Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo Scavenger Hunt - October

It's nearly the end of October so I'm joining in with Hawthorn at I live, I love, I craft, I am me blog with this month's Photo Scavenger Hunt.

The words for October are

Making
Empty
Starts with an F
Paper
Neat
Street
Kettle
Unexpected
Vase
My Own Choice

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Making - Banana Bread, a recipe from my old BeRo book.  It's a good recipe for using up old ripe bananas, it has walnuts in the mixture too and is definitely a cake rather than bread.  Lovely with afternoon tea.

Empty - a clean, empty drain under the steps up to 13 Oak Cottages, the worker's cottage at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire.


Starts with an 'F' - Fungi and Fly Agaric spotted at Trentham Gardens early in October.


Paper - Also at Trentham Gardens a paper notice pinned to a board near where Georgina the gardeners' black cat has her little house.  She was adopted by the workers there and was always on hand to greet visitors who made it up to the top of the Italian Gardens near the ruins of the old house.  She has been taken home by one of the gardeners so that she can enjoy her old age in peace and quiet.


 Neat - a preening Egyptian Goose on the JCB lake near Rocester, it will soon be looking neat and tidy.


Street - Rosslyn Road in Longton lit by morning sunlight. The building just behind the wall is the library.



Kettle - more than one kettle in a display at a kitchen shop in Bakewell.  I think one of these would last for ages.  We use a Le Creuset cast iron casserole which was given us as a wedding present 38 years ago two or three times a week.


Unexpected - last week when I pulled up the blind on the landing window I spotted the above scene.  What on earth?  We get squirrels and foxes in the garden plus cats but non of them would have caused that amount of destruction and anyway they all jump over the fence if they have to.  There were claw marks on some of the shattered pieces of wood and a latrine hole in one of the raised beds.  Got to be a badger,  Bad badger!  There are tons of ways in and out of the garden but you had to fight your way through a solid fence, we've mended the fence but left the runs for now as we don't want the fence to be broken again.


Vase - a vase of flowers at Whightwick Manor near Wolverhampton taken earlier this year when we met friends there for a visit and lunch.


My Own Choice - another goose just because I like them.  This one is a Barnacle Goose, one of many at the JCB lake at Rocester.




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46 comments:

  1. Interesting collection. Badgers are clearly not the best carpenters!

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    1. Thanks, John. More like demolition workers I think:)

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  2. Lovely photos Rosie, was touched by the retired cat, being both a cat lover and gardener it appealed to me. We were given a Le Creuset cast iron casserole too - in that same red colour and yes, we still use it (28 years later :)) thank you for joining in x

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    1. Thank you. When we saw the cat's little house and food bowl wasn't there we thought the worst so it was good to read the notice. Our casserole is orange, we've used it today for a vegetable casserole. Thanks for organising the hunt:)

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  3. Lovely set of photos Rosie, I have my mum's a old BeRo recipe book which I use all the time, it's falling apart a bit now and has some years old butter icing marks. I too used up some bananas and made this loaf... Lovely. Great shot of the Fly Agaric.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thank you, Amanda. Some of the pages of our BeRo book are stuck together but usually where I know the recipe off by heart anyway, the cover is off too and I have to put an elastic band around it to stop it losing pages:)

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  4. Another interesting set of photos. That is a very naughty badger; don't want one in my garden and I think we are well out of their way. The Paper photo made me smile as it was such a sweet story. I hope she has a long retirement. Envious of you seeing a fly agaric too!

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    1. I hope the cat has many happy years in her new home too. There were quite a few fly agarics at Trentham - all gone now,after only about three weeks:)

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  5. Great images; loved the vase of flowers toward the end.

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    1. Thanks Mike, the vase was full of lovely flowers from the garden:)

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  6. Beautiful photos, amazing the damage that a badger can do. Loved the story about the cat, hope she has long and happy retirement.

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    1. Oh,I hope so too, she was out there in all weathers but had been given a little home and feeding area just near the entrance to the staff quarters. Can't believe the mess the badger(s) made:)

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  7. No idea that badgers could be quite so determined.

