April 01, 2012
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
You won’t believe this…and I’ve been waiting for the right time to tell you, but we’re having TWINS! Okay – who am I kidding? April Fools! I am the absolute worst person for practical jokes (minus hiding the occasional briefcase at the office), so why try? On a more serious note, my grandmother had a heart attack yesterday morning. We’re on our way to visit this morning. I talked to her yesterday and she seemed to be in good spirits, but I would certainly appreciate your prayers for her.

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 Kimberly of A Fresh Perspective.
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. Clouds
Beautiful Clouds RS
Last weekend, we visited my in-laws. I haven’t been to visit them since Christmas (although they came to see us in January) so it was nice to see everyone. On Saturday evening, after eating dinner at the church, we came back to the house for some homemade ice cream. It was such a beautiful day that I couldn’t help but walk around with my camera. I love the way the clouds are blowing in.

2. Sun Flare
Sunflare RS
This photo was taken the same day, probably within the same 10 minute time span. I decided to dial up (or dial down depending on how you think about it) my aperture to create a star burst effect. I also managed to get a little flare.

3. Seven
Dancing in the Light RS
Our niece is currently SEVEN years old…at least until her birthday in May. I can’t even tell you what she’s doing in this shot – probably planning her next series of cart wheels.

4. High Angle
IMG_5662 RS
The next two photos were taken just yesterday at Daisy‘s 2nd Birthday party. I’ll be sure to share a more detailed preview later this week. Anyways, this isn’t a tremendously high angle, but I did take this particular shot from above. Daisy was showing off her brand new tricycle.

5. Low Angle
IMG_5589 RS
Another view of the tricycle from a much lower perspective. It was so funny to watch her eyes light up as she finally saw it behind the rest of her new toys. Happy Birthday Daisy – I hope you had as much as I did!

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  Kimberly of A Fresh Perspective:
  1. New
  2. Life
  3. Fragrant
  4. Pink
  5. Obvious
Again, thank you to Kimberly 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). 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!


    Sorry to hear about your grandmother, will be praying.
    I love your Clouds shot. Lovely. And the Sun Flare is beautiful. Love the clouds in that shot too.

    I love your high and low angle photos!
    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I will keep her in my prayers. Glad to hear she is in good spirits though!

    Woof Ashley, I posted Keeper’s link as well. My job is done.

    Now I’m off to call Keeper so we can pray for your grandma!

    You had me for a minute on the twins! Totally forgot about AFD! Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Will certinly pray for her before bed tonight.

    Your prompts are wonderful! I love the little foot on the tricycle. So cute.

    Beautiful sun flare. The tricycle pictures are a ton of fun too!

    Great set Ashley! I love your angles, especially your low angle, so adorable!
    I’m sorry to hear about your Grandmother, I hope she’s doing better soon!
    Thanks for the wonderful offer of the composition tutorial, I will definitely get back to you after Easter. :-)

    OMG the little foot is adorable.
    Twins would be so good, right? My sister is having twins next August and the lucky mom will have a boy and a girl. W are very excited !!!

    I knew right away that you were tricking us with the joke : ) I am going to think of a good one to play on kaish and gary tomorrow. I can’t wait. Thanks for reminding me!

    Lovely, bright photos. Your nice is so adorable. Wonder if your girl will have pretty freckles too?!!

    Good thoughts and prayers being sent your grandmoms way. I really l ike your low angle and those cute feet :)

    Prayers coming your way for your grandmom – hope she’s feeling better soon!

    Just love your set this week…and that last one really captured my heart!

    Your first two shots are gorgeous, and I love those little feet!

    Oh, I hope your grandma is on the mend. Keeping your family in my prayers.

    Awesome sun flare photo… I love everything about that one!

    Will join my prayers with the others for your grandma. Love those little toesies!

    I like most your high and low angle photos !!!

    Happy April Fools’ Day ! :)

    Keeping your sweet Grandmother in our prayers.

    Beautiful set Ashley! High & low angle is awesome. Little tootsies are always adorable!

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother, hope she gets better soon. Love your photos, the light in the fist one is beautiful. :)

    oh my goodness.. My heart dropped when you said twins.. Very funny!!

    Your Sun flare shot really stands out to me this week.. But you know I always love seeing all your shots..


    Sorry about your grandmother – praying she makes a full, speedy recovery! Had a moment of “good grief” at your first news…then sigh of relief at your joke…nice set of photos!

    sorry to hear about your grandmother, i will prayer for you all ♥

    i love all the photos. they are wonderful :D

    Thanks for popping on my blog Ashley, it was nice to see, but I also understand that your priorities change a great deal once family life begins!

    I love the first 2 shots. Beautiful. You make ordinary stuff look incredible.

    I’m sorry for your grandmother!! <3

    Your clouds are so pretty!

    Praying for your grandmother! Love the low angle view of her little toes and your clouds are stunning! Have a great week!

    I prayed for your grandmother just before typing this.

    I wanted you to know I fell for the twin joke, rats! I forgot it was April Fool’s Day.

    I love that your high and low angle shots were on the same subject and that sun flare…loved it!


    Great shots…love High Angle! Best wishes for your grandmother.

    So sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope she makes a speedy recovery!

    I love the sun flare…it’s really beautiful.

    Will keep your grandma in my thoughts — :)

    Your clouds shot is so beautiful! And I also love the shot of Daisy’s tiny foot – precious! :)

    I could stay for and get nothing else done today. Just too many interesting pictures to view and enJOY. Thanks for hosting. Love doing the challenge each week.

