Saturday, 30 June 2012

Scavenger hunt - June 2012

Hi everyone, I do love scavenger hunt time!
This has been a busy month with lots of stuff going on, but this isn't reflected in a
dazzling array of photographs.

Next month I might set myself a theme, like maybe all macros shots,
or possibly just think it through and set a couple up. 
But let's get through this month first:

Absolutely and totally NO INSPIRATION.
This is lego Indiana Jones, who does not have a close shave, but he does keep my front door closed
 Via the key on the end of the chain that comes out of his head. Tenuous, at best...
Not sure what he is reaching out for. Any ideas?
He's poised for action underneath this relaxed exterior.

On the edge.
You'll have to get your binoculars out for this one,
but on the balcony bit on the very top left of this building is a man cleaning windows.
With seemingly no regard for life or limb. Maybe the view of Eastbourne was worth it.

This bit of bird feeder definitely wasn't here yesterday. It was attached to a feeder.
Have I angered the blue tits with an inferior grade of seed?
This calls for investigative action... 

Culprit found. I think I might have to invest in better squirrel defences.
Currently, what I have is a squirrel buffet bar.
FAIL. I thought the jet trail down the centre of the sky was a great way to split the two identical halves,
but failed to notice the BIG FENCE in the bottom right. I have included it anyway,
so as not to pretend I am anything but a numptie.
Out of reach
You might thing this is a bit close up to be truly out of reach, but look closer...
This is a sculpture celebrating walking, by the seaside in Eastbourne.
The channels have stone balls in them, that I assume you have to get your fingers to,
lift up, then drop down again. In practical terms, the only way to achieve this is to break your nails,
dislocate your opposable digit, squash your pinkie then fracture the lot under a falling stone ball.
At night
This week I have mostly learned a lot about Minecraft. One husband, all the nieces and nephews plus a fair smattering of in-laws have become addicted to it. This is the night screen ( in 2 player mode, hence two moons). Night is when you have to go to your house because the zombies come out and explode you.This makes you drop your bits in lava, which even I, as a novice, can see wouldn't be good.
Pretty lifelike, I think.
I has really hoped that our trip to the river pageant would come up trumps for this one,
but as my earlier post indicated, we didn't see actually see the Queen.
However, we did see War Horse on the roof of the National Theatre opposite, who came out just
as the Queen's boat went past. So here he is, the horse that told us the Queen had arrived. 

Well, they are aren't they :-)
Sticking with the zombies theme, this one has got into the spirit of the jubilee.
He seems to have lost part of his head, but the Evatron has made sure he won't be sad
by hanging a lovely string of bunting above his head.  Thanks Evatron.
And that it for this month.
More blogging next month. I'm determined.

Thanks again to Kathy!


  1. Numptie or not I think you've got a great selection and your symmetry is much better than my feeble effort. How cute is your cat?! Not got a head for heights so the War Horse and window cleaner made my legs wobble looking at those.
    Lisa x

  2. Ha ha!!! Love the Lego man! My 'close' shot was JUST as tenuous!
    Your cat is adorable!!! I'm imagining your feet are on a pouffe otherwise you must have STRONG leg muscles! A wonderfully interesting set!

  3. Your photos are fab! You should have just cropped off the 'bad' bit in your symmetry photo and we'd never have known. It's still great though. I love your before and after and your photo for diamond too. The war horse was amazing!

    I really enjoyed scavenging last year but I think I'm finding it harder because the items are so much more open to interpretation and I'm not a very creative or imaginative person! I much preferred last years lists, even if that does make me a bit dull and boring! I like your suggestion about having a theme to go with it. I think I need to see the new list and then see how bad I think it is!!

  4. Well done for getting the list done. I've found it really hard this time but luckily the link isn't up yet so I have a bit more time!

    I love your lego man!

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  6. Love the pictures, I enjoy following the scavenger hunt, although I haven't taken part.

  7. Indiana looks to be missing his whip - although I think he only needs one hand for that.

  8. Lovely photos. You were lucky catching the culprit in the garden.

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