Saturday, August 25, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday..

Another week has flown by..
Where does the time go.  Last week went so fast it was like a blur.
And I have a feeling this coming up week will be no different. 
When I stopped working I thought I would have so much time,
But it seems like I am more busy now then I was then. 
I sometimes wonder how I did it all while I was working. 


Well, onto this weeks Scavenger Hunt.... 



SCHOOL
 Some of you might have seen this on my facebook page. 
While in Portland this summer I got to visit my cute grandson at preschool.. 
Just look at all those cute little faces..  



SCHOOL #2
Here is a school that is in my daughters neighborhood. 
It looks like such a cool place to go to school.  Not only did they have a 
regular garden they had a  butterfly garden. Who wouldn't want to go
 to a school were they have a butterfly garden. 



RULE OF THIRDS
 I am pretty sure I got this prompt right.  As long as my shot
is not bulls-eyed than I think its good.. Right... 




SIDE PROFILE
 I caught this little guy while we were camping..
So little and cute isn't he.  




SMALL
This shot was an accident.  I didn't even see
that bug until I was at home editing my photos. 
I swear I need some new glasses.




MOTION
Once again Humming birds fighting at the feeder.
Can't they just share and get along. 





No I did not take this photo. 

Well as some of you know I went Ice Skating last week. 
And I have to say for an Old Lady I didn't do half bad.  I definitely 
wasn't doing twirls on the ice.  But I was able to keep up..  And thank goodness
I didn't fall once. We were on the Ice for three hours and let me tell you my legs
were so sore.  The next day I really did feel like an old lady. 


I took this photo with my phone. Not the best shot but
it is most definitely a day I will not forget. 


Thanks so much for stopping by..


Hugs~

59 comments:

Kathy said...

Now THAT is a striking profile. It is almost as if he was modeling for you!!!

yyam said...

Amazing shots as always. Love that happy accidental shot. Gorgeous!

Happy weekend!

Danelle said...

Great shots! The bird is fabulous!

Gayle Price said...

Oh look at little Myles at pre-school...how did that happen, they just get older too dam quick !! He is so very cute and also handsome, yes. Love your humming bird photos, even if they are fighting and also love your new blog header. Well done with the ice-skating, we don't get the opportunity to do much of that in South Australia, I have been a few times, don't know if I would be game now, but it sure is fun. xx

Deb Hickman said...

As usual, amazing photo's !!! Myles is so cute. Deb xx

Julie said...

You make magic with that camera lady,you must have a camera permanently poised,ready for perfection happy Sunday! X

It's me said...

Love your pictures !! that birds...are amazing !!...love from me...xxx...seize the day...

Heather said...

I love that your small was an accident. I can't even count how many times I've shot something and then notice a teeny tiny bug on it when processing. Great shot! I am loving the little bird!

craftattack said...

Great photos, and well done for surviving 3 hours on the ice! A school with a butterfly garden sounds like paradise! Valerie

Heather Jensen said...

Such great photos Linda. I love that darling Nuthatch and stubborn Hummingbirds. Mine do the same thing every day! Stinkers!

I am glad to hear that you survived the ice. LOL :)

Hugs~

Magdaleena said...

Great images!

Simone said...

Linda so many great photos as always!!! Can't believe that Myles is at preschool, where does the time go, seems like only yesterday that he was born!!! He is so gorgeous x

Rainey said...

These are all great! I love the "small" shot accident. Your rule of thirds shot is really pretty, too.

Karen Lakis said...

Very nice shots! I love the profile one!

Juliana said...

Cute post!
Adorable babies, wonderful nature...

have a great Sunday!
xoxo, Juliana
[pjhappies.blogspot.com]

Tamar SB said...

Great pictures! Love the idea of a butterfly garden at the school, Portland is just so cool!

Brooke said...

Love all your nature shots this week. FANTASTIC!!

Patti said...

Oh my - you can almost see the anger in that hummingbird's eye! Great capture.
That school's garden is so fun too!

Catherine said...

What terrific photos Linda! Little Myles is growing so quickly. What a sweetie!

I hope you are having a most wonderful Sunday!
xo Catherine

Deanna said...

Ahh all so lovely. Gosh your little one is already in school?? They grow up so fast. I can't even imagine what my body would feel like if I went ice-skating. Good for you...Grandma!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Awesome shots........:)

TexWisGirl said...

cute little skaters. glad you survived! :)

i like your 'thirds' photo. very nice!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos as always Linda! I can't believe your grand son is starting Pre K already!!! How time flies :(

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Hope you enjoy the weekend. Your photos are wonderful as ever.

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Linda so many fab photos as always!!! Wow...Can't believe that Myles is at pre-school already!!..and well done you for keeping up on the ice!! ..and for 3 hours too!! :)
Jan x

Ros Crawford said...

I can't believe how fast the time goes either! ... I adore your photos ... always perfection to me ... and Yay! for you staying upright on the ice ... Myles is just the cutest isn't he ...

Sylvia said...

Absolutely breath taking photo's Linda, I love the clarity of all of them. The ones of nature are exceedingly marvelous! and the bug a lovely find to a brilliant picture anyway! Have a wonderful Sunday and be sure and take a break from all the hustle and bustle in your world!

