Thursday, February 28, 2019

Scavenger Photo Hunt - February


 The word prompts for this month's Scavenger Photo Hunt which is organised by Kate at 'I Live I Love I Craft' blog are as follows

Sound/Hearing
Smell/Scent
Feel/Touch
Taste
see/sight
own choice

All my photos are from my archives as I haven't been out and about very much this month to collect some new ones.

Sound/Hearing - this photograph was taken at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire in October 2012. The sculpture was one for four from an exhibition entitled 'Hear, Here' they were all to do with hearing the sounds of and connecting with the wildlife around the estate.  The one above was for hearing the sounds of insects buzzing in the air.

Smell/Scent - the photo above was taken in May 2017 at Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire.  The display was part of an exhibition about the use of herbs and flowers both for medicinal purposes, to induce calm and sleep and also for keeping illness and germs at bay.  Sweet herbs were strewn on the floors and bowls of potpourri and nosegays used to good effect.


Feel/Touch - the feel of the sand on my bare feet the warmth of the shells as I lift them up and place them on the sand.  Photo taken last July on Morfa Bychan beach just along the coastal path from Borth-y-Gest, Porthmadog, Wales.


Taste - all the wonderful tastes of  produce from the summer garden.  Tomatoes, potatoes, courgettes and plums.  Basil, parsley, sage and lavender.  I include lavender in taste as it is delicious in cakes or scones.  Photo from a couple of summers ago.


See/Sight - from the turret window of Plas Mawr you can see the roof tops of the town and the castle in the distance and what a wonderful sight it was.  Photo taken at Conwy, North Wales in May 2017.


My own choice - my first though was that this photograph could be used in the smell/scent category as the smell or scent of bluebells in the woods is so wonderful.  It could also have been used for see/sight as the sight of carpets of bluebells is one of the wonders of Spring.  It won't be too long before we see them again.  This photo was taken last April in Hem Heath Woods, Stoke-0n-Trent.


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


https://livelovecraftme.blogspot.com/2019/03/februarys-link-up-party.html

46 comments:

  1. Great set, and well done for digging through the archives.

    I think a lot of people don't realise how wonderful a bluebell wood can smell. Our previous house had an ancient woodland next door and I had the privilege of being able to walk through it every morning.

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    1. Thank you Jayne, there is, as well as scent and colour, a wonderful warm and joyous feeling in a bluebell wood when the flowers are at their best. How wonderful to live near a woodland and be able to walk there every day:)

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  2. Lovely Rosie, I always like seeing the interpretations of the scavenger hunts :)

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    1. Thank you Pam, it is interesting to see how different everyone's interpretations are:)

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  3. Well done Rosie & mine won't publish for some reason, but we've one that is so similar, I was a bit gobsmacked. I love your 'sound' sculpture best. It is amazing. Take care & have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Susan, I see that you have now been able to publish your post which I enjoyed seeing. What a coincidence about the basket of garden produce and the hearing photo too, sculptures on a hill. Hope you have a lovely weekend:)

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  4. Wonderful! I love the huge hearing trumpet - did you try it out? Could you hear the insects? My favourite is your bluebell image - so beautiful. Thank you for joining in x

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    1. Thank you Kate and thank you for organising the hunt. Yes we did try the trumpet out. My husband could hear the insects but I have slight hearing loss and tinnitus so I hear buzzing and hissing in my ears all the time so couldn't tell the difference. Bluebells are one of my favourite flowers:)

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  5. Great photos, my favourites are the second and third ones. I love the arrangement of the shells in the sand, so simple but so pretty :) I discovered Borth-y-Gest by accident about four years ago, it was a lovely little place and I was quite impressed :)

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    1. Thank you tigermouse. When we visit the Llyn Peninsula we stay not far from Porthmadog and always visit Borth-y-Gest, I love the costal walk along the cliffs and the stroll back along the beach:)

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  6. A great selection of photos Rosie. Do they still have the musical sculptures at Kedleston Hall? You've reminded me I hope to go to Little Moreton Hall with my son sometime this year - if I can pluck up the courage to brave the M6 north!

    I do love the shells on the beach - so evocative of being at the sea.

