Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter ...with Scavenger Hunt Photos

Happy Easter Lovelies!!

I've decided to post my scavenger hunt photos today as I had finished the list and some of them have an Easter theme.

This is the first month I've given this challenge a try and the best bit about it for me was the way it opens your eyes ...making you look out for things on the list ,which then means you notice other things in your surroundings you would have normally overlooked.

The Monthly list of things to find is published at Postcards from the And the Flickr group where you can see every ones images is here.

This Months list was :-
1.April Showers
3.Your Camera
4.A set of keys
5.An interesting shop name
6.A cross
7.A church
9.Something yellow
10.A sculpture
11.Something to do with Shakespeare
12. Something to mark Saint Georges day

A couple of my finds were not exactly as the list , but pretty close, I'm looking forward to seeing what others come up with.
So here goes with my pictures....

1.April showers

I've already posted this image but I think it's so lovely...I think it's one of the favourite photos I've taken this year. I love taking macro shots and this one captures the pretty saxifrage and tiny raindrops beautifully. The dark , blurry background makes the flower really stand out .


This picture is from last week when I did some early morning cushion making . I love breakfast and eat it as soon as I get up . Always cereal, usually Fruit and Fibre . This was Muesli and strawberries with the essential cup of tea :0)

3.Your Camera

My beloved Canon IXUS. I can't tell you how much I love this camera. I originally bought it when I started blogging and I have it set to "foliage" most of the time as this makes the colours more vivid ...more how they appear in reality to my eyes. This picture is a favourite as you get a glimpse of my mothers day flowers from the boys and my blurry crochet hexagons  also look pretty in the corner :0)

4.A set of keys

A special friend at work brought me this Australia keyring after a recent visit. I love it because it reminds me of her and also the fact that blogging has put me in touch with some amazing crafty people in Australia and around the world.

5.An interesting shop name

O.K. a bit of a cheat here. This is more of an interesting looking shop than an interesting name. It's one of those Aladdin's cave type places that are family run and have been around for decades. It's looking a little shabby these days but I hope it lasts for a few more years. I find it so depressing to visit a place where all the shops are big name chain stores.

6. A cross

I expect quite a few scavengers will have used these for a cross :0)
I do love hot cross buns and freely admit to eating them any time I can get my hands on them. Perfect when fresh with butter, or toasted with raspberry jam if a little stale. Yummy !!!!

7. A church

This picture was taken one evening when I stopped the car on the way home from work . Hence the large shadow of a tree cast by the low sun . My favourite thing in this picture is the blue sky. I have a bit of a thing about blue skys at the moment and the one is such a gorgeous , amazingly strong blue .

8. Eggs

Cadburys mini eggs in a Noddy bowl from when the boys were little . It's one of the few pieces of baby crockery we have left and I think it's so sweet with the train running around the edge . You can also see my crochet doily peeping out .Thank you for the lovely comments about this pretty I love it too and the link to the pattern is in this post.

9.Something Yellow
Rape seed is definitely the yellow of April around here , replacing the yellow daffodils of March.

10. A sculpture
Sculpture/statue . I'm not sure I know what the difference is .This chubby chappy makes me smile .He's only wearing one sock and a fig leaf :0)

11. Something to do with Shakespeare

When I asked my Mum for suggestions for a picture on this subject she offered to paint the Baird. "Oh don't worry Mun ,it's not that important " was my reply . " I don't mind , painting's  what I enjoy " she said .Of course it is Mum , and I'm really pleased you still have a passion to create. I hope I'm the same if  I get to my eighties.

12. Something to mark Saint Georges Day

O.K. this is another cheat . I didn't see any saint Georges flags this year as the  impending  Royal Wedding has rather taken over . I loved this patriotic  window in a craft shop . The blue and white patchwork on the left is stunning and of course the bunting caught my eye. Even the red white and blue yarn tucked into the sewing machine makes me smile :0)

I hope you enjoyed these images , I managed to squeeze a little crochet into five of them , maybe I'll manage more next month .

Hope you are having a relaxing Easter break
Jacquie x


  1. Lovely photos, my kids have always loved the sock man!


  2. Loved all your photos I might be tempted to join next month. Happy Easter.

  3. What great photos, so bright. I'm doing the Scavenger Hunt this month but I've still got quite a few to find.

  4. Your April showers photo is beautiful - perfect! I think I must have a go at your doily, I haven't seen this before. And I just *have* to thank you for showing the statue. Don't you love his expression? you can't help but smile :) Happy Easter!

  5. Lovely photos, Jacqui! I love the thought of the scavenger hunt. I might have a look for next month. Happy Easter. Lynda xx

  6. What a lovely post. Love that doily. It would be nice to make a set for the kitchen table. Great photos. x

  7. Fantastic photos i love the bright vivid colours, i still have a few to get (and time is running out!!) better get my skates on.
    happy easter

  8. Love this idea! Your photos are wonderful. I'm off to check out the challenge...I would love to participate too! Hope your Easter was happy.

  9. Lovely pics, it's nice to see some from my home country, where exactly do you live? Bye the way , I've just started one of your crochet tea cosies.
    Happy Easter, Sue

  10. I loved your post today! A lot of your photos made me smile.

  11. Great photos - also the portrait your mother painted is fantastic!

    This looks like a fun thing to do ... I might join in when things slow down if it's still happening :-)


  12. I like how you've managed to sneak crochet into so many photos. I also like very much the sculpture of the guy with the fig leaf & sock.

  13. When you look closely isn't it a beautiful world? Love all your pics.
    Love from Mum -

  14. Fabulous photos, what a great idea a photo scavenger hunt. My favourite is the one of your camera, great composition :)

  15. OOOH what a great post! I LOVE scavenger hunts! and he sculpture/statue sure made my day!

  16. querida amiga Felíz Pascua de Resurrección!!


    junto al amor de Jesús

  17. Lovely photos, love the idea of a scavenger hunt too!!

    Happy Easter....

    S x

  18. I am not in the scavenger hunt but I love your photos and the pink flower is just gorgeous.

  19. Lovely photo's enjoy the rest of your Easter, dee x

  20. Fab photos, happy easter xx

  21. Love the idea of the photo's. May join next month when things are a bit more settled my way. Hope you had a lovely Easter break!

  22. Love these photos! My favourite is the flower after the rain. I still have a few to get this month...and then have to decide which to post, as I've taken several of churches, crosses (I was going to do hot x buns but they all got eaten too quickly!) and yellow things! x

  23. Hi Jacquie, sorry didnt know how else to contact you ,just wanted to say thank you for the crochet bunting tutorial, I made my first triangle last night and am soooo pleased! I put a post on my blog today and liked back to you! I m learning how to do things new on the blog everyday and am loving it,such lovely people in blogland. have a great day,julie.x(thriftymissus)

  24. Hello Jacquie! Lovely post! All your photos are so beautiful! That sounds fun to find photos with all those words!
    xxx Teje

  25. Applebeee's looks like my kind of shop to have a good rummage around in.

  26. Fabulous photos, Jacquie!! They´re so vivid and shine and happy!! I love them all!!
    PS.: I´d love to take part on something like this here in my country... but I don´t know if there is one... :(

  27. Superb photos! I love the saxifrage. The colour is so bold and clear. I also love the church. The blue sky is enhanced beautifully by the blue clock and I love the fact that the square is turned onto its point!

  28. I really love your photos! They're all so crisp and bright and colourful :)

    The sculpture is interesting and I love the church with that gorgeous sky! I haven't seen many hot cross buns for a cross but a lot of people have photographed rape field for yellow!

    I look forward to seeing your photos for May :)


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