Friday, 26 September 2014

Scavenger Hunt Roundup

Rinda's annual photo scavenger hunt has come to an end......it's been fun [and challenging] as always....you can find my first 8 captures here......the rest are....
1. a sign welcoming people to your home town.....a poor,blurry photo and actually very difficult to get as they are in places it's impossible to stop and take photos.....the television comment refers to John Logie Baird who transmitted the first ever television signal from his Hastings flat.
Baird apparently visited the Daily Express newspaper to promote his invention. The news editor was terrified and he was quoted by one of his staff as saying: "For God's sake, go down to reception and get rid of a lunatic who's down there. He says he's got a machine for seeing by wireless! Watch him — he may have a razor on him." [from Wikipedia]
3. Birds on a wire....I thought this would be easy....it wasn't.....our local birds avoid wires.....so some lateral thinking....thanks Julie
4. A group of tourists.....at Nymans Gardens being shown round by a guide

6. An urban street scene.....in Hythe with my friend G
9. A bakery.....just a plain old Greggs
10. A photobomb......I waited to get a photo of OH outside Scotney Castle....and just as I was taking it.....someone walked out!!!
11. A horn.....a giant statue of a 4 horned Isle of Man sheep.....made for this year's TT races
15. A juggler......I wasn't expecting to get this one....who knew that a relative had received christms pud juggling balls last year....think he needs a bit more practise though!!
 16. A sign in a language other than English......a bit of Manx
17. A lamp post......on the seafront at Douglas,Isle of Man
18. A waterfall.....this is not what I really had in mind for a waterfall.....hardly a thing of beauty.....but definately a waterfall of sorts in a river estuary 
19. A public garden.....a lovely public garden in Ramsey....complete with lake
20. A painted bus....not a great photo....the bus suddenly pulled up......I had to grab my camera from my bag.....and the sun made it impossible to see what I was actually taking.
Thanks to Rinda for again organising the hunt.....and for coming up with a great selection of things to capture.....I'm amazed I managed to get them all!!
She has a link up here to see plenty more.


23 comments:

debs14 said...

Some lovely photos here! Already those blue skies seem a long time ago don't they?

Sian said...

A really great collection! Your story about Baird reminded me of my boss at the library..not long after I started there I caught him shouting down the fax machine at someone. Now, we hardly even remember fax machines, let alone how to use them..

Melissa said...

Great job on the hunt! The birds on a wire were tough to get - yours are fabulous!

marshaleith said...

love your horn!! and gorgeous photo of the public garden...

Jane said...

some great shots, the birds on a wire was my fave!

Sandra said...

Oh I sooooo want that cardi lol. You've got great shots for sure

BJ said...

Love your lateral thinking for the birds on a wire. BJ

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Fun photos, Jacky, and I love the birds on a wire find! :o)

Missus Wookie said...

Great finds here - love the juggler and the birds on a wire :)

Helen Philipps said...

Great photos...love the birds on a wire idea!
Happy weekend.
Helen xox

Alison said...

Great finds...love the birds on a wire!!
Alison xx

Karen said...

You found some great examples. I'm fascinated by the information about your town---and the quote made me chuckle. Gregg's looks anything but ordinary to me, but we don't have a ton of bakeries around to choose from. And you're right---that's a beautiful public garden.

glitterandglue said...

Some great shots here - I rather like that little waterfall...
Margaret #18

Lynne in NI said...

Great pics Jacky, well done on completing your hunt :)

Becky said...

Some great photos here - love how everyone interprets the prompts in different ways

Lady Ella said...

Yes, the birds were sooo hard! Well done on posting Manx - think that's unique..?

KraftyKaren said...

You are just down the road from me!! Like you I had to get someone to do some juggling for me. Fab selection of photos

Sandie said...

great shots Jacky, I'm beginning to see birds on a wire now. I too had to be creative as they were so elusive when I needed them!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Great round up Jacky. Seeing your quote about JLB made me think of Lord Grantham and the wireless on Downton Abbey. Another fad of course!

alexa said...

Fantastic collection and I've really enjoyed looking at them all - I especially like your creative birds on a wire!

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Oooo you have some lovely ones there.

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for visiting my hunt post...I am just now having a chance to catch up with everyone.
Thank you for taking me on a little trip with your lovely photos.
Really fun horn and juggler photos!
It was another fun hunt wasn't it.
#24 Patty in Virginia

Nathalie said...

Congratulations for finding them all! I love your take on the "birds on a wire" ;)