Scavenger photo hunt – June

The beginning of this month landed me with a pet sitting engagement which was hastily arranged due to my new clients having been let down by the person who was originally supposed to be looking after their dog while they were away. Following that was my own 10-day holiday based on a very rural camp site in Cumbria, a site which was so blissfully quiet that my brain went into almost total shut-down and I had difficulty remembering what day of the week it was. I arrived home just three days ago and with my brain finally back into gear I suddenly remembered this month’s photo challenge ; the topics this time are – notice, spotted, starts with ‘k’, cobweb, step and my own choice, so here’s my quickly put together selection.
A couple of years ago my blogging friend Eileen had put a photo on her blog of a sign she had seen at the side of a footpath while on holiday in North Wales. It had been designed by local school children and it looked so good that when I was camping in that same area myself a while later I went in search of it and got my own photo.
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Notice – the best ‘clean up’ sign I’ve ever seen
The next photo was taken almost two weeks ago on the day I was driving up to Cumbria. In search of an old chapel en route I accidentally came across an ancient ruined abbey down in a small valley ; I had to walk through a field full of sheep to get to it and I spotted one animal lying on its back. It was still in the same position when I was walking back to the van so knowing that a sheep on its back is a sheep in trouble I went across and rolled it over, whereby it scrambled to its feet, shook itself and trotted happily off with its two youngsters ; it could have been a completely different story if I hadn’t spotted it when I did.
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Spotted while walking through a field – a sheep in trouble
I don’t normally eat much chocolate but a couple of years ago I discovered chunky Kit Kats and for a while I would sometimes have one with my afternoon coffee. It was during this ‘Kit Kat phase’ that Michael came home one day with a ‘present’ for me – a wedge-shaped box containing two packs of Kit Kats and a Kit Kat mug. Of course it wasn’t long before the Kit Kat bars disappeared but I still have the mug, and strangely enough I haven’t used it yet.
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Starts with ‘K’ – my Kit Kat mug
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In the absence of an actual cobweb I thought I would use the next best thing – the creature which makes a cobweb, although this isn’t a live one. For reasons probably only known to the person who sits there this plastic spider has been on one of the desks at work for quite a while. It started life as a normal spider but has gradually had bits of its legs broken off, finally ending up yesterday in the waste paper basket under the desk, which was lucky for me as I hadn’t been able to find any cobwebs.
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Cobweb maker, though not a live one
Back in June 2017, in memory of Michael’s dad who had died from cancer six months before, I did the Walk All Over Cancer challenge, walking a minimum of 10,000 steps every day of the month to raise money for Cancer Research. Rainy days weren’t the easiest as I didn’t go very far with the dogs but when the weather was good I easily smashed the daily target and by the end of the month I’d racked up a total of 336,151 steps and 66.5 miles.
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Step – the steps walked every day for a month
And finally, my own choice just had to be this one taken a few days ago while on my camping holiday. I’d popped out of the tent briefly to get something from the van and for some reason Poppie quickly took advantage of my absence and hopped up into my chair. She looked so cute that I hadn’t the heart to make her get off but she went anyway a few minutes after I took the photo.
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My own choice – Poppie in the camping chair
Well that just about wraps up my choices for this month, and as usual I’m linking up withย Kate’s blog to see what interesting photos everyone else has chosen this time. Thanks to Kate for continuing to host the challenge, and if anyone reading this hasn’t taken part yet then why not give it a go and join in next time.

22 thoughts on “Scavenger photo hunt – June

  1. Excellent choices for your photo hunt. That sign I remember well, I do like to see lambs but not sheep in trouble, I too like Kit Kat Chunkys, I remember your step challenge and I always love to see cute dogs but funnily enough NOT spiders, real or plastic ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you had a relaxing holiday.

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    1. Some great photos Eunice. There have been a few occasions when I’ve partaken in some sheep rolling myself! Thank goodness you knew what to do. Those lambs look worried.
      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your trip away and I love the photograph of Poppie in your chair. X

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      1. The lambs certainly didn’t look very happy but I’m sure they must have been glad when their mum was back on her feet again. I hate to see any animal in trouble and I’ll always help if I can. I don’t know why Poppie suddenly decided to pinch my chair, it’s the first time she’s ever done that ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. Reply to Eileen (it looks like WordPress is mixing up the comments and replies again!) In a field closer to the ruined abbey was a mother sheep with a couple of young ones. I could only see one of them properly but it was obviously a new-born โ€“ it was all wrinkled up and looked like it was wearing a fur coat that was miles too big for it ๐Ÿ™‚

      I progressed from normal chunky Kit Kats to the white chocolate ones, they were so good that normal ones went off the radar. I donโ€™t eat any now and havenโ€™t done for a long while.

