Just because the Scavenger Hunt isn't tricky enough, I decided to give it a 30 Days Wild twist. All of the photos have some connection to nature, some a lot more tenuous than others!
J is for...: Juxtaposition. I was struck by the contrasting textures and materials of the wool, plastic and stone in this piece of art in the woods of Rydal Hall.
Rust : An old rusty garden implement on display at Manchester Art Gallery as part of the Lost Gardens installation. I think it's a lawn aerator.
Smooth : The glossy, smooth coat of a friendly horse.
Imagination: What lies beyond the garden gates? Let your imagination lead the way...
Classic: A classic car in a farmyard, with grass and trees.
Similar: Lots of Canada Geese on the lake: very similar but every one is unique. Chickpea calls them replicators because of their habit of swimming in the same direction - she thinks they're creepy!
Parallel: Parallel lines in the crops in a field.
Socks: Little white socks on a cute but very watchful cat.
Bead: Beads of rain on a hosta leaf.
Mug: My Emma Bridgewater 'pinks' mug with some red pinks in my garden.
Post: A rotten wooden post which I spotted on a walk through the fields.
Whatever you want: Cute cockapoodle dog who came over to say hello.
Thanks as always to Greenthumb of Made with Love who organises the Scavenger Hunt each month. You can find the other entries and the categories for July over on the Scavenger Hunt site.
This is also the conclusion of my 30 Days Wild as we're setting off for a couple of days in York this morning. Before we go though, I have one last photo for you. At the start of 30 Days Wild, I sowed some radish seed in the hope that they would be ready to harvest at the end. So...
Day 30: Harvest a vegetable
Ta-dah! Just in the nick of time!
And so we've come full circle. I started out full of enthusiasm and admit it's been tough along the way. Doing something wild was the easy part as I always take note of nature, even if it's just checking progress of the plants in my garden or admiring the scenery on the way to work. What was more difficult was finding something different to write about each day. However, it's given me some wonderful experiences: flying a kite, visiting Brockholes (and their playground!), discovering new moths to name a few. The polka dots on my lawn will be staying a while longer too.
A big thank you to the Wildlife Trusts for organising the challenge, and also to Louise and Ian whose daily posts kept me inspired when enthusiasm was flagging.
See you all in a few days. I'm off on my hols!!! x