Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Scavenger Hunt July 2013

How is it the end of the month slips up and I still don't have all the photos for Green Thumb's Scavenger Hunt? The old procrastination habit kicks in at some point and I think I have more time than I do! However, I did manage to take the last photo a few minutes ago so I have something for each... here's my interpretation of the list. I look forward to visiting all those who participated. It's such a cool event. Grab your camera and join us on the last day of August... the list is already available!

BLACK - The night sky at Cape San Blas, Florida.

11 - Sea oats... the perfect 11

SOMETHING VERY OLD - Our neighbor's barn, old but charming

SOMETHING BRIGHT - July 25th, the first day without rain in 30+ days... the pool water was bright and sparkling!
COINS - The collection of USA quarters each designed to reflect something special about that state. Can you guess what's on Georgia's? A peach, of course!



NUMBERS - Amazingly, beautiful day on the Gulf for these sailors... so clear you can read the numbers on the sail!
WHEEL - A mill wheel. Not sure if this is an old mill converted to a home. It was too charming not to stop and photograph! You can't see from this angle, but there is a running creek just beyond the house.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS - One of the many days of rain... view from our back patio.
SMILE - Our beach neighbor's little girl's floating flower creation... how could you not smile!
UMBRELLA - My favorite kind of umbrella... a beautiful day at the beach!
FEET - Eleven years ago, I was hired as director and charged with opening, staffing, and directing the day-to-day operations of  the child development center at our local college. In January 2013, our (former) president announced the closing of the center. On the last day, June 28th, many staff and community families came by the center to say goodbye. These little feet walked the halls of this center at some point in their lives... I am so pleased to have been a part of their early learning years!

TECHNOLOGY - Ok, I cheated a bit with this one. I thought this would be better than a photo of my ipad or laptop! ;-) Without this, I couldn't share one of my favorites from YouTube...  Whatchathink? Isn't she awesome?

 After you catch your breath, please join us over at Made with Love: Scavenger Hunt.

33 comments:

  1. Fun, beautiful and clever! Your sea oats 11 is outstanding. Other favorites: your neighbors barn, your picture for black, floating flowers and duck pool toy.

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    1. Jen.. thanks for your kind words. Appreciate you stopping by! Susan

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  2. Thanks for thanking part in this months scavenger hunt, you have so many great photos. I really like your photos of umbrella, feet (how could I not having worked in child care for 18 years) numbers and black. Greenthumb.

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    1. Thanks... you always give us such interesting topics to photograph! The umbrella is a personal favorite... it's the background for my desktop! Already working on August's list! :-) Susan

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  3. I'm glad you managed to get all of the photos at the last minute because they're all so lovely. I particularly like all the ones with old buildings, sea oats is very clever and I wish I was sitting under that umbrella rather than just about to go to work! x

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    1. Julie... I know... that umbrella just beckons me beachward! The sea oats photo was a bit of a fluke. I was browsing through photos looking for something else and there it was... #11! Thanks for your visit..Susan

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  4. Great set of photos Susan, I love to see pictures taken in different parts of the world.
    Joy xx

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    1. Joy... me too! I just love the Scavenger Hunt and pictures for all over! Thanks for stopping in..Susan

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  5. Hi Susan! Great photos!My fav are black and the colourful umbrella!

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    1. I can just see that umbrella on one of the incredible beaches you share on your blog! Thanks for popping in! Susan

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  6. Hi Susan , your number 11 is inspired. Lovely photos.
    Gillx

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    1. Gill... Thanks, that was a just a nice happenstance... the oats reminded me of the number! Appreciate your visit...Susan

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  7. You took some great photos for the hunt - I love your '11' and that sky for black.

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    1. Louise... thanks for your visit and comment. The sky was a favorite of mine, too! Susan

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  8. Hey Susan! I thoroughly enjoyed your pictures! I have the same collection of state quarters! How sad that your child development center was closed ~ great feet photo though! And who could not love every second of Tina and Proud Mary!!!!! Have a good one!

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    1. I know... Tina is so awesome! I sent this video to a lifelong friend for her 62nd birthday greetings... I am following closely behind her in October... Tina is the standard for my "older woman" vision! ;-) We were heartbroken at the center closing.. such a valuable resource to our community... but sadly, administrators (the money men) do not always view early childhood education as valuable! Susan

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  9. Dear Susan,
    such an enticing idea to do photos on an agenda - themes, that you talk about before. And they are lovely. The flowers in the bucket on the beach, the sun shade (we need it here to - 40°C is very, very much - but no complaining), and the boat - so bright colours! Thank you, Susan!

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    1. Britta.. I am usually scrambling to finish up the list, but it is a delight. Technology has made the world so small! I so enjoy seeing real life of folks beyond my little universe. I have always said that if I traveled I would want to see "real" people and their lives rather than the tourist attractions! Have a lovely weekend...Susan

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    1. That was a fluke of creativity.. I needed a photo for 11! But it is fun, isn't it? Thanks for stopping in! Smiles..Susan

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  11. Such good photos and the umbrella is a fave with me. I just can't get over where Tina Turner gets her energy and vitality from, she really is amazing! x

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    1. Oh my, just to have a tiny bit of her energy! Wish I were beaching it right now with that umbrella! Appreciate your visit....Susan

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  13. Love the old barn! And the photo of the rain - you can really see it coming down!

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    1. Lizzy... Finally a few days without rain... Lots of wilted plants! Thanks for stopping by. Susan

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  14. Flowers in a bucket, rightfully said - how can you not smile, Thanks for sharing and making me smile

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  15. This loos like a lot of work but fun at the same time. i like your selections especially the feet one!

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    1. I hadn't thought of it as work since its so much fun....but yes, it does take time and effort. I appreciate your visi and comment! Susan

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  16. Hello Susan
    What a very big surprise to read your comment on my blog.
    I love to meet new friends overhere and you make my day with your very kind words .
    Just what I need . I am not doing well and in a lot of pain ....backproblems .......
    Pain is no good companion at all.
    I have to lay down most of the time and I wish I could be busy and making things that make me happy ....
    I am adjusting and try to learn from this periode ..... It's hard .......
    So I love to read your words ..... Thank you and greetings from Holland

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  17. Hi Susan,
    I am having a difficult time choosing which photo I like the best. There is something special about each of them. You are a very thoughtful artist. I also really enjoyed watching Tina Turner's performance. She is simply amazing.
    Christa

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