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Friday, 26 January 2018

Kate's photo challenge - January 2018



Joining in with the lovely and talented Kate at I live, I love, I craft, I am me.


1.  Yellow:  Dog's Tooth Violet.  Erythronium dens-canis 'Pagoda'
Four years ago I had a lovely group of this beautiful bulb in the Coppice.  They have all gone ... another victim, I suspect, of the mice.



2.   "O" is for Ollie - what else?   A very old photo (2005) taken early one frosty morning.  I think he had been trying to excavate a rabbit hole, one of his favourite activities.



3.   Light:  this was taken about an hour after the picture above. 



4.   Found: one of my most used, most comfortable, warmest little hats.   Found on a path - soaking wet and muddy.  I brought it home intending to donate to a charity shop after a wash & dry.  It never made it to the charity bag 😞



5.   Colourful:  the quilts I am making for the campervan




6.   Own choice:  it has to be our beautiful, clever, funny, adorable Little Miss Perfect




32 comments:

  1. Brilliant!! SO glad you joined in (Did I notice a theme - of the canine variety - running through?) We have 'found' hats that we have rescued, washed and taken over - they are often the best :) xxx

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    1. Thank you Kate. I am ~SO~ pleased to have finally succeeded! As you know I've wanted to join in for months, just never managed to get organised.

      I'll be honest, I had not noticed the canine theme, but now you mention it, oops!!
      Glad I am not the only one you rescues hats, but I always feel slightly guilty . . .

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  2. A great choice of photographs Jayne. It will come as no surprise to know my favourites are 2, 3 and 6! It's that time of year again when there are odd gloves and hats to be found. X

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    1. Thanks Jules, glad you appreciate the hound pictures (as we all know, there are so few puppy photos on my blog!!)

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  3. I was gob-smacked when I saw the title of your post & am so glad you've joined in. The photos of Ollie are great & even though I never met him I know he was a big part of your life & Daisy does look cute all curled up. The quilts were just made for colourful. Take care & huggles.

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    1. Thank you sweetie. Well, I got there (here?) in the end. Glad you approve of my selection.

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    1. Thanks Marlene, it has taken me forever to join in, hopefully I can keep it up for another 11 posts!

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  6. How lovely is that little flower, just love shaggy dogs and that is indeed one shaggy Ollie.We too had a dog called Ollie. Wow the colourful quilts really fit the bill . Great job of interpreting the list.

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    1. Hi Barb, thanks for your kind words. it is all down to Kate - she came up with a list which almost felt like it was created for me :)

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  7. Super photos, I've enjoyed them all. How great to find such a lovely warm looking hat:)

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    1. Cheers Rosie, it really is one of the best little hats, and I would never have bought it.

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  8. Great pictures- even with a camera on my 'phone, I still find it difficult to get into the habit of taking photos. Hope that all's well & warm with you all.

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    1. Thanks Chris. Why don't you use your dusty and abandoned blog to do a project like this:
      https://365-photos-bagend.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/inversion.html

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    2. Chris - have a gander at this post, might explain things a little better.

      https://365-photos-bagend.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/31st-january.html

      Of course, now you've got me thinking about starting mine up again, it is tempting. Sheesh, like I don't have enough to do!!!

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  9. Lovely photos and stories. Why didn't I think about Dog's Tooth Violet which I have in the garden and have photos of???? My favourite has to be the quilt. I do a bit of quilting and on my to-do list is a quilt like this.

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    1. {giggle} You didn't use Dog's Tooth Violet for the same reason as I didn't use a picture of Mahonia Media Charity which I think of as a January flower . . . and have a great photo of in the archive!

      Thanks for coming to visit, your own quilts are lovely :) Th autumnal feel to your new sofa quilt is gorgeous.

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  10. That colourful blanket is fantastic :) Lovely set of photos.

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  11. A great set of photos, and as for Daisy at the end - well that's one little person that just HAS to be cuddled! :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice, glad you enjoyed the pictures. Given what a good photographer you are, perhaps it's a monthly challenge you might enjoy?

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    2. It did cross my mind but I'm not sure of the rules or if I could commit to it every month; worth thinking about though :)

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    3. There are no "rules" Eunice, and if you miss a month it doesn't matter.

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  12. Your doggie pics are wonderful. I like the colourful quilt as well, hard to pick a favourite really.

    Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana, welcome to Bag End. Not sure the quilts aren't a little "too" colourful but I've had a lot of fun making them.

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  13. What a good challenge and lovely photos. Lovely to see your Ollie, I read some of your previous posts about him and I know how much you loved him and Daisy looking perfect of course. I don't blame you for claiming the Weird Fish hat, my husband has lots of their T-shirts and tops, quite a fan of the brand. I will look forward to more of your challenge photos, what fun.

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    1. Morning Eileen. Ollie was pretty special, and despite how incredible Daisy is, I think my bond with the Hairy One was even stronger than it is with Madam. He and I could read each other's minds ...

      Glad you are enjoying seeing the challenge photos.

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  14. Lovely shots. I love Ollie in the sunlight and am in awe of your stunning quilts.

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    1. Thanks Fiona, the backlit Ollie shot was pure fluke and luck . . . and thank you for the nice words about the quilts.

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