Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September 2014 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to Greenthumb for organising the photo scavenger hunt again this month.  You can see more entries over at Made With Love.

S is for?
Sculptured Stump at Buxton

2 pm
Sheep encountered while out walking

Car Park

I hadn't got a photo for this, and then I saw this tin 'hat' on my husband's scrap pile

In the mirror
I thought there was a large snail in the corner of the car wing mirror and was going to pull it off when I noticed it had legs!    Can you imagine if I had touched it and then found out it was a massive spider?   No matter where in the world you are, you would have heard my screams!  
Here it is after I'd coaxed it out with a very long twig....





Street sign

A pheasant

Outside your window
through my car window

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Going ape

At the beginning of the week I went to Go Ape at Buxton with my daughter.  For anyone who hasn't heard of it, it's a tree top adventure where you cross from tree to tree by different methods, go down zip wires and swing into cargo nets.   We've been to the one at Sherwood Forest before, so knew what to expect, although all the courses around the country are different.   
You're kitted out with a harness and have a full safety briefing before you're sent off on your own.

Here's my daughter on a few of the crossings

This stirrups one was slow going because with them being on long ropes, as soon as you put your foot in one it sent it away and you did the splits!  It was very tiring trying to hold the ropes as close to your body as possible to minimise that, although you got the knack eventually.

Some of them like this next one, you're supposed to do without holding on to anything, which is pretty scary because they wobble about quite a bit

I managed to land on my feet at the end of all the zip wires, except the last one where I came in backwards and got pockets full of bark chippings!

I can highly recommend it, and the one at Buxton is only a 20 minute walk from the train station so very handy.

Monday, 1 September 2014

August 2014 Photo Scavenger Hunt

I found this month's list really difficult and have ended up taking the last five this morning!

W is for?
Well Worn Wall

Train arriving at New Mills station

I looked at this so many times on the list, and each time I started singing - "Everyday it's a getting closer, going faster than a rollercoaster", that all I could think of for this was rollercoaster!  Unfortunately I didn't come across one, so I've resorted to taking a pic of an old LP with Buddy Holly on (he's not actually singing that song on it, but hey ho)



This is an action shot of a juggling ball.  You wouldn't believe how many photos I took with no ball in the picture at all!

I've been on loads of trains this month so I though this would be an easy one.   Not so, and my last opportunity yesterday was on a train where all the seats were facing the luggage rack.   This was taken as I was getting off, with my camera held by my side so no one would notice!   Not bad under the circumstances...

Pony under the rider

On your shelf

Something you do everyday


On a craft stall in London

You can see other interpretations of this month's list over at Made With Love