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I noticed this recently on the BBC and thought it would work well as a summer challenge here. It's something that I think most people can have some fun with. Whether it's homegrown garden fruits and vegetables , kitchen garden herbs etc , or your favorite home brewed beverage . Interpret it as you wish and have fun. 

 

The challenge will end August 31st. Usual rules apply - up to three submissions per contributor and all images have to be for sale on Alamy. 

 

Thats it my last edit so good luck everyone

 

 

Duncan

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Congrats on the win Duncan! Tough challenge for me since I don't grow much at home other than my two kids.

 

1) My kids at home seeing how much they have grown! 

 

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2) Roasting marshmallows in the homemade fire pit.

 

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3) Electrical wiring on the plans for building a home.

 

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10 hours ago, Shergar said:

The challenge will end August 31st. Usual rules apply - up to three submissions per contributor and all images have to be for sale on Alamy. 

 

 

Just checking, can they be Stockimo images - as they are for sale on Alamy?

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Let me introduce you Sushi, who entered my home without further invitation almost 6 years ago and never left.

At the time a very young skinny cat, covered in fleas, with a scar on his nose.

He must have found the couch comfortable and the food to his liking.

He is now 14 pounds and, as you can see, always takes poses of great feline elegance. 

 

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A major challenge for me as I have no 'home'. Country or otherwise.

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6 hours ago, Thyrsis said:

 

Just checking, can they be Stockimo images - as they are for sale on Alamy?

 

Thanks for the question.

 

Im not an expert on Alamy rules and regulations but I don't think they like Stockimo images to be used on these boards, so Im going to answer no.

 

Duncan 

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Red and green gooseberries laid out for freezing (2C6X4P6)

 

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Homegrown roses (2C06B8D)

 

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Growing lettuces in a cold frame (2C06A8G)

 

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I can see that this thread is going to send me into extreme house-envy.

 

Paulette

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40 minutes ago, NYCat said:

I can see that this thread is going to send me into extreme house-envy.

 

Paulette

Haha, I know what you mean. I took the word Homegrown quite loosely, and my last 2 photos are from the homes of family - my garden is nowhere near so lovely! The gooseberries were grown and kindly given to me by a friend as well.

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30 minutes ago, VbFolly said:

Haha, I know what you mean. I took the word Homegrown quite loosely, and my last 2 photos are from the homes of family - my garden is nowhere near so lovely! The gooseberries were grown and kindly given to me by a friend as well.

That works just fine for me .

 

"Interpret it as you wish and have fun"

 

Duncan

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My three homegrowns...

 

1. Homegrown planter

 

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2. Homegrown scarecrows
 
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3. Homegrown wisdom
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Nice one!

 

James Grieve appples growing at my allotment

 

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Sungold tomatoes in the greenhouse

 

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I grow these French Marigolds from collected seed every year, used as companion plants and for decoration.

 

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I had to push the definitions a bit to get something suitable, but here goes.

 

A little boy (5 yrs old) with raspberries on his fingers Stock Photo

 

Home-made boy doing raspberry fingers with home-grown raspberries.

 

 

 

A little girl (2 years old) being bathed in a plastic box while camping Mum adds warm water from a kettle and brother Stock Photo

 

Home-made bath on a campsite. Big brother watches kid sister having a bath in a plastic storage box. It was when I got in after her that people started to look. (Kidding of course)

 

A trekking lodge with a parabolic heater in the Nepal Himalayas Stock Photo

 

Home-made energy in Nepal. Various trekking companies supply the lodges with parabolic mirrors to heat water to save the burning of the scarce wood at high altitude.

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Roasted jicaro seeds for horchata, bread, and coffee. 

 

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A clay comal being used to roast jicaro seeds for a drink made from ground roasted cacao and jicaro seeds called horchata in Nicaragua.  Pre-contact style comals are still sold and used.  Most people buy their horchata pre-ground and sweetened. 

 

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Whole wheat bread made with a natural sourdough starter, Annandale, Virginia, US.

 

 

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Orphan Espresso Lido Hand Grinder with locally produced beans, testing grind for French press.  Local growers' coop has a coffee shop where they sell whole beans.

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Green Pawpaw from the garden:

 

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Banana from the garden, still on the tree:

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And perfectly ripe banana from the garden:

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Not a great variety of things, it shows that I should spend more time taking photos in my backyard...

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Congratulations on the win Duncan, stunning picture!

Three home growners from me...

 

Home grown onions at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Prize onions hanging up on display at the Shrewsbury Flower Show. Stock Photo

 

 

Tabby cat growing in a pot in my greenhouse  😀

A short haired tabby bengal cat asleep in a flower pot in a greenhouse Stock Photo

 

 

Unfinished cutting of my privet hedge.

Privet hedge in need of cutting Stock Photo

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Homegrown  photographers: Two of my granddaughters

 

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Homegrown rainy day funds.

 

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Homegrown university dominating my town.

 

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Homegrown flowerpot and a blue tit fledging in my garden. It didn’t survive.

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Homemade dish of crabmeat on pastry with tomato salsa

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Homemade muffins

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Here we go. As all I grow at home is hair and dirty dishes, my entries are a little more interpretative 😁

 

1) Berlin, my home, always growing. Not only in buildings but in and out of its own history too. The historical City Palace reconstructed in this picture is in the former location of the Palace of the Republic, a previous modernist building that housed the GDR parliament:

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2) Homegrowing woes, only in India edition:

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3) Not really home and not really growing, but a traditional way of preserving food: Harðfiskur, Icelandic dried fish, hanging outside to dry. If you ever think about growing your own dry fish clotheslines at home, make sure you can handle the nightmares these heads can bring:

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An American robin fledgling home grown from a nest in a tree in my back yard.

 

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A home grown milkweed plant in my garden with the budding bloom covered in home grown aphids.
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Homegrown emotions expressed to me by grandchildren during a family visit during our Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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