Sunday, 27 May 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday... Update!





It's been so hot this week... fine if you can lounge around in the shade all day but not good working in an office with no air conditioning and a window that only opens if the wind is in the right direction (oh the joys of working in a 19thC listed building...).  I did manage to scrape together some pics before succumbing to heat-induced ennui.

Footprints...
Beneath Your Feet...
Taken in Stratford on Friday when
I was out for my birthday lunch.
Note snazzy new M&S flip-flops,
and also note mutant bird tracks in the concrete!

Texture...
Blossom beside the lake and fountain
at Bletchley Park in Northamptonshire...
(Loving that painterly effect)
Also linking to

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Melted Currently...
It's hot, damn hot,
(so hot in fact that this poor chap melted) ...

... as a result of this
I am CURRENTLY using a lot of 
sun block and spending an inordinate amount
of time underneath my parasol.
(Someone asked if they could take
its picture yesterday - that's how famous
it's become!)


The other two photos for this week's Scavenger Hunt will be posted later (after I've taken them!!!).  Am off to the Cotswolds with Helen and Cath so hope to make them participate in 'Capturing Movement' and 'Face Your Fears'.  Watch this space!

Update!  Had a fabulous day, a wander around the beautiful Batsford Arboretum followed by a picnic lounging in the shade of the trees.  And I got to finish the Scavenger Hunt!

Capturing Movement #1
Cath and Helen go slightly loopy...

Capturing Movement #2
Waterfall in the grotto at Batsford...

Face Your Fears
Cath about to meet the terrifying
Zombie of Batsford...

And finally seeing it face to face!

Thanks to Cath and Helen for a wonderfully hilarious day :O)

23 comments:

Holly said...

Oh my goodness...what a wonderful set! I love love love your last picture. LOVE IT! (And happy birthday!)

sommerfugldesign said...

I am in love with that last photo. It is just perfect!

Chicken Licken said...

LOVE the guy in the deck chair! Made me laugh out loud!!!

dailyvisualinspiration said...

Great captures this week. I love the flowers :)

Laloofah said...

Funny, while we were out walking the dogs in the mizzle between rain showers and deluges yesterday, we commented on how unlike Wyoming weather it was, and how English it was instead! So apparently you got our weather, and we got yours! (We'd like ours back, please, before our fingers turn to prunes!) :-)

Your blingy new flip-flops are just my style! (Bet someone had fun putting those "bird tracks" in the fresh concrete!)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the "Texture" photo! I want it framed and hanging on my wall! That is gorgeous!

LOL at Melted Man. He definitely wasn't dressed appropriately for the temps, and could have benefited from borrowing your lovely parasol - which is another fab photo! Love seeing the shadows of the leaves.

Well, as we advise each other in these parts when it's that hot and sunny: drink lots of water, and if you catch fire, remember to stop, drop and roll! ;-)

Tamar SB said...

Your currently picture is hilarious!! Love the one from beneath the umbrella too!

Nicki said...

These are great - snazzy flip flops, and that last one is perfection.

Nellies said...

What a great great set!! And the currently one is just hilarious :-) :-). Can't choose which one is my favorite, they are all so nice. And happy belated birthday!
Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Deanna said...

Oh what a great set, love the parasol, love the melted man, love the sandals, love the texture...well I guess I just love them all. And I especially love that you are off to the Cotswolds, omg I wanna come!! Happy Birthday!

Barbara said...

Sorry I haven't commented lately - having some health issues. Your Texture shot looks like a painting and I love the poor melted man. I always look forward to your sense of humor; you make me laugh. I well remember working in offices without air conditioning back when I first started working. It was awful, especially in my first job when I was typing ditto masters. Remember the purple that spread absolutely everywhere? Yuck!

Barbara said...

Thank you all - it was a fab birthday weekend!

Kate-Marita Pettersen said...

Wow what lovely pictures,I really love the last one!!!

Yolanda @ Chickens on the Moon said...

I am LOVING your texture shot!!
Great job.

Would love if you could come and participate in Observing Beauty, a weekly photo challenge. This weeks challenge is "Water".
http://chickensonthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/05/observing-beauty-water.html

Ashley Sisk said...

I love your interpretations for currently - you make me laugh!

Karen said...

First...really cute flip flops! I love your parasol photo with the shadows of the trees showing through. But I really love your friends! How much fun you must have had. And you got great photos too!

Laloofah said...

LOL! Love the updates! You had great weather for your outing (I'd have been standing underneath that beautiful grotto waterfall!) and, as always, great models for your photo shoot! What great sports and fun friends Helen and Cath are. :-)

DaenelT said...

Your pictures are always so darned funny. I can't stand it! LOL

Bek said...

Oh wow, I just LOVE the parasol picture! Gorgeous!

Bethany said...

Great shots!
Thanks so much for linking up to Observing Beauty!

Patrice said...

Great shots -- love Currently!

Betty Roan said...

The last photo is priceless. Thanks for the smiles!

Studyjunkie said...

Super fun. I really enjoyed this series. And I wantone of those parasols! :)

JipetSun said...

Oh wow ... What a delightful collection . The colors and interpretations are very original, I love every one of your photo, they are all my favourites :D Thanks for passing by !

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