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Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Photo Scavenger Hunt

1.  Flower

It has been a fabulous February here on the west coast ~ such pleasant weather compared to those east of the Rocky Mountains.  In gardening terms, everything seems to be ahead of schedule by over a month.  Who knows what that will mean for March...we'll have to wait and see.  The crocuses are blooming, the daffodils are beginning to flower, and even some of the blossoms are blooming :)  An early spring ~

By my front door ~

This fern caught my eye with its flowery look, so I added a watercolour effect ~

2.  Love

I had to choose the Neigh-Baas for this category ~ sharing such a loving friendship

and I thought these two ducks looked like they were afloat in a sea of love amidst the twinkly sparkles ~ photo untouched.

but this next photo speaks volumes, don't you think?  The little boy had been sitting on a rock staring out into the ocean, while his dad rested on the bench.  The boy eventually wandered back to the bench and did the best he could to be as close to his dad as possible without disturbing him.  There was something rather poignant about the whole process.  Of course, I don't know the real story, just surmised from observation.

3.  Number

Can you find numbers tucked in and amongst the boats and rigging?

and there was a birthday celebration at the park for someone who turned two years old!

4. Beautiful

Here is the beautiful two year old birthday girl dressed in her party finery, even down to her pink sparkly shoes ~

5.  Favourite Colour
I think a pink-hued sunset is my favourite colour!

6. Birds
Here are a couple of Canada Geese flying overhead, and a Goldeneye swimming by! If you haven't seen the Pileated Woodpecker, you can find her (no red moustache) on my previous post.

7.  On the road

Apparently, Victoria, British Columbia is rated as the Most Romantic City in Canada by   During February, Government Street in Victoria was bedecked for Valentine's Day with red and pink lights around tree trunks etc.  I took this photo, catching a glimpse of the lights.

8.  Tap
I wandered through a recycling centre where numerous taps were to be found ~

 More taps at the Marina, hooked up to the fish cleaning table ~

 Oh, and if you want to see more taps....tap, tap, tap of the Pileated Woodpecker you can click on my previous post... ;)

9.   Price

Free is often thought to be the best price ~ and items left at the end of a driveway often disappear quickly...this was a large one though, so no idea how long it took to castor off!

10.  Heart
I had so many choices for this category ~ however, I chose this fresh new blossom tree because I could see a heart shape made by the branches...

11.  Corner of home

A gift from one of my nieces, this Amaryllis grew from a bulb I planted, and the massive blooms filled up a whole corner of the parlour!

 12.  Whatever I choose

On February 20, the Moon, Mars and Venus were gathered together, making for a most beautiful night sky scene.  The last time they were in a similar configuration was in 2008. My photo doesn't do it justice, but it's a great reminder of a magical night.

Thanks to Greenthumb for hosting these monthly challenges.  Thank you for coming by to see my choices, and I appreciate your comments, too :)