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30 September 2015

Summertime Photo Hunt

Thanks to Rinda @ Gallo Organico for some summertime fun.

First, let me start at the end. Several of the pictures following came from our vacation in Bermuda, I’ve grouped those at the start – and then the everyday photos follow.

21. A photograph with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt", since there are no allowable substitutes for this item.

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Here I am holding the list that I carried around all summer and did not pull out often enough.  It is a really bad picture that I had to turn to black and white just to make it seeable, which is a shame because the carved fish was very cool.  But hubby’s old iPhone takes lousy pictures.  This photo also explains why I didn’t do so well.  In this family - we fish, we don’t hunt!  (tee hee hee)

The rest of the pictures are better, although I’ve skirted the edge of what can be interpreted to fit each category.  Maybe that’s part of the fun?

1. A bouquet of flowers – this pretty planter was just along the road in Bermuda.


2. An ornate door knocker – this is technically not a knocker, but just a very old handle, but that fact that we climbed 185 steps to the top of a lighthouse to open it, means you get to see it too, even though you can’t be as thrilled to see it as we were!

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5. Architectural columns – these are simple, but they complement that pediment so well.


12. A public restroom, bathroom, or toilet – in Bermuda, even the “gents” is in a pink building.


14. A traffic signal – for ships – the aforementioned lighthouse on Bermuda.


15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it – close as we came was a building with 2 flagpoles.


16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air –  I used the panoramic feature on my point and shoot to capture hubby capturing the view.  This is high on the hill at the base of the lighthouse. This second shot is at the railing around the outside of the top of the lighthouse.



19. A ticket booth –  almost?  But don’t you think he’s the cutest ticketmaster ever – pointing us in the right direction?  And he’s perfect for the job because heights don’t seem to bother him.


20. A natural body of water – easy peasy – how about 50 (or maybe just 5) more of the Atlantic?






Alternative A: People eating outside – lunch on the beach, eat your hearts out!  (We split the burger and fries but each enjoyed our own beverage of choice.)


Oh yes, drinking outside became quite the habit.


Alternative B: Someone holding an umbrella – we didn’t actually have to hold it – just sit under it – which left both hands free for eating drinking


Okay, then back home:

3. A person walking a dog (or other animal) – well, we were hiking along side him!


4. People playing a board game or card game – it’s Majick!


6. A metal bridge – the twin bridges linking Indiana with Kentucky to the south, captured on our way to the hike.


7. A turtle – or two @ the St. Louis Zoo – one real, one architectural.

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8. Someone "plugged in" to social media – googling something while we wait for breakfast.


9. A tent – how about a tent-shaped fishing lodge in Canada, we take this outdoors life only so far.


10. A college or university – @ halftime of the football game.  Look – they are wearing matching uniforms and outfits!


11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish – we discovered this one on a Sunday drive down by the railyards – he’s been upcycled.


17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms – all decked out in our Cardinal gear – I could have shown you a picture of the players instead – but we are far more interesting on this day – they lost.


13. A merry-go-round or carousel – this sweet one is from my Ivy and Innocence village collection.  Cute, even if a little lame.  Oh no, can't say that about these horses, they glide right along to the music.


So I think that takes care of them all – kinda, sorta.

Now I’m off to see who else finished their scavenger hunt.  Thanks again, Rinda.


  1. Really great interpretations - I can't believe that you walked all the way up that lighthouse - amazing.

  2. I think interpretation is what it is all about and that lighthouse as a traffic signal is spot on! Love the view with the hand too and the colour of the sea.... Oh and thanks for your kind comment on mine too.

  3. Well done. Love your tent ... definitely a very comfy tent!

  4. It looks like a fantastic time was had in Bermuda...I don''t know how you fitted in the photo challenge. I just clock out when on holiday.

  5. I'd love to see Bermuda. I'm hoping we'll be able to do it as a cruise destination when it's just the two of us.

    Great pictures! But the ones I love best are of you and the family enjoying themselves :)

  6. Thanks for sharing!! LOVE the pics!! And isn't Bermuda beautiful - although I was there many moons ago!!

  7. What a great collection of photos. Bermuda does look beautiful.

  8. Great pictures Susanne, I especially like your take on the traffic signal and the satellite dish is quite somoething. Bermuda looks lovely - have to add that to the must see list.

  9. I think that's one of my favorite traffic signals!
    And the outdoor meal, as well.
    Thanks for playing along.