Hawthorns Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ April.

April has been the perfect month to join in with the Scavenger Hunt! Here’s a few Spring like pics for the prompts. πŸ™‚

Edge ~ This was taken on Good Friday after a lovely walk with friends. We had all been told to decorate some hard boiled eggs for an egg rolling event! Here are the eggs all lined up at the top of a hill and soon to be rolled off the edge. You can probably see Hugo was keeping his beady eye on them. He had to roll a tennis ball…..because he is not at all trustworthy as far as anything remotely edible is concerned.

Loaf ~ I have substituted loaf for hot-cross-buns because they are after all like mini loaves. Well maybe. These were part of a rather yummy Easter themed Afternoon Tea at the Coniston Hotel near Skipton. My friend Gill had her spa day hen do here on Easter Monday. And I have to say this was a very nice treat. Happy Easter Days. πŸ™‚

Bridge ~ I also have to say 2019 might be the year of the bridge as I keep finding cute pack horse ones whilst out on local walks in the gorgeous Ribble Valley. This one is not far from the village of Bashall Eaves , which also has an old cheese press in the centre and a pub called The Red Pump.

Mine ~ This Nature journal is all mine and I love writing what wildlife I see on walks or just in my back yard etc. I sometimes copy illustrations from books and cut pictures from magazines. It’s a relaxing hobby. πŸ™‚

Black ~ is the colour of our pets. Excuse this photo of Hugo and Slinky on the bed with various items of clothing strewn over the end, but I just love seeing them together on the same photo. πŸ™‚ Black can be an awkward colour when it comes to pet hair as you can imagine. The best thing to do is wear black too and turn a blind eye to the black tumbleweeds that follow you round the house.


My own choice ~ I chose this gorgeous creature for my own choice, because well isn’t he/she divine. A Green Hairstreak Butterfly, I was lucky enough to see lots of these on a guided RSPB walk in the fells above Slaidburn on Saturday. I have never seen one before so I was very happy. Green Hairstreaks are tiny and like to feed on gorse, broom and bilberry. Look out for them on moorland near you. Bowland Moorland Safari Info Here.

Head on over to Kate’s Blog for more Scavenger Hunt posts from tomorrow ( Friday) . X


37 thoughts on “Hawthorns Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ April.”

  1. Great choices for this month, I love the little bridge and the one of Hugo and Slinky. I’m still working on mine, was away for Easter and since getting back on Tuesday have spent most of my time sorting and editing the 365 photos I took over the weekend! πŸ™‚

  2. Wow that’s a lot of pics. Amazing camping weather if you went? I expect I will find out soon enough when you write your posts. 😁

    1. Yes, I went to a lovely little hideaway camp site in the middle of nowhere in the north west Lake District – the weather was fab and I even got a suntan just walking the dogs. I currently have a problem with my Blogger blog and can’t access it so it will be a while before I write any proper camping posts but my Mouse House blog is fine so a few pics may very well end up on there.

  3. Great choices & love the black dog/cat photo & your explanation of the furry stuff that gets everywhere. Thought your bridge may have been Ashness for this hunt, but do love that packhorse one & I take a lot of tree & bridge photos. Mine is a favourite from my childhood days……..
    I think your journaling is fab (I’ve been toying with the idea for nearly 2 years now, maybe you should give me a prod….) & the green butterfly is so delicate. Well done with the prompts. Have a great weekend & take care.

  4. Nice one Sharon – good photos and stories, love the idea of your nature journaling – do you get involved with 30dayswild? with the wild life trust?

      1. That’s interesting. And your journaling allows you to notice this. Mind you last year we had the β€œbeast from the east” while late February this year we had that mini heat wave.

  5. Lovely photographs and I especially love your bridge picture and I have looked up Bashall Eaves as it sounded so interesting and we live near the Ribble Valley.

  6. We live near the Ribble Valley (since 1983) but it is an area we ought to get out and explore on foot! The bridge photo is lovely (I too like bridges!). I love your nature journal and am envious as I can’t draw!

  7. Lovely photos. I too am very drawn to bridges. We too have so many lively ones, so maybe it’s down to that.
    I agree pet hair is such a challenge it’s best ignored. I have opposite – black trousers and leggings can only be put on just as you leave the house. It’s one of the reasons you almost always see me in jeans.
    Love your nature journal.

    1. In Bristol with friends at the moment and had a meal in a restaurant looking over the Clifton Suspension Bridge which is stunning. Harry’s blonde hair definitely doesn’t go well with black. We have to dress in the same colours as our pooches. 🀣

      1. Or we could dye our pooches the colours we like wearing πŸ™‚ Think I might have more success than you with that.
        Great to hear you’re having a good weekend.

  8. Your journal has to be my favourite in this months pics, what a lovely idea and so personal and special.

  9. Green hairstreak…..wow! And love your nature journal. I follow an Australian blog by someone who does the most stunning nature journaling, it’s called Paperbark Writer, if you are after some inspiration check it out.

  10. Loving that butterfly photo, how beautiful. I’ve enjoyed all your pics and especially the egg rolling one with your pooch watching on πŸ™‚

  11. Nice choice for the words illustrations. The bridge is very beautiful and romantic. And Hugo is a funny and obedient dog! Greetings from France! Sandrine

  12. All great photos, and I say your hot-cross-buns are the perfect mini loaves. Your pets are precious and generous of them for leaving you all those specially fibers!

  13. I love the bridge (I have a thing for bridges and have to cross every bridge I see when out walking, hehe!). Great choice for ‘mine’ and I love the butterfly too, I’ve never seen one of those.

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