Friday, February 23, 2018

Scavenger Photo Hunt - February 2018

Joining in once again with the Scavenger Photo Hunt organised by
by Kate at 'I live, I love, I craft, I am me' blog. The word prompts for February's hunt are white, metal/metallic, camouflage, it begins with a J, bud and your own choice.

White - print on a green tee shirt.  Modelled by Paul who knows quite a bit about pterosaurs.  Here is a link to his blog on all things pterosaur.

 Metal/Metalic - wave sculpture at the side of the lake at Trentham Gardens,
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire plus the metal rails from the miniature railway which runs alongside it.  Designed by John Warland The Waves is from the World Vision gardens exhibited at both RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows in 2016.

Camouflage - I think this cat thought it had camouflaged itself under the hedge in the Victoria Park at Stafford.  I said 'hello puss' to it but it stayed rigidly still until we had passed by.

Begins with a 'J' - Jackdaw by the River Derwent at Rowsley near Bakewell in Derbyshire.

 Bud - I think of an Amaryllis in the glass house at Victoria Park, Stafford.

Own Choice - The Kugel Stone in the courtyard at Carsington Water which lies between Ashbourne and Cromford in Derbyshire.  The Kugel is a sphere of granite that revolves on a thin film of water.  The water is pumped into the granite at two different speeds making the Kugel spin on its own.  Kugel is a German word for stone and this stone is honed from natural granite to a precise diameter of 90cm.

Click on the link below to find other bloggers who are joining in this month.

http://livelovecraftme.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/february-scavenger-photo-hunt-link-up.html

28 comments:

  1. That Kugel stone is amazing, must be fascinating to watch. The other outside art of waves of metal is strangely beautiful. Lovely choice of photographs but your Bud is just making fun of my pathetic Amaryllis!!!

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    1. The Kugel Stone is fascinating. I wasn't sure about the wave at first until I saw it from the angle I took the photo from. I hope your Amaryllis grows as tall as the one in the park glasshouse:)

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  2. Your wave photo is wonderful; I'd have it in my garden but not sure if I would have to cut it down a bit!!!! The Kugel stone is interesting. The power of water.

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    1. Thank you, I didn't like the wave at first but I've passed it a few times aswe've walkedaround the lake and I can see its attractions now:)

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  3. Geat pictures, love the metal wave and Kugel stone.

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  4. Hi Rosie , Such a great set of photos, the wave is my second favourite but the one I like has to be that Jackdaw strutting his stuff.

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    1. The jackdaw was the only one amongst loads of ducks and geese, it wasn't a bit afraid of the bigger birds:)

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  5. Lovely images and stories, love the wave - such a simple design yet so elegant! I would love to see the Kugel stone :D thank you for joining in x

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    1. Thank you and thank you for organising the hunt I've really enjoyed joining in:)

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  6. I love the wave sculpture and the beautiful bud. Jackdaws are such attractive birds with their black into grey plumage.

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    1. Jackdaws are rather fine birds aren't they? I bet the bud has opened out now as I took that photo a couple of weeks ago:)

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  7. Wow, I'm loving your metal wave photo and also the jackdaw, never seen one around these parts.

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    1. Thank you, the wave does sort of grow on you doesn't it? The jackdaw was on its own amongst loads of ducks and geese:)

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  8. The Kugel Stone in the courtyard at Carsington Water. Delightful...!!!!

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    1. It isunusual and quite interesting isn't it?:)

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  9. Great photos, love the Jackdaw

    Julie xxxxx

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    1. Thank you, it's a handsome bird isn't it?:)

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  10. Great photos, I love the metal wave and the cat under the hedge :)

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    1. Thanks, the cat did amuse me as I'm sure it thought it was hidden from view:)

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    2. I used to have almost floor-length curtains in the living room and I had one cat who would 'hide' behind them - I don't think she realised that her feet and tail could be seen at the bottom :)

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    3. How funny! We had a little cat who sat for ages in a gap between books in the bookcase. We searched everywhere for her and when we eventually spotted her she gave us such a withering look as if to say 'must try harder':)

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  11. I love the kugel stone. I wish it was in my garden! The jackdaw looks like he is moving forward with purpose!!! I thought the cat was a fox at first glance with its colouring and bushy tail. Hope you have a lovely weekend Rosie. x

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    1. It's wonderful isn't it? The jackdaw was surrounded by ducks and geese at the riverside but he wasn't in the least bothered by them. Hope you too have a lovely weekend:)

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  12. I love Jackdaws, such noisy birds and nearly always in arguing groups or maybe they are just being companionable. Such a smart colour scheme as well.
    The Kugel Stone is brilliant, difficult to imagine a ball of granite being moved by streams of water. I thought kugel was a ball. In German ball is a hollow ball (like a football) and kugel is a solid sphere. Not that I am able to speak German but came across kugel in relation to skittle alleys.
    Lovely sequence of photos.

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    1. That's interesting John, thank you. I can imagine there might be two different words for sphere and ball. The jackdaw was amusing and on his own amongst the ducks and geese:)

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  13. A good collection. I like the white logo and the waves for metal.

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