Sunday, November 4, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...

The weather here in Vegas has been
so beautiful this week.  I have been enjoying
every minute of it..   My sister-in-law is in town and
we took her out to First Friday Art festival.  I have lived
in Vegas for over 38 years and I had never been.  It was a perfect
evening to stroll all the art booths and listen to music and
I even got my fortune told.  Even though I really don't believe in that
sort of thing.  It was fun to listen to what he had to say.
There were lots of weird people to look at. I almost felt
like I was in Portland, OR.


Well, on to what I found for this week's
Scavenger Hunt.  Most of the photos were from
my trips from last month.



WILD

I had caught a photo of this Hawk as he was part of a show
we watched while at Bearizona.  Twice during the show as the birds
flew by, their wings had grazed my head.  So lets just say I didn't
get too many photos of them as I was ducking most of the time.


WELCOME

I could not come up with anything for this photo.
So you get to see the Starbucks in Boston.
A perfect way to WELCOME in the morning.




ADVENTURE

Taking the train ride from Williams down to the
Grand Canyon is quite the ADVENTURE.
It gets robbed by some bandits about an hour into the ride.
Of course it's not real.  But it's fun to watch the little ones
get scared.  Thank goodness the Sheriff saves the day.




VIBRANT

I am pretty sure this is some type of weed that grows here
in the desert.  And when you play with it in photoshop you
can make it look pretty and Vibrant.




CLASSIC

I'll never forget the first time I read this CLASSIC.
My mom had taken us to the library when I was about 14 and
as I was strolling the isles of books when my mom picked up this
book.  She told me I should read it, and that it was one of her favorites.
To tell you the truth I really don't remember what it is
about.  Maybe I should read it once again.



That's all I have for this week.

Till next time my friends.

Hugs~

54 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful pictures. We have a lot of hawks here...that is why Iowa is known as the hawkeye state. :)

Hugs~

Anesha said...

Great set of photos, love your first one with the hawk!

Susan said...

Clever take on Classic-and it certainly is. Love that first image, that's a winner, and I like how you turned welcome to work. It's all about bending and stretching those hunt topics.

Deanna said...

Oh I am lovin' all your images this week. How fun both the train ride and the Bearizona bird show. Next time I am in Arizona I am definitely headed back to the Grand Canyon. Take care, my friend.

Pam Bowers said...

Great shots. Love the action shot of the hawk. You know, I've lived in So CA my whole life and have never been to the Grand Canyon. The train ride down sounds fun! I like Jane Eyre but Pride and Prejudice is a better classic to read. Just sayin. ;-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos!! That hawk one is AMAZING!!!!

Nicki said...

That first shot is a perfect 'motion' shot. Great set all around.

TexWisGirl said...

just love the vibrant. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

All of these are fantastic.
Absolutely LOVE "Wild."

Barb said...

The photos and your stories are wonderful.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Linda, these are amazing! You had me at the hawk and continued to impress. The vanishing point of the train tracks, flanked by the autumnal trees is...wow!

It's me said...

Beautiful pictures.....have a nice week darling....love Ria...xxx..

Netty said...

wonderful pictures and the photograph of the hawk is truly awesome. Look forward to seeing some photos of the festival...xx

Kathy said...

WOW...that hawk caught in mid flight is amazing. Love the motion you captured!!!!!!

julieprice3 said...

That bird in flight is so awesome, love these photos , A perfect start to my day
hugs julie P

Buttons said...

Oh that first shot blew me away. All your shots are amazing. You have such a great eye and love the stories too. B

Catherine said...

Love your bird photo! Wish we were having some warm evenings here but instead we have freezing fog. Can you imagine? Groooaaan!
xo Catherine

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hey sunny Las Vegas Girl! It snowed here today!! Can I trade with you?! It was our surprise first snow. I LOVE your photos. The hawk is incredible. I have to show it to my husband. And I just LOVE the railroad tracks photo. So gorgeous... Have a lovely new week, Linda! Kath

Lynnda said...

Beautiful photo shots Linda.... I love the one on the rail track!!! its beautiful!!! looks like postcard shot!!...

I love that book ...one of thee best classic!...its beautiful story!!


have a great week ahead... hugs..xoxo

Becca said...

Wonderful photos LInda! Of course I like that Starbucks shot. That one reminds me of one in downtown Seattle. Glad you are enjoying the weather there. I never made it down to First Friday before I moved, (I believe it had just started) but I have always heard it was really fun to see...lots of funky things to see and experience. Did you get some cool shots while you were there?

