Let’s Go Scavenging

Scavenger Hunt Sunday is here again, that delightful exercise of finding/taking images to go with the new word prompts each week.  I am addicted.  Is there a 12 step program for this? Let me know.

These images were all taken on Saturday, June 9th. I went with a dear friend from our local photography club, wandering around our downtown area, through the alleys.  We decided it was good to be together for safety purposes, though we only had one situation that made us antsy – so we walked another way.  For about two hours we talked, walked, snapped images, and had a great time.  Here is how a few of those images ‘fit’ the prompts for today….

In the day when travel by rail was at it’s peak, this old loading dock would have been quite busy.  This building is located a few yards from the old depot (which our city has beautifully restored and uses as offices).  I can imagine the hustle and bustle of trains pulling up along side to be loaded, goods being hauled around. (I used a preset in Lightroom to get the look you see here.) 

Speaking of silly ….we thought this little padlock next to the broken pane of glass was rather useless.  This broken window is on the outside of a large stained glass panorama in an old bank that is closed up.  I’d love to see the inside.

This detailed sculpture above the door of an old building has a rather haunting look in black & white.

Walking through the alleys gives you an interesting view of every business’s back door.  This automatic vent is rusty and has spots of blue paint spattered on it.

The peeling paint on this brick wall looks like paper; however, there is the remnant of a paper sign that was once tacked to that wall.  I wonder if it said ‘no parking’?

Anyone can participate in Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  You could even use the word prompts to see what you can come up with, even if you never post a single image online.  It’s fun. It’s creative. And there really are no wrong “answers”.  Click on the link below to learn more.


Scavenger Hunt for June 3rd

Remember to always wash, maybe even Shine your fresh fruit before consuming it.

Should you ever choose to Fast, you can use the time when you would have eaten to meditate, and even save the money you would have spent and give it to a worthy cause.  Just remember to fast privately – don’t make a show of it.


 Plan your meals wisely, so that you don’t have too much good food Left on your plate.

 A diet that includes Plain, simple foods is often healthier.

 A symbol of Peace for me is a beautiful blue sky with fluffy clouds….something to enjoy after a healthy meal.

Scavenger Hunt 5-27

Beneath Your Feet
Sandals. Summer footwear. Great in this hot weather.  My favorite flip flops are on the right.  My second favorites are on the left.  
Capturing Movement
I took several shots of movement this week, but this first one I took became my favorite. It shows movement in my neighborhood, different than what I normally see.  A fireman flushing out the fire hydrant, and an elderly man pedaling away on the bike.  Then there’s the movement of the water, the movement of the man’s arm as he works on that hydrant. 
Homemade oatmeal raisin cookies, made as a bar cookie instead of drop cookies. Either way they are yummy. I use the recipe on the oatmeal box.  No, there are none left. The lighting? I set this on a windowsill in my kitchen and used natural light.
 Face Your Fears
It’s all about those gas prices. Listening to the news I heard the word “fears” in the context of a segment on gas prices this holiday weekend.  I don’t live in fear of gas prices…but they certainly make a great impact on how much we do these days.  (A Lightroom preset was used to get the look you see here.)


I just took this one a few minutes ago. Currently I am watering my little vegetable garden that is just outside my backdoor.  We have not had decent rainfall in at least two weeks, and I’m hoping that will change in the next couple of days. Meanwhile I bought a ‘soaker’ hose, pictured here, which slowly and efficiently drips the water onto the ground.  I’m looking forward to some green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and kale in a few weeks.

May 20th Scavenger Hunt

Yeah, maybe not all these colors are in a real rainbow. 
But according to a favorite child’s song of mine, you do see “red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue”.  You can listen to “I Can Sing A Rainbow” here.
Yes, I may be stretching that one a bit. The two male cats here don’t want to be called fluffy.
This fluffy snack is a favorite here.  With butter.
I finished this sampler in 1984. Found the pattern in a magazine.
It’s been almost that long since I have done any counted cross stitch.  Does anyone do that anymore?
These buckets make great planters. They are from a farm supply store, and we drilled drainage holes in the bottom.  I have thyme in the front one, sage in the back one.
This old oak in the back yard of a neighbor’s house is so majestic. It seems to tower above all the other trees, and holds stories I would love to hear. I would have been the kid at that house that climbed the tree as often as possible.  How about you? Were you a tree climber?

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