29 Feb 2016

Scavenger Hunt: February

Here are my photos for February's Scavenger Hunt.  Thank you Greenthumb for giving us the list and for organising the link. You can find the link here.

green - an unusual police box stands in Surrey Street in the city centre


two - bottles given to Mr. P. by our DiL
for his home made wine, yet to be filled.


cool -  some cold nights in February brought frost and ice

somewhere you went - Sheffield Botanical Gardens Main Entrance
and specimen of the Chinese witch hazel Hamamelis mollis in the outside flower bed.


up
The Knowledge Sculpture can be seen high up
 on the Central Library, Sheffield, which was opened
 in the 1930s.  This is reflected in the style of the design.
As well as the carved figures there are stars and water,
 lighted torches, fruits and leaves.

 frame -an old frame contains a photo of my mother, Elise, aged 1 year 5 months
(her age is written in her own hand on the back of the postcard studio photo)

on the shelf

from a low angle - underneath a plane tree in St. James' Row, the Cathedral Quarter, Sheffield

writing - a fragment of an old memorial; stone, High Bradfield churchyard

inside - the last of our parsnips were dug up and roasted.

line - lots of lines here.  The mural is one of a set painted on a fence near a local
college depicting aspects of the neighbourhood, past and present

shape





36 comments:

  1. What a lovely photo of your mum. I take it she wrote her age on the back of it when she was older, not at the time. The scavenger hunt is great for getting you to think about the photos you're taking.

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    1. Thank you Jo. Not very well explained re. my mother and the age. Yes, she wrote that later. I was interested that she put the exact age in years and months, but then she was like that, very precise and methodical in all she did and wrote. She also put the address where her family lived at the time. Very helpful when doing my family history research.

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  2. How wonderful to have a photo of your Mum in such a beautiful frame. Those parsnips certainly look tasty, we are just starting to think about the garden.

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    1. We don't get big crops, but it's good to grow a few varieties of vegetable and plan so that we have something each season.

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  3. Lovely set of photos , like the Chinese witch hazel , something I have not seen..
    Amanda xx

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    1. There were beautiful specimens in the Botanical Gardens. That bush outside in the flower bed is quite mature and gorgeous.

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  4. You have found some wonderful things to photograph for this month's topics, Linda. I've enjoyed them all. I love the painted fence, the front of the library, the fragment of grave stone and the lovely frame for your mother's photograph:)

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    1. I really enjoyed this month's Scavenger Hunt and now the list is up for next month I shall start thinking and looking around either around the house or whilst out walking.

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  5. love the lines photo and the frame and your mother photo.. all your photos are beautiful..and i have never seen the police boxes. that is really interesting and a great idea before radios and cell phones... glad they saved it.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. I enjoy spotting and photographing painted murals. We have many interesting ones dotted around our city. I've never seen a police box like the one in the city street either that's painted in green. They are sometimes red or more often blue like Doctor Who's TARDIS.

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  6. Lvve the photo of your mother.
    Never seen a police box that colour before, is Dr Who inside!!
    Have a great week :)

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  7. Sorry to disappoint you, Prunella, Doctor Who isn't in the police box. He came to Sheffield in 2012 and his police box TARDIS landed in Tudor Square when the man himself visited the Lyceum Theatre and the Winter Gardens. He went off on new adventures and hasn't been seen in these parts since.

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  8. What fun photos! I love the green police box - it even looks big on the outside! The bottles are beautiful, and I'm sure the wine will be delicious. I also love the frame and photo, and the shapes and all the architecture.

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    1. Thanks Val. The photo scavenger hunt is a good challenge to do. It's interesting to see how other participants have interpreted the list.

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  9. I really enjoyed your interpretations. The police box was a great find as were low angle and the two artworks. x

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  10. A wonderful selection as always. I love that sweet photo of your mum, how lovely that you have that. Gosh, what is that police box for....and what an odd colour!xxx

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    1. Thank you Dina. Hope you're having a good week and settling back after your exciting trip!

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  11. I have never taken part of the scavenger hunt but this seems like lots of fun...I may look into taking part in the future. Love all the photos.

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    1. Thanks Tanya. I hope you can join in some time.

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  12. Beautiful murals and lovely pictures of Sheffield. Like the green telephone box.x

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    1. Thank you. Glad you found my photos interesting. Happy S.H. hunting in March!

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  13. What an amazing collection you've shared.
    I just love the photo of your mother ... very special.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you and all the best to you too.

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  14. A lovely selection of photos ~ starting with the green Police Box. Thanks for including the interesting writing up explaining its uses. It would have some great tales to tell, I bet. Intricate frame and sweet photo, and how thoughtful of your mother to have kept helpful records of dates and places. Loved all the colourful murals and shapes. I thought the little cluster of new spring flowers lent a poignant touch to the old grave stone.

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    1. Thank you Glo. I'm glad you enjoyed this month's scavenger hunt photos and found the information interesting. By a coincidence this green police box was featured on the regional news this evening. Apparently the box is now locked. Such boxes are not needed because call centres have taken their place.

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  15. I just LOVE your low angle shot! How interesting is your police box? Haven't seen one for years...much less a green one.

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    1. Thank you Fiona for your visit and comment.

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  16. I always love your monthly review in photos. Very nice. I especially love the police box and hope I come across one while traveling in England in May.

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    1. Thank you Marilyn. Not long now until your trip!

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  17. You have some lovely and interesting photos. I love the cool image with all the frost, and the unusual police box. X

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    1. Thank you Amanda for your visit and interest. All the best x

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  18. You always have the greatest pictures for these scavenger hunts! Love that frame and your mom's picture.

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  19. Beautiful photos. I really like the idea of a police box in a community. Too bad they were discontinued. It probably made for good relations in the community. I love the photo of your mom. What a doll! xoox Su

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  20. Life is very different now and that personal communication has definitely been lost with the closing of community facilities such as police boxes. I do miss my mother and think of her all the time. Thank you Su for your visit and kind comment.

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