20 years ago! Love the forgotten umbrella and those stunning paintings. x

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    1. Thanks, Witley Court is quite unique isn't it? The wall paintings at The Commandery were wonderful to see:)

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  14. Lovely photos, Rosie! I enjoyed them all, but especially the crowd of sparrows and the friendly robin. Your robins are so different from ours! The scenery around Witley Court is calm and beautiful. I was fascinated by the wall paintings at the Commandery. I would love to see them for real. Happy hunting in September!

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    1. We have such a lot of sparrows in our garden - the laurel hedge is a sparrow hotel! The paintings are wonderful aren't they?:)

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  15. I love the vibrant colours in Forgotten and what a fab pic of that dear little robin. Great idea for Colourless, so striking.

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    1. Thanks, Fiona - glad you liked them:)

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  16. Colorless and Forgotten. My favorites. How perfect the umbrella left on the fence. Enjoyed it.

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    1. I couldn't quite believe it when I saw the umbrella it was waiting to be photographed for this wasn't it? I do hope its owner found it:)

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  17. Terrific photos, Rosie ~ Loved the bows, the crowd of sparrows, the new bridge, the old wall, the forgotten umbrella...in fact everything! Perfect!

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

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  18. Beautiful photographs...loved them all but I especially liked the little robin...a gorgeous photo.

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    1. Thamks, Debbie - glad you popped by and I'm pleased you liked the photos:)

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