Friday, 31 August 2018

August 2018 Scavenger Hunt



August seems to have brought the end of our lovely summer.  Had more grey days this month. Must not complain. We have had a beautiful summer.

 Had fun selecting pictures for this months' selection though after the first when I had both titles in one picture I thought I'd see if I could find pictures for both words each time, just for fun.  Thanks Kate for making us thing twice as hard!!



1.    Tea/Tee


I could not decide which to choose so have used both words for this prompt.



PS  Other Supermarket brands are available.!!






2.    Thyme/time


Last month I struggled to find a suitable picture for 11 o'clock and when I looked at pictures taken during our week in Scotland  I noticed this very handsome clock in Dunfermline. Says a couple of minutes past 11 so a pity I did not have this picture then..





These were my mother's spice jars and I love them.  I have broken one but fortunately not the one with Thyme on it.







3.    Aisle/Isle


This is the beautiful aisle down the centre of York Minster.  Quite awe inspiring.





The isle of Lindisfarne (or Holy Island) is in the distance.  You can see the castle and lime kilns. Picture taken from the mainland north of  Bamburgh. 







4.    Fairy/ferry



During our recent visit to Scotland we went to see the Kelpies - shape shifting mythical fairy horses.
They are part of The Helix, a large water park honouring the horses as the power houses of the early industrial revolution, pulling the barges along the Forth and Clyde canal.
The Kelpies were modelled on two one and a half tonne Clydesdale horses that Andy Scott, the artist, chose as his models. Their names were Duke and Baron.
Excuse the rain drops on the camera lens. To enjoy these beautiful horses, click on the photograph to make it full screen.









Echo the great beasts that work among us. 
Unbridled in this kingdom between canal and firth
Here to harness the river and carry each weary traveller.
Bow down your strong heads to taste the water.
Stretch up your long necks to face the sun.


Jim Carruth.














Taken on the Ferry that crosses Lake Windermere in Cumbria.






5.   Flour/Flower



This is my flour tin that I have had for years.  Bought in South Africa, hence the Afrikaans for Flour on the side.




This beautiful petunia was in my hanging baskets this year.  They were spectacular with a lovely scent too.  I have never seen such huge pretty petunias before.







6.    My own choice


There was something about this self sown poppy in this old terracotta jar and the flaking paint that caught my eye. So it may not be the most beautiful flower specimen but it certainly stands proud amongst all the other flowers in the garden.
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20 comments:

  1. Another clever clogs with the double entries! Well done - will have to give you, Lovely Lady and Granny Smith's Quilts all gold stars for effort :)

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    1. Having done the tea/tee I thought perhaps I could do both each time. Having started with the idea I had to do them all. Had fun doing them. xx

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  2. A great choice of photos for this month. The first one made me laugh as I also chose the same thing for mine but a different brand. I love the fancy tower with the clock, it looks like part of a fairytale castle and the shot of York Minster is beautiful. Love the first shot of the Kelpies, I didn't know they were modelled on real horses with names - I'd love to see them myself but so far have never got the chance. The petunia is really pretty and such a lovely colour :)

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    1. I loved the fairy tale look of the building with that clock. I don't know it's history but now I think it is some sort of town council building. I keep looking back at all the pictures of the kelpies, in spite of the rain they were beautiful.

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  3. Love all your photos, especially the horses. What a wonderful statement they make. The old flour tin is great. Glad I wasn't the only who chose to do both words. Take care.

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    1. The Kelpies are unbelievably beautiful, from every view. Pity about the rainy weather.
      Another place for your to visit next time you are here.xx

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  4. How wonderful your photos are. I would love to see the Kelpies. Love tea, aisle and isle and ferry to:)

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I too love those Kelpies. They were magical.

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  5. Great photos. I love the flour tin and spice jars. I sent my friend a postcard of the horses when I was in Scotland.

    Julie xxxxxx

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    1. Next time you are in Scotland you must go and see the Kelpies, not just buy a postcard!! They are even more beautiful in real life.

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  6. The spice jars are just lovely. Really like the picture of the horses, and you tea/tee picture is genius.

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    1. Yes, I love the spice jars too, though don't often use them as I prefer fresh herbs, just the mixed herbs.

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  7. Really good set (and so interesting) of photos. I thought your tee spelling out tea was inspired! Love the Kelpies and have never seen them. As for the weather-worn poppies (well we have had a weird summer this year!) I love them. I love this simple red poppy, sometimes called the Flanders Poppy. Whenever I see them I smile. Church aisle is spectacular but my favourite (by a head - sorry) is the Kelpies.

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    1. Can't beat those Kelpies, they were gorgeous from every angle. There was something about that poppy and the terracotta jar with the flaky painted shed that caught my eye.

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  8. The spice jars are my favourite in your choices this month, they are so beautiful

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  9. After seeing your first picture I thought you were going to double up in single pictures!
    Those Kelpies are amazing sculptures well worth a visit. I'd forgotten that a Kelpie was a type of Fairy. I love the Northumberland Coast, York Misnter and Flowers, so wouldn't reall be able to choose a favourite.
    Well done.

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  10. I had not intended to do both pictures each time, but after finding two I felt I had to keep going more as a challenge to myself.

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  11. I love your tea / tee combination! Very clever :) I only managed one photo per word pair, I was tempted to do two at the start of the month but I was just too busy! I really like your kelpies too.

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  12. I did not intend to do both words but after Tea/Tee and then found I actually could do them all that way. Glad you like the Kelpies. Even on that rainy day they were fantastic.

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