Saturday, 2 January 2016

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Happy New Year, dear reader, and thanks for sticking with me through 2015. I have to say I'm pleased it's now over, and I look forward to a much happier and more productive year ahead - with less emotional turmoil, please.

So now back to the subject of the title, the Winter Photographic Scavenger Hunt, which Eileen and I are hosting. December was for me, as I'm sure it was for you too, rather busy, so I didn't get many photos taken, but I made sure I took any relevant ones before and during taking down the festive decorations, so here are the ones I've found so far.

No.1. A robin redbreast.

Plenty of these around in real life, but never, it seems, when I have my camera handy, so here are some from our festive cards.

No.2. Tinsel. I took a few of the tinsel while it was on the tree, but mostly the focus wasn't quite right, so this is the only survivor - and even this isn't wonderful - the tinsel swathed ice bucket in Wetherspoons!

No.4. A star. A couple on the festive tree, the second made by my lovely friend Jean, which, having just proof-read this post before publishing, is actually a snowflake and not a star at all, oh well, never mind, just grant me a bit of artistic licence - plus a bit of free publicity for Jean (who also makes lovely bead Santas and various other things).

No.5. A snowman. Not much chance of seeing a real-life snowman down here in the wet, mild and soggy west of England, so the first one was sent to us from USA, and the second is a festive drinks mat.

And finally, I wasn't sure where to put this one, it could be either category 2, tinsel, or category 4, star - as it shows both.

How are you getting on with yours? Thanks for joining in, please add your links to the linky below so we can all see them.


Maggie said...

You have some lovely ones there and wise to get the Christmas ones done. I presume you have taken your decs down.

Karen Butfield said...

Great start with the photos, I have been a bit slow at taking any, decided yesterday to do the tinsel etc before the tree came down, Amanda came home and offered to take the decs down and I was so grateful for the help I completely forgot about the photos until everything was packed away in the loft lol - so bad!!! xx

Mum said...

I'm going to have to get searching. There are still a few (many) on my list I have still to find. I'm going to compile a big post with them all on in Spring (or whenever the challenge finishes)!

Tracy said...

Happy New Year to you Joy, I shall have to go through my photos especially as I've now taken down the decorations!

Amanda said...

Your green stars decoration is beautiful; I'd love to find something like that.

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are both beautiful and fun!

Karen said...

Beautiful captures; I especially love the watercolored robin. There'll be no real robins here for awhile, and I agree, capturing them with the camera when they are around, is not an easy task.