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Friday, January 30, 2015

January Scavenger Hunt

A hunting we will go 

New to me -  water lily bowls and matching plates - a gift from Don
A truck full of chainsaw art bears for yard decorations 


Sign for an apple orchard - I love the two languages on the sign

Heavy frost, early one morning

Little bottles in an old divided wooden tray

A Common Merganser - standing tall above the other ducks 
Trumpeter Swan - high above the fields


 Feathers on a Great Blue Heron
And Snow Goose feathers

The Red Tail Hawk thinks it is hidden in the branches

Pintail duck on the blue waters of Birch Bay

Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington - taller than Niagra Falls

Mt. Baker with a farm field in the foreground.  The strips of dirt are small ditches dug to help drain the fields of excess water from the heavy winter rains.


**Anne** said...

I love your collection of photos.

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh JoAnn, I saw the first photo and said, "I love that photo!" to myself, and then I got to the second one and said the same thing, and then the third...and so on and so on! Wow, what an absolutely fabulous collection of photos. Tell you what, I love those bears int he back of that truck. What an unusual sight that must have been. I would have been telling Chloe to start making plans to hijack that truck. Aren't they cute? And those waterlily bowls, beautiful, and the common mergansers. There's absolutely nothing common about them, is there? And the pintail, and the red tailed hawk, and those falls!!! Holy smokes, just lovely. And it's nice for me that you have the same view of Baker that I do, just a little different angle. Nice that you're under the same stars looking at the same mountain that I am. x

Granny Sue said...

What a nice, random bunch of photos, Jo Ann.Beautiful work!

Powell River Books said...

Looks like you had fun on your hunt. Those are great falls. Did you see the guy on the news that climbed the ice on Niagara Falls? I'm amazed that they would let him do it. - Margy

Marigene said...

Fun photos! I had 2 green water lily plates that I used all the time...take my advice and never put them in the micro! Both of mine cracked from the nuker.
I love all the bird photos, but that one of the trumpeter swan is awesome!
Enjoy the rest of the week, JoAnn.

Kay said...

Great shots! I love all the "stuff" you found...and those water lily plates are simply precious! Bravo, Don! He's a husband with a real eye! It's great fun to look at these shots but the texture ones are wonderful. Heck, they're all wonderful. Why try to choose?!

greenthumb said...

Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. I really like your photos of something new, cold and bottles. Greenthumb

greenthumb said...

Oh and I forgot to say I just love whatever you like. Greenthumb.

Fiona said...

Love your swan, it seems a few of us have featured them this month. What an amazing shot for Big, well done.

eileeninmd said...

Hello JoAnn, what a great post. So many beautiful photos and things to see. I love the truck full of bears.. And the birds and geese are awesome.. Love the swans shot..And the views are just gorgeous... Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Fabulous set of photos, impossible to choose a best one as they are all good! x

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I enjoyed all your selections!

The Weaver of Grass said...

That last photograph of Mount Baker has got to be my favourite, although that fruit from the fridge made my mouth water.

TexWisGirl said...

great bird shots! love the feathers from behind on the GBH!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Wonderful selection of critters in this post. Have a lovely weekend.

Fundy Blue said...

You capture wonderful photos of birds, JoAnn. The scale of those falls is deceiving ~ thanks for putting it in perspective! I like your new header!

J said...

What a wingspan on that beautiful swan! And I love the feathered bird photo with every blue detail of that creature!
Mt. Baker looks like it is floating in the sky!
And Don really knows what to buy - those dishes are "so you!"

Mary said...

Amazing pics JoAnn - loved seeing the texture of the heron's feathers, the hawk and the flying swan - you always capture such wonderful birds in your lens.
Mt. Baker so beautiful as always - I think I took a photo from that same spot once!

BTW, in case you don't return to your comment at Weaver's comfort food post, regarding 'biscuits', as I told her, there really isn't anything in the UK resembling an American breakfast biscuit, at least not that I know of. Maybe in the freezer case, but not in a restaurant.

Hugs - Mary

Mary said...

Ooops! Meant to mention the beautiful lotus bowls and plates - he has great taste in china!
Mary -

Unknown said...

Wonderful photos! I love the shot of the flying swan.

Julie said...

Really enjoyed your selection this month. Love landscape, bottle and whatever you want. Those bowls are so pretty too. x

Amanda Peters said...

What a lovely set of photos, it's hard to chose my favourite, but love the new dishes and the Landscape as well as the last photo..stunning..
Amanda xx

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great pics. Trumpeter swan is amazing.

Glo said...

Terrific photos, JoAnn ~ how did you get that spectacular photo of the flying swan? Loved your truck full of bears! Wonderful nature shots of the birds, falls and of course, Mt. Baker!!

Kezzie said...

Hi !!
Your photos are brilliant. You have found some really clever ones too. So many amazing birds. I like the splayed feathers for texture. I do love that mountain shot- So imposing! ! xx