Category : Photography

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TIL you ask? Today I Learned.

While looking through photos to put this post together I saw a burst photo series that I thought would make a cool animation…the only problem was that I had no clue how to make that happen. With a quick search I found a great tutorial that walked me through the process step by step.

Not too shabby for less than 5 minutes worth of work.

I did finish my quilt…you can see the full post about it here.

And created an art journal page for AJJ…full post here.

Today consists of some taxi driving….J to school as the roads are pretty slippery from a glaze of ice and Mini-me has an appointment this morning. Nothing like having to drive on the ice. YUCK!

What are you doing today?

The summer has ended and so has the hunt for photos. I like to wrap things up with a recap of the old and any newly snapped photos. This year I only missed one on the list but got an alternative to takes it’s place. In the past I’ve gotten every single one including the alternates.

1. A “wild heart” – a naturally occurring heart (like the rock above, but it doesn’t have to be a rock)summer photo huntHostas in my backyard

2. A footprint or pawprint

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Husky paw print

3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray

bones-collageAt the orthopedist

4. A book or magazine read during 2016

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Lots of books…can’t stop reading…

5. A porch or deck

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Trex Deck at the MN landscape Arboretum

6. A camper (caravan)

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Camper trailer

7. A family gatheringsummer photo hunt

Independence day gathering

8. A drawing, art project, artistic photograph, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you.summer photo huntObviously this isn’t my only creation of the summer…if you’d like to see more just browse around the blog. 🙂

9. Someone playing with, in, or around water.summer photo hunt4th of July waterfight….a tradition

10. A bicyclebikeAt a parking lot next to a state bike trail.

11. Fresh producesummer photo huntBeans from my garden and CSA box

12. A windowwindowThe broken remains of my drivers side window…you can read about it here.

13. The moonsummer photo huntLucky low light shot of the moon over the house.

14. A buffet of foodsummer photo hunt4th of July gather again…

15. A team logoteamsSome of our beloved local teams…current and former.

16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period

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Mini-me and I traveled to Alexandria over the summer for a girls weekend.

map-2This close-up map has both lakes that we stayed on…if you look closely you can see my reflection.

17. Twinssummer photo huntI took a bit of liberty with this one just because it made me laugh.

18. A supermarket cart, basket or trolley full of groceries cart

Back to school stock up at Target

19. A seasonal cocktail or beveragesummer drinkMoscow Mule…favorite summer drink!!

20. Someone laughing

This is the one I didn’t get mostly because I don’t show faces on my blog if at all possible.

21. A photograph of you with a newspaper or calendar page from the time period covered in the Hunt. Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.

timely-photoI believe this one is self explanatory

Alternatives – if you’re having trouble finding any of the above, you may substitute from this list (but you may not substitute for item #21):
alternative 1: a lighthouse

No lighthouse either

alternative 2: a baby (human or animal)

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Can you see the baby? Cute little “O”.

That about wraps it up. I’m not sure what happened to Rinda’s blog as it hasn’t been updated since June but I do know that the Facebook group has been active so I’ll be posting there. I do hope to continue with photo scavenger hunts…they are really fun and a real challenge at times to get creative and think outside the box.

Just popping with a few more items I’ve been able to check off the list for the 2016 Summertime scavenger hunt.

2. A footprint or pawprint

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I’m the guilty party here…I rarely wear shoes at home…even when I should. I walked through the wet grass on the way into the house. Lucky for me my phone was in my pocket to snap a quick photo before it dried.

4. A book or magazine read during 2016

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I read on my Nook 95% of the time but I did check out some books from the library this summer. It took me a while to get used to reading E-books but they are much lighter reading in bed…and don’t hurt so much when I drop it on my face. Yep, sleep reading is a dangerous hobby.

5. A porch or deck

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This is the Trex deck at the MN Landscape Arboretum. It overlooks a lovely pond.

15. A team logo

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Just a few of our local teams including our beloved North Stars. So sad when they left MN for Dallas of all places. Hello… Minnesota=Hockey. At least now we have The Wild.

19. A seasonal cocktail or beverage

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New favorite beverage….a Moscow Mule in a chilled copper mug. YUM!!!

I still have yet to find or at least photograph these items.

3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray
10. A bicycle
12. A window
16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period
18. A supermarket cart, basket or trolley full of groceries 
20. Someone laughing
21. A photograph of you with a newspaper or calendar page from the time period covered in the Hunt. Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.
Alternatives – if you’re having trouble finding any of the above, you may substitute from this list (but you may not substitute for item #21):
alternative 1: a lighthouse
alternative 2: a baby (human or animal)

I’ll do a final check in before the end of the challenge which ends at the autumn equinox on September 22, 2016.

