Thursday, 15 June 2017

2017 Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt

This year I am joining in with the Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt which Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards and Lady Ella at The Flowers of Progress have devised.

The following 25 things are to be found and photographed between 1st June and 30th September:

1.     Something fuzzy
2.     Bubbles
3.     A web
4.     A zig zag
5.     A seasonal relaxing space/item
6.     A pipe
7.     The inside of something
8.     Rust or something derelict
9.     A kite or balloon
10.   Something Yellow
11.   A toy only found out during June to September
12.   A wedding
13.   A dome
14.   Someone fishing
15.   Something crafted from wood
16.   A baby (human or animal)
17.   Circles or crosses in architecture
18.   A fan
19.   Feet of man or beast
20.   Something found under ground
21.  A plaque
22.  A dial
23.  Something powered by wind
24.  Seasonal food or drink
25.  A hat

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Day 162 - June 11th

We were very surprised this morning to come across wild orchids whilst out walking. 


I blogged last year about how the field margins had been narrowed with the area of wild orchids being ploughed up. Today we weren't even looking for orchids, having assumed that there wouldn't be any but in the same fields as other years, but on a different side, we came across several Bee Orchids.





Day 161 - June 10th

In April I blogged about a competition Lara was taking part in at school with the chance to win a flight in a vintage aeroplane at a de Havilland Moth Club Charity Flying event. Well .... she was one of the winners and so today we drove to nearby Shuttleworth to a De Havilland Moth Club Charity Flying Event.

After quite a wait, due to adverse flying conditions (too windy!) the time came for Lara to claim her prize.


She was escorted to the Tiger Moth plane by two chaperones whose job it was to explain to her how to get into the plane, what to do and not to do during the flight and safety procedures.




Seated in front of the pilot with safety harness secured it was time to take to the air and we watched as the plane disappeared from sight.


15-20 minutes later she was back on land having thoroughly enjoyed the experience and with a broad smile on her face.



Lara was allowed to take a camera into the plane with her and here are some of the photos she took of the Bedfordshire countryside. She keeps saying how 'pretty' everything looked.





 Airlander 10 outside Cardington hangers.



An attempt at a high altitude Selfie!

Day 160 - June 9th

For the first time ever, the palm tree in our back garden has flowered. Close up, the flowers have quiet a waxy appearance.


From a distance, the flowers look quiet fluffy.


The flowers are very pretty.



Day 159 - June 8th


Today we voted in the general election. There have been so many election in recent year - parliamentary, european parliamentary, local, police and crime commissioner.... too many elections!!!

Day 158 - June 7th


My Harlow Carr Rose Bush which I was given last year is now flowering. The flowers are beautiful and smell gorgeous. Lots more buds still to open up.

Day 157 - June 6th


This small wild flower is very noticeable alongside some of the public footpaths at the moment - Common Vetch.

Day 156 - June 5th


The warm weather has enticed the insects out and the bees are busily harvesting the flowers.

Day 155 - June 4th

***** ALERT - Very heavy photo post.*****

Today we spent the morning at at Wollaton Park, Nottingham at Autokarna, a classic car show. So many vehicles to see. Here's just some that caught my eye.




























Some of the car mascots were quote interesting.