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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Winter Scavenger Hunt - such fun!!!  Let's see what we found.

1.   A robin redbreast
 In the snow - they over-winter here - some stay all year and nest in the spring and again in the summer.  They are the first bird to sing every morning and the last every evening.
Taking a bath in the canvas cover on our grandsons' swingset in our yard.

2.   Tinsel   alternate  B - animal statue

3.   Outside lighting
Candelabra on the porch of a Victorian House.

4.   A star
Frosty star on a metal table on the deck.

5.   A snowman
 This is  not this winter - but several years ago - but I just love how the snow is on the snowman.
No snow this year - I think if there had been some, the light might have melted it.

6.   A puddle
The Trumpeter Swans stopped for a drink in the puddle before crossing the road.

7.   Berries and/or nuts
Chex party mix with nuts - for the holidays

8.   A wreath

9.   A tree that has lost all its leaves
Again - a few years ago - but one of my favorite photos - the swing in the tree was made by our son - the snow in it looks nice and cushiony.
 One of my all time favorite trees - it stands in the middle of hay fields.  I take photos of it in all seasons.
From a little different angle - you can see Mt. Baker through the branches.

10.  A windy day

 Wind ruffles the feathers of the Trumpeter Swans

11.  Your favorite pudding
Plum Pudding for christmas

12.  A fancy button 
Vintage Elevator call button

13.  Street art
 Someone spent a lot of time making this display in their yard.  It is in the country, so I suppose it should be called "road" art.

 I'm not sure why there is a peacock in there
That's one big peanut.

14.  Afternoon tea 

15.  Candle light 

16.  A chimney

17.  A ladder

18.  An arrow 

19.  A fountain 

Fountain at a friend's house

20.  Cutlery

21.  Your own handwriting 

Winter Scavenger Hunt


Kay said...

Lot's to see! I love your favorite tree. It's a real beauty and it has quite a view around it. The frosty star on the metal table is pretty wonderful, too. Great shots!

Maggie said...

A lovely set of photos. I like your take on the button. The street/road art is good too.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely pics JoAnn - that holly crockery is to die for.

Incidentally you mention the giant spray muck spreaders - we have them here too - a great yellow snake across the fields. Sadly our fields are just too small and are surrounded by dry stone walls on the whole, so the farmer has to do it the old-fashioned way.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My fave is the frosty star on the metal table!

J said...

What a beautiful collection of joyful things from everywhere! I just adore the serenity of the candle flame. It speaks of "Christmas eve" to me. And the fascinating "road art" you always find! What creativity out there in your part of the country!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

JoAnn, as always you have outdone yourself with your photography. I love how we always see the subject of the picture but with all the important stuff around it. Those swans are gorgeous with or without the blowing breeze and I, also, have a favorite tree that I shoot in all seasons..Have a wonderful Easter..xxo Judy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun post! Love seeing the snow on the snowman and Santa...and the ruffled feathers! Hope you are enjoying a nice day. We hiked this morning so you know what I'm doing now...resting! lol Hugs!

Powell River Books said...

You found a lot during your hunt. On the way down the lake today we saw four swans take off and fly farther up the lake. Maybe they'll stick around for a while. We get lots of ducks and geese, but swans are rare here. - Margy

Rose said...

This was a great group of photos...I enjoyed them all.

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh, so creative! I love all those pictures!

Kim said...

Sooo many sublime photos. The frosty cross on the metal table is incredible. The swan photo is unbelievable; all are in perfect sync. You were certainly in the right spot at the perfect moment, JoAnn!