Winter Scavenger Hunt - one of my favorite types of posts. We are challenged by a list of clues for the photos we should take.
1 PEOPLE AT WORK
Preparing for the harvest - Birch Bay State Park
Some of my bears having a tussle over who gets to go on vacation with us
3 DOMESTIC TRIVIA
Ingredients for making oatmeal cookies
4 A WINTER'S TALE (OR TAIL)
Bald Eagle soaring high
Shorebirds floating by on logs at Wiley Slough, Fir Island
6 WRAPPING PAPER
7 ON THE WATER
Pintails overwintering in our area
Mallards - Birch Bay State Park
A cell phone tower on top of an old silo
And more traditional - silverware, ready for a buffet lunch
9 IN THE MAKING
Spider web on a misty morning on Lopez Island
10 HAVING FUN
Dressed for Halloween (a little early for winter) and looking at a painted rock that was hidden on our deck.
11 LIBRARY/BOOK SHOP
Tiny library in a neighborhood - they even have a chair if you want to sit awhile and read
After painting the geraniums on sheet music I am going make lighter prints and turn them into the background of stationary.
13 A LINE OF - -
Shorebirds - Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs
I painted this stone - ready for Valentine's Day
To the right of the arrow on the map is the small town of Bow, WA - a wonderful tiny town with a sweet cafe where we like to eat when out on bird watching expeditions
A delicious burger and salad fuels us up for more bird watching
16 A SENSE OF HISTORY
The family has painted hearts with the wedding dates and names of parents and children on the side of their barn
My own personal history - I first saw these watermelon dessert dishes in 1964 in a cookbook illustration - and I've looked for them ever since - thrift stores - yard sales - antique stores - ebay - etsy
Recently we found them on Etsy - and they were a Valentine's Day gift from Don.
This is the illustration in the cookbook that sent me searching for over 50 years.
And this is the cookbook - printed in 1959 - it was a wedding gift in 1964.
The flock extended far beyond the sides of this photo - it was estimated that the entire flock was 30,000 to 40,000 Snow Geese - they overwinter in our area every year.
A little bird told me
19 A PAIR OF -
Trumpeter swans - flocks of them also overwinter in our area
Full moon - taken from our deck. My camera is a Nikon CoolPix P600 - and yes, I do use a tripod for steadiness.
Croquet set on our deck
A fence made of snow skis
23 A HEART
Morning sun as the fog lifts in the woods across from our home.
25 A PEEK INSIDE
This has been fun - thanks to Eileen at A Bracelet of Days - hop over and see what others are finding on their scavenger hunts.