Scavenger photo hunt – March

Caring for my little dog Sophie and the following emotional devastation of her death meant I didn’t manage to take part in the photo challenge last month, and given the current crisis I wasn’t sure if it would go ahead this time but thanks to Kate it has done. The topics for this month are – birthday, jazzy, flag, three, cushion and as always, my own choice, so here’s what I’ve selected this time.
I always try, if I can, to make sure that I have some time off work in early June so I can celebrate my birthday while on a camping holiday and June 2014 was no exception. Previous to going away I’d been given a few cards by Michael and his extended family, plus a small cake, so I took them all with me and on the day set them out on top of the unit in my tent. Unfortunately the top of the flower on the cake got broken in transit but it didn’t matter, the cake itself was delicious.
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Birthday – in the tent on an Anglesey camp site
The next one proved to be a bit of a challenge as the one item I could have used has already been featured in a previous month, however searching through one of my wardrobes I found the ideal thing. I bought the designer jacket with a colourful jazzy pattern back in 1992 from a very exclusive local boutique – at today’s prices it would be considered reasonable but back then it was quite expensive. Worn with a plain black top and trousers it looked good, still does though I never go anywhere these days to wear it.
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Jazzy – my designer jacket
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One of the dog walks I occasionally do takes me past a pub set on the corner of a narrow residential road not far from the local countryside. I don’t normally take much notice of the building but the name was appropriate to the next topic so last week I purposely went to photograph the attractive sign on the front wall.
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Flag – the Flag Inn sign
The next shot was taken just yesterday while walking Poppie on my one currently permitted period of exercise. Although I live at No. 3 photographing my door number would be too obvious – and it’s too ordinary to photograph anyway – so I decided to search out a possible example and found it in these three daffodils growing together close to a stone wall.
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Three – daffodils on a dog walk
The next subject is very special to me and even more so to Michael. The original photo was taken on Michael’s wedding day in 2007; in 2016 the cushion was made as a birthday present for his dad in June that year, then four months later when we accompanied him back to Ireland to spend his last days there it was packed for him to take with him. After he passed away I brought the cushion back here and it’s lived in Michael’s room ever since, though as we have very few photos of him and his dad together it’s kept as a memory rather than something to be used.
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Cushion – something very special to both of us
For my own choice it’s hard to select just one out of the thousands of photos I have, but with Easter not far off I decided to choose this one. It was taken on a very sunny Good Friday in 2014, on the riverside walk along the River Dee running through the lovely little town of Llangollen in North Wales.
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My own choice – River Dee, Llangollen
Well that’s just about it for this month. Thanks go to Kate for continuing to host the challenge, as usual I’m linking up withΒ her blog and will hop over there soon to see what everyone else has chosen for this month’s topics.

 

29 thoughts on “Scavenger photo hunt – March

  1. The jacket is one of my more upmarket ‘going out’ ones, definitely not to be worn for dog walking πŸ™‚ Glad you like the cushion, it’s very special to both of us.

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  2. Love your jacket; yes I agree it should be worn. It certainly was a bright spot on my day. A thought provoking set of photos; my favourite are the 3 daffodils! Take care.

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    1. I always think of daffodils as being ‘happy’ flowers and these three made me smile when I saw them – I think everyone needs a smile just now πŸ™‚

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  3. The cushion is my favourite of your photos, how lovely to see Michael with his Dad.
    I can just imagine you wearing your jacket, it certainly is jazzy.
    Nice cheery photos in these grim times, I’m pleased you did the photo hunt.

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    1. I think everyone needs cheering up just now. Somewhere I have a photo taken on an occasion when I was wearing the jacket, I’ll have to dig it out sometime…. πŸ™‚

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  4. No, it just means you’re a friend who can make me giggle unexpectedly πŸ™‚ I can just imagine a quilt made from that fabric, it would certainly be very eye catching πŸ™‚

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  5. Your photos really reached out to me in your way of searching for them to meet the criteria. What a lovely memory cushion & it’s amazing what we can scan onto fabric now. The daffodils are cheery & the River Dee photo has to be my favourite. Well done on “flag”. Mine is way too ordinary!
    Take care, stay safe & huggles from down under.

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  6. Thanks Susan, I hope you’re doing okay yourself. The cushion is very special to both of us, to be honest it really needs a wash but I’m not sure how to do it without risking the picture fading or running. I was spoilt for choice with the River Dee photo as I took several in that vicinity but that shot just had the edge πŸ™‚

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  7. Thank you for joining in – sending a virtual hug xx Your Flag photo is definitely the most ‘out of the box’ πŸ™‚ Clever you too for ‘Three’.
    Hopefully end of next month things will have settled a little and life is a little less restrictive x

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  8. Lovely set of photos Eunice – I particularly like the daffodils and the River Dee. But I agree with everyone else – you should wear your jacket more – great colours in it – and the cushion is so sweet to have. Best wishes to you all – stay safe and well.

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    1. I haven’t worn that jacket for ages so I’d forgotten how bright it is until I hung it up to photograph it πŸ™‚ Best wishes to you too Fil, I hope you’re doing okay over there.

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  9. I love your daffodils, being in lockdown in autumn I somehow feel it would be easier in spring. But your jacket is just the best!

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  10. Lovely pictures, especially that ‘memory cushion’. That jacket is so cheery. You don’t have to go out to wear it, you should wear it at home sometimes. Daffodils to me are a sign of better things to come, winter over and spring is nearly here. So we must see them as showing us that better things must come again. Keep well, stay safe. x

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    1. The cushion holds a lot of memories for both of us so it’s very special. Daffodils always make me smile and I think everyone needs a smile just now πŸ™‚

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  11. Clever one for flag.
    Your jacket wins the jazzy category this month I think.
    A beautiful memento the cushion is, two handsome chaps.

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  12. Thanks for the comment, I’m glad you lie my choices. ‘Jazzy’ was the most difficult until I remembered the jacket, it certainly lives up to the topic πŸ™‚

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  13. The memory cushion is poignant. I love your jacket. I have an embroidered red Chinese silk jacket which I wore a few times when I got it (early 2000s), but it hasn’t seen the light of day for years. It’s too beautiful to get rid of, but i never have a suitable occasion to wear it these days. Hope you are keeping well.

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  14. Hope you are okay too Anabel. The cushion is very special to us and will never actually be used. As for the jacket, it’s the same as yours – too nice (and too expensive at the time) and too unique to part with but never a suitable occasion to wear it now.

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  15. I might think about wearing it if I could go out to somewhere suitable, it’s too upmarket for general wear. I’ve still not caught up with everyone else’s posts yet, I really should get a move on πŸ™‚

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