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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Photo Scavenger Hunt: November

Inspired by the many beautiful photos on Hawthorn's 'Photo Scavenger Hunt' challenge in October, I've decided to join in with the challenge.

I live, I love, I craft, I am me

A photograph inspired by a word, 
words inspired by the photograph.  
Remember to think laterally and interpret at you fancy, 
be it a current photo or one from your archives - Enjoy!


The words for November are:

Blue
Me
Starts with a .....W
Rainbow
Arch
Toy
Swirl
Brush
Nail
My own choice

BLUE
Northumberland: I love the blue sea, the blue sky - simply beautiful


ME

Or, perhaps for YOU as I'm allergic to chocolate! 

A magnificent display of assorted Lindt Lindor chocolates.



STARTS WITH A 'W'
What a wonderful wedding cake - it was absolutely scrumptious too!



RAINBOW bums in Northumberland


You may wonder why these sheep have such colourful rear ends? Well, to assist the farmers in their planning, the tup (male) wears a harness in between his front legs with a chalk block. When it has mated, the ewe (female) is coloured on her rear. This way, they know who their 'top' tups are and also when the lambs will be due!

This photo was contributed to my blog early in 2017 by a local resident and should not be shared without permission. Thank you for respecting this.


ARCH

Here we have numerous sunset coloured sandstone arches of a Romantic ruin - yes, it's quite dramatic don't you think? I took this photo of Heidelberg Castle's Powder Tower on a visit in August this year. It was blown apart by the French in 1689 and made famous by Mark Twain's description in his travel book, A Tramp Abroad:  

'A ruin must be rightly situated, to be effective. This one could not have been better placed. It stands upon a commanding elevation, it is buried in green woods, there is no level ground about it, but, on the contrary, there are wooden terraces upon terraces, and one looks down through shining leaves into profound chasms and abysses where twilight reigns and the sun cannot intrude'. 



TOY
'Final Days' by Kaws, an American artist, based in New York

This seven metre high wooden sculpture was part of the Frieze Sculpture exhibition in Regents Park, London this year. In total 25 exhibits, by leading 20th century and contemporary artists from around the world, were on display for the public to view at no charge.

'Final Days' actually references The Smurfs with one interpretation being that high quality wooden toys bring back memories, giving you a sense of satisfaction in that you want to hold, hug and touch them. With its size and the skull and crossbones, it may however convey a feeling of an evil-looking character.


SWIRL

Happy memories of a pleasant stroll along on the beach. With the tide coming in, we felt the water swirling around our feet!


BRUSH

Harvesting the sea salt into pyramid shaped piles

The photo I have chosen was taken at the salinas (saltpans) on the Ria Formosa in Portugal where salt production is achieved through traditional methods. The saltpans also provide an amazing habitat for wildlife including flamingoes.


NAIL
The toes of most birds are protected by claws or flat nails. Different birds have different types of feet but perching birds, such as this stonechat, need to grip on to branches, twigs and wires. They have evolved to have three toes pointing forward and one pointing backward enabling them to clamp their toes around a branch to stop them from falling off! 


MY OWN CHOICE
I thought you would enjoy this photo of a beautifully crafted piece of artwork on a wall I walked past. I think it was an enamelled ceramic tree but as I didn't know the owner and there wasn't a plaque, I'm just hazarding a guess.

 



Hope you enjoyed the photos and thanks for joining me on my hunt!

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