October 10, 2010
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I tend to write my Scavenger Hunt Sunday post on Saturday afternoon…well today, I am tired! I’ve spent most of the morning in bed with a headache – I must have needed a little extra rest after a fairly busy week, and I’m not sure that I have much to say about each one of my scavenger hunt items…must be one of those days. Anyways, I’m really excited to see everyone’s interpretations of the scavenger hunt items this week and I’m hoping we pick up a few new bloggers along the way.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday

The rules are simple:
  1. Anyone can participate. 
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for 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 Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above. 
  5. Have fun!
Before we get started, I wanted remind everyone that the October Photo Hunt list has been posted. Because I know how time consuming the Photo Hunt can be, I will select at least two items from the list each week as part of our Scavenger Hunt Sunday. So…if you’re interested, click on the link below to sign up.
Now for my interpretation of the items this week:

1. Pink
Pink Mums RS
Mums…specifically the ones on our front porch before they died. I’m terrible about watering the flowers so my husband is now in the process of bringing them back to life. I think I’ll also submit this photo to Ewa’s “Flowers on Saturday” meme. 
Bluberry craft and hobby time

2. Books
IMG_7182 RS
Actually…just a book. I did take a shot with several books but it bored me. I’m not sure that this is any better, so I may reshoot “books” before I make my final submission to the October 2010 Photo Hunt.

3. Fall Colors
Fall Colors RS
The other day, my husband drove me to work because his car was in the shop. As I waited for him to pick me up that afternoon, I noticed that the sun was peaking through a tree right beside my office building. I don’t think I realized how yellow the leaves had gotten…this can only mean that the leaves will really start changing over the next couple of weeks.

4. Leaf
Leaf RS
Speaking of leaves, this is one of the leaves that had fallen right beside the tree above. I love the color and how the light hits it so perfectly. I also really like it’s shadow!
5. Orange
IMG_6887-2 RS
This is one of the shots I took last weekend at the Pumpkin Patch…probably in the same location where my toes were bitten. I had one of my nurse friends check me out last night and she seems to think I may have walked through an ant hill. Ouch! 

What were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures in your blog (or your Flickr photostream) and link up at the bottom of this post.  Feel free to grab a button to display on your blog along with your scavenger hunt items. The linky will be open until Tuesday night at midnight (EST). If you didn’t participate this week, but want to participate next week, here are your items:
  1. Side Lighting
  2. Jack O’ Lantern (October 2010 item)
  3. Faces formed in Nature (October 2010 item)
  4. Sunset
  5. Warm
Have a great week and happy shooting!


    I love the pink flowers! And I really like the book shot too. Awesome photos as always.

    All your photos are alway so wonderful.. I just love your leaf photo.. The shadows and colors are perfect..

    Hope you have a happy sunday..


    Great shot Ashley, love your pink shot.

    Mine will be up tomorrow night, see you then.

    Great photos! I really love your pink!

    I will definitely be reshooting books, because I am not happy with my shot. Have a great Sunday.

    aww hope you’re feeling better. and are you kidding? love the book shot. that was a tough one.

    Once again Ashley, you blew me away! I love them all. Your book shot makes me want to leave the computer right now and dive right into the stack I have waiting next to my bed. Love it.

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re sick, I hope you feel better soon!

    I love this weeks photos, the last one of the pumpkins is just beautiful, we’re hoping to make it out to our local pumpkin patch soon.

    I enjoyed the Scavenger Hunt a whole lot this week, thank you for hosting!

    You have done some very pretty pictures, and I found this week a challenge which I couldn’t get into the the right mindset with!

    I love love love your leaf shot!

    Love your shots wonderful as always. I have to agree I also really like the shadow in the leaf shot.

    Great photos – love the pumpkin patch. Think I’m going to struggle with this one next week as there’s not really much Halloween stuff going on around here.

    I finally had the time to participate. Ashley I love all your photos, but the book photo is my favorite. It has the best composition ever, and the colors are perfect, as is the texture. Makes me want to reshoot books, that’s for sure! ♥

    I really like the texture of that book shot, and the light on that leaf is beautiful. I hope you get to feeling better today!

    Whoa Ashley, you knocked it outta the park with that flower shot!!! Beautiful! And I really like your book shot, too!

    So glad you were able to get a professional opinion on your toe. :)

    Love love the book and orange shot!

    I was way too busy to participate for yet the second week in a row and it is such a bummer! Hoping I can do it this week!

    Sorry to hear about your headache. Hope you’re feeling better soon.
    Yes I am having a blast taking these shots and trying to decide what is the best interpretation of each item you assign.
    I love your book picture. I was hoping to find a nice lone leaf as you have, but when Tabitha brought me that leaf I just knew how I would have totake my picture.
    Have a great day. Blessings

    I like the book! And I think orange is perfect! Duh me, I have a pumpkin on my porch and I was stumped by orange and used something else, ha!

    There is not a bad looking pumpkin in that patch! My kids are ready to go :) Your book shot is clean and classic! You’re always the great way to start off The Hunt!! XO,


    Great photos! I just found this last week. I am going to attempt to keep up. We’ll see how it goes. :)

    Love all the pics ashley, esp the fallen leaf..something about it looks divine

    Very nice, creative choices! Love those Mums!

    The green of the apple on the book is just amazing! I love the pink photo.
    Happy Sunday!

    Love your shots this week. The one of the book is fantastic!


    I actually really like your book shot (beautiful lighting). And the cat in your new header is cracking me up!

    Lovely choices! That book capture is amazing.

    I actually LOVE your book shot! :)

    Thanks for hosting this… it’s so much fun!

    I love, love, love the leaf the book shots!


