Thursday, 31 December 2015

Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt

Any regular reader of this blog will know that I take part in the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt organised by Rinda at Gallo Organico each year. 

Last year Eileen (In my Playroom) and Joy (Daisy Row) joined forces to run a winter version which I thoroughly enjoyed. Happily it's back again this year, running from 1 December to the Spring equinox on 21st March. 

As with the summertime hunt, there are 21 items to find, with a few alternatives in case they are needed. The full list is:

1.   A robin redbreast
2.   Tinsel
3.   Outside lighting
4.   A star
5.   A snowman
6.   A puddle
7.   Berries and/or nuts
8.   A wreath
9.   A tree that has lost all its leaves
10.  A windy day
11.  Your favourite pudding
12.  A fancy button
13.  Street art
14.  Afternoon tea
15.  Candle light
16.  A chimney
17.  A ladder
18.  An arrow
19.  A fountain
20.  Cutlery
21.  Your own handwriting (this one is compulsory and cannot be substituted)

Alt A.  A supermarket trolley or basket, filled with shopping
Alt B.  An animal statue
Alt C.  Metal railings

One month gone, and these are my finds so far:

3. Outside lighting - a house that I pass on my way home from work. 

It's the only one in the street that's decorated so it really stands out:

4. A star - on our Christmas tree

6. A puddle - in the Lake District

7. Berries (and/or nuts)

8. A wreath

9. A tree that has lost all its leaves

16. A chimney

Alt C. Metal railings

Most of these photos were taken close to home, so I've done the easy outdoor ones now. I should have done the tinsel, the candle light, the cutlery and the shopping trolley, but I haven't yet. I spotted an animal statue recently when I didn't have my camera with me, so I shall return to take that photo. 

A few items on the list are going to need some luck or some travelling. We have a robin who generally winters in our garden so I'm hoping to photograph him. I know a couple of places for good street art, and a few for fountains. A snowman? Unless the weather co-operates I don't think that will be a real one this winter.

There's still plenty of time for you to join in too. Hop over to Joy or Eileen who are hosting an end-of-month link-up where we can share our progress so far.


  1. Visiting from the scavenger hunt :) I'm doing it; just not posting m pictures this time around (lazy to gather them, LOL :)

    Great start on the hunt :) That is interesting with that house being the only one decorated in the area; it does indeed stand out :)

    Happy New Year!


  2. You've made such a good start on the hunt. The wreath is lovely - is that on your door?

  3. Hi. I have come along to look at your photo hunt pictures. Well done on such a good start. That is a lovely wreath . It looks too good to be outside. I look forward to seeing your next link up.

  4. Great finds. I especially like the tree and the wreath.

  5. Amanda you have some great examples of the items on the WPSH. Your puddle is quite large & I'm sure hard to maneuver around. I chuckled at your outdoor light display - I am going to think the best & that maybe those neighbours just haven't got the lights turned on yet.

  6. You have a great start! I need to get to the outside lighting before it all disappears!