Becca said...

Hey Linda! That is such a sweet picture of Myles! He sure is growing up fast isn't he? Also love that little bird...you see so many different birds when camping in the woods. So, when are you going ice skating again? :-)

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, Amazing photos, I love the little bird and the shots of the squabbling humming birds! Myles has grown so fast he is a little star!! Gorgeous too LOL Gay xxx

S. Etole said...

Another great series ... those little girls are precious.

Amanda said...

I think profile is my favorite! That bird is cute.

Linda B said...

Wow, love that shot of the humming birds... they look metallic! And what a fabulous place to go to school.. think I could have learned more if mine would have been like that. Hope it will be a pleasant and happy place for little Myles... he is so precious!!!
Hugs, dear friend... keep skating and buy Ben Gay! LOL

Verna said...

The hummingbird shot is simply stunning! But I think my favorite is "small". Very dramatic. :)

Lynnda said...

Lovely Lovely Photos Linda... Myles has grown so fast!!! Hes such a darling!!! Thanks for your kind comments.... always put a smile on me... Have a great week ahead... xoxo

Katie said...

These are awesome! The small shot is fantastic. And for the record, I would love to go to a school with a butterfly garden!!

Nukke said...

Your rule of 3. and bird photos are absolutely beautiful !!!!

Davi said...

I just love to stroll thru your photos!! Always inspiring...So precious is the one Myles at school! The flower and bird shots are SO SO beautiful, mesmerizing. Glad you had fun skating with the girls. Stay cool and have a great week my friend:)

Joanne Leddy said...

I always love to visit here. Your photography is outstanding! I would LOVE to attend the garden school ... although my grades would suffer as I daydream looking out the windows!

My son (the future ornithologist) says you have a Pygmy Nuthatch and possibly a Rufous Hummingbird. Beautiful!

Ida said...

Great set.
Your Small shot with the little bug in it is awesome.
Also that sweet little bird in Side-Profile is just darling and the colors of your hummingbirds in the Motion shot are just outstanding.

Vic Lau said...

Those pictures are beautiful! Your grandson's preschool looks amazing too!

Justine said...

beautiful set of photos

Audrey Pettit said...

I bet you were sore after 3 hours on the ice! I don't think I'd be able to move at all the next day. :) So glad you had fun with the girls, Linda! And I love all your photos. You amaze me how you capture the teensy animals. And I love your school photos, too. Little Myles in preschool is so darn adorable!

Michelle said...

I knew you'd be one of those fun grandmas...good for you for getting on the ice. Those are the memories worth making! :)

Gorgeous photos as usual. My top faves are the side profile of the brown headed nuthatch and the dreamy yellow flower in rule of thirds.

Thank you, Linda, for your sweet comment...I still have to be cautious with light, but it's wonderful to be back!

Jane Wetzel said...

hi lovely Linda :) Your photos are so amazing...lovely to look at while sipping my morning tea . I dont think there is a cuter child then that grandson lol really! hugs,jane

Lisa Graham Art said...

Loved loved this group of photos Linda! Myles is so so cute sitting there with his little classmates. :)

The bird side profile pic belongs somewhere some place for ALL to see...amazing photography!

And 3 hours on ice skates...three words for you...YOU GO GIRL! :)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Awesome job on the hummingbirds & I was just talking to the kids about going ice skating. How funny!

Charlene said...

LOVE all your pictures! Yur grandson's school looks like a fun place!! My grandaughter just started pre-school this week :-)

Lynn Richards said...

What??? How did Myles get old enough to be in preschool??? I am stunned.
I always love your photos and this week is no exception.
xo
lynn

Tracy said...

I'm beginning to think you have a super power. how else could you always manage to sneak up on all those critters for your amazing photos. LOL The hummies are always a favorite of mine from you. I don't know why they can't get along either. :-) Hugs and thanks for sharing your awesome pics!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your photos are ALWAYS GORGEOUS and ALWAYS INSPIRING!!! LOVING the new blog header too!!!

cnelson said...

I can't believe Myles is in preschool! What a cutie! Fab pics as always!

Katy Noelle said...

Such beautiful images, Linda! I just had to stop and tell you so!

=]

Lynn Stevens said...

I just Love seeing your photos Linda. makes me want a new camera more than ever!
I know what you mean weeks are flying by. No time for much these days.
Ice skating....oh dear it been years. kudos to you for doing that again
hugs Lynn

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome shots, oh boy, Myles already starts school, wow, I still remember the last time I saw him at your place, how time flies!

Seizing My Day said...

Love love the yellow flower! and the humming birds... I need a better camera! ;) and at 41 I love love ice skating ... even if I am a little slower than the rest! he he

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great shots!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Can't believe you were quick enough to catch hummingbirds, Linda! Wow! all the pics are wonderful...you are always an inspiration to me. :)

Lori said...

Oh, my gosh - that Myles is just darling! I so want to quit working - I have so much to do!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A delightfully busy week. Love each of your photos and explanations. I've never been ice skating but have been to a rink once, in Sydney.