29 Oct 2015

Scavenger Hunt: October

Hello everyone!  I've just got back from a time in Italy where Mr. P and I had a wonderful break away although as usual it was a 'working holiday'.  It was good to see Mr. P.'s family and also have our son and his son come over to stay for a few days.
Once we're settled back into our routine here in the UK I'll share some of what we did when we were away. I took the list for October's Scavenger Hunt organised by Greenthumb of Made with Love Blog. Without access to the internet I wasn't able to register my involvement during the time we were away, but here's my post for this interesting photo challenge anyway and thank you Greenthumb.

The list was:- question, cream, number, lattice, familiar, ring, today, down, writing, many, broken, whatever you want.

Question


Our grandson found this creature in the garden
and wanted to know what it was.  


Answer: It's a praying mantis

Cream


Number



The Cascade, Isola del Liri
Lattice


A home made jam tart which we enjoyed at one of
the Sunday lunch gatherings with the family.


 More are sold at the village market
made by local bakers.


More lattice work

Familiar


When I'm in Italy I like to read books
by favourite authors who've created a series
of novels with characters that are familiar.
This holiday I also enjoyed reading
Kate Atkinson's 'Life after Life'.

Ring


I'm learning to crochet
but still only able to crochet in a ring!


I noticed this bell in an old church
which is rung during the church service.

Today


Back in the UK there are plenty of fallen leaves
to clear up in the garden.

Down


In Italy we collected the apples that
 had fallen down, 
enjoyed some and shared the rest.


Writing


'Verulae' is the Latin name for the local town of Veroli.


Many


Broken


Our son made this pottery garden ornament
when he was at  junior school. It was one part
of several that formed a pagoda.  
We took it to Italy when we went to live there
 and it's still in the garden.

Whatever you want

Collages of our UK back garden in September
and October




28 comments:

  1. These are really great photos- you did well with the lattices and the praying mantis is a super photo! (Yay, I knew it was a praying Mantis!!)x

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    1. Thank you Kezzie! The praying mantis was fascinating especially as it stayed around quite happily in the garden and became quite a friend!

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  2. Welcome home. Glad you've enjoyed your time in Italy and lovely photos for the scavenger hunt, I especially like the praying mantis.

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  3. good to see you are back home and safe. all of your photos fit the prompt perfectly. the edible lattice is my favorite. Ha ha on that one. edible is the clue word.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. We came back to a very foggy Yorkshire and glad that it was possible to land at our destination airport. We're now relaxing back into out UK domestic routine!

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  4. Wonderful finds for the different prompts! It is lovely to hear from you! I was thinking about you last week and wondering where you were and what you were up to, so it is good to know that you had a good time away and are safely home to your UK home again! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. It was lovely to be in Italy and just as good to be back in England.

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  5. Dear Linda,

    Welcome back and I was thinking of you the other day.
    Enjoyed seeing your post and what fun finding all the things for the scavenger hunt - lovely to see your photos.
    Thanks for visiting me and hope you have a lovely weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you for your welcome back note Carolyn. All the best to you and your loved ones.

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  6. Lovely photos recording what you saw in Italy and back at home to interpret the scavenger hunt prompts.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by and for your kind comments. The Scavenger Hunt Challenge is a lot of fun. I'm heading over to your blog to see what you found to photograph!

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  7. Hi Linda It was lovely having photo from both Ita;y. and the UK to illutratethe word prompts and both collages at the end of this post are gorgeous Love all the tarts and you must have had a wonderful tie relaxingg anad reading. Have a lovely month ahead.

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    1. Hello Margaret. Thank you for leaving a comment about this post. I shall return the favour as it's always good to be in touch with other photography enthusiasts.

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  8. Lovely to see you back here, Linda and so glad to hear that you have had a wonderful break in Italy. I love your interpretations of this months words, you have taken some great photos and the collages of your UK garden are so colourful:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. It was good to get back in time to see the best of the autumn colours as one minute the leaves on the trees here were spectacular and then they had mostly fallen due to strong winds in the week. It was lovely to be in Italy and now I'm happy to be back in Yorkshire with equally interesting activities planned for the coming month.

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  9. How wonderful to share some of your wonderful photos of Italy ~ sounds and looks like you had a terrific time there. Such colourful collages of your garden and produce, as well. I guess I'll have to say my favorite is the lattice tart top. Great choice! Thanks for coming by my blog, too :) Happy November!

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    1. Thank you Glo. We did have a good time in Italy and I'll share more soon. The good thing is that we enjoyed fresh fruit and veg there and still have lots to harvest now we're back home. The tarts with the lattice pastry are always delicious especially those made by my sisters-in-law as they use their own home made jam. Happy November to you too!

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  10. Lovely photos! How lucky you are to divide your time between Britain and Italy, my two homes away from home (well, Britain anyway). I can never resist looking at old churches, and that cascade is stunning!

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    1. Thank you Val. Good to meet you! All the best!

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  11. Lovely photos and I enjoyed the glimpses of Italy so much - one of my favourite places. I wish I could be there now eating one of those lattice jam tarts! x

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    1. Thanks Julie. I've been thinking today how different our life is in each country in some ways, but each has positive aspects to enjoy. We've just had grandson no. 1 come to visit as he's just moved to live and work in beautiful Yorkshire.

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  12. What a magnificent cascade. You've made those jam tarts and apples look very inviting.

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    1. Thank you Fiona. Organic fruit, home made biscuits, cakes and tarts are always enjoyable especially when shared around a
      family meal table.

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    2. Thank you Fiona. Organic fruit, home made biscuits, cakes and tarts are always enjoyable especially when shared around a
      family meal table.

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  13. Welcome back, Linda! As always, I thoroughly enjoyed your photos! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family in Italy. I, too, have been traveling, and finding the internet at times was impossible. I'm looking forward to seeing your future posts.

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    1. Thank you Louise. I look forward to catching up with your news about your own travel experience.

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  14. I always love to see the creative ways you find to complete these!

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