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    1. It was in between next door's hedge and our fence, if it had gone back under the hedge and just round a bit it could have walked through into the garden using the fox/cat run between trees, perhaps it panicked:)

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  8. I like your collection for the hunt. We don't have badgers in my area, and looking at that fence I think I'm glad we don't! The barnacle geese are very striking, they remind me of the markings on our loons.
    Wendy

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    1. I must google loons. There were loads of Barnacle geese on the grass around the lake but that one was on the landing pier on its own:)

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  9. There's a lovely nature theme to most of your photos. I had the pleasure of walking round the JCB lake this year and it's a wonderful place. You managed to get some good photos of the wildlife there!

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    1. Oh, how lovely! It is an interesting lake which seems to have quite a collection of water birds, glad you enjoyed your visit, not far from a wonderful farm shop and cafe well worth a visit if ever you return:)

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  10. Lovely pics Rosie. I love seeing the geese especially the Egyptian one! The fly alergic is so colourful. I really want to see one. X

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    1. Thank you. We were so lucky to see all the fly agarics at Trentham, the next time we visited they had gone. The Egyptian Geese are lovely, we saw two or three of them but I think there are more:)

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  11. Great photos Rosie, but the favourite is the marching goose. Aww nice touch about the pussy cats retirement.

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    1. Thanks, Barb - the goose is rather grand isn't it? So pleased the cat has a new home:)

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  12. Love the photos. Love the Geese

    Julie xxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you, I always love seeing geese, greylags are my favourite but the barnacles are great:)

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  13. A lovely set of images Rosie to go with the words in the Scavenger Hunt. The banana loaf looks delicious I have a few recipes for something similar :) Love the geese photos and the Fly Agaric - we found one of the latter in our road a few days ago and I was thrilled to bits to find one on a local grass verge.

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    1. Thank you, RR I love all the different geese they have at the lake, we saw black swans too but the eider duck which usually hangs out near the landing the barnacle goose was on wasn't there this time. We were lucky to see the fly agarics at Trentham, they were soon over and gone, great for you to find one nearby:)

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  14. I love the way that goose is stepping out :) but boy, the badger made a mess. Fabulous looking mushroom too

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    1. The badger did make a mess didn't it? There is still a little hole in the fence where it chewed the wood away. It does look a very proud goose doesn't it and it was well away from all the others:)

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  15. Great photo of the Barnacle Goose walking with such purpose! x

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    1. Thanks Simone, he was definitely on a mission:)

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  16. A fabulous set of photos. Not sure which was my favourite. Possibly the geese :). B x

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    1. Thank you, Babara,I always love geese:)

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  17. Enjoyed all your pics and definitely naughty badger. And maybe I'm a bit strange but I particularly like your 'empty' drain :)

    Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana. Yes, I find the drain strangely satisfying too:)

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  18. Lovely collection. Badgers can do a bit of damage can't they?! They kept digging up a bees nest in the garden here over the summer!

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    1. Crikey! They are very brave to dig up a bees nest, we think they visited again last night as there is 'evidence' in the rhubarb bed:( Glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  19. A very interesting collection - think I'll have a go this month! The drain is so shiny I thought it was a button at first! Lovely to have badgers around but I hope they don't cause any more damage.. looking forward to your next hunt :)

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    1. The badgers have visited but we don't see them. W thought it we left the run they wouldn't attack the fence again. Oh yes do join in this month the words are up on the blog link:)

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  20. I like geese as well :-) A great interpretation of the hunt.
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. I love the picture of the goose striding out so purposefully. Wonder what was on his mind. So glad the cat is in a good home for her retirement. Hope she enjoys being more of a domestic cat and less of a plant specialist.

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    1. Thanks you, we thought the worst when we saw her little house, mats and food bowl had gone but it was good news:)

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  22. This is a fun post - I love BeRo books and have a couple of them at home. Your banana bread looks delicious. Marie x

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    1. Thanks, Marie. I have two copies a square one done for a secial anniversary and a normal long thin one. I don't know what happened to the one my Mum had when I was a child, I remember it being brown/sepia in colour, both mine are stained with use and have some pages stuck together:)

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