Saturday, April 21, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - The April 22, 2012 Edition

Missed last week, down in Galveston, oh Galveston visiting my brother & sis-in-law and had many of the challenges all ready, but boo hoo, no internet.  My brother's neighborhood has wi-fi but for some reason it wouldn't work on my computer.  Oh well, I am here this week, vacation is over, but many happy memories remain.

This week's Scavenger Hunt Sunday challenges are:
  • Yellow
  • Something/Someone that makes me smile
  • Ancient or Antique
  • Splash
  • In the sun
Beginning with yellow, oh so many images I have this week of yellow, but settled on this one.  My neighbor just bought these sweet chicks for egg laying, but right now they are just teeny tiny, the eggs will have to wait.


Someone that made me smile was this sweet little girl and her twin brother.  We were invited to dinner while visiting my brother, at his neighbor's home across the canal.  Peggy's two grandchildren were staying the weekend and I just happened to take my camera along (what a surprise) to their home.  Isn't she just the cutest?  Abby and I got along splendidly.


Ancient or Antique - I don't know if you could call this ancient, but it sure looks old and I do believe it is one of the older buildings in Galveston, TX.  Kim from Picking Poppies and I met up in Galveston and spent the day wandering the streets, taking pictures, getting to know each other, along with a delicious lunch at the Mosquito Cafe (highly recommended dining).  What a fun day we had together.  And what a sweetheart she is, so full of life and so wise for her young (I know she will laugh when she reads that, but she is far younger than me) age.  


And I am adding this one too....I think this is either the oldest or the 2nd oldest church in Galveston.  St. Joseph was built in 1859 for the influx of German Catholics migrating to this port community.  It remained an active parish until 1968 and now is one of the designated historical places of Galveston surviving the hurricanes of 1900 and 2008. 


Splash - no trouble with this one either, with all those beaches and water around.  The dog you see here is A J, my brother's Golden Retriever.  As soon as the door opens, A J  jumps from the car and heads straight to the water to gleefully splash in the surf.  He tries so very hard to catch a fish, but alas they are just too quick for him.  


And finally "in the sun" - I have a few 100 shots that I could display as "in the sun", but this one has a short, but funny story attached.  I asked both brother and sis-in-law early in my visit if they knew of any spots along the beach that had old fences?  Thinking a few moments, both answered NO.  That same afternoon brother said he was headed to the beach for a couple buckets of sand that he needed for a spot in the play area.  I grabbed my camera and off we went.  What did we see as we pulled onto the beach? house after house with fencing between the houses and the beach.  "I'll be darn, I never noticed those fences before."  Just like a man, he has been at that beach 100's of times and the fences were right before his eyes.  


Trust me, the sun was shining on this as well eventho I converted it to b&w...


Well, that's it for another week.  If you haven't joined in, I encourage you to do so.  It is a fun challenge.




Until next time.....


48 comments:

  1. Very Nice Pictures. I love them.

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  2. Deanna, these are just beautiful, especially that precious little chick.

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  3. What a great story. I swear a camera is like an extra set of eyes--I see so many things I never saw before. :-)

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  4. What a lovely set. Looks like a wonderful trip. So funny that your brother never noticed the cool fence. Sigh.... Men!

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  5. Oh geez, I LOVE that "splash" shot. It is fantastic. And can I tell ya how JEALOUS I am that you and Kim got to meet up!!!!!! Both of you need to come to Philly :)

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  6. Love all these pictures. But the stairs on the old building are my favorite with the little chick close on it's heels. I always enjoy your pictures.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

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  7. Love the chick and the church is lovely too!

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  8. Hi, the chick is so cute! and I really like your antique staircase. The sea is making me envious today, no sea here to walk along. Have a nice day! :)

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  9. Great choices for the Scavenger Hunt!
    Love the dog playing in the water!
    Sunday blessings to you!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  10. Wonderful collection. I love the dog running through the water...the little chick is too cute.
    Love the new header.

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  11. Isn't Abbey just so beautiful looking - you took a great portrait shot and I love how your processed that beach shot too. Lovely work. Oh I just wish I had time to join in with the scavenger hunt again - I miss that community so much and the inpiration and the fun.

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  12. Every single one of your photos is perfect! I can't pick a favorite one.

