Friday, 26 January 2018

Scavenger photo-hunt January 2018

Scavenger photo-hunt January 2018


I am so glad that Hawthorn has started the monthly photo treasure hunt.  The only trouble is that I had not noticed when it was due and also unaware of the date - when you are retired dates are not so important especially as time flies by frighteningly fast.  To link up with others joining in click HERE

1.  Yellow.

Every year we go to Northumberland to a farm cottage for a week.  We normally go in September/October after school holidays when it is even quieter than usual.  But in 2016 we chose to go in Spring as I had a hospital date for later in the year.  What a surprise it turned out to be.  All the spring flowers were out and there were just miles and miles of glorious yellow rape fields just about everywhere.  Below is a field of yellow with Bamburgh Castle in the background. 





































2. It starts with an ........O


One year we were wandering around nearby Berwick-on-Tweed and came across this charity shop. I was actually after wool for the Kitty Blankets we make for a local cat charity.  There inside was this amazing 'dress' made entirely of Ordinance Survey Maps.  I've been waiting ages for Hawthorn to choose a subject heading where I could use this picture and then when she chose 'something beginning with M' I completely forgot!!  So it is coming in under 'O'!

I actually did get some wool there.  The manager's sister was closing down her wool shop and had donated baskets and baskets of brand new, top of the range balls of wool at £1 each!  







3.  Light

We have had this light for quite a few years - the picture does not show it well but the lamp shade is more light brown than red.   I took a photograph to show Kate that we had put her picture she had done for her Dad of his 'tame' squirrel Emma on the wall above the light.  I was so surprised to see that the pretty pattern of holes on the shade look more like 80 than the twisty chains.  It also throws the 80 pattern on to the wall  behind and we had never noticed it before.  The cat picture framed on the table is a picture on slate of our old beloved cat Jak (I take my  name from him) that Kate had also done for her Dad.
























































5.  Colourful

On a visit to Empress Sewing Centre in Colne I was so impressed with this display of zips.  I had never seen such a large selection and colour range.  There was another display, equally as large on the  wall on the opposite side of this alcove.








6. My Own Choice

This is Roxy, our son and daughter-in-law's 
chocolate lab.  She will do anything she is
asked and puts up with a lot.  

21 comments:

  1. Love all your photos, but the last certainly made me laugh. Is that to keep the mud from her feet or just for a giggle. Can't imagine her being able to walk in them. We call rape, canola out here & it certainly makes a splash of brightness when in flower. Take care.

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    1. Roxy puts up with lots of nonsence. After your comments about rape and canola I was curious as we can buy both Rape Oil and Canola Oil. I googled it and got an interesting answer. Keep well. Xx

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  2. Oh love the last two photos they made me smile. Great photos, the light and beginning with 'o' are wonderful

    Julie xxxxxxx

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    1. I was so glad to be able to use the Ordinance Survey maps as I've waited ages to be able to use it and as I said, missed the chance when it was 'M'.

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  3. I've not seen that photo of Roxy - she looks brilliant in wellies :) Good to see Emma Squirrel in situ :) the light does throw interesting patterns and yes the map dress did finally come into it's own! thank you for joining in x , don't forget to link up otherwise the others will miss your post :)

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    1. Picture was taken in cottage garden at Brownridge Farm, Lowick pre Jess. Roxy looks much younger there.xx

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  4. Aww, poor Rosie . . . I expect there was an extra biscuit for all that indignity!

    I too nearly got caught out by the date as I was ~determined~ to join in this year, having never managed before. This retirement lark's great, isn't it :)

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    1. Glad you have joined in. The more the merrier. Xx

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  5. This time I'm looking at your photos as soon as I found them! Roxy is hilarious. Another good set of photos and stories. My vote goes for Yellow as it makes me think spring/summer/better weather is heading our way soon......

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    1. Sorry I did not publish sooner. Especially as you checked up early. Xx

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  6. What a lovely selection of photos this month Jak, my favourite has to be the gorgeous chocolate lab in his boots,made me smile on a grey day.

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    1. Glad Roxy made you smile. She is a lovely dog. Xx

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  7. Great photos,I like the one of the yellow field near Bamburgh Castle - one of my favoruite castles. The map dress is very unusual and the lovely dog in wellies made me smile:)

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    1. We love Bamburgh Castle and beaches. Our favourite place.😀

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  8. The Ordnance Survey dress is brilliant! I love the last photo too :)

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    1. I just had to photograph that map dress. It was too good to miss. 😁

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  9. I've heard of Puss in Boots, but never Lab! Hilarious, what a good natured dog she must be. Some lovely pics here, especially liking the rape field and vibrant zip display.

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    1. Love your Puss in Boots comment! 😀

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  10. Well it would appear the comment I left yesterday has got lost in the ether! What I recall saying is that, for a change, I'd look at your photos first as a treat. What a treat is was too. All good photos; funniest is Rozy but the best is Yellow; I like yellow and it made me smile. Thanks.

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  11. Ah the poor dog lol Brilliant - my husband's looking askance at me to see why I'm laughing !!
    Great set of photos Jak .. I particularly love the field of rape at the castle ... the fence really makes it all really come together. And the lamp ... great.

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  12. Love the picture of Bamburgh from "the other" side.
    I guess the map dress is made from those old Ordnance Survey Maps that were printed on linen for strength so could probably stand getting wet! I'm not sure that it would be comfortable, the maps were very stiff and starchy.

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