April 15, 2012
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
This has been a good week – quiet, but good. If you saw one of my tweets earlier this week, you saw that my husband painted the nursery. I think I’ll take a photo of the color for one of next week’s prompts since the nursery is popcorn kernel yellow. Now, we just need to move a few things around and get our bedding in – so excited! In other news, my grandma is back in the hospital…but we feel really good about where she is and the care she is receiving. Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Now, let’s get back to the hunt. If you’ve participated in the Scavenger Hunt in the past, I hope this week’s items inspired you. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Sacha at Sacha’s Saucy Snippets.
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. Creativity is also encouraged!
  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. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (we have so many new participants each week, this is the only way I know to be inclusive).
  6. Have fun!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Simple
Kitty Paw Looking Up RS
I’m not sure if this photo is simple, but I didn’t put too much thought into taking this shot of Kitty Paw. I was in the process of putting away some things in the nursery when I noticed Kitty Paw enjoying the sunlight in our guest room. She looked like she wanted her picture taken.

2. Grain
Grainy Photo RS
I took this photo back in January during our trip to Duke Chapel. I had my ISO at 4000, so it obviously created a lot of grain. I’ve learned that in some cases, you have to embrace the grain.

3. Transportation
Transportation RS
Technically, this form of transportation is not going to get any of us very far…I mean, it’s a hot wheel, but I think it makes for a pretty good photo.

4. Stitch
Stitch RS
I was looking for an obvious stitch around the house when I noticed the pattern in our antique crib mattress that we have downstairs (it’ll be used as a napping spot while I’m downstairs during the day once the baby arrives). It’s not a true stitch, but it looks cool.

5. Bubble(s)
Bubbles RS
I’m saving one of my bubble photo ideas for later in my pregnancy, so I had to try something different for this prompt. I started with bubbles from my husband’s glass of Sun Drop – but my focus was off. So, I went for a container of clear marbles that looks like bubbles. I think it makes for a really interesting photo.

So, what were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures on 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 (these can also be found at the bottom of my blog each week), sponsored by Sacha at Sacha’s Saucy Snippets: 
  1. Yellow
  2. Something that makes or made you smile
  3. Ancient or Antique
  4. Splash
  5. In the Sun
Again, thank you to Sacha for so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just send me an email with your suggestions (I can better keep track of them this way – and I appreciate all of you that have submitted lists already…my SHS file is quite happy). Each week, I will select one reader’s prompt list, add those items to what is currently on tap and give the selected reader a shout out on my blog during Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Happy Shooting!

    I love Kitty Paw! Every picture she is in is absolutely beautiful : )

    Also love your grainy pictures. Great motto! Sometimes embracing the grain is vital.

    Great shots. Love the photo of kitty paw and of course the car.

    Love your bubbles shot! It is so cool. I love how the colors turned out.

    Your transportation shot speaks to me as well… maybe because we have hundreds of toy cars at my house!

    Lovin’ that creative “bubble” shot!

    I love grain (hadn’t thought to interpret that way!), transportation, and bubbles. Love your set! I enjoyed your bump report too. So intriged by the name now. You look adorable.

    Love your bubbles.

    I like it: embrace the grain. Kitty is such a poser. I mean that as a compliment.

    your grain shot has a lovely feel to it, and the bubbles look very cool

    This might be one of my favorite lists. Your creativity is more inspiring each week. Love the noise one, embracing it is absolutely the way to go.

    Woof Ashley!
    I think Kitty is simple.
    Simply beautiful!
    Now I hope the baby inside your tumtum will also love being photographed and be with kitty!

    I really, really love your shots this week! Especially your grain photo (I’m totally embracing the grain!) and your “bubbles.”

    The grain adds to the beauty of your shot! I just love it. Kittypaw is simply adorable.

    Love Kitty Paw, of course, great shot. I love the bubble shot too. Neat idea.

    Oh! I really love your shots this week! The car and the marbles are really cool!

    Congrats on 24 weeks!

    Ashley all of your photos are amazing as always. I love your simple and grain shots the most.

    Kitty paw is great, then I saw your grain, yes grain can be good. But your matchbox car (what did you photograph that on to get such a lovely reflection)? And . . . the marbles, ahhhh, and very cool!

    Awww, Kitty is so adorable!
    I like Transportation!

    I love the graininess, it suggests a lot of passed time, old, and worn, as a church might be.
    I also love the reflection of the car in transportation, what did you use to get such a great reflection?

    I love the graininess, it suggests a lot of passed time, old, and worn, as a church might be.
    I also love the reflection of the car in transportation, what did you use to get such a great reflection?

    Hi Ashley, lovely to read you are keeping well in your previous post. You’ve made me curious about the Baby’s name.

    Great hunt! I really like transportation and your bubbles.

    Have a beautiful Sunday!

    Love love your whole set!! I can’t pick a favorite!! maybe the car?!! or the pew bible? or the marbles? ack!! see … love them all!! =)

    Love your Stitch pic and your kitty! :-)

    They are all such wonderful interpretations! I think, beyond the obvious talent you have, it is your creativity that inspires me the most. You manage to think outside the box, which is the mark of true creativity! Great photos!

    I agree about embracing the grain in your grain shot – excellent choice; and clear marbles for bubble is really thinking outside the box and making it rock.