      My holiday was lovely, though itโ€™ll be a while before I write any blog posts about it as itโ€™s taking me ages to sort out/edit/delete as necessary the nearly 700 photos I took over the ten days!

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  2. Good selection for the words & there should be more signs like that here. Kit Kats were nice when I was a child, but too sweet these days. My downfall is dark chocolate which isn’t as sweet. Thanks for sharing & take care.

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    1. I think the sign is great and the school kids did really well with their design of it. I like dark chocolate too, at one time I preferred it to milk but I don’t eat much of any sort now.

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  3. I just love that sign; I agree that it is the best ‘clean it up’ sign I’ve ever seen. I too can eat chunky KitKats! You did well with your steps challenge. Years ago I managed to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day; glad I did this as I could not do it now!

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  4. Once you’ve had a chunky Kit Kat you’ll never eat the finger version again ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ The step challenge was relatively easy in some ways as my job entails a lot of walking about but the rainy days were harder as neither the dogs nor I like rain so I became very inventive at finding ways to add to the count ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. What a sheep saving hero you are for sure, well done you. I too love a chunky KitKat from time to time, especially the peanut butter ones, oh yum! Love the notice, if only dogs could do that!

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  6. Helping the sheep was no big deal, I had to do something as there was no-one else around. The peanut butter Kit Kats sound a bit sickly to me but then I don’t really like peanut butter anyway. Now if dogs really could do that there’d be no need for poo bags! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I didnโ€™t know that sheep couldnโ€™t roll themselves over so Iโ€™ve learned something new๐Ÿ™‚. My cats often take my place on the sofa when I get up. I donโ€™t move them either. ๐Ÿ™‚ They quite often take over the bed as well and I have been known to sleep in the other room.

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    1. Sheep are top heavy, especially if they have wet fleeces, are pregnant or just fat – they don’t naturally lie on their backs so once there they can’t get up again and will die if not righted. I’m glad I could help that one, especially as it had two young ones to care for. The dogs know they aren’t allowed on the furniture at home and they don’t bother trying now, so I don’t know why Poppie suddenly decided to pinch my camping chair ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. well done with turning the ewe over, we’ve done the same – if you leave them they die (design fault there….)
    thank you for joining in x

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  9. Definitely a sheep design fault – maybe the plans were passed before the drawings were completed ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad I was able to help that one though especially as it had two young ones ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Great photos. Love the sign and kitkat mug also your lovely dog in your chair. Thank godness you were able to help the sheep

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  11. Some lovely photos and stories there.
    I think you have robbed yourself on the step challenge! I take 2,149 steps per mile. I would have thought you would be taking no more than 2,500 steps per mile and that would give you 135 miles for the month.

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  12. Those were the daily steps and total distance as measured by my pedometer and it’s always been pretty accurate, plus I know how far my long dog walks are and the pedometer measured them to be much the same so I’ve no reason to think the total is wrong. I know many ‘experts’ say that 10,000 steps equals 5 miles but that doesn’t take into account how long each individual’s legs are, how long or short their stride will be, or the type of terrain they will be walking over.

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  13. I didn’t know that about sheep, a lesson learned if I see one on its back.
    Love the sign, that is so lovely
    Hope your time away refreshed you
    Great choices this month

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  14. All great photos. Perfect sign, I hope people pay attention to it! Oh my, you had a great SPOT, poor little thing. Great steps, are you still stepping like that? Sweet Poppie pic!

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  15. I think the sign is great, and much better than most of the official ones produced by various councils. The sheep lived to bleat another day – I’m glad I was able to help it ๐Ÿ™‚ As for the steps, I walk a lot anyway both with the dogs and in my job but I don’t bother counting them now. Poppie does look rather cute in the chair even though she wasn’t supposed to be there ๐Ÿ™‚

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