Scavenger Hunt Images

Here is another group of images for today’s Scavenger Hunt.  The prompts are “What Is It?”, “Kids or fur babies sleeping”, “Joy”, “Window”, and “Half”.   Here is my take on those categories….

What is it…. about found treasures this time of year? On the right is an ornament made by my son, and on the left one made by my daughter.  

One of my fur babies sleeping. (Please don’t tell Rossfeld that he was not pictured here.)

As for Joy…. we heard the joyful sounds of these hand bells today.

Window….in our church building, built in 1910.

And there is Half of a cookie left here…we won’t mention who ate that half. But I will tell you these are home made ginger snaps and there aren’t many left.

December 11th Scavenger Hunt

Here are my images for Scavenger Hunt Sunday today. I am featuring 4 of the 5 categories: less is more, holiday lights, ornaments, and nativity.
Less is more.
Our Christmas tree. For our small home, and for just the two of us,
this tall, narrow tree works well. 
We prefer fewer ornaments…the beauty of simplicity.
Holiday Lights.
Early Saturday morning, looking out the window. The little lights and greenery
I have placed on the window sill compete with the light of the morning sun outdoors.
When you look at holiday lights, do you ever blur your eyes to get a different view?
This was shot out of focus intentionally. 
Ornaments.
Glass ornaments I hung from the lace on my kitchen curtains. Some are so old they have
“age spots” on them, but they still reflect, giving the illusion that there is more light.
Nativity.
I spent several minutes crawling around the coffee table, viewing this nativity 
from different angles, taking several photos. 
The ears on the little lambs, the bend of the mother’s head 
over her wee one, the bokeh light that almost is a halo, 
all this added up to make a memorable moment.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

The photo prompts for this week were portrait, nostalgic, time, full of light, and motion.
Here is what I found….
Portrait.
Hardest thing in the world to do is a self portrait, in my opinion.

Nostalgic.
I came home from my parent’s house with several old cameras.
This one happens to be The One I began with, my own Kodak Instamatic 100. 
There were even unused flash bulbs in the box.
I have lots of great memories connected to this! I thought it was lost for good.

Time.
I thought of the time signature at the beginning of each piece of music.
What if we could move through December “slowly, with expression”?
Full of Light.
I love the windows on my neighbors house this season.
They are indeed full of light, warm and inviting.

Motion.
I went back to the week before to get this photo. 
My mom knits all the time. 
These are her hands in motion. This always fascinates me.
Probably because I can’t stand to knit.
(Although I do know how to do tatting..)

Have a beautiful Sunday!

A Photo Scavenger Hunt

Today I am linking up to Ramblings and Photos by Ashely Sisk. She gives a list of “themes” and challenges participants to come up with 5 fresh new photos during the week.  The captions in quotes on these images tell you what the themes were for the last few days.

“Waiting” … for the end of my work day.
“Foliage” outside the office as the sun was setting
“Knife Fork Spoon” – a serving piece with bling left at work after a carry-in
“Rule of Thirds” – the cranberries are close to one of those imaginary lines.
“Candid” – An artist decorating a bakery window in Parkersburg, WV

This was fun to do. Photo prompts help me get out of a rut in picture taking, and encourage me to look at new things. Many of my blogging photographer friends participate in this…and I just have to jump in!   You can learn more by clicking on the link below.