Sunday, March 24, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - The March 24, 2013 Edition

Oh man....we had one day of spring and now it's snowing again.  Yesterday actually felt and looked like Spring, sun shining, birds chirping, temps above 40....ahh Spring, but then whapp winter just can't seem to stay away.  My favorite garden center opened this weekend. I had to wander down with camera in hand just to see what they could possibly be selling that can withstand our low night temps....eventho there wasn't much it was great to see some color.  I managed to capture all the challenges for this week's hunt (except one) on my visit.  Ashley's challenges this week are:
  • Asian
  • Wavy
  • Draw
  • Soft
  • Texture
OK...I am starting  out with my (except one) image.  This was actually taken last spring just about this time...oh what a difference a year makes.  An Eastern Red Bud that I am going to say is Asian in it's origin and it sorta resembles the cherry blossoms that are famously Asian.


Look at the shadows of those pistals or stamens or whatever the correct terminology is for those wavy things..it's been way too long since I was in a biology class.


The gift shop was loaded with cute new "must take this home for the kitchen windowsill" items.  Look at that cute drawn face.  How could you not love him.  I know this was a stretch....it's called creative license.


And then there were the pussy willows, gathered in bunches and so very soft to the touch.


And finally the textures in this birdhouse were perfect for the last challenge.  And to top it off, I added a texture....one can't have too many textures.


And one more....I had to stop at the grocery store to pick up "stuff" and couldn't resist buying more tulips....$4.99 gives me such pleasure.  Linking to Madge's Top Shot

Weekly Top Shot #75

Hoping Spring comes your way and that your week is filled with sunshine and happiness.

Until next time....


41 comments:

  1. Your Wavy shot is stunning, it made me speechless!

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  2. I love the bird house, so cute and I love the little bird. We had one day of Spring here and now it is cold there is snow in the north and it's FREEZING yuck.....

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  3. I love all the spring blooms!!

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  4. Doesn't that first picture just yell Spring. We seem to be on the same cycle as you in terms of weather commitment to one season versus another. Yesterday was spent outside doing yard work in long sleeves and sunny skies. Today is rain. Tomorrow, snow. You did an excellent job with the texture on that last shot.

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  5. Deanna,

    Your photography, wit and wisdom continues to bring a smile to my face!

    Spring really is just around the corner.

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  6. Fabulous. Saw my first spring flowers yesterday -- not in the grocery -- and now we're looking at snow for tomorrow. Sigh! Your header is wonderful.

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  7. Lovely, absolutely lovely! All these flowers and just beautiful pictures in general have definitely put me in the Spring mood. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. yay for more tulips! :)

    loved the top shot - well worth 'cheating' on. :)

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  9. I just love those first and last shots. So pretty. It's cold here too if that makes you feel any better...at some point spring will come??? Or possibly it will be another of those years where it just turns into summer and we miss spring all together.

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  10. Wow Deanna! Those blossoms are gorgeous. Love the imbrella bird!

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  11. THOSE little pistil/ stameny things are so cute in the shadows. Also noted in there some really interesting vase like things to catch the rain. Isn't nature so cool. Now WHO could have ever designed all of this stuff. Also such a cute little guy for your windowsill. Love it!

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  12. I just love all your photos !

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  13. My tulips cost me $6.99, but they are bringing me such joy when I walk into my kitchen!
    As always - your photography is amazing & you blow my mind!

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  14. Awesome job on the prompts. That bird house is so fun! You get so much mileage out of your tulips. :)

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  15. What a delight to visit your blog and view your photos. Your new header is so cheery looking.
    So sorry to hear you are still having snow..it tried briefly here on Friday but nothing major. Forecast in the low 60's this coming week.

    Your set is wonderful. I especially loved the Draw prompt, what a cute little decoration. I would have bought that one.
    Those soft pussy willows are fabulous. I've always loved those and the first song I ever learned in school was about pussy willows.

    Wavy and Asian are gorgeous shots and the textured birdhouse was also lovely. Thanks too for the added bonus of those pretty tulips.

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  16. An investment in flowers is always worth it! <3 Love the cute bird with the umbrella...his face is totally drawn ;)

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  17. these are such beautiful shots, absolutely wonderful

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  18. Cute little guy in the raincoat! It's cold here and I hope this wind is blowing the last bit of winter off..I'm so tired of it.

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  19. I have to say you rocked these prompts this week. So many great photos...

    Happy Sunday my friend.

    Hugs~

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  20. Beautiful photos, Deanna! I decided not to do SHS because I couldn't think of anything asian! I can't wait to see the pussy willows popping out around here. Come on Spring!

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  21. Great shots this week! I love pussy willows. Wonder when we will see them here. Soon, I hope.

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  22. Great selections for this week as always! I love the little guy in his raincoat too!!

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  23. Girlfriend, you got it going on with the prompts this week....love that first photograph as it is fulfilling my yearning for spring....Today it is cold and rainy here when we should be outside enjoying all the spring flowers or at least in years past that's been the case.....

    Every time I go to the grocery store and see tulips, I think of you and smile....

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  24. Perhaps I'll return to the Scavenger Hunt one day! Fun! And your post was great! Hope you're enjoying a great Weekend!

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  25. Beautiful shots...the tulips one is my favorite. I must learn how to do that.

    I took a lot of creative license with draw as well :)

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  26. Very nice set of captures and you're right, there's always room for a little more texture.

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  27. Deanna, it is always such a pleasure to view your lovely photos! You are such an inspiration.
    LOVE your wavy shot! The shadows were icing on the cake.
    I so want that little birdhouse! Such a cute little birdy home.
    You have another gorgeous tulip shot!
    Hope despite the weather you're having a wonderful Sunday! (It's snowing here today too.)

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  28. i love the birdhouse & the little rain coat man. too cute. ( :
    enjoy your flowers.
    big hugs. ( :

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  29. Excellent catch for wavy and I love your use of creative license. Spring is a long way off for those of us up here in the northeast. Last year at this time temps were in the 80's.

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  30. Beautiful images! I've fallen in love with that birdhouse!!

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  31. Those pussy willows are gorgeous!

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  32. Beautiful images. I'm a fan of pussy willows but they are hard to come by in the desert.

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  33. Simply beautiful. Can't pick a favourite i'm afraid! x

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  34. Your images are so so BBBBeautiFulllll and my favorite today is #4.
    Hugs

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  35. Hurrah - I also used pussy willow for 'soft' - great minds think a like :) xxx

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  36. Deanna, these are lovely, and your redbud took my breath away! Hope those days are here soon.

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  37. Creative license....just plain darn creative is what I say you are!!! Love all the pictures....like always. I bet you sit here and yawn at all these wonderful comments...you have so many every time you post!!! We all could learn a heap from you!!!

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  38. Your tulips were a great buy! And I just LOVE your creative license. :))

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  39. The pussy willows are incredible! Lovely post!

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