    I think I have to go out and get some pumpkins, they look great in the photo:)
    thank you for linking with your flower photo today:)

    Great shots! I’m loving all the fall photos! If your husband figures out how to bring the mums back to life, please let me know. Mine are all dead, too. I’m terrible about remembering to water stuff.

    Great shots this week! I especially love the processing on your fall colors picture! Hope you’re feeling better soon =)

    All of your photos are great, but I especially like the pumpkins. I’m going to have to head out to the pumpkin patch soon myself.
    And your new header photo is AWESOME!

    Ant hill?! OUCH! Nice shots!

    My favorites are your mum and leaf shot…beautiful!

    These are all beautiful, Ashley! Loving the pink flowers:)

    And actually, I adore your book shot…You are so creative! I love the apple idea.

    Love those! And especially that pumpkin shot! Making my want to roast some seeds!

    Wow, nice to see creative juices flow… Thank you Ashley!

    Wow Ashely! I love all these! I love the pumpkin shot so much~

    Such magnificent shots – I was trying to pick a fave but I can’t!
    : 0 )
    I hope that you feel better.


    these are all great shots. Hope you are feeling better. When I havemore time I will join in on this challenge. Be Blessed today.

    HI There!! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! I think it’s an old linky so I’m extremely late but here none the less;) I love finding new blogs and your is lovely:) You can find me at http://www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    Absolutely gorgeous shots !!

    Your book shot is perfect!

    The book is my favorite, too! Great shots!!!

    I hope you feel better soon! It sucks being sick. I love your photos, but my favorites are book and orange!!!

    PS. next weeks look difficult :)

    Love your photo share, especially the pumpkins great DOF on that one.

    Boo to feeling bad on Sunday. Love the book shot, that apple really makes it pop. Leaf/shadow is gorgeous. Hope you get some R and R and feel better!

    I am in love with your pink shot!!! Love the apple with the book.

    I did it!!! I am joining on this challenge. this week.

    Great job, Ashley!
    I am always a fan of nature shots- I love your pink shot(:

    See you next Sunday!


    BEAUTIFUL photos, as always! So much fall loveliness. Ahh…favorite season. :-)

    Beautiful shot for Flowers on Saturday. They look like little stars!

    Erika B

    I love your shots even if you were not “feeling it” Simply spectacular…like always. Now I am off to read the rest of your blog.. all that I missed while Blogger was making life difficult for me.

    Hope Your Sunday is restful and the headache and ant bites aer gone!

    Just stumbled upon your blog. Love the scavenger hunt idea!! hope to link up sometime.

    Oops, I made a mistake. I think I said you won the photography contest that Allie, Hannah and I were hosting. I got your blog mixed up with another, I’m so sorry! I did like your photo though! I voted on it, but the other girls photo got more votes from the judges. Sorry about that.

    I love all your shots this week but the mums are my favorite. So neat! I like your open book too, that didn’t even cross my mind.

    Ashley….LOVE…see I’m showing ya. Love especially your book photo and the leaf. I’m such a sucker for the lone leaf. Can’t wait for next week.

    you always capture the most incredible colors! i like the pumpkins photo the most :)

    I love your book shot best this week – I think it’s beautifully simple and makes the apple pop. I also really like your leaf shot – just another reminder that Fall is really here! Hope your toes feel better soon – I stepped on a Fire Ant hill while I was in Puerto Rico and it was horrible. My foot itched for over a week!

    So festive!!! I love them!!!!
    And this linking tool is SO cool! gahh I wish I knew about this thing earlier. hee

    all great shots. i really like the pink!

    Thanks for the nice comment you left! Im glad you like that shot! I love all yours- the flowers are beautiful!

    Holy smokers! 77 entries before mine this week! Great shots Ashley….I love your pink, fall colors & leaf!!!

    I love all the fall colors in your shots this week! I really like them all. They feel crisp and breezy and perfect for fall.

    I love the first one of the pink flowers! They are so pretty and the way you edited it make them look fanciful!

    I really like your book shot! more clever than I could come up with! I don’t think you need a new one :)

    Wow 85 scavenger hunts! LOL, I’ve been so out of it :P I was finally able to pull together something for this week! Your shots are of course amazing…I love the feel of all entries espeically your fall colors :) Have a great week!

    The mums are STUNNING! Nice photos. So I was thinking to myself…how does Ashley keep up with all this blogging stuff and then I realized you are probably half my age. So that is the reason I tell myself for feeling lazy compared to you. :) Keep it up! I love seeing what is going on over here even if I can’t keep up.

    Awesome once again! I love the pink and book photos.

    Oh my gosh your cat reminds me so much of ours!

    Love your pink photo. :)

    Oh girl i’m soooo in love with your “pink” image… the flowers are so beautiful! had a fabulous fun filled time this weekend but sorry i missed out on linking up yesterday!

    I just saw this meme from another blog and I decided to join in the fun.

    Great shots, but the leaf just blew me away.

    Thanks for hosting!

    I love your photo for book! That’s a framer.

    Thank-u so much Ashley for always commenting..Love your shots for this week…I think my favourite for the week has to be the book, leaf and orange…..I hope that you have a fantastic week!

    I admit to stretching the rules liberally this week, eek! It was one of those weeks. Some time I am going to surprise you and submit before Tuesday!!

    Your photo are lovely. I especially love the leaf photo. Nice lighting… Thanks for hosting!

    Love the shot of the book and the apple =) All of your shots are great !!

    Thank´s for commenting and now I got a follow button ;o)

    Love this challange!!! – so beautiful photos everywhere – I will be back!!

    Have a beautiful day!!!

    I actually really like your books shot, not boring at all! I like the texture, and I like the pop of color and interest of the apple.