    Great set. I like high and low angles. Have a great day. :)

    I just said a prayer for your grand mom. I love how you see things :) I just want to pull up a rocker and sit on that porch….and have a bowl of that ice cream!

    Love how you captured the light beautifully on every shots. And the little girl’s ponytail is too cute, beautiful colors and great angle too. Hope your grandma gets well soon!

    Love the clouds shot, and the low angle! That Daisy is such a cutie – can’t wait to see the rest of your photos of her!!

    Oh, and I am sorry to read about your grandmother! Hope she is doing well and I will keep her in my prayers!

    My faves? High and low angle. That was such an interesting ‘topic’

    ~The G is Silent

    Your pictures are amazing as always. I’ll be keeping your grandmother in my prayers.

    Ashley – I love, love, love your angle shots. So cute ;D

    This week my fave is the high angle…I think it’s very clever and love the focus on the pig tail. Of course I always think your niece is a hoot and looks like the in-laws live in a beatiful spot.

    Beautiful as always Ashley! Love that pigtail!!

    Great set! So beautiful!!! Loved the last two…the colors were so bright and crisp!

    I love your low angle shot. Lovely.

    Oh yes I like your low angle ;)
    Have a nice sunday and Happy easter :)

    I said a prayer for your grams and I hope she gets to feeling better, stat.

    I adore the first two pictures. And you are right, the clouds DO look like they are blowing in.

    love the sun flare shot this week

    Those pudgy toes on that trike are adorable!

    Hope your Grandmother is doing okay! Really like your sun-flare shot this week.

    Amazing sun flare! Love the clouds as well. Twins. Lol

    Your grandma will be in my prayers. I love the clouds and vibrant green grass in your photos.

    I’ll link up tomorrow!

    Praying for your Grandma!

    Love your first shot. Perfect.

    Cute high and low angle!

    Hi Ashley,
    Great snapshots! Love the low angle shot. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

    lovely lovely pictures.

    I hope your grandmother is ok, lovely!

    Your first two are my favorites, but that last trike pic is adorable too. Great set!!

    Sending up Prayers for your Grandma.
    A wonderful series as always.
    Your niece looks so intent.
    Lovely Clouds and Sunburst Photo’s.
    High & Low Angle, Very cute.

    When I was expecting my first child, I thought it would be fun to have twins. After he was born, I was very happy there was only one of him! I like the clouds in that first photo, and the little toddler foot in the last one. Sending thoughts and prayers for your grandmother’s recovery.

    What a beautiful house and look at that sweet little foot on the peddle! so cute

    I love the photos. I am not a big person for April Fool’s Day. That would be hilarious if you were having twins, though. Lol

    I will keep your grandmother in my prayers!

    Love your interpretations this week! The last two are precious! I’m excited that you picked my suggestions for next week. Yay! :)

    Great shots. Love the last two from Daisy’s party. You have to come for Carsyns!! May 19th or 20th. Don’t want to do Mothers Day. Plus we will be in Raleigh the week of his Birthday I think.

    Great set. Especially love the Low Angle shot. Very cool! :)

    These are wonderful!! Your high and low angle images are precious!!

    one of these days I am going to actually post my scavenger hunt photos. Shoot! I am actually going to take them. hehehe Love these. As usual, beautiful work!

    Beautiful sun flare!

    Dear Ashley, Just wanted to say thankyou for hosting the Scavenger Hunt Sundays. I started to participate at the beginning of the year, and have been really enjoying. I decided to join in, as a little bit of direction and inspiration helps in firing up the creativity. It only just occurred to me that I could write and let you know how grateful I am to you for hosting. (Please forgive me I have baby brain) Thankyou

    Thank you Ashley for leaving the kind words at Sanukipity Photography. The pictures of your niece are too cute =). Gotta love 2 year olds.

    You are funny about twins!! Your clouds shot is amazing! Love the little pig tails on Daisy too.

    Thanks for all you do. We are praying for your family that they will have “twin” blessings for real. Always love your pictures. Thanks.

    Wow Ashley, I love that Cloud shot! What a great composition!

    And I see you went down to get the Low Angle! This is something I always do ;-)

    Ashley – praying for your grandmother, that God would provide a full and complete recovery. Your pictures are wonderful and inspiring. Thanks for hosting the hunt!

    I LOVE that house in your clouds pic! SO pretty! The pic is great too! All of them are! :-)

    All your photos are stunning! The house in the first photo is beautiful.

    Love this set, especially the little pig tails and toes.
    Praying for your Grandma, Ashley!

    Hey friend! I read your post yesterday (in bed on my iPad thus no comment – sorry!!!)… and you TOTALLY got me with the twins thing. I mean TOTALLY! It was hysterical. You should have seen my face.

    You’re 5 for 5 here… no way can I choose a fave. The first two are glorious… LOVE your niece, and the last two – eeek! Makes me want to get TT our there on her trike and copy these right nice.

    Hope you’re having a great one! xoxo Wait, I’ve already talked to you today. hee hee

    LOVE YOURS…NO SUN here this weekend, at least not visible so I couldn’t really participate :(

    Love the clouds shot! Prayers are with your Gram and family.

    Your grandma is in my thoughts–I hope she has a speedy recovery. And I simply can’t wait to see the photos from Daisy’s birthday party! :D