Sunday, 23 June 2013

Scavenging via Instagram

What did we do before cameras had phones?  I think it's fair to say that I rarely venture out without my phone but frequently leave my camera behind.  Which is great because it means that I have been able to snap a few scavenger hunt photos that I would otherwise have missed.  I've been pretty lucky really and when least expecting it I have found


A tower.  Believe it or not, this building used to be my primary school! It was turned into a private home in the 1970s but had been a school up until then.  It dates back to 1850 apparently - I know for a fact that my grandmother, my mother and I all went there.  And now it's up for sale again.  When I looked at this website, I couldn't believe how it has changed since I sat there learning my 'times tables'. Anyhow, the square structure on the roof is definitely the picture I will be using for my 'Tower'.
A funny sign.  Looks as if however you are feeling, you need to pop into this cafe for a cup of coffee.
These candles look good enough to eat!  The Laura Ashely shop in town is closing down so of course I had to pop in for a last browse.
A cloud in the shape of something.  Boy am I struggling with this one!  And because I think you need quite some imagination to see what I am seeing, I've added a few pointers.  I think it looks like the profile of a face.  But now I'm wondering if it is more like a cow standing sideways.  I think I may be revisiting this one!
Now I know the prompt said police car or fire truck and this quite clearly doesn't come into either of those.  I saw it chained to a lamp post outside the supermarket on Friday and it made me smile.  Is this for chasing criminals who are not looking to get a quick get away?  I need to check to see the rights and wrongs of photographing police cars, I don't want to get taken away in the interests of my scavenging!
And finally, an animal in an aquarium.  Just look at this little cutie sunbathing under his heat lamp!  I say 'little cutie' but I'm not sure that I would want to actually reach in and give him a cuddle.  I prefer my pets with soft fluffy fur on!
So that is 15 done now and whilst part of me is standing back with a warm satisfied glow, I know that I am now left with a few that may cause a few issues. 



12 comments:

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great photos! I love the police bike!

Such a nice property! If I had $1.35 million I'd buy it!

Abi said...

I've been enjoying seeing these pop up over instagram. That sign made me chuckle and I think the bike is a very good find!

Rachel B said...

Great pictures Deb, I love the cute little font you used with the arrows!! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the story that goes along with your tower. You've gotten really far on the Scavenger Hunt list. I'm beginning to wonder if it was too easy this year!
Rinda

Cheri said...

Love the police bike! In my mind, it counts. And I'm thinking that cloud does look like a cow...

Sian said...

Yes, photographing police cars doesn't go down too well round here!

It's funny, I can still remember the first time I saw a phone with a camera and marvelling over it. Seems so strange now

alexa said...

Golly, you have done so well to have so many so far! I love that coffee sign - neatly spotted.Laura Ashley closing down? Oh my, is that a sign of the recession do you think?

Sandie said...

Made me smile Debs! Especially the cloud one. I had a similar problem, I've been walking round trying to find one that looks like something - then I spotted one that looked just like the UK only Scotland was adrift. I dug in my bag for my camera (I always have mine one me!!) and by the time I got it pointed up the cloud had started to disperse so much that it didn't resemble the original shape. But I took it anyway wondering how I can show what I have in my head. Love the idea of your pointers! Just what is needed! LOL xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Great finds, Deb! I seem to be using my phone for most of my scavenger hunt photos as well. LOVE the sign you found - so clever.

Cheri said...

Hi Deb! Wanted to answer your question about the geese... around here, those geese live here almost year round. After ducking under the fence, they head down a hill to a small pond on the school property. It's messy because there is tons of goose poop around that pond (not the original intent when the school built it) but these geese don't seem inclined to go anywhere!

Denise said...

I'm doing a few on my phone too - it helps when on the move and I havent got my camera! You're doing really well and I loved the cats eye sign - brilliant!

Miriam said...

What a fun post. I love the tower and the back story, the police bike is brilliant and should be in. The cloud is definitely a cow in my eyes and the sign is wonderful and funny and I'd love a coffee in there.