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Aside from the daily Instagram posts I plan to do a recap of the photos periodically here as well.Welcome to T stands for Tuesday! Won’t you join me for a cuppa and a brief chat…

Since time is still fleeting for me I’m going to try something new this month. A daily photo challenge. I know at this point I’m already behind but that’s ok…I’ll catch up. I figure I should have time to snap a quick photo with my phone and upload it to my Instagram.

Now to decide which one I want to play along with….  I’ve narrowed it down to 3 choices, sticking with current challenges.

Regardless of which challenge I chose, I plan to do a recap of the photos periodically here as well as the daily Instagram posts. It should be a fun challenge keeping up with things and thinking outside the box at times especially with limited time.

What are you doing today?

Mini-me and I took a little excursion to the MN Landscape Arboretum. We had several things in mind. Photography, exercise and scouting locations for senior pictures. As we walked the 3 mile drive we saw a few of the art installations for this year.

Amazing Spaces: tree houses is the overall theme. We did not see all of them nor did I get photos of each. Each was unique. Some better than others or perhaps more detailed and understandable in concept.

This is the one I fell in love with.  A human sized birdhouse as you can see by Mini-me peering through the glass.

I was amazed and thrilled by the level of detail that went into the interior.

As I stood on the step to take it all in, I saw that someone had set things up for tea. Oh how I wished that we could sit and have tea for real inside.

All-in-all it was a great morning spent with my girl. Incidentally we did go back with J to take senior pictures. They turned out great. There is a little part of me that really wants to share a couple of my favorites but I made the decision long ago to never show their faces or use real names for them as they are minors.

We still plan to take more senior pictures in a more urban setting as well…just to make the choice even more difficult. LOL

Today Mini-me and I might go to the zoo…or else that will be tomorrow. Today we’d be on the clock to get home in time for a meeting. I don’t like to rush fun outings especially when they are quite pricey like the MN Zoo!!

This is our last “free week” or I should say mostly free week so we are trying to get in some stay-cation activities before that school bell rings.

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

paw-print

Husky paw print

3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray

bones-collageAt the orthopedist

4. A book or magazine read during 2016

books

Lots of books…can’t stop reading…

5. A porch or deck

deck collage

Trex Deck at the MN landscape Arboretum

6. A camper (caravan)

summer photo hunt

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

map

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

footprint

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

books

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

deck collage

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

15. A team logo

teams

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

summer drink

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

summer photo hunt

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)

summer photo hunt

Really nice travel trailer.

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7. A family gathering

summer photo hunt

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.

summer photo hunt

This is a commissioned piece…hope she likes it!

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9. Someone playing with, in, or around water

summer photo hunt

Annual 4th of July water fight

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11. Fresh produce

summer photo hunt

Beans from my garden and our weekly CSA

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13. The moon

summer photo hunt

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

summer photo hunt

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

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17. Twins

summer photo hunt

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!

Have a safe and happy Holiday!

Happy Independence Day

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

2016photscavhunt

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)

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