Friday, May 31, 2019

Scavenger Photo Hunt - May


May has passed by so quickly. It's one of my favourite months but I don't feel as if I have appreciated it or 'felt' it as much as I would have liked. That short, sweet season of light evenings and bright early mornings filled with birdsong is slipping away already.

The words for this month's hunt organised by Kate at 'I live, I love, I craft, I am me'  blog are as follows:-  Seat, View from the seat, Lunch, Starts with a P, Transport, Your Own Choice.

All my photos have been taken locally this time.

 
Seat- complete with Fairy by the lake at Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


View (from the seat) across the lake and up towards the Oak Wood where on top of the hill stands a statue of the 1st Duke of Sutherland whose family owned the Trentham Estate.

Lunch - Sour Dough Bread and Tintern Cheese from Brown and Green at the Trentham Gardens retail village. Bought after our walk around the lake and taken home to be enjoyed.


Starts with a 'P' - we visited the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery up in the city centre where we saw an exhibition of tapestries designed by Grayson Perry and a small exhibition about Beatrix Potter which featured Peter Rabbit.


Transport - Early one morning I was wondering where I was going to get a transport themed photo in time for today and suddenly heard the sound of a balloon being boosted - sure enough flying otherwise silently over the garden was this balloon transporting the occupants of the basket into an early morning world of mist and delicate sunshine.


Your own choice - we've had this shrub which we call Red Robin for at least fifteen years and it has never flowered before.  This year it is covered in blooms, I expect the type of weather we've had this year has made conditions just right for the flowering.

Click on the link below to find other bloggers who are joining in with this month's Scavenger Photo Hunt. 


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42 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful bench (with added fairy!) with a good view to boot :) thank you for joining in x

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    1. It is a rather lovely bench isn't it? Joining in is always fun, thank you for organising the link up:)

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  2. How lucky that the balloon came flying over just at the right time. I like the fairy on the seat, and your Red Robin shrub looks gorgeous :)

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    1. Thank you, yes I couldn't believe that the transport had come to me and in such a lovely way. The red robin has been lovely:)

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  3. That Tintern cheese looks a bit special. I would like to have the fairy bench in my garden - I have just the spot for it! Have a lovely weekend Rosie. :)

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    1. Thank you Simone, the Tintern Cheese had a lovely bright green rind on it but Paul trimmed it off before I took the photo. It would be lovely to have a fairy bench in the garden:)

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  4. The bench is lovely and the view from it looks quite peaceful. I like the transport photo, we rarely get balloons here and I always think they look quite amazing just floating around (not that i'd ever go up in one!!).

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    1. Thank you Pam, I couldn't go up in a balloon either, I've only ever once flown in a plane (in my 20s from East Midlands Airport to Guernsey) not keen on being up in the air. We ofen get balloons over here usually on a Sunday:)

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  5. A lovely post and photos Rosie. I know exactly what you mean about May this year for me it has just whizzed by and I have not had the time to appreciate it. May and June are my favourite months so hopefully will appreciate June more! I love the bench with the fairy - and the bread and cheese look delicious :) Your Red Robin shrub looks so pretty and the flowers look as though they will attract bees and butterflies. Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Thank you RR, let's hope we can enjoy June a lot more now it is here. We weresurprised tosee the Red Robin in Flower and it has been so pretty. The bees I guess would have enjoyed the flowers, they are loving the aquilegia, borage and chives at the moment. Hope you too have a lovely weekend:)

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  6. I love love the fairy bench. How wonderful to share a bench with a fairy. That's brill that your red robin shrub has decided to flower for the very first time. I bet that was a great surprise!

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    1. Thank you Shazza, I was lucky to find the bench empty and be able to take the photo as it is always popular for photos and selfies:)

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  7. Love the bench, the fairy was a delight.

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    1. Thank you, the fairies around the garden are lovely, we found three new ones on our walk:)

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  8. Love the faerie on the bench!

