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2011/113: Scavenger Hunt

A few weeks ago, Karen posted a scavenger hunt on her blog, and I thought it would be fun to participate, especially since I missed her first one due to lack of time.
This time she wanted us to find a…

Body of water
This is a pond about halfway between home and Greg’s office (or in this case, the mall 😉 )
I thought about taking a picture of the outdoor pool at the gym, since it’s now open on week-ends, but that would just be mean to all my friends up north, where it’s not exactly swimming weather yet.

Couldn’t resist getting this when I saw it at Michaels several years ago. I painted it to match the curtains in Sara’s room. Melissa has a train, too, and painted it herself. Sara was still too little back then.

Yup, Sara plays with cars, too! This Ford Mustang was her pride and joy when she bought it (with her own money) and even took it on vacation with her that year, to show her brothers.

No idea what they are

This may look like a rose bud, but it’s actually the bud of a blackberry blossom

I had several to choose from here, but I photographed the easiest, that had the best light and required the least amount of work (no digging old Easter baskets out of the closet, or climbing a step stool to get a basket off the shelf). This one sits on the bathroom cabinet and holds my shower gels, body lotions, etc.

Another item I found in Sara’s room. This little bunny was one of her first toys, that I bought for her before she was born.

And for the BONUS….. a
My lucky find! I was sitting at the computer last Saturday, when Sara looked out the window and said cardinal!!! Of course I grabbed my camera, but had to switch lenses… and it flew away before I could do that. I waited and waited, and spotted it sitting in a tree on the other side of the neighbor’s house. I decided to use my 80-400mm lens, but of course it flew away before I could dig out the lens and put it on the camera. I waited and waited, and it finally paid off when he sat down in the tree right outside my window. Still had to shoot through the window and some branches, but I got him!

10 responses

  1. Love it Michaela! Your train is just adorable. I had no idea that blackberry buds were so beautiful. The bunny is sweet – I love how you put him (or her) outside in the grass. Congrats on your cardinal – I remember your saying that they are’nt so common in Texas as they are up here.
    And yes, I would’ve been rather jealous that it is already outdoor pool time there!

    23. April, 2011 at 08:20

  2. doreen3boys

    how fun! and you even got the bonus but really, no surprise there 😉 what a great way to make ya pick up the camera, love the idea

    23. April, 2011 at 10:14

  3. plainmama

    Such a fun idea!!! I can’t wait until I have more time and can participate myself! Love your basket picture!!

    23. April, 2011 at 12:54

  4. These are all great, Michaela. 🙂

    The bunny in the grass is my favorite. So cute.

    23. April, 2011 at 15:49

  5. I love your basket. The unique view of it. For some reason, it really intrigues me. And of course the cardinal. We don’t have cardinals this far north. You were lucky to capture it. Especially framed against those lime green colors.

    23. April, 2011 at 19:22

  6. LOL… Love the bunny in the bush, and of course the Mustang… Great minds think alike there… You sure put together the perfect collection for the hunt… 🙂

    24. April, 2011 at 13:02

  7. Becky Sue

    Great job! Love your composition on these.

    btw – I had Clusterfluff this weekend. It was really good but the crispy caramel was kind of weird. I’d prefer soft and gewy.

    24. April, 2011 at 20:48

  8. Nicely done, Michaela! ‘Train’ and ‘Bunny’, of course, are hilarious! Nice find with Mr. c! Around here, the male cardinals have been taunting me, knowing FULL WELL I am in no condition to go running after them! They really are evil birds! 🙂

    25. April, 2011 at 13:05

  9. Great job!!! Loved them all. And you are so patient to get that cardinal!!

    27. April, 2011 at 20:35

  10. Nye

    Great shot of the cardinal. I had to wait for mine also, and kept aiming at the tree, I wonder what my neighbor was thinking when she saw me. 🙂 The bunny is very cute.

    28. April, 2011 at 23:35

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