Jane Wetzel said...

Ok..Im gonna be a bit lame Linda..lol..I LOVE the Starbucks one! lol Something about a cup of joe and craft shopping..hmmm.love it!
ALL the pics are gorgeous ofcourse and you know thats why I love your blog!

Ida said...

Wonderful set.
I really liked the Adventure shot and think that would be a lot of fun to do.
Also like the Vibrant shot - Very pretty and Class, That was a good book.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous photos Linda!

Shahrul Niza said...

Gorgeous pictures!!. I can't stop looking at them, so beautiful, I felt like I'm there looking at them in nature. The hawk is especially stunning, so mighty. And the railway track is my next fav. I could see myself walking along it quietly :). TFS!. It's always fun to visit :).

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Just like every week, I love your hunt this week!!!!

~* steph :) *~ said...

gorgeous photos, linda! always a treat to see them! have a great week! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

JansArtyJunk said...

Wonderful photos Linda...your hawk is stunning and I love the rail tracks shot!...I just love stopping by to see your gorgeous pics! x

yyam said...

Oh wow! Love that photo of the hawk! Brilliant! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Always love to see your photos, Linda, and love it when you throw in some travel shots, too. It's so fun to see places you've never been to before. Your photo of that hawk is absolutely amazing! I don't know how you manage to so perfectly capture nature in motion, but you do an amazing job. This photo in particular speaks to me, as I used to fly hawks in wildlife shows once upon a time, too. :)

Cathy H. said...

The hawk image is stunning! I love how you captured it's flight! Great set once again!!

Terry said...

Love that Hawk in flight! Gorgeous pictures! Funny how we sometimes live in an area and it takes us years to attend an event! Glad you had a great time and even thought for a moment you were in Portland! Have a great week and enjoy this lovely weather! Hugs!

unikorna said...

Oh Linda you should have told us what the fortune teller predicted...I am quite fascinated on the subject.
And Jane Eyre...oh my, loooove it. The Bronte sisters are amazing.

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning photos ... the hawk photo is terrific! And Yes Jane Eyre is a classic ... maybe you should re read it ... you will enjoy it

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous pictures! There is something really mysterious and magical about train tracks... no idea why I think this way but your photo truly captured this feeling! xx

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the train tracks! What a wonderful relaxing way to view the scenery.

Lynn Stevens said...

Isn't it funny how it can take us so long to visit something so close to home? the art fair sounds like one we have here. Great to people watch.
Love your photos and thanks for entering my giveaway Linda, Best of luck.
hugs Lynn

Linda B said...

Beautiful photos, lady... the hawk is fantastic and I love your shot of Jane Eyre!
Hugs!

S. Etole said...

Interesting interpretations and great photos.

Megan Bailey said...

These are stunning. I can't pick a favorite!

Tracy said...

Amazing! I love the train track one. Such a gorgeous perspective. :-)

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous photo's Linda, that bird of prey is gorgeous! Your photo's are always spectacular! Hope you have a good week, I have been painting walls again!

Emily Keaton said...

FABULOUS, Linda! I love seeing all the great photos of your travels. :)

Lisa Graham Art said...

Your Scavenger Hunt posts are my favorite I've decided because I get to look at a bigger volume of photos and the words they go with just makes them that much more interesting too! Jane Eyre is my all time favorite book. I could not put it down! How awesome that you read it at the age of 14...that a hard book for a teenager for sure.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous photos!! What a treat to see! I love that shot of the Boston's Starbucks!! And the glance of Jane Eyre is divine....Thank you, my friend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful post! I love the idea of a scavenger hunt!

Juliana said...

lovely... sweet...
very nice publication!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Jacqueline said...

Your bird photo is so striking, love it!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous walk through your scavenger hunt once again! Jane Eyre is one of my favorites and I probably have read it about 7 times. :) In addition to watching it a few times too!

Gayle Price said...

So beautiful, as always....love the train tracks. xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Our Starbucks cafe looks nothing as glamorous as yours! WOW. Sounds like you ha a wonderful time with family visiting, and having your fortune told. Beautiful photographs as always, I think I spend more time looking at the finer details of the photographs.... that bird one is jaw-dropping.

Elena Orsi said...

I really enjoyed reading Jane Eyre. Great photos!
Ele

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Fantastic collection of images, each one a beauty.

Davi said...

Such fabulous photos...you always lift my spirits when I look at them, they are always so full of beauty :) HOpe you have a wonderful weekend!!

Joanne Leddy said...

YOU ARE AMAZING ... (enough said).