Sunday, March 31, 2019

Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt - Final Selections

The Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt listed 20 prompts plus two alternatives for photos.  You were supposed to take any photo that corresponded to each prompt.  Some of the prompts provided a bit of a challenge to me as I couldn't find a single item to photograph for those prompts!  Other prompts resulted in several possibilities and I had a hard time deciding among them!  These are my final selection of photos for the Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt, which ended today (March 31):

1.  At the end of the day

#1 At the end of the day
The candles I lit, one night, as part of my Winter Joy List.

2.  Pool of light

#2 Pool of light
Taken one afternoon in December, after a shower of rain.

3.  Fastener

#3 Fastener
The padlock on the side gate.

4.  Nail

#4 Nail
A close up of a wooden telephone wire post on the road side, where people have used both staples (permitted) and nails (not permitted) to post notices, usually notices of yard sales, lost pets, etc.

I had a hard time deciding on the photo for this prompt!  I took a photo of a regular nail by itself, of my own thumb nail, a close up of the nails on the carved elephant (below; prompt #19), but, finally decided on this photo.

5.  A group activity

#5 A group activity - watching an ikebana demonstration
Or, should this be re-titled a group inactivity?  It's a group of people watching an ikebana demonstration, a rather inactive activity!

6.  Water dispenser

#6 Water dispenser

The still broken earthenware water vessel called a "guruleththuwa".

7.  Horse

#7 Horse
Decorative panel of wrought iron horses on a fence in the neighborhood.

8.  Chocolate

#8 Chocolate
A display of chocolates at the shop in the mall.

9.  Peel/Peeling

#9 Peel
Pomegranate peels from a fruit I picked from my tree.

10. Holly /Substitute Alt A - Keyring

#10/Alt A: Keyring 
I wasn't able to locate any holly, although there used to be some growing in a nearby school yard, several years ago.  I decided to substitute Alternative A for this prompt.  This hand carved and hand painted elephant keyring is from Sri Lanka.  It represents the elephants, draped in colorful and decorated fabric, that parade in the annual procession known as the Kandy Perahera.

11. Dressed for the season

#11 Dressed for the season
Snow people all dressed for the season, in their hats, ear muffs, and scarves!

12. Glitter

#12 Glitter
A glitter covered apple ornament.

13. An instruction

#13 An Instruction
Instructions at the beginning of a piece of music, pertaining to how it should be played.

14. A crossing place

#14. A crossing place
One of several bridges in the Japanese Garden. 

15. Flight

#15 Flight (of steps)

A flight of steps leading up to the Tea House in the Japanese Garden.  What I wanted to take was a picture of a bird taking flight, but, I was not able to do so.

16. A measurement

#16.  A Measurement

One cat length long!

17. Orange

#17 Orange
Oranges ripening on my tree.

18. A Natural feature/Alt B Show and Tell - something you made:

#18/Alt B: Show and Tell - something you made

The grey sweater I knitted.

19. A carved object

#19 A carved object

This carved wooden elephant came from my father's childhood home.  He is quite battered with age, with the wood cracked in places, and the finish peeling off.  He's lost one of his tusks, too.  On the other side of his stomach, a piece of wood has been wedged in place to cover up a damaged area.   It was one of the few things that were left behind when the family home furnishings were disposed of.  The people who occupied the house after we left stored it for me and I brought it back with me on one of my return trips home.

He deserves to have his face shown, too!

20. A method of communication

Telecommunications Pole
This telephone/cable wire pole is located in the corner of my back yard.

I have enjoyed participating in this photo scavenger hunt!  Thank you, Eileen, for organizing it and encouraging me to participate.


  1. What a brilliant selection, well done and thank you for joining in. I don't know why you were saying your photography skills weren't up to the challenge because they clearly are. I'm so glad you enjoyed the hunt and I hope you will think about joining the summertime one.

    My favourites are Dancer (obviously!), instruction (why didn't I think of music!), and orange.

    1. Thank you, Eileen! I only have a cell phone camera and it's not a higher end smart phone, either; plus, I don't know much about proper lighting, composition, focus, etc. That's why I didn't think my photography skills weren't up to the challenge. But, I really did enjoy it and, yes, I would love to join the next one, too!

      Ha, ha, I couldn't take twenty pictures and not include one of Dancer in there, could I?

  2. You were able to submit an entry for every prompt (or alternate). I wasn't aware of that until today. I hadn't seen all of your photos before now, and they are wonderful! I love what you selected.

    1. Thank you, Susan. I didn't post any of my entries in a February month end post, or as I took them in March; that's why you didn't see them! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lyssa. I had a lot of fun taking them!

  4. I like the photos you selected for each prompt. :)

    1. Thank you, Nil. I found it hard to pick just one for some of them!

  5. Great finds! I love the wrought iron horses, and your photo of the oranges is wonderful.

    1. Thank you, Karen. This was my first time participating in a photo scavenger hunt and I really enjoyed it.

  6. All great finds. I like #4 nail(s) & #7 Horse best. Lucky you having an orange tree. I hope you participate in our summer photo scavenger hunt - should be posted in May!

    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to the summer photo scavenger hunt! I've discovered my inner photographer, I think! :)

  7. Hi. I didn't do the hunt this time, but just popped over from Eileen's to see your pics. Well collected. I love the music instruction and am very impressed with your knitted jumper. Looks snug!

  8. You've done wonderfully, I love a little snippet of story along with a snapshot.

    1. Thank you, Susanne. I enjoyed your selections, too. :)

  9. These are all very nicely photographed. I especially like the bridge and stairs; an invitation to go onward and upward is always welcome.

    1. Thank you, Susanne. What a lovely way to think of bridges and stairs! :)


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