    Great week, Ashley! That transportation is amazing! And I love the grain in the church photo, it is perfect for an old church!

    Oh, my – your bubble shot is beautiful! Also loving the Kitty Paw shot and transportation!!

    Nice grain shot, I love seeing the shots that isn’t taken literally :)
    Beautiful set overall too!

    Grain and tranSportation are my favorites this week! Who knew a Hot Wheel could look that way? Awesome!!
    And, sometimes quiet weeks are the best ones :)

    Grain and tranSportation are my favorites this week! Who knew a Hot Wheel could look that way? Awesome!!
    And, sometimes quiet weeks are the best ones :)

    Great shots – love Transportation, even if it doesn’t get me far!

    Lovely photos! Your kitty is so sweet…and your “transportation” image is wonderful! I’m sending prayers for your grandmother. I hope she’s out of the hospital very soon!

    What a beautiful set! Love simple! And your take on grain is great! That bubble shot is incredible! Even if they’re not bubbles. :)

    Have been thinking about your grandmother-glad she’s doing a little better and in good hands.
    You have some great images-love the grain (am embracing) and the hot wheels-great reflections. Happy day Ashley.

    Kitty Paw is adorable! I love the bubble shot! Great photos all together.

    Love the interpretation for bubbles!

    I LOVE the reflection in that car shot. Well done- can’t wait to see the nursery. :)

    i never get tired of looking at Kitty Paw….that car is va va voom~awesome!!!

    I love that car shot – it’s very cool!

    Fabulous set. I love the creativity of some of your shots. I would not have thought to use a “Grainy” photo for the Grain prompt but I like it.
    Also the Marbles as the Bubbles was so fun and unexpected.
    Kitty Paw is “Simply” adorable as always.
    Stitch – What a fun pattern
    and Transportation – Well great minds think alike and I love how yours includes a reflection.

    Love the grain shot . . . you can almost feel the holy hush of that place. Transportation is a very cool shot.

    Love the shots of grain and transportation. Nicely done!

    Love the reflection in transportation.

    Hi Ashley,
    Great snapshots! Love your stitch and bubble shots, beautiful. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

    Greatly inspired. My first time with Scavenger and hopefully it won’t be my last.

    Great set, Ashley! I love your transportation shot!

    Love Kitty Paw she’s so pretty! And that bubble shot is fantastic!

    Oh Miss Kitty your paws are adorable!
    Lol) LOVE that shot. Can’t wait to see the bubble shot you are thinking of! LOVELY set mama!!

    I like your simple, transportation and bubbles photos !!!

    Have a nice week !

    You’re a great photographer. I love all of these photo’s, especially the bubble one :)

    Love this set Ashley!! Those bubbles are too cool ;)

    Love your grain shot. For a very brief moment I thought about shooting for grain but haven’t yet embraced grainy shots yet. :D looks like I will have to play around with that.

    Terrific photos! I think your cat is so handsome and I love the bubble pic!

    I will continue to pray for you grandma. Glad to hear you have a sense of peace about where she is.

    On the scavenger hunt, I love, love, love your transportation shot. If only it were people size. I would happy taking a ride in there.

    Love your grain, with the nice crisp focus on the hymnal pages. Great contrast. The bubbles too!

    I’m impressed! Great set of photos!
    I especially love transportation, grain and bubbles! Amazing work!
    Pia xx

    ohhhh – I can’t wait to see the nursery!!! Sounds very unique ;D Love your bubble and transportation pictures this week.
    HUGS- BG

    Fun shots! I especially love your stitch and grain. :-D Can’t wait to see the popcorn kernel yellow shot next week, I bet the nursery looks beautiful!

    I totally thought your stitch shot was toilet paper. Lol
    Beautiful photos, as usual.

    these are really good!!

    thanks for hosting!!

    I adore the Grain photo!

    That marble shot is so cool!!! They do look like bubbles!!!

    I love this set. Your bubble shot is wonderful!

    Wonderful shots as usual Ashley. I’ve been away from blogging for several weeks, but I’m back and I’ve started a new photo blog! I hope to rejoin the hunt on my new photo blog sometime in the near future, but I am posting from my archives over the next several weeks. Anyway, good to be back and see your photos!

    This was a really fun SHS week! The prompts stretched my creativity! I like that!
    All your photos are wonderful. the bubbles pic is awesome!
    I, too, thought of a kitty shot for simple (simple mind?!), but I went with something else. A kitty enjoying sunlight is one of life’s simple pleasures!

    Ooooooh love transportation!

    ~The G is Silent.

    Wow, Ashley! I am “LOVING” the clear marbles for bubbles!

    Embracing grain… I like that. :) I think your Transportation shot is great; I love the reflection!

    Love the color of the car in your transportation photo. Really beautiful. And I had no idea I was looking at marbles until I read your caption :-).
    Thanks again for hosting the Scavenger Hunt!!

    Love love love the ‘transportation’ and ‘bubbles’ shots. Amazing as always.

    Woah, your transportation photo is so awesome! It’s simple yet not at all boring. I laughed when I read the caption :)

    Love kitty paw’s pose. She looks so natural and alert. Have a great week!

    I love your “grain” image! Very powerful photo!

    I love the transportation shot. You’re looking very cute with your baby bump. Have a great week!

    Awesome set Ashley! I love ‘grain’, and ‘transportation’ and ‘bubbles’ are so beautiful!