Happy hunting!

Even though I got a very late start this year, I’ve been able to knock a few items off my list in pretty short order. Equipped with the list from Rinda @ Gallorganico, I sat down with Mini-me and came up with a plan, place or date for each item. Check out what I’ve captured so far…

1. A “wild heart” – a naturally occurring heart

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These are on two of my giant hostas in the backyard. I never realized how many of the leaves end up heart shaped.

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6. A camper (caravan)

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Really nice travel trailer.

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7. A family gathering

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July 4th gathering of many families

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8. A drawing, art project, artistic photograph, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you.

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This is a commissioned piece…hope she likes it!

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9. Someone playing with, in, or around water

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Annual 4th of July water fight

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11. Fresh produce

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Beans from my garden and our weekly CSA

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13. The moon

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I spied the moon last night and was able to capture a good shot in the low light even without a tripod!

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14. A buffet of food

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This one could be a three-fer on the list…buffet, family gathering and bikes. 🙂

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17. Twins

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Taking a bit of liberty with this one but I’m just thinking outside the box!

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Fun stuff! I love this annual challenge so very much!! Thanks for continuing to host Rinda!

Somehow I totally missed Rinda’s post announcing her annual Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt.

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Better late than never, right?!  I am WAY late in starting this but I have a feeling I’ll do ok. Check out the list…

1. A “wild heart” – a naturally occurring heart (like the rock above, but it doesn’t have to be a rock)
2. A footprint or pawprint
3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray
4. A book or magazine read during 2016
5. A porch or deck
6. A camper (caravan)
7. A family gathering
8. A drawing, art project, artistic photograph, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you.
9. Someone playing with, in, or around water.
10. A bicycle
11. Fresh produce
12. A window
13. The moon
14. A buffet of food
15. A team logo
16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period
17. Twins
18. A supermarket cart, basket or trolley full of groceries
19. A seasonal cocktail or beverage
20. Someone laughing
21. A photograph of you with a newspaper or calendar page from the time period covered in the Hunt. Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.
Alternatives – if you’re having trouble finding any of the above, you may substitute from this list (but you may not substitute for item #21):
alternative 1: a lighthouse
alternative 2: a baby (human or animal)

It’s finally here!! Spring! Warm temps. Green grass. Trees budding and flowering. This is why we all stick around Minnesota through the harsh winters. We can enjoy the great outdoors in all it’s glory.

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Between the sweet smell of the blossoms and the light drone of the bees, it was hard to get myself to come back inside.

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20160502_9161If you look closely you can see all the bees busy pollinating.

Here we are at the end of summer…well, at least the end of the 2015 Summer photo Scavenger hunt hosted by Rinda.

At my last check in I had over half of the items on the list as well as the alternates.

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I am so happy to say that I have completed the list!! Hooray! I love being able to check something off a list. In fact…secret coming…I write stuff on my to-do list after doing it just so I can cross it off. Yeah…I have a problem.

The remainder of the items are as follows….

4. People playing a board game or card game

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a rousing game of Scattergories Categories

6. A metal bridge

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This first photo was taken while passing a company that builds metal bridges. We passed it at least three times so on the last time I had passed of my phone off for someone to snap the photo at my direction.

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I think this may have been one from that same company in real world use.

8. Someone “plugged in” to social media

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Sad but true…computer in the van.

11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish

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Along the interstate…

14. A traffic signaltraffic signal

Rural central Minnesota gas station with really old pumps and the craziest items for sale in a convenience store I’ve ever seen. It was like an episode of Hoarders with price tags complete with a literal path to the “customers only” restroom. Yikes!

15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it

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Ok I’m taking a little liberty with this one…but it was REALLY HARD to find.

18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle

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Two examples on the interstate…The first some big piece of farm equipment

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And this one was just crazy and freaked me out when it came into view. I saw this white truck in my lane ahead of me suddenly.  AWH!!!! But it was being towed by another truck piggy backing on the lead truck.  WHAT?!?!  I’ve never seen anything like that before.

Photos taken while on the road were taken by my kids…thanks you two!!  Safety first. 🙂

21. A photograph of you with a sign reading “2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt”. Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.

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This was great fun! I’m already looking forward to playing along next year! Special thanks to Rinda for once again hosting this great summer challenge.

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