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23 September 2016

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt 2016

And here you have my snaps and snippets:

1. A "wild heart" - naturally occurring – in my front yard.


2. A footprint or pawprint – a dog having tracked through rain puddles at the Naperville park.

Photo Sep 04, 3 17 35 PM

3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray – the first two from Papersource in Naperville, and the last from Anderson’s bookstore.  A little lame, I know.

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4. A book or magazine read during 2016 – Me, not so much with reading books this summer, but I did finish this audiobook in less than 24 hours on the day it came out – Sep. 20.  5 stars.


I did catch up on lots of my magazines.


5. A porch or deck – there is a porch on this historic mansion in my hubby’s home town, and an observation deck on the local visitors center in Evansville.

Photo Jul 31, 9 11 46 AM-001

6. A camper (caravan) – The last lone camper left at the 4-H fairgrounds days after the county fair ended.

Photo Aug 05, 10 15 48 AM

7. A family gathering – Me, college girl, my niece and sis-in-law on Labor Day weekend. 


My family out on a Pokemon hunt at our riverfront.


8. A drawing, art project, artistic photograph, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you. – A gazebo at our local park on the riverfront, that I snapped, edited in the Prisma app that my son told showed me, and scrapped too.


9. Someone playing with, in, or around water. – College girl for the “mandatory” fountain shot, I won’t comment on how much playing in the water she was planning just seconds before the click.


10. A bicycle – a decorative one, which I did not ride, from our barn quilt hunting adventures.


11. Fresh produce – a produce stand on First Avenue that I pass when running errands, it was the end of the summer, so they were preparing for fall.


12. A window – I snapped dozens of windows this summer, like this cool rooftop bar and parking garage, both in downtown Naperville.

Photo Sep 03, 4 30 50 PM

13. The moon – I would prefer to show you the moon snapped through the skylight in our bathroom early one morning this week, but my camera battery was dead.  Here’s my substitute from IKEA.  Others may have gotten both the moons and the stars, but did they get flowers in the sky too?


14. A buffet of food – okay, don’t judge. (Because, orange slices do count as food!)

Photo Jul 20, 5 04 21 PM

15. A team logo – a souvenir baseball from the semi-pro team we went to see on Labor Day and a local college student playing Pokemon at the Riverfront under an umbrella sporting that logo.


16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period – the barn quilt trail.


17. Twins – at the Naperville Final Fling of Summer Festival on Labor Day weekend.


18. A supermarket cart, basket or trolley full of groceries – this was my quarterly run to Target to pick up household staples like TP and PT, and just a couple of grocery items.


19. A seasonal cocktail or beverage – it’s called a Negroni, yum. We had them several times.

Photo Jun 12, 6 49 55 PM-001

20. Someone laughing – didn’t get this one, although this photo does capture a range of expressions. 
Winking smile

And this one makes me laugh!


21. A photograph of you with a newspaper or calendar page from the time period covered in the Hunt, snapped it right before finishing this post.


alternative 1: a lighthouse – how about a light house. Sis-in-law and I both would love to own this cute bungalow with its bright white trim in downtown Naperville.  Its pointed gables make it look much taller than it is. Alas, it costs about 3 times what our both houses cost combined.


alternative 2: a baby (human or animal) – I have plenty of pictures of babies from family gatherings this summer, but privacy concerns gave me pause to post them.  So you’ll have to smile at this little one.  Dukie will always be spoiled like a baby at my house.


I think these shots comprise a nice summary of our summer both at home and away.  Thanks to Rinda @Gallorganico for once again putting together a great list.


  1. Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog this morning. We rode through Indiana en route to Michigan AND back home this summer, nice place. GREAT pics, the Negroni looks GOOD!! And who doesn't laugh at any Lucy episode? The Vitameatavegamin is one of my favorites!! Funny thing, I just this morning orders a set of, "I Love Lucy" coasters for my BFF's birthday present.


  2. Wow - great job!! I really like them all ... but the twins are my favorite! :)

  3. Awesome photos for the challenge! It is always so much fun to see what other people captured for the challenge. I'm soon to post a mini I made with mine but I forgot and deleted the actual photos for a post. :(

  4. What a great full set! I like that first skeleton because I've never seen one like that before and if I keep my eyes out here I think it would make a good Christmas present

  5. some lovely shots, looks like you had a good summer.