Friday, 31 October 2014

Photo Scavenger Hunt : October

The months are really flying by and I can't believe it's already time for the latest Scavenger Hunt. Thanks as always to Greenthumb at Made with Love for organising the hunt. I thought a couple of the categories were going to be tough but, in the end, I finished a few days ahead of the deadline. Here's my entry.

O is for...? : Origami.

6pm : Cooking dinner. You'll see the result in my next cookery book challenge update.

Morning : Grey Heron silhouetted against the lake in the pink light of morning - see below for the sky.

Something you bought : A snuggly throw and butterfly cushion from Aldi. Chickpea's boyfriend loved the throw so much, he bought one for himself!

Light : The atrium at Liverpool Central Library, looking up to the skylight.

Close up : A shield bug on the last of the rudbeckia flowers in my garden.

Favourite : One of my favourite things is to try out new cake recipes from my favourite cake cookbook. This is the Harvest spiced apple cake I mentioned in my last post.

Lunch : Mum's homemade pea and ham soup.

Childhood : Photos of me (and my Mum and brother) before I was 5 years old.

Your sky : 7am, 20 October 2014.

Colour : Beautiful autumn leaves.

Your shoes : New trainers bought over the summer. They're actually a bit big for me and I'd meant to take them back. Luckily I didn't, as they're the only shoes I can currently wear as my little toe is still recovering from a soft tissue injury (and that's also why the lacing on my right foot is so loose).

If you're intrigued and fancy giving the hunt a go, hop over to the Hunt and you'll find the categories for November. It's just a bit of fun and no-one minds if you have to dip into your archive or even miss a couple of categories out: it's just interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

Last but not least, I wanted to say hello to my new followers - you are most welcome. Thanks also to those who regularly visit and comment.

Happy Halloween everyone! x


  1. Great shots, I love your autumn shot with the beautiful blue sky in the background.

  2. Just LOVE your photos, Julie! And it´s a pleasure coming to your blog for the first time! :)
    I´ve thought about "Origami" for "O" just like you, but then replaced it for Orchid...
    The one with the Autumn Leaves is fab!

  3. Hello Julie

    Fabulous photos, love, love the early morning sunrise.


  4. Another set of great photos Julie, love the favourite, the cake looks yummy..
    Amanda xx

  5. Thanks for taking park in this months scavenge hunt. Like your photos of colour, close up and light. Greenthumb.

  6. I love your photos, every one of them! The autumn leaves are truly amazing. x

  7. I've just found your blog via Marriane's. Love all your photos, that pink morning sky is just divine.
    Marion (

  8. A super collection! I love the origami (could you tell me what the book is called please?!) and your photos for light and close up. Great idea for childhood and what a lovely sky too.

    1. Thanks Louise, the book is Wild & wonderful origami by Mari & Roshin Ono. I keep meaning to blog about it because we've made a few of the animals in it and it's brilliant having all the patterned papers which come with it. x

  9. I love your photo for colour, just beautiful, as is the heron. I quite fancy some cake!

  10. A lovely selection of photos ~ origami was a great idea for the O category...beautiful photos of the early morning heron and sunrise on the water. That cake does look truly delicious...and very seasonal. Sweet childhood photos, and your new purchases look cozy and cuddly. Sorry about your toe! The Liverpool light ceiling looks impressive....Your mum's lunch looks tasty, as does your preparation for a meal.

  11. I love your sky and colour photos and your mum's pea and ham soup looks very tasty - I could do with a bowl of that today!

  12. Great photos, Julie. I love the one of the heron against that lovely pink tinged water. And the leaves against the sky are gorgeous! And your beautiful sky. You did great, girl!

  13. Great photos! I love light and close up, and I could just eat a bowl of that soup!

  14. Oh yes I could just eat some of that soup, followed by the cake right now! Autumn leaves are gorgeous too xx

  15. The sky and the Autumn leaves are really beautiful- such a contrast of colours! The atrium at Liverpool library is pretty picturesque! x