Shadow shot sunday #67

Stumbled upon this shadow late tonight!! We've been busy painting.

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July Photo Hunt

Well seeing how it was my (and Jen's) idea to do this photo hunt this month you'd hope that we'd be able to get everything. I honestly didn't think I would finish it today, as 8 of these were taken today and two more yesterday, the rest were taken on our big holiday this month. Enjoy looking at my interpretation and I look forward to seeing all of yours!

Head over to Jen's blog to see who finished!

1. A disney character

2. someone in uniform - again difficult one... does it count?

3. a work of art - my nephew's haunted house

4. a word with unusual lettering

5. a hat

6. a tree native to your area

7. a bug

8. library - story time

9. a sign in 2 languages - this was the best i could do

10. foreign money

11. a pool

12. color purple

13. window view

14. crying

15. fruit

16. a sport - the highlight of our summer

17. sky - an amazing thunderstorm rolling in

18. license plate - hard to capture while driving

19. height - we drove up that raod to an amazing 'lookout'

20. music - to my kids ears ~ not mine


SOOC ~ Ice Cream

After our Raspberry Picking we headed across the street to the dairy. I got my eldest to snap a shot of little boo and her ice cream. The lighting was perfect from her viewpoint and she captured this great shot!

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SSS - Raspberries

We live in an amazing city with an abundace of berry fields and berries to pick. Now that strawberry season is over, we are on to raspberry season. My mom and I loaded up the 5 kids and headed out to the field. I knew that I didn't have a shadow shot yet so Ii tried to find one, and with the beautiful sun today it wasn't too hard!

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This was actually at lot more difficult than I thought it would be. Every picture I have is of the complete opposite of silence... Even now as I type this there is no silence... the keys typing and little girls (who should be sleeping) giggling in the back ground.

So I snuck outside and by the light of the street light I got a little reprive...

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SOOC - Red Red Rose

This first one is my favorite. I have a beautiful rose bush at my front door, that gives me tons of flowers every year. The one stem has 7 on the top this time. I went out and took a picture just after the kids finished watering the garden yesterday morning.
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SSS ~ Hop Scotch

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A new hunt for July

JEN and ALEXA are wanting to do another photo hunt this month and because we couldn't find anything out there... we decided to host our own.

We are going to use Jen's blog Phun with Photography to host a little photo hunt for the month of July.
So head on over to Phun with Photography and sign up with Mr. Linky

There will be a prize for the winner !!! At this point we aren't quite sure how we will pick the winner; if we will pick or if we will have you vote.

So here's the list we came up with. Hopefully we haven't duplicated too much of our recent finds.

  1. disney character
  2. someone in uniform
  3. work of art
  4. A word spelled with unusual lettering
  5. a hat
  6. a tree native to your area
  7. a bug
  8. library/book
  9. sign in more than 2 languages
  10. money/ foreign currency
  11. a pool
  12. the colour purple
  13. a view through a window or a window view
  14. crying
  15. a fruit
  16. a sport
  17. sky
  18. license plate from another State/Province/Country
  19. Height
  20. Music


Sweet Sauer Photo Hunt #2

I'm amazed that I managed to finish this one on time early even. Good thing my June file had lots to choose from. You can see the slideshow below or go here to my Picasa Album to see my pictures. Some of the pictures are better looked at full size over in my album.

Thanks again to Kristi over at Mi Vida Ocupada for hosting her second photo hunt. Once again I had an awesome time!


SOOC ~ Lily

My lilys finally bloomed creating a beautiful display in my garden. Every time I am given one by my husband, I plant it with the rest. Click on the button to see who else joined in on Jan's Straight out of the Camera.

SSS ~ wagon

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Round Robin ~ Wildlife

Good thing we just happened to go to the zoo last week. So i had quite a few to choose from for my wildlife shot. I chose this one because I have always loved animals from the Cervidae family. I love how the antlers form by having the velvet bring blood to the ends to help them grow. What an amazing Creation!!Click on the button below to see the rest of the Round Robin participants.


SOOC - Strawberries

Tis strawberry season around here... we are LOVING enjoying them!!!

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Shadow Shot - Ribbon

Shadow shot sunday has become one of my favorites. And although I don't always find a shot to post, I love to look at others. This week the shadow of the lace of the ribbon jumped out at me, so I thought I'd share it.

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Sweet Sauer Photo Hunt #2

Well I'm on the hunt again... Kristi over at Mi Vida Ocupada is hosting her second photo hunt. I had such a great time with her first, that it's time to try again. Click on the button to take you to the details of this hunt, or scroll down for the list.

1. A View from Above (looking down)
2. A Macro Shot
3. Laughter
4. Relaxation
5. A Celebration
6. A Sunset
7. Sun/Lens Flare
8. A Bridge
9. A Shadow
10. A Garden
11. A Park
12. A Street Scene
13. Signage
14. A Summer Activity
15. A Summer Treat
16. Earth
17. Air/ Wind
18. Fire
19. Water
20. Something Vintage (pre-1980)
21. Something Made of Glass
22. Something Made of Wood
23. Something that Floats
24. Something Railroad Related
25. Something Round


Sky Watch Friday ~ Great Blue Heron

We visited the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve last week and saw many nests full of babies. They were so high up and we saw the moms coming and going. It was neat to see such amazingly large birds.

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Nicole B Photo hunt #2

Here's the slideshow OR Click on the photo below to see my pictures for Nicole B's second hunt.

Nicole B photo hunt

Here's the story to go along with my "Life event"

The pictures are mine, but here's an abbrieviated exerpt from our local paper:

"Twenty excited kids, wielding large sheets of construction paper, lined up with military precision to form a safety corridor.

Operation objective: Herd a mother duck and her 12 babies out of the Elementary’s enclosed courtyard, through the classroom, down the school halls, across a busy road, and into [the] Lake....

It’s not the first rescue operation undertaken at [the] Elementary. In 1995 the school successfully managed the same situation with a mother duck and her nine babies....

The mother and her downy babies waddled speedily through the classroom and down the halls. They navigated the human corridor across the parking lot.

Police Const. and his patrol car, lights flashing, held back traffic as the procession crossed [the] Road.

It was literally all downhill from the moment they hit [the] Park. Mama blazed a trail down the paths and through the high grass, babies stumbling and tumbling behind her...."

SOOC - popsicle (again)

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SSS - Popsicle

Not the exact same shot, but same idea. Yummy popsicle from the ice cream truck ~ takes me way back. Had to get my favorite - "rocket"

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