Saturday, August 17, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday +Song-ography {08.18.13}

This week has been so busy getting ready for school to start that I was sure would not have time to complete this week's Scavenger Hunt. Then I realized I have hundreds of unshared photos from the past couple of weeks. So while I get ready for school to start this week, here are some photos from last week as well as the past few.

Sky {Cloudy Day, Starry Night}

I love the end of summer afternoons, when the clouds build up and roll across the sky. I also love the occasional thunderstorms that cool things off just a little and make the world smell wonderful.


While we were camping in Idaho, I was awed by the starry sky. I was kicking myself because I forgot to bring my tripod, but luckily my Dad brought a little one. So I used it to take some absolutely gorgeous pictures of the star-filled sky.

Accessory {Smile}

A smile is a girl's best accessory.
This is my little girl and her sunny smile. She is definitely the sunshine of our lives!

Verb {Sleeping}

I loved watching all the bees and butterflies that we spotted while camping in the mountains of Idaho. One evening the sun was setting and I thought all the insects had gone to bed. Then I spotted this little guy hanging under a flower, fast asleep.



Here is my little flower, snoozing in her sleeping bag as the morning sun came through the walls of our tent.

Transparent {Brother Bear}

While visiting the zoo this week, we discovered a baby grizzly bear asleep with one of his paws against the plexiglass of his enclosure. I couldn't resist comparing his paw with that of my oldest boy.

Tiny {Wings}

Photographing insects can be so challenging, especially when you are not using a tripod! They are so little and move so quickly. This is another picture from our Idaho camping trip, and I think this is one of the best bee pictures I have ever taken!


Weekly Top Shot #93
Also linked to Seasonal Sundays




This week's song is "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. I don't know about you, but when I think about being "born to run", I think about powerful muscle cars (which I believe the song calls, "chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected suicide machines"). So here are some of my favorite shots from a car show this summer.


Last week I admitted that I was not familiar with the song choice because it was a bit before my time. Kathy commented on my post and said, " Hopefully you'll recognize this week's song better, it's a bit more recent than "Both Sides Now"!".


Well, sorry Kathy! Though it is a bit more recent, this Springsteen song was released in 1975... which is still before I was born (though not by too much). Lest you think I know nothing at all about music, of course I have heard of Bruce Springsteen (who hasn't?).


So I hate to admit it, but this is another song that I had not ever really listened to before. But at the very least I should thank Kathy for widening my music horizons and introducing me some classic rock!


28 comments:

  1. Holy moly girl, you are young! :). But a classic is timeless, so I'm glad u know it now :). Next weeks song is REALLY old...older than ME, lol. Ahhh the Mustang, I use to have one...before you were born :). Thanks for joining in on the old timers edition of Song-ography. I will make an effort to look for a song title more recent in the near future, suggestions are always welcome too!

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  2. That starry night shot is AMAZING, the bear-paw/hand - too adorable and you did an excellent job with the bee photos (I'm almost always hand-held, so that could explain my lack-luster insect shots).

    And the car details for this week's tune - exactly!

    (you are a babe though - just saying!!) LOL!

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  3. What enchanting photographs! Love all of them (the children are precious!), but I think the sky with stars is my favorite. It is so difficult to get the correct settings for a sky like that. So impressed!!

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  4. Love old cars soooo much and still miss my 1967 Mercury Cougar. What fun I had running in that!

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  5. Those stars - oh wow wow wow!

    Love the old cars!!

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  6. looks like you had a great camping trip! The night sky is amazing!

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  7. These are all so wonderful but the one that really got me was transparent!

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  8. These are all fantastic. I love the little boy napping. Sort of makes me want to grab a teddy and take a nap in the afternoon air myself.

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  9. Great shots - love the night sky!

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  10. Love the car shots! I learned to drive with a little white Mustang. Visiting you from Song-ography.

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  11. LOVE your set this week! Wonderful job!

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  12. Wonderful set for the hunt. - Really enjoyed all your shots. The Night Sky was so cool, I can't seem to get decent night shots with my camera, not sure what I'm doing wrong. Transparent was so neat, what a great comparison between the bear and your child's hand/paw. Loved the sleeping bee too.

    Songography - Perfect choices for those "suicide" machines. Loved the Cobra.

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  13. Love your starry sky! And what a beautiful smile. I like also your interpretation of transparent.

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  14. Those skies in Idaho are really beautiful...lovely images this week.

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  15. I wish I was "too young" to remember these songs. Next week is Frank Sinatra - I bet even your mother is too young to remember that song. Your tiny wings shot is super!

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  16. Beautiful shots! Love the two sky shots and the bees.

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  17. Hmm. ... not yet born in 1975. Hard for me to imagine since I graduated high school in 1973! :)
    Lovely shots, I especially like the two bee photos. For me, the previous one (yellow flowers) is perfection.

    Lynne @ a "new" Jersey Girl
    www.rickandlynne.com/lynne

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  18. Oh my goodness...the baby paw is just precious. What a great shot!!

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  19. That night sky is gorgeous! And I love your shot for transparent!

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  20. You did a wonderful job....ALL your pictures are beautiful and fit the word so well!!!

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  21. Wonderful set of pictures HM. The starry night and nature pictures are great. Love the colors and details you captured on the insects.

    I like your smile as an accessory idea. What a sweet child.

    Ranch Wife Robyn

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  22. Love your photos. Good luck getting ready for school.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. Great set as always I just love the accessory picture. The V8 shot is awesome!

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  25. The night sky, and transparent images are absolutely wonderful. I haven't posted anything is almost a month. I think that is a record for me. I think I'm a bout ready to jump back into the blogging pool. Maybe next Sunday.

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  26. Your kids are very cute and your bee shots awesome! PLUS I love your starry night photo. Well done!!

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