Photos Scavenger Hunt









Another moth has passed and I am once again joining in the photo scavenger hunt.. 

Thanks to Greenthumb of Made with Love for organising the hunt.
List of words can be found here.

I love this project as I can get to play around with my photos...
not that I need much excuse......





Flower is Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)

 One of the first spring flowers to come through adding a touch of colour.
Grape Hyacinths have been gardened for centuries. They are native to Greece and the Middle East, but have been grown in the UK since 1576 and were very familiar to the Elizabethans, but were likely gardened even in the Greek & Roman ages. An Anglo-Saxon translation of Dioscorides preserves an otherwise forgotten myth of their origin, the first grape hyacinths having sprung from spilled dragon's blood on a forested mountain peak.



Love is a card from my husband on Valentines day, and my chocolate heart  to him.

St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus

"Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you."





This is the number eight found on a telegraph pole. 

According to Indian mythology, the Earth is supported on the backs of eight white elephants.









Something beautiful is a Robin singing in the garden.

The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familiar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.







Pinks is one of my favourite colours, especially the colour of flowers.

This colour represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing.


I was so pleased with this photo of a Dunnock I just had to use it again.

 A small brown and grey bird. Quiet and unobtrusive, it is often seen on its own, creeping along the edge of a flower bed or near to a bush, moving with a rather nervous, shuffling gait, often flicking its wings as it goes. When two rival males come together they become animated with lots of wing-flicking and loud calling.
(LINK)




This road is between Swinsty reservoir and Fewston reservoir  in the Washburn valley north of Otley and west of Harrogate in Yorkshire, situated on the dam wall. It's the walk we took last week. (see here).

Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve and Estate is an area of land in Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales, surrounding the Victorian reservoir of Lake Vyrnwy. Its stone-built dam, built in the 1880s, was the first of its kind in the world. The nature reserve and the area around it are jointly managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and Severn Trent Water. It was built for the purpose of supplying Liverpool and the districts later designated as Merseyside with fresh water. It flooded the head of the Vyrnwy valley and submerged the small village of Llanwddyn. Today it is a popular retreat, for people in the West Midlands and Merseyside for days out, and also for ornithologists, cyclists, and hikers. The reserve is designated as a national nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, and a Special Area of Conservation. (LINK)









Our garden tap. 

Did you know that the UK has less rainfall per person than northern European neighbours,
and London is drier than Istanbul !




Another book to add to my growing collection on nature, it has the most lovely drawings and images.

On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species.




Son number two's heart. 

The heart of a blue whale weighs about a half a ton, 1000 lbs. It has to be large enough to pump about 15,000 pints of blood as compared to about 8 pints in a human.


My collection of nature and craft books.


Book collecting is the collecting of books, including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever books are of interest to a given individual collector. The love of books is bibliophilia, and someone who loves to read, admire, and collect books is a bibliophile.







This is my late's scarf, and of cause it had to be covered in birds.

 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes! - YouTube





Comments

  1. Your scavenger photos were just perfect and the notes following each photo were so interesting! Great February Hunt! Favorite photo was the "tap"!

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    1. Thanks Juliet, had fun looking for the notes on the words, and I have learned a few things on the way..
      Amanda xx

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  2. Loving your new header photo - that was the first thing I noticed! All your other photos are gorgeous too as always, particularly flower, number and heart. Enjoyed all the snippets of information - that was a really good idea. Serious scarf envy over here too! x

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    1. Thanks Julie, I just love playing around with my photos, hence the new header. And I had fun looking for the information too. I bought three new scarf's with my Christmas money, one has blue fish on and the other is green with white daisy's, I would rather have scarf's than shoes !
      Amanda xx

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  3. That is really strange because I looked that video up earlier in the week as I wanted to learn to tie my scarf in a particular way - what a coincidence eh. As for your photos - well, they are exceptional, beautifully chosen to fit the word, together with interesting notes. p.s. love the scarf

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    1. Thanks Elaine, for the kind comment, need to watch video again and have a go and glad you like the notes..
      Amanda xx

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  4. A lovely post - great photos and I really liked your interpretation of the words and the snippets of information. The tap photo is superb :)

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    1. Thank RR, had fun doing this set of photos..
      Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Louise, fun set of words to do...
      Amanda xx

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  6. Wonderful finds Amanda! If London is drier than Instanbul, they must get a lot of rain in Instanbul mustn't they!! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, found out a few new things my self looking for the facts....
      Amanda xx

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  7. Your photos are lovely. I love the way you have framed them and added relevant notes under each. Your photo of the dunnock is wonderful:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie, I enjoy making them look a little different ....
      Amanda xx

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  8. Great post- imaginative and as always I do so enjoy looking at your photos. I hope you get them printed into a book and keep them somewhere prominent to look at from time to time? xx

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    1. Thanks CT, have made books from holiday snaps before, and have hundreds of photo albums in attic, still liked taking photos back then with film (cost a lot more). With new camera I might just make a year book this year..or one a month !!!
      Amanda xx

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  9. I do find your photos breathtakingly beautiful! You have SUCH an eye for the angle, the distance, I am always amazed at their beauty! The robin is something beautiful to me too- I can always recognise its sound! The tap is cleverly captured and the heart idea is beautiful!x

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    1. Thanks Kezzie your comments are very kind,
      Amanda xx

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  10. What a wonderful monthly idea! I especially like your photo of the Grape Hyacinth. I love these flowers. The bird photos are also beautiful. Such a difference in our robins! You do a great job with your photography. I followed your link to the "hunt" website and saw so many wonderful pics. It really takes a lot of imagination to come up with them. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Thanks Anna, I bought the grape Hyacinth especially as I like them too, it's a great project to do.
    Amanda

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