Thursday, 31 August 2017

August Scavenger Hunt 2017


Relaxed


Something beginning with an M........
Marbles on the Solitaire board


Time for........
The tea I shared with a friend 
on my friend Denise's birthday at 
Lock's Victorian Tearooms Dunster


Colour tangerine is used in this 1950's embroidery
(click on picture for a closer look)


Something beginning with an O........
The octagonal box was full of chocolates


The whiskery model of Hagrid at Harry Potter World


A pretty knitted lace christening dress on display
at the Victoria and Albert Museum London


Packhorse Bridge at Allerford Nr Porlock Somerset


Letters


My choice
A statue of The Ancient Mariner 
at Watchet Harbour Somerset
 here and here


Monday, 14 August 2017

Week Thirty-Two

I should have done this yesterday but I don't know where the day went, I haven't done my weeks of the year since week 20 back in May, but you see we haven't done much, we haven't been out or away.  We had a family get together in week 25 but really not many photos were taken that day.........  I see we are over halfway through the year!


This week we saw our grand-daughter turn eight years old!  We went last Monday and had a wonderful day with her and her brother and sister, lunch out.


Friday, 28 July 2017

July Scavenger Hunt 2017


Crane(s) at the Model Village Babbacombe Devon UK


A ring of holes around the edge of the flower


A set of unread 70th edition of Enid Blyton's Famous Five, never been opened I bought at a bootfair for £2.50, for the five.  My grand-daughter's birthday present. 


Light and cascading water with music at a theatre at Watermouth Castle Ilfracombe Devon UK


Bow


Spring(s) in the record player.


Open gateway at Hampton Court Palace


The grandfather clock from the Weasley's house at Harry Potter World


At a fete in the local park



My Choice.  Actually I didn't take this photo, my son Peter did on his phone, , and probably many other people at the time did too, but he gave me permission to use it.  This duck was outside Tesco's in Crediton Devon UK about three years ago.  It always makes me smile

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Friday, 30 June 2017

June Scavenger Hunt 2017


The Setting Sun


My local Wild Place, well, my whole garden is wild with weeds plants in the wrong place.  We call this patch Prickly Corner, it has Bramble, lots of Bramble, the Yucca  as well as Bind Weed and Ivy


It was on one of those very hot sunny days I sat in the garden very early one morning and sewed buttons a new knitted jumper I made my granddaughter for the winter with my Mug of Favourite Drink - Tea



Rainbows are My Kind of Beauty,  
The day I put all the bags in the boot of the car thinking I won't need them on my journey home, we drove through a rainbow on the way back from Devon once, it was beautiful.


Look to the Skies
I did a two blog posts last year about looking up!  Here and here.  I love weather vanes and always try and take photos of them.  Always look to the skies you don't know what you might see.......


 Mini Beasts
Dragonfly on a pond


A species of spider in the garden


The Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar


A rather pretty moth.
(Not the Elephant Hawk Moth)


This dragonfly didn't like being trapped in our conservatory so was rather noisy!


Butterflies


Sitting in a carpark watching the Rain rolling down the windscreen.


Something Summery


The Urban fox we saw in London whilst staying with our son and daughter-in-law



My Own Choice.
My Yucca Filamentosa, it only flowers every three years  
See second picture, the leaves are like serated knife blades

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Summer

Longest day today, 
and apart from celebrating 37 years of marriage today, 

it is also


SUMMER

Silly Symphony 1930

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Silence.........







7am on this sunny Saturday morning, hanging out the washing all I can hear is the buzzing of very busy bees in my Hypericum

Friday, 26 May 2017

May Scavenger Hunt 2017



Lichen and moss.
It always reminds me of an aerial view of the countryside and imagine a town or village or hamlet and people going about their business in there.  Think of the stories that could be written......


The stained Glass window featuring Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace


Piano keyboard


Group of ducks is called a "skein", "string" "team" or "flock"


Say hello to Gernomee the Green gnome who looks after my house plants.  
He is Dartmouth, Devon, UK pottery.  He has been with me about forty years.


Tornado in Steam at West Somerset Railway a few years ago


Bark of the Laburnum tree


Weave pattern made by my "Spede-weave" here in last months scavenger hunt


Long and short Stitch on my embroidery.  I must pick-up my embroidery again.  I haven't done any in a while.


 Time doesn't stand still.......normally, but on this occasion it does as this photograph was taken at lunchtime

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