Friday, 25 January 2019

January Photo Scavenger Hunt

I'm joining in today with Hawthorn for the monthly photo scavenge hunt - a photo for a word.  It's been quite a few months since I played and today I'm having a relaxing day to clear a lingering cold  so a good chance to look over the past year's photos and find some images to fit.

Metallic

During the summer we spent two glorious weeks holiday in France. 
Visiting a small town with a chateau I spotted this on the path to the entrance .... just in case you weren't sure where you were going!



Plate

One of my prized possessions - a plate from Belleek Pottery, made by my father for my christening and painted by C. Arnold.  I just love the spider details in it.  




Made

I've finished quite a few knitting projects in the past year but this one I'm particularly proud of and actually knitted it twice for presents.   It's a technique called brioche knitting - that means it's double sided - and the pattern is from Nancy Merchant's book Leafy Brioche.  



























Aged

At the old graveyard in Ballyshannon - I could have used this for metallic as well.   Again, it was the patterns that took my eye.

Modern

In the same town as the chateau I spotted these modern plant frames - aren't the shapes great?  Ignore the fact that it's covered in pigeon poo!  

My own choice

Ropes on the Carlingford Lough Ferry - I just loved the texture

So that's it from me for this month - I hope you'll take a look at some of the other people who post great photos from around the world in this challenge.   The link is here.  

16 comments:

  1. Lovely photographs and I enjoyed your interpretations of the words. That scarf id beautiful. I am tempted to try it. But my favourite picture is that beautiful plate. The minute details are amazing.

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    1. Thank you Jak - the brioche scarf was great fun to do - with having a go.

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    2. worth not with having a go!

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  2. That plate is wonderful, my favourite photo. It's a great gate too. I hope Jak tries to knit a scarf like yours and then she can show me. I have been known to knit but prefer to crochet these days (unless I'm quilting).

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    1. Your quilting and crochet are fabulous - I crocheted when I was younger but I'm finding so much to learn in knitting these days x

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  3. What a treasure the plate is, it's beautiful.
    WOW ... fabulous knitting, very impressive.

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  4. Ooh Fil I love them all, but two shine out - the gorgeous plate & your beautifully made scarf. Your aged & modern are worlds apart & show that you really though outside the box with both. Take care.

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  5. Love the gate photo, the spider detail on the plate is lovely too. Am with you on the texture of that bundle of rope. Very photogenic. Hope you are feeling better, if it is the same lurgy as I have 'enjoyed' it had lingered somewhat!

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  6. Hi Fil - I particularly love the plate and its connections with your father - though the Pottery also tells a story. Clever combinations of words with photos ... those ropes too - frayed, being well used.

    Hope you're feel better now and by the time the weekend is over you'll be completely ready to get on with life - take care - cheers Hilary

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  7. An interesting set of photos, I love the plate, it's really pretty :)

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  8. I love your plate its gorgeous Spiders are suppose to be lucky, we as humans find them scary

    Julie xxxxxx

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  9. Beautiful photos! The Belleek plate is just stunning - my mother collected Belleek and I love the pieces she has. Your knitting is beautiful too and I do like that striking graveyard gate! April xx

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  10. Wonderful photos. I love the gates to the graveyard and your beautiful scarf but my favourite is the plate - so unusual with special connections for you too:)

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  11. What a clever collection :) I am beyond impressed with your scarf - cannot knit so it all looks like magic to me.

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  12. Thank you all for your lovely comments - as Hilary said, I'm starting to feel better now the weekend is over and this lurgy is finally starting to shift.
    Thanks to Kate for running this lovely challenge ... it was fun. Looking forward to the next one.

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  13. What a great family heirloom the plate is, and having a father with the skills to make it. It is a beautiful possession. The iron gate is unusual, I don't think I have seen a gate made with that pattern of concentric half circles on the top, very interesting.
    A fantastic set of photos all together.

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