Scavenger Hunt Sunday
There are exactly 13 days until Christmas and I am really feeling the Christmas spirit. In fact, yesterday my husband and I decided to get out and finish a bit of our shopping. Apparently, the rest of the world is also eager to get their shopping done.  Unfortunately, when this happens, people seem to lose their mind. I’m just saying…

Anyways, it’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday and I’m really excited to share my interpretations this week. If you’ve been participating in the Scavenger Hunt each week, I hope this week’s items inspired you too. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by The Paper Mama, the December 2010 Photo Hunt, Patina Moon, 4 Lettre Words and Loving My Life.

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!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Holiday Colors
Holiday Colors
I have this polka dot cone sitting in my den. It kinda looks like a dunce hat but I love the vibrant Christmas colors.

2. Winter/Holiday Icon
Sleeping Santa RS
I shared my sweet “eight pound, six ounce, newborn baby Jesus” picture last week…but let’s be honest, what is Christmas without Santa Claus. This one is getting his rest. 

3. A Tree
Upside Down Tree RS
Karli inspired me last week with her amazing upside-down tree and lens photo. So, I decided to give it a try. In the process, I’ve discovered that I really need to dust (can you see it?). I’ve linked Karli’s brief tutorial below. Check it out!

4. Quiet
Quiet RS
For this particular shot, I was inspired by Laura’s (Blogging from Bolivia) macro on Friday. I wasn’t quite sure how to interpret “quiet,” so I went with some scripture instead.

5. Your Favorite Color
Pink Flowers RS
I actually love a lot of different colors but pink is probably my favorite color. Several years ago, my mom gave me these flowers to decorate my office. I typically kill plants and flowers, but these never die. 

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. Winter (next week’s Paper Mama theme)
  2. BW with Selective Coloring (December 2010 Photo Hunt Item)
  3. The Wind (Becca’s Suggestion)
  4. Framed (Sarah’s Suggestion)
  5. Remember When (Dina’s Suggestion – this can be a Flashback)
Again, thank you Chelsey, Becca, Sarah and Dina for so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just leave me a comment or send me an email with your suggestions. Each week, I will select one reader’s prompt list, add those items to what is currently on tap (I’m trying to link up with  the Paper Mama and/or Paper Heart Camera, and the December Photo Hunt), and give the selected reader a shout out on my blog during Scavenger Hunt Sunday.
Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s newest end-of-year link-up party: Memories, Dreams and Reflections! Click on the button below for more information.  So, off you go…happy shooting!
Memories, Dreams and Reflections