Category Archives: 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt

Rinda’s 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt: Part 3

here are my final photographs for Rinda’s scavenger hunt this year (if you like you may visit my Part 1 and Part 2 as well)…

16. A windmill 

#16 Scotland Wind Turbines

you can see lots of modern windmills off in the distance here dotting the Scottish countryside…

#16 Wind turbines

and a closer look at these giants which we also have here in the states…

#16 Golden Gate Park

here is a beautiful windmill we found on a recent emergency trip we took to California in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

17. Candle(s)

#17 Swiss Luminaria

this is a special candle inside a Swiss paper luminaria from my sweet friend Margaret

18. Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop

#18 coffee house tea shop

here in the Metropolitan Washington DC area we are inundated with Starbucks coffee shops…we like using REAL ceramic mugs when we visit our local spot…

19. A fisherman

#19 Lake Windermere UK

Mr Magpie snapped a photo of a young man fishing off the back of a boat on Lake Windermere in the Lake District in the UK…

20. A dinosaur

#20 Dino  Museum of Scotland Edinburgh

a visit to the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh found this good sized Tyrannosaurus Rex…

#20 T Rex collage

the museum was wonderful

National Museum of Scotland roof view

and the views from the garden rooftop

Natl Museum of Scotland Rooftop

were quite spectacular too…

21. A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply (you cannot substitute for this item)

#21 Lotusland Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Wash DC

Mr Magpie snapped a photo of me at the amazing Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens just outside of Washington, DC a few days after our return from the UK back in June…

my camera is a favorite art tool that I would definitely not want to be without…

Bonus/substitute items.

If you find any of the above items too difficult, feel free to substitute either (or both) of these items.

You can substitute up to two items, but you cannot substitute Item #21

*A person wearing an outfit (or item of clothing) that symbolizes your country

Bonus 4th of July

just to be clear we do NOT know this person decked out in red white and blue on the fourth of July…

when I spotted him at the gas station while we were out driving I yelled “stop the car” and my quick acting driver/co conspirator did just that…

you don’t see this sort of get up every day here in the states 😉

*A sundial

Bonus Shakespeares home sundial

we found this relatively modern 1971 sundial in the garden of William Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon…

Bonus Oxford UK Sundial

and this vertical sundial was in an Oxford College courtyard…

many thanks to Rinda again this year for a really fun photo scavenger hunt

Rinda’s 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt: Part 2

continuing the scavenger hunt after Part 1 of my photographs here…

*pictures can be clicked for a little closer view*

9.  A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn’t belong

#9 Blarney Castle Cafe

after visiting Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland we stopped at this cafe for some lunch and spied some bold and industrious Jackdaws helping clear some of the tables…

#9 Jackdaws eating foil wrapped butter Blarney Castle Ireland

they worked hard to get into the foil wrapped butter and had good success…

practice, practice, practice 😉

10.  A bench that is outside

#10 Edinburgh Scotland bench

 Mr Magpie taking a bit of a rest on Father’s Day in Edinburgh, Scotland

#10 Bench York, UK

and another bench in the historic town of York, England

11.  An animal in a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve, etc.

#11 Kidwell Farm Virginia

less than ten minutes drive from our home and not too far from Washington, DC there is a working 1930’s style farm with a nice variety of animals that is a kind of nature preserve…

#11 cattle and sheep

it is an opportunity for suburban and city kids to get to see what a farm is like…

#11 Pig

I enjoy visiting in all seasons…

#11 goats

something is always going on…

#11 Roosters

the other morning two roosters were having a LOUD crowing contest from the top of the pen…

12. A cloud in the shape of something (please specify what you see)

#12 Stonehenge Cloud Heart Cloudthis proved to be a bit tricky with so many wonderful clouds in the sky changing so rapidly

#12 Stonehenge Cloud Heart Cloud (1)

hearts seemed to be a recurring theme with thanks to Mr Magpie for doing his special draw a heart trick to help you see what we saw…

#12 Cashel Heart Cloud

near Rock of Cashel, Ireland

#12 Cashel Heart Cloud (1)

and some Scottish clouds…

#12 Scotland Heart Cloud

good thing we helped you out a little showing you the hearts in the after photos eh…

