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Friday, 23 February 2018

Kate's photo challenge - February 2018



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

Last month was far too easy and although I know this is not the case, the word list could have been devised just for me.  I have not found this month to be quite as straightforward

1.     White:  Whoever thought I'd be "white van (wo)man?



2.      Metal:  The Via Ferrata at Honister where we 'celebrated' M's 60th.



3.      Camouflage:  

I struggled with this one for so long I eventually decided to do the sensible thing - stop trying.



4.      "J":  Well, that would be me then




5.     Bud:  Should be easy at this time of year but difficult to choose just one.  I've gone for a my favourite hedging - common laurel.  It is unfashionable and generally overlooked, but for us it grows really well, acts as a great windbreak, looks good and provides wonderful habitat for birds.




I'm going to make life easy for myself and the answer to this one is going to be the same each month, 😊

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








28 comments:

  1. You obviously haven't changed much since photograph number 4! Still keeping on top of the gardening. X

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    1. Thanks Jules, clearly I started in horticulture at a young age!

      Trying to work out how old I am in that picture - not very good at working out ages of little ones and there is no-one to ask. If anyone has any (polite) suggestions, please chime in 😊, x

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    2. Thanks Jules, I was guessing about the same.

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  2. The photo of you mowing the lawn is adorable.

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    1. Cheers Fiona, and thank you for coming and having a look at my challenge offering.

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  3. Wonderful! Lovely to see you wo-man-handling the lawnmower! Nice to see the delightful D-dog featuring too xx

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    1. Hi Kate, still wrangling lawnmowers, just on a larger scale these days! D-dog will be featuring every month seeing as I've decided to cheat/interpret my own way and she will be the final piccy on each challenge.

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  4. I think you would be two Jayne, certainly no more than two-and-a half - and Daisy is looking adorable as usual :)

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    1. Thank you Eunice, I'm leaning towards a bit younger, but it was more than half a century ago so who knows!

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  5. Love the determined look on your face as you are pushing the lawnmower. Daisy is looking good too. Lovely set of photographs this month.

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    1. Thanks Jak, unfortunately that determination was a sign of things to come - I am still often determined to achieve more in the garden than I can really manage!

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  6. I too nearly gave up on Camouflage so I do understand your lack of photo! I particularly liked your metal/metallic photo. As for you mowing the lawn, great photo!

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    1. Thank you Lovely Lady, those steel staples were as steep as they look - and with the benefit of hindsight, I don't recommend it :-(

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  7. Lovely photos. Camouflage was dificult wasn't it? I almost gave up them remembered I'd photographed a half hidden cat. Love your concentration whilst pushing the lawnmower:)

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  8. Well that photo of you mowing the lawn is just priceless. Your dog looks very sweet in amongst (the daisies?)

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    1. Hi Barb, I don't have many photos of Daisy amongst daisies ..... but she was posing like a good 'un that afternoon.

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  9. Well done & I too struggled with the 'camouflage' word, but sort of found something. Now I wonder why you like gardening, starting at such a young age must have been the catalyst. Do you drive like a white van man? Daisy among the daisies is very appropriate. Thanks for joining in again & take care. Oh, hope the weekend is a good one.

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    1. Thank you Susan, x It seems a love of gardening has always been there - when I left school I desperately wanted to go to horticultural college but I wasn't allowed, something I am still sad/angry about, even though I know I should "let it go".

      Did you notice the remains of a bonio in amongst the Daisy/daisies?

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  10. Camouflage was really difficult so I don't blame you for giving that one a miss. I have never been to Honister despite going to Cumbria lots. Laurel is lovely for bud and I have to say, you have a beautiful dog. 😁

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    1. I don't recommend the Via Ferrata, we did it November 2015 if you want to have a look at the archives. The "guide" raced ahead the whole time to get in place to take photos and there were a couple of occasions when those of us at the back were nearly in trouble and there was no help, no support, no assistance.

      I'm afraid the only thing I find Honister useful for is a decent toilet . . . but now we have the campervan even that is obsolete.

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  11. Oh look at those ears! Surely broadcasting some sort of radar camouflage?

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    1. Mrs Big Eared "Pretending-She-Is-Not-Really-A-House-Elf" says gerrof - you're only jealous, they're mine, all mine!

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  12. Lovely photos Jayne. I've had to Google Via Ferrata as I've never heard of it before. You certainly started gardening at a young age and such a wonderful photo of Miss Daisy surrounded by daisies.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, glad you enjoyed the pictures. Honister is not really a "proper" Via Ferrata but they do well with visitors, it is often fully booked in the summer.

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  13. A great collection! I like the photo of you mowing and an interesting shot for metal too. The van looks great!

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    1. Thanks Louise, we do love our campervan :-) I suspect that, along with Daisy, I will find all sorts of excuses to sneak pictures of Bill into the challenge each month.

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