Saturday, 1 July 2017

Scavenger Photo Hunt June 17

Joining in today with Hawthorn for her monthly Scavenger Photo Hunt    Check out some of the others who gather their photos for this - it's really interesting to see different interpretations of words and to see their corner of the world. 

So in between recording sessions I really welcomed this challenge to get me outside and to have something else to focus on this month ...

The setting sun

We were looking right in to the setting sun at the top of Lough Nevar, overlooking Lower Lough Erne.... really hazy as a result, but I kind of liked these photos - couldn't choose between them. 



and I loved how the light of the setting sun lit up the trees that evening earlier in the month.

Your local wild place

Well, there are lots of dusty corners with spiders in them around my house at the minute and they could easily pass for wild places ... but this is at the bottom of the garden - there's a strip where the bluebells grow and we never cut it until they have disappeared back into the ground - every year I intend to scatter some wild flower seeds but never remember until about June when it's too late, but still I love the grasses.  




My kind of beautiful



Look to the skies

I"m cheating a bit here -  this photo was taken early in May not June - but what a glorious day it was...  I love looking up through the trees - it reminds me of childhood days, climbing trees in the woods, imagining we were Robin Hood and his merry men - I was Maid Marian of course :)  And later, searching for hazelnuts ... Those woods are gone now and there's not a chance that I'd be able to climb a tree anyway, but it's great to let your mind wander back. 


Mini beasts

The mini beasts in this boy's mouth didn't stand much of a chance..  He? She? had a nest on the front wall of the house and we sat for ages watching him flying in and out feeding whoever's hiding in there.   Whenever we went outside in the sun, he'd fly in all sorts of directions to distract us.
Something I never thought of before, was pregnant birds - I just assumed they laid their eggs and that was that.   But we had this strange looking bird walking around the back garden early in May and not being able to find it in the bird book I posted a pic on Facebook to be told, that's a pregnant blackbird!!!   Why I hadn't thought of it beats me, but you live and learn.  Anyway, this one could be either Mummy or Daddy Robin.



Rain

I had so many attempts to catch the rain at the beginning of the month but this was my favourite - or I'd probably be more accurate to say that this was the only one vaguely in focus lol

Something summery 

There's this enormous rhododendron in our garden - every year I threaten to cut it down, or at least cut it back.  But for the couple of weeks that it blooms it is magnificent, and the bees just adore it - there are literally hundreds of them on it at a time.  



Urban Wilderness

There's an old building in the middle of the village that should be tossed or revamped or something ... but I swear the reason no-one touches it is that for a couple of short weeks from the end of May into June, it is festooned with the most beautiful wisteria.  

My own choice

The trees are dropping their pine cones all over the place at the minute


Thanks Kate, for organising this photo hunt every month - off now to have a look at what everyone else has been up to.  

20 comments:

  1. Oh such beautiful photographs, I agree with your wispy wistful sunset, a gentle soft version - beautiful. I love the robin with a beak-full of mini-beasts - excellent interpretation :) Thank you for joining in :)

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    1. It was great fun as always Kate - thanks for organising this

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  2. Yes it can be so hard to select just one photo! That is why I resort to making a collage! Your corner of the world looks lovely. I do hope the wisteria and the building last for a few more years. That was my favourite photo.

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    1. Oh I agree with you - the wisteria has been there for years - I think it's holding the building up at this stage :)

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  3. Lovely photos Fil. I too love joining in with Kate as we seem to have others now from quite a few corners of the globe & all see things quite differently. Occasionally though, someone sees something familiar through travels & then we realise it is often a small world. Your garden must look quite stunning through Spring & Summer and be abuzz with insects. We cherish our birds too & I photograph them if I have the camera to hand. My favourites are the bird with worm & the urban wilderness. Thanks & take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, I'd love to photograph more birds - but the little blighters won't sit still long enough lol .... I have a better camera on the Christmas wish list

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  4. Gorgeous photos. Love the pine-cone and the robin

    Julie xxxxx

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    1. Hi Julie - there are so many pine cones around at the minute - I"m eyeing up some on my neighbours Christmas tree farm - they're huge - might have to do a raid.

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  5. Great photos, I too wish birds would stay still and let me get some decent photos,instead of showing people a photo of grasses or feeders and saying well there was a bird there.
    Lovely pine cones too .

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    1. hahahahaha they're a nuisance aren't they lol I've hundreds of those "they were there honestly" photos lol

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  6. Lovely photographs again. I too love the robin with the mini beasties in its mouth and the urban wilderness. Long may the building stand.

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    1. Thanks Jak - yes, it's a wonderful tribute to nature having the upper hand

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  7. Lovely photos. I can understand why no-one wants to touch the wisteria, there's something special about those. Love the dandelion clock pic too. Such beauty in nature. J

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    1. Thank you so much - it was a lovely challenge this month to get out more in nature.

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  8. I love this Scavenger Hunt... and to know that you played as Lady Marian and to see the pictures of the Loughs... the bird is also so cute and the plants , tress and flowers are so calming... I really loved the pictures, dear Fil! I am really fine, and I hope you are too! That the album has finished recording - well, you, it doesn't record itself alone :) Hope you have a beautiful week! Hugs!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. It's great fun doing this scavenger hunt - to see inside other people's part of the world - armchair travelling at its most fun :) Maybe you'll join in next month Denise?
      Glad to hear you're doing well and back into the blogosphere - looking forward to catching up with you soon.
      Fil

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  9. I am not any good at taking photos of little critters, whether birds or insects, and am really quite envious of those who can capture them on film. So I have really enjoyed seeing yours :) You have so many lovely pics, thank you.

    Diana

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    1. Thank you so much Diana - great to meet you through this :)

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  10. I so enjoy seeing these monthly peeks into your world Fil. I'm in love with your bee palace rhododendron. I'm afraid if I were visiting I'd insist on pulling up a chair and planting myself there. :-)

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  11. What a very good point! I've not ever considered Pregnant Birds?? When you say it looked strange, what do you mean? In terms of shape? Size? Colouring?
    Your photos really are glorious! Sunsets are truly astounding!!x

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