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  13. Love your ancient and in the sun! Splash is so fun, too!

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  14. i like the changes to your blog. great header photos. love the little chickie. always a fan of fences. love the church view as well. such great shots. (:

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  15. Fun choices for the challenge and I love the new header for your Photo Journal

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  16. Oh my I LOVE your beach shots...make me homesick! I had a few shots of little, fuzzy, yellow, baby geese but wasn't able to get as close as I wanted, Daddy was not happy with my camera..LOL!

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  17. Deanna, your images are always perfection!

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  18. Excellent choices for this week's hunt - just wonderful.

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  19. Oh my goodness, what beautiful pictures! Suzy x

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  20. Deanna, these are all lovely. What a sweet face and the dog... I love dogs in water, they seem so free and happy. Wonderful set.

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  21. Hi Deanna! I love all of your photos. My favorite is your "antique" of the stairs. The framing of the steps is perfect and I just love the textures! Beautiful :)

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  22. Welcome home! Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your trip. I love seeing your photos. They always amaze me and are just delightful to see.
    The shot for Splash is just wonderful, dogs are so exuberant at the beach.
    Both the Ancient Shots were lovely. Old architecture is amazing and beautiful.
    Yellow - So sweet and adorable.
    Something that made you smile - Oh isn't she just a cutie pie!
    In The Sun - Enjoyed the story behind the photos and these are my favorites of your set.

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  23. You definitely have my favorite yellow shot this week. :)

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  24. Splash and that little, cute girl are your best photos !!!! I like them very much and I wish you a happy week !

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  25. beautiful set! i love that last one. your interpretations were fantastic!!

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  26. Always love your set of SHS photos, but a huge homerun this week! I surely would love to have one of those baby chicks. Your ancient shots turned out fabulous! I know that church, was there last summer wondering and met the woman who lives next door and we ended up having coffee together with her daughter (I know that surprises you, lol) She said there are lots of weddings there in the summer, so it's on my to photo list! Love that splash shot, and wow, those fences are terrific! I may have to stroll back for a me, myself and I lunch at the cafe, or maybe I will just skip to dessert! : )

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  27. Your yellow image is so sweet! Great shots.

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  28. I do so love your set, beautiful and inspiring interpretations!

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  29. Deanna, great shots this week! I love that little chick, how adorable and furry that is! All old churches, barns, houses... love them, that one is no different, great shot. Your sun shot is so warm feeling, I want to be sitting by that fence and shore right now.

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  30. Beautiful composition on in the sun. Love it.

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  31. Absolutely beautiful images, Deanna! I always love coming here.

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  32. Love your splash picture...made me smile!

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  33. Such beautiful images. Love your antique and in the sun, but they are all fantastic!

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  34. To Funny - I took a picture of a spring chick for the yellow prompt as well! They are the cutest little things aren't they? I really like your Antique photo as well. The texture on the wall really adds to the photograph.

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  35. "Ancient" and beautiful little Abby are my favourites, so beautifully captured.

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  36. Love seeing your the photos of your hunt this week.. That fence on the beach is so pretty..I just love that shot..

    Hugs~

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  37. What a great set! love your splash any pic with a dog in it gets my vote. I also like the beach shot.

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  38. Such beautiful shots... I can hardly begin to comment on them all! ;) the baby chick.. precious!
    the old churches/buildings in Galv. ~ Beautiful!~! love~ and the beach... oh my... that is where my heart is!
    how fun that you got to meet with a blog friend!~ funny this world we have found! ;)

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  39. Holy awesome shots! Love your splash shot! and the fences are just so perfect. The little girl is simply adorable and a perfect model! So glad you had a great time on vacation!

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  40. Oh gosh - how do I choose a favorite from this set. They are all so brilliant.

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  41. Oh ! all of your photos are delightful ... Thank you for sharing them ;)

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  42. Loved your set! I think the splashing dog is my favorite even though they all are great!

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  43. I love all of these! A wonderful set

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  44. Beautiful! Love your In the Sun shots!

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  45. I love the story behind the girl's picture! It just proves how important it is most of the time to bring your camera everywhere you can! And that chick is so cute!! I have a friend who's scared of them: it's the funniest thing to watch!

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