I've collected a few more items for Eileen's Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt, and thought I'd get them posted. I just have four more to find, and think that I'll be able to complete the hunt well before the March 21st deadline.
I wasn't too sure what to do with the first item on the list, "Layers," but then realized that one of the cards I made last year (but never posted) was the perfect example of layers. Actually, a card like this is often hard to find in my files, since I tend to more CAS designs. This one has five layers by my count.
A key is #3 on the list, and I took this photo for one of the Capture Your 365 prompts in January. One advantage of an old house is interesting little details. This lock is to the china closet in our dining room.
Tools is #18. Tracy recently installed a new thermostat. It will allow us to set the heat from afar with our iPhones among many other improvements over the old one. This time owning an older house had its disadvantages as there were many more wires and connections than he anticipated. I found him next to the furnace, tools laid out next to the iPad which had directions for the installation, and ran to get my camera.
Number 19 is a bird feeder. Finally today I was able to get a decent shot from our kitchen window. Frequently when I pick up my camera the motion from inside sends all the birds scattering to the trees and bushes.
Finally, one of the alternates: a pinecone. This ought to have been an easy one, but I kept missing my opportunities. Then last month, at bridge, our friend had this arrangement next to her fireplace.
We're continuing to enjoy April-like temperatures in February. Lady Ella asked me, not long ago, if there were any signs of spring here yet. At the time, I hadn't seen any, but today on my walk, I saw multiple bulbs pushing up through the soil. Our new hydrangeas in the front yard have some buds on them as well. I hope when the winter snow and weather returns (as we know it will) that they all will survive!