Hawthorn’s Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ May.

Hi and welcome to this months Photo Scavenger Hunt. The words that Kate/Hawthorn chose for May are Cool, Movement, Disaster, Fence/Fencing, Prickly/Spiky & My Own Choice. So in no particular order, here are my photos for each prompt.

Cactus Buds. 😁
My terrarium is home to a tiny cacti and an air plant.

Prickly/Spiky ~ It was very fortuitous that two of my friends and I actually went to a Terrarium making class a couple of weeks ago. 😁. I have become quite fond of cacti in recent months, so it seemed a nice idea to create a home for some. The two hour course was part of The National Festival Of Making, which was held in Blackburn recently. If you fancy learning how to make a Terrarium for your prickly pals, check out Salvaged Gardens for workshop dates. They are based in Leeds.


Cool ~ The best way of keeping cool in the recent hot weather? Paddling in a lake. This photo of me was taken at Bassenthwaite last week on a Camping Trip in The Lake District. The water was chilly!


Fence ~ This picture was taken whilst out with Hugo yesterday. I tried to make him pose in front of a fence, but he was more interested in the cows . : b

On the hunt for crumbs!

Movement ~ Canada Geese hot-footing it past some rowing boats next to Derwentwater. The Lake is home to gaggles of Greylags and Canada Geese, honking away at the tourists and each other.

I had my cake….and ate it !

Disaster ~ This was a tough prompt as I can’t think of any recent disasters that have happened ( touchwood!) , so when in doubt, post a picture of cake! I put on 3 1b in the Lake District…which I suppose is a bit of a disaster.

Manchester Street Art.

My Own Choice ~ I love this colourful Blue tit mural , found in the Northern Quarter area of Manchester. There is lots of unusual street art here, so its fun to grab your camera and go on a hunt. πŸ™‚

Thanks for dropping by. X

27 thoughts on “Hawthorn’s Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ May.”

  1. Looks like you had an excellent visit to Cumbria, you weren’t far from us. Love your ‘prickly’, I’d like to grow some cacti and succulents but we just don’t have anywhere in the house that pots could safely live.

    1. Oh fab, where do you live? I am quite lucky. My home is pretty much a safe haven for cactus. Not any good with other plants though, the ones that you have to actually look after!

  2. We had a terrarium once but not the prickly kind. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ That idea seem s to work well as the plants won’t take off and fill every available space. Wishing you a happy Bank Hol!

  3. Love that you paddled in Bassenthwaite πŸ™‚ I keep forgetting to have a try at the scavenger hunts. All your future walking will hopefully get that 3lbs off! I will look out for the murals when I’m in Manchester over the summer. πŸ™‚ x

    1. I thought about you Wild Swimmers. I could only manage a paddle! Going to post your magazine this morning. Have a brill Bank Holiday. X

  4. Lovely selection – my favourite is fence – how on earth did you get Bruno to sit with the fence post balancing on his nose!!??? (hahaha) Jokes aside, a good selection of photos and stories, thanks for joining in πŸ™‚

    1. Haha , I never noticed that!! Have sorted the link. Ps its Hugo not Bruno. But thats ok. When we got him he had already been called Rosco. But we weren’t that keen on the name and changed it. 😊x

  5. Hi Sharon – your link to the link up party is not fully working, do you mind having a quick look at it and see xx thanks πŸ™‚

  6. Great selection & I’ve noted the place for the terrarium workshops, as it is in Leeds (if we come over again), as I’d enjoy something like that. Yours is really lovely. Dogs always seem to get a good showing on these hunts & Hugo is definitely keeping his eye on those cows. I too love the Lakes District & we always try to visit, as you can see by my “fence” photo. Take care.

  7. A great selection of photos – I like the blue tit mural, and the water at Bassenthwaite looks decidedly chilly. Kate’s comment about Hugo with the fence post on his nose made me laugh but he certainly looked interested in those cows πŸ™‚

  8. Lovely stories; we don’t live to far away from the Lake District but I’m not keen on water but I could just about manage paddling provided I can keep my boots on! I had to go back and have another look at Hugo balancing the fence post, clever dog. By far the best photo was the blue tit mural, really good one.

  9. Haha, I had to chuckle at disaster! There’s always room for a bit of cake. I’m sure you’ll soon walk off those 3lbs πŸ™‚

    Great collection of photos.

  10. Lovely photos Shazza – the street art is fantastic – I think there was something about all the Manchester art on some TV programme recently .. The paddle in the lake looks like the ticket.

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