July 18, 2010
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Look…it’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday and I created a button (I told you I could do it Karli – well part of it, I’m still working on adding the text below…I’ll figure that out soon enough). Several people have recently asked for a little more information regarding the scavenger hunt. 
Scavenger Hunt Sunday

The rules are pretty simple: 
  1. Anyone can participate (although it started in a photography board on The Bump). 
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos the week of the challenge. 
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots). 
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Monday at the latest) – you can use the new button. 
  5. Have fun!
Now for my interpretation of the scavenger hunt items.

1. Black and White
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I shared a different photo for this week’s POTW (Picture of the Week), but since I have so many cute shots of my niece and nephew from our week at the beach…I thought I’d share a shot of Carter biting into one of his toys.

2. Happy
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You’ll remember that the other night, Alyssa was a little down (either worn out or sad with the prospect of her vacation coming to an end). I couldn’t stand to see my little one down, so we started playing ball before going down to the beach. She clearly was having a blast. Yes…this is happiness! Look at those curls…I’m so jealous.

3. Wet
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Another shot of Alyssa down at the beach. Although I love the feeling of the waves rushing over my feet…I remember a period in my life where the waves caught me by surprise and nearly knocked me down. I believe Alyssa was experiencing that very moment. Unfortunately for me, when I was her age, I was in a floaty that rolled over. I was left crying with salt in my eyes.

4. Knob
I did shoot another “door knob,” but I didn’t like it…it felt dull and boring. So, once we got home, I looked around and realized that I have plenty of neat looking knobs in our house. The one above is on our desk…that we don’t use.

5. Made of Wood
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Finally, this is a shot I took by the ocean the night that my husband was hoping I’d get some sweet ocean shots. He was dumbfounded when he caught me hovering over an old fence. I can’t help it – the photographer in me sees inspiration everywhere. 

Next week’s items are: 
  1. Food (this is also the POTW theme)
  2. Portrait
  3. Chair
  4. Game
  5. Miniature 

In case you’re still looking for some inspiration, check out my photo challenge page for other memes you can join. Off the top of my head, here are the upcoming challenges this week: 
I may be forgetting some, so feel free to chime in with other weekly challenges that I might have missed. Or, if you have a challenge you want added to my photo challenge page, just let me know. Have a great day and a great week!

    Very cool shots. Your nieces and nephews are just cutie pies. I will see what I can come up with and be back maybe later.

    oh fun! I am going to see if I can do this by Monday! I wrote down next weeks list too, so I will for sure get those. Your photo’s are beautiful

    A lovely blog you have. Beautiful photos! Thanks so very much for visiting my blog. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

    what fun… it really challenged me to look at things in a different way. I am not sure I linked my blog right… I hope so. I am excited about next weeks challenge too :) Beautiful pictures as always, you have a great eye.

    I love your fence… I have no idea….How you did that.. my camera has a lot of trouble focusing on one thing.. I have much to learn

    Love your photos as always! The fence shot is really nice – The colors are great, serene – beachlike feelings…. :) Your neice is a great model! You have so many fun shots of her, I bet the two of you have a great relationship. I love my neices too — :)

    Do you have the code for your image / linky? I love it. Thanks — I will be posting my pics soon!


    Yes those curls equate fun. My eyes lingered on the “knob” picture for quite some time. Something so luring about it. I’ll jump in for tomorrow. I’m always up for a photo challenge to wet my appetite.

    Oh by the way I had a similar hubby crazy look when out of no where I got on my belly on the beach to take pictures of grass.

    The first photo is seriously breath taking

    That niece of yours is so precious! I love the knob picture too.

    WOO HOO! You go with your button! That’s awesome, I love it. First, your niece and nephew are way too cute…the eyes in the first shot are incredible. And the last 2 shots – love love love! I like your furniture. Let’s trade.

    love the button! very creative with the knob and wood.

    LOVE them all of course! Your niece is so cute & I think my favorite this week is the fence…very earthy, lovely :D

    The whole button thing threw me through a loop, sorry for the 2 entries! The first one is from last week, please disregard #7!

    Very nice. The black and white is gorgeous.

    love the pics…especially the black and white conversion. AMAZING!

    your (nephew’s?) eyes in the first shot are incredible. wow, what a great job.

    Very nice shots! I am jealous of her curls as well and I love the clarity in the eyes in the black and white.

    gorgeous photos! i love the angles…the fourth one is amazing.

    Totally forgot to link up last night…Your pictures are great Ashley….i love the knob…right now i am searching for knobs….lol…this remodel is going to kill me

    i was able to join this time and had so much fun! thanks for hosting

    OMG! What a cool bloghop!!!! I love your scavenges! I have been so busy this week with a blogging challenge that I’ve been neglecting my photography reads. I CANNOT WAIT to go see everyone’s entries on this though!

    Very cool Ashley. Thank you!

    This is going on my Be Inspired page immediately. I feel a little stupid asking this, but do you have a button for your own blog?

    LOVE the “knob” one :)