    And so happy your bush finally flowered!!! Amazing. Wonder why it decided to, this year??? :-)

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    1. Thank you WoW, I think the Red Robin bush has ehjoyed the type of weather we've had over the last couple of months, I've noticed others flowering in gardens round and about too:)

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  9. The bench and view are great! But the to-die-for photo is your lunch one. Bread and cheese, what a great combination and not any old plain bread or cheese.

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    1. Thank you, yes the bread and cheese was a treat and very tasty too:)

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    1. It's lovely William, and very popular with visitors to the gardens:)

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  11. That balloon was very well timed for you. The Red Robin looks great too - I can't believe how much blossom there has been this year (especially hawthorn), it seems everything has done well with our spring weather this year!

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    1. Thank you Louise, haven't the hawthorns been amazing this year, most flowers and shrubs seem to have done well:)

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  12. The fairy bench is delightful. Red Robin around here are flowering too, the first time I have seen it and I mentioned it to DH. The bread and cheese looks delicious. Great choices this month.

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    1. Thank you Julie, it seems to have been a Red Robin year this year. The bread and cheese was delicious with a few grapes too:)

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  13. Lovely Rosie. Good timing for your transport shot & certainly wouldn't have thought of that. The Potteries museum looks fascinating. Thanks for sharing & take care.

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    1. Thank you Susan, we really enjoyed the exhibitions at the Museum, there was one on Apollo 15 and the moon landing too. It was lovely to see the balloon slowly flying over the gardens:)

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  14. Anothef great srlection! Good of yhe balloon to fly over just when you needed it. May has already gone but it hsd bern glorious. Your Red Robin has done brilliantly, I've seen them round here doing really well too. Have a good weekend. 😊

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    1. Thank you Karen, yes hurrah for the balloon and the Red Robin flowers too. Have a lovely weekend:)

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  15. Beautiful. ❤️
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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, glad you liked the post:)

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  16. Been catching up on your lovely posts, Rosie. Thanks for sharing interesting and beautiful sights around you...from a cave to a well timed hot air balloon! :) xx

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    1. Thank you Gracie, how kind you are. Glad you have enjoyed my posts:)

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  17. What a lovely selection. I would definitely be enjoying that bread & cheese for lunch. The Tintern looks truly delicious.

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    1. Thank you John, both bread and cheese were delicious, I would ahve a piece of Tintern again:)

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  18. Lovely choice of photographs this month. You certainly managed to find a lot of 'P's' for that topic. I also thought of hot air balloons for transport but then settled on vintage cars. I'd love to find a fairy on a bench and that cheese and bread looked delicious.

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    1. Thank you Jak, I hadn't realised we'd covered 'p' so many times until I read what I'd written, I was pleased about the balloon flying over and that I was awake early enough to hear it:)

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  19. Oh the fairy at the seat is beautiful - well spotted. And one of these days I am going to visit the Potteries .
    Great set of photos Rosie.

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    1. Thank you Fil,the fairies at the gardens are lovely and the one on the seat very popular. The Potteries Museums are fascinating to visit:)

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  20. What a fun fairy bench and a lovely view.
    Sometimes a simple lunch is the best, it looks delicious.
    That's a lot of P's... perfect!
    I do love a good balloon ride, talk about a view.
    Such a pretty Red Robin shrub, how nice that it bloomed for you.

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed everything, it was great for the balloon to pass over early in the morning and we were lucky to see all the ps at the museum:)

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  21. Good choices, Rosie. I expect you can guess which photo is my favourite! Interesting that your Red Robin is blooming for the first time as I noticed that the holly bush in my front garden was abundant with flowers this year, more than I've ever seen before, and my friend's holly tree is flowering for the first time. x

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    1. Thank you Mrs T, I was hoping that you would visit and spot Peter Rabbit. The exibition is part of the Book Bench trail that is happening around the city there are seat 'books' dotted around libraries,museums and other public buildings:)

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