Treasure Hunt – Lens-Artists Challenge #85

This week Tina at Travels and Trifles takes us on a treasure hunt.

We need to find photos of – a sunrise and/or sunset, something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall.

I tried for extra credits with an animal you don’t normally see, a street performer and multiple challenge items in a single item. I hope you enjoy.

Funny signs.

One outside a restaurant and the other I saw in a shuttle bus in Juneau, Alaska.


Sunset from the front porch.

Multiple challenge items in a single image – a street performer, a musical instrument, a bicycle and boats.

A very well prepared street performer on the waterfront in Victoria BC, Canada.


Matata beach, about 30km from home, almost deserted on a summer Sunday. Moutohora, Whale Island in the bay.

Something cold.

A cold ball of ice coming my way on the Athabasca Glacier AB, Canada

A plane.

The Mangaweka DC3 Skyliner was once a cafe in the small NZ town but now sits derelict waiting for an entrepreneurial spirit to revive it.

An animal I don’t normally see.

How cute is this squirrel eating his breakfast in Skagway, Alaska. We don’t have squirrels in NZ and had never seen one before our trip to Canada/Alaska last year. They were everywhere. You could always spot the tourists, we were the only ones chasing them with our cameras.

A bird.

Bird nerd that I am, I have hundreds of bird photos but for this challenge I thought I’d do something different, an eagle sculpture at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver BC, Canada.

A (cheat’s) rainbow.


It’s summer in NZ, we’re in drought and haven’t seen a rainbow for ages. Instead here’s a picture of a rainbow-like art installation, Finale: Bouquet’ like an explosion of confetti’ at Te Papa Museum in Wellington. I wished I could stand in the middle of it, it almost filled a whole room, and be absorbed by all that colour. 

A church.

Mangaweka again.

A dog and a boat.

We watched this dog follow it’s mistress out into the harbour and later it got a lift back.

A waterfall.

The Athabasca Falls thunders out of sight in Jasper National Park, AB Canada.

I didn’t manage them all but I had heaps of fun looking through my files and getting out and taking new photos.



  1. Lovely collection of images Wendy, nice to see Mangaweka shots. I have a strange fondness fondness little town — something to do with Sam Hunt’s poem and frequent stops en route to see my dad.

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      • Me too. I find Mangaweka and Hunterville particularly sad. Taihape seems to be doing much better, but it is larger and I wonder if the others are suffering by proximity.

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      • Possibly. We’re more mobile than we used to be and its much easier to drive to a larger centre. And people don’t seem to want to stop so often on trips anymore. One of the electric car put offs for a lot of people is the number of stops you need to make on a trip. It adds much more than just time to a journey and must make for safer drivers too.


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