Sunday, 2 November 2014

October 2014 Photo Scavenger Hunt

I can't believe the last time I posted was for last month's scavenger hunt!
I'm sorry about that, but here are my interpretations for this month

O is for?
Only One Orange Smartie
I'll let you into a secret....
When my kids were little I would see their Grandad most weeks and he would give me a tube of Smarties for each of them.   After a few years my daughter remarked that there were orange Smarties pictured on the tube but there were never any in them.    
Erm... that was because I'd eaten all the orange ones before I passed them over!
For anyone who hasn't had Smarties, all the other colours are just chocolate inside, but the orange ones are actually orange flavoured chocolate and I love 'em!


Last week I went to Denby Dale with my daughter and part of the walk was at the side of the Kirklees narrow gauge railway.  We were on a bridge when one of the little steam trains came along.

You probably can't tell how small it is from that photo so here's a closer one with the driver waving to us

Something you bought
A bunch of wallflower plants sold the traditional way wrapped in newspaper

at the end of the tunnel

Close up
if you don't know what it is, I'll put a photo of the whole thing at the end

I walk past a house sometimes and there are usually peacocks on the roof of the car, so I guess it's their favourite place to be

A smoothie.  And I'd like to sing the praises of Jamie Oliver here, because if I hadn't seen one of his programmes recently, I would never have known that frozen spinach existed.   I have to say it's the best thing since sliced bread!  It's frozen into balls that you can add to all sorts of dishes like stews and curries.  
My favourite thing to do with it though, is put a couple in a smoothie.   I put them in the blender first with some hot water and leave them for a few minutes to thaw before adding whatever else I'm using.  This one has also got a banana, a small avocado, oats, apple juice and milk and it's delicious (you can't taste the spinach).  

I really struggled thinking of something for this one. This is a page from our family album with photos of some of my cousins when they were babies.

Your sky
Our neighbours are having their conifer hedge cut back and we can now see a whole lot more sky!
In this photo there are half a dozen on the left hand side that haven't been touched yet.   If you imagine that they were that tall all the way to the other side, you can see what a difference it's made.    Some of them have had 60 feet cut off!   When it's completely finished there will just be the stumps along the bottom which seem really short in the photo but they're about eight feet high


Your shoes
My walking boots are the footwear I wear most often and here is an action shot going over a stile 

If you want to see more entries for the scavenger hunt, or maybe join in next month, hop along to 
Made with Love

And if you didn't know what the close up was of  -  
They say if you see a hedgehog in the daytime it's probably not well, but I couldn't do anything with it because I saw it whilst out walking.  It did look ok though.


  1. Great photos and interpretations. Hard to choose favourites but I do love the smarties and the peacocks on the car roof made me smile! x

  2. I love these photos. Orange Smarties were the ones I liked best as well.

  3. I'm so glad you got round to posting as they are a lovely set of photos, have you been on the little train? it would be a cool trip...
    Amanda xx

  4. Orange smarties are the only ones worth eating, in my opinion!

  5. Ha, I knew it was a Hedgehog! "Only One Orange Smartie"- I KNOW!!!! I bought a large sized tube recently and there were about 3!?!?!! The train is so cool! The peacocks are hilarious!-why>!>!>

  6. Great collection of photos!

  7. I love your photos!! The hedgehog is so cute!! and the light at the end of the tunnel is fabulous!

  8. Awesome photos, LBM! Cute hedgehog ~ I knew what it was. I miss Smarties so much. M&Ms just aren't the same. The peacocks were really funny! The tunnel shot is cool ~ there's something about those old bricks. And what a beautiful sunset. Happy hunting next month!