    I hope you have a good weekend :)

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    1. Thank you RR. The exhibition was only there for that year, I expect it moved around different properties but the link I put on my post about it at the time has expired and the page removed. I hope you can brave the M6 to see Little Moreton, when we visited at Christmas they had closed sections off as work on the electrics was being done, I expect it will be completed before Easter but I must check their web page. I can still feel the warmth of that day on the beach:)

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  7. Gorgeous pictures! Experiencing the sound of buzzing insects with the device in picture one must be a great moment! Have a nice weekend. Sandrine

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    1. Thank you Sandrine. I love the name of you blog! Yes, the sound trumpet was most unusual:)

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  8. The Bluebell wood is gorgeous and that overgrown ear trumpet is a wonderful installation. Did you try it out I wonder. But my favourite is the trug full of your summer harvest. Well done. Hope this summer is as productive.

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    1. Thank you Jak, I hope we can grow more produce this year but we do struggle with our clay soil so have several raised beds. We did try the hearing trumpet. My husband could hear the insects buzzing but I struggled because of my hearing problems:)

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  9. Ohhhh mercy, what a beautiful, beautiful post!!!!!!!!

    Especially Bluebell Wood, of course.

    -happppy sighhhhh-

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    1. Thank you WoW, glad you enjoyed the post:)

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  10. An inspired collection to please all the senses. I'm looking forward to those bluebell walks too.

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    1. Thank you John, there is something very special about bluebells isn't there?)

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  11. Lovely selection of photos Rosie. The trug full of summer produce looks so tempting and a taste of what's to come. Have a lovely weekend. x

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    1. Thank you Simone, the bluebells and the summer produce are very cheering aren't they? Hope you too have a lovely weekend:)

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  12. What a cheery set of photos! The sound photo is amazing; at first I thought it was an Alpine horn thing.... Blue bell woods (or blue bells in any amount) are a wonderful sight.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you found the photos cheery, that was what I hoped for. Blue bells are wonderful aren't they?:)

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    1. Thank you William, the woods are very special at bluebell time:)

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  14. A lovely collection of photos Rosie. Thoughts of summer veggie produce gladdens the heart. B x

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    1. Thank you Barbara, yes the seed packets are out and some have already been sown indoors, something to look forward to:)

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  15. Wonderful photos. I never think to use lavender in cooking, such a great tip.

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    1. Thank you, we have had lavender scones once or twice at a lavender garden it is a very summery taste:)

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  16. A great selection of cheery photos. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing all the bluebells again. 😊

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    1. Thank you Karen, after the snowdrops and daffodils the next wonderful thing is bluebells they are just such an uplifting sight:)

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  17. A lovely collection of photos! Your garden produce looks wonderful. Have a great weekend, April x

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    1. Thank you April, I hope we are as successful in the garden this year too:)

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  18. Lovely photos. That hearing device looks amazing - could you really hear the insects in it? And the bluebells and potpourri and veg are lovely reminders of the summer to come - hopefully it'll be as good as last year.

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    1. Thank you Fil, I hope we are able to grow some good fruit and veg this year. My husband heard the gentle buzzing of insects but I have tinnitus so can hear buzzing/hissing all the time and couldn't differentiate between the two:)

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  19. Great interpretations of each word this month and the last one is a perfect way to wrap up a sensory themed hunt ?)

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    1. Thank you Louise, I think bluebells cover every sense except taste:)

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  20. The bluebells are my favourite this month. The hearing one is amazing.

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    1. Thank you Julie, I'm looking forward to seeing bluebells again soon;)

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  21. Lovely set of pictures. Can't decide whether I prefer the trug full of summer garden produce or the shells on the beach.

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    1. Thank you John, at the moment I'm longing to see the sea so I'd chose the shells:)

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  22. Lovely photos, I wish I could smell the herbs & flowers.

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    1. Thank you Astrid, both lavender and pot pourri smelt wonderful:)

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  23. I can't believe I'm so late catching up, sorry. This is a super duper post, I really can't choose a favourite and you have certainly set my brain whirling, conjuring up all those sensual responses. Thank you Rosie, it's such a tonic on a miserable day. x

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    1. Thank you Mrs T. Glad you enjoyed the post. I enjoyed sifting through lots of photos to find these ones, it brought back lots of memories too:)

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