#12 Scotland Heart Cloud (1)

we came to the conclusion that they don’t make clouds like they used to when we were kids and saw things all the time…

13.  A fence

#13 Across from Stonehenge

our first stop after leaving London was Stonehenge and the pastoral scene above was just across the road…

#13 Ireland near Molly Gallivans

misty hills of Ireland…

#13 Kenmare Ireland stone fenceslovely green and breathtaking views of stone fences all through Ireland…

#13 Lake Districtwe took so many photos of the dry stone walls (used as fences) in England’s Lake District too…

14.  A stained glass object or a mosaic

#14 Cardiff Castle

a sample of the gorgeous stained glass in Cardiff Castle in Wales…

#14 Bath Abbey

and a peek at the amazing Bath Abbey

#14 Pitcher and Piano Nottingham, UK

we visited a deconsecrated church turned into a beautiful bar…

#14 Pitcher and Piano Nottingham, UK (2)

the Pitcher & Piano in Nottingham, England…

#14 Pitcher and Piano Nottingham, UK (1)

with stained glass so stunning our photos do not begin to do them justice…

 

15.  A fire truck or police car

#15 English Fire Engine, Irish Police, Scottish Fire Engine

a fire engine in Oxford, England…Irish Police (Garda) and a Scottish fire engine…

Part 3 coming soon which will include:

16. A windmill
17. Candle(s)
18. Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop
19. A fisherman
20. A dinosaur
21. A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply (you cannot substitute for this item)
Bonus/substitute items. If you find any of the above items too difficult, feel free to substitute either (or both) of these items. You can substitute up to two items, but you cannot substitute Item #21:
-A person wearing an outfit (or item of clothing) that symbolizes your country
-A sundial

thank you Rinda for a really fun scavenger hunt…

Rinda’s 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt: Part 1

thanks to Jo Murray in Australia last year I was introduced to Rinda and her Photography Scavenger Hunt

Mr Magpie and I had a great time playing along on the 2012 hunt here and were very excited to take this year’s list on our trip to the UK and Ireland in June…

here is Part 1 of what will be 3 parts…

1. Open air market

#1 Reston Farmers Market

our local farmers market is a colorful and lively place to visit…

2.  Theater for performing arts (not a movie theater)

#2 A Dublin Theater

we took this theater photo in Dublin, Ireland…

3.  City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building

#3 Nottingham Council House

this is the Nottingham Council House on a damp day in June as we enjoyed each minute spent with special friends Linda and Brian

#3 Nottingham Council House closeups

our zoom lens let us enjoy some of the finer details of the 1920’s Neo-Baroque city hall building (meet me by the lions)…

4.   Airplane

#4 Virgin Airlines

we flew with Virgin Atlantic Airlines…

#4 Virgin Airlines (1)

and enjoyed it very much…

5.  A sunset

#5 Sunset Northern Virginia 20 Aug 2013

there are times in the year that we get to see some of the most beautiful sunsets right outside our front door here in northern Virginia...

20 August 2013 moon over Virginia USA

later the same day my husband took this amazing photograph of the full August moon…

6.  Someone or something taking a nap

#6 Red Fox napping, Virginia

grateful for a nice zoom lens on my camera I could not believe my eyes one morning when I spied this handsome fox resting under our neighbor’s tree…

7. A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny

#7 Dublin, Irelandthis shop in Dublin, Ireland made us giggle…

just because…

#7 London, UK

and we puzzled a bit over this sign in London until we looked down a stairwell and saw that it was directing people to put their trash cans in a special spot

#7 London Double Decker Bus

 we learned so many interesting things and saw so many wonderful sights during our travels…

8.  A tower

#8 Cardiff Castle Wales

or more at the very colorful Cardiff Castle in Wales

#8 13th Century Tower Keep

the first tower photo was taken from this medieval castle keep

Parts 2 and 3 will be coming soon to complete my scavenger list…

you can visit Rinda here and see the complete list on her sidebar…

everyone is most welcome to play along…