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Photo Scavenger Hunt: March 2012

I actually managed to finish the photo scavenger hunt this month! Thanks, as always, to Kathy for hosting.

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Street Name: Does every city in the U.S. have a Washington street?

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Half of a Face:

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Fashion: Does is have to be this century?

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City: Shot of Indianapolis from the roof of the building that TheFirstChild and SweetiePie live in.

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Landmark: The I-65 bridge over the Ohio River.  When the boys were growing up, they were always so excited to see “the big bridge”.  It meant we were almost half-way to Grandma’s!

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Fancy: Easter Bunnies!

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Square: A beautiful hand-made T-square.

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Morning: 7:22 a.m.

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Kitchen: The kitchen ceiling was painted today.  (And I’m sorry, I inadvertently led you to believe that I painted the entry hall.  Not me!  I only stripped the wallpaper there.  I didn’t paint this ceiling either!)

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Theatre: The historic Embassy Theatre.

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That’s it for this month! And Happy April! I sure wish I could think of a fun April Fool’s prank to play on TheManoftheHouse. I feel like a big joke has been played on me — how can it possibly be April already???

XOXO,
Anna

Photo Scavenger Hunt: February 2012

It’s been way too long since I participated in the Photo Scavenger Hunt hosted by Kathy and I’ve missed it!  I love a good scavenger hunt and this one is always fun.  So, here’s my shot at the photos for February:

Five.  Messing around with Instagram at my desk at work.  (‘Cause you know, we’re not allowed to have cameras at work.)

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Music.  One of my favorite children’s songs.  (Give Said the Little Stream.)

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A Train.  By Lionel.

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Love.  My first true love — my little 12-year old heart is broken tonight.  Davy and I spent a lot of time dreaming together.   You probably didn’t know this, but we were to marry.

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Cupid.  This one was tough.  Cupids aren’t just anywhere you know.

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Food.  Looks like I need more color in my fruit bowl.

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Empty.   My sewing room candy bowl.

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In The Sky.  Naked trees — we’re still almost two months from leafing out.  Hard to believe on an unbelievably warm 65 degree day.

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Crowded.  The evergreens are choking out our sidewalk.  Something needs to be done.

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Heritage.  The people on the bottom row are my great-great-great-great grandparents.  I wish I had more of those boxes filled in.  My paternal grandfather belongs in the “child” box.

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Black and White.  Kitties of course.  Enjoying a promise of spring to come.

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Leap Year.  Another tough one.  I copped out and wrote the formula for determining if this is a leap year.

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That’s it for February. Hopefully I will be able to be a little more consistent with this challenge this year.
XOXO,
Anna

Photo Scavenger Hunt: August

I’m blaming all the kitchen work this summer for the fact that I missed the July Scavenger Hunt. For awhile, I was just going to post it late, but I finally decided to throw in the towel and skip right to the August Scavenger Hunt.  Thanks to Kathy, as always, for hosting.  When I first saw this list I was afraid I was going to have a hard time, but the trip to see the kids last weekend saved my hide!

A Boat.  On the canal in Indianapolis.  See?  I told you it was like Venice!

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A Festival or Fair.  This year’s ill-fated Indiana State Fair.

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A Fountain.  I had a shot of a fountain along the canal, but on the bike ride back home, SweetiePie pointed out this cute little elephant fountain in someone’s beautiful garden.

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A Picnic.  We had a late breakfast before our bike ride, so we just had a snack picnic.  Cracker Jacks mandatory.

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A Sport.  Hey. Knitting is TOO a sport!

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Bread.  I bought those thin bagels to try with the Biscoff spread last week and they were awful.  I put them in the trees for the squirrels to munch on.

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Fabric.  Something we have lots of around here.  I thought this pile of scraps from The Children were very appropriate since their arrival this month caused such excitement here in ThimbleannaLand.

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A Market.  Fresh.

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Mountains.  Oh please.  We’re not the flat-as-a-pancake plain states, but we might as well be.  I thought about cheating and using one of my mountain pictures from Spring Market, but I try to take the pictures during the specified month.  So, how ’bout mountains of buttons?  This was the cute display in Crimson Tate, the cute new quilt shop in Indianapolis.  I love that they’re in a gumball machine!

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Something Ancient.  I think we’re too new of a country to have anything that I’d consider really ancient.  But I thought this old coca cola bottling company building across the street from Crimson Tate looked pretty cool.

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Something Bizarre.  This is three pictures of the same sign on Mass Ave. in Indianapolis.  We call her the Sexy Lady.  She’s constantly moving and she dances back and forth, back and forth, all day and night long.  She looks pretty cool at night.

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Street Food.  An ice cream vendor along the canal.  (Taken by SweetiePie — thanks SweetiePie!)

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So, that’s it.  I’m SO ready for the weekend.  We’ve had a terribly stressful week at work.  We had layoffs again this week and one of my favorite friends got hit.  We’ll just say there were tears today as he said his goodbyes.  Our former pod of seven is now down to three.  When our little twin mother is out on maternity leave, the other remaining guy and I are going to put up tiki torches and see who gets voted off the island next.  (Sorry, all we have left is stupid jokes.  Stupid layoffs.)

Have a great weekend — and in the US, a Long Weekend — Yipee!!!
XOXO,
Anna

Photo Scavenger Hunt: June

Don’t fall over — I’m actually on time for this month’s photo scavenger hunt hosted by Kathy. So…here we go….

A Childhood Memory:  One day when MyDadLovesMeBestSister and I were little girls, we got in trouble.  (I know.  Hard to believe.  It only happened once.  Well, for me, anyway.)  BigDaddy got mad at us (he never got mad) so he told us that in 30 minutes he was going to give us a spanking.  BigDaddy was a very smart man.  He knew that 30 minutes of suffering would hurt a LOT more than a measely spanking.  But, we were smarter than BigDaddy.  We went to the pan cupboard and we each got a pan and stuffed it in the back of our pants.  ‘Cause, you know, BigDaddy would never notice a big pan handle sticking out of our pants.  I’m pretty sure we still got spanked, but I hope BigDaddy at least laughed.

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A Farm Animal: Ok, so I cut his head off. This is a barn in Gettysburg. I was too busy looking at that original cannonball hole in the wall of the barn to pay attention to the location of the horses’s head.

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Wheel Trim:  Remember?  From when we were kids?

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An Elephant: My childhood ring holder.

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Architectural Detail:  Corbels waiting for a hat.

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Cheese:  Shredded.  And your last view of the fugly green tile which will be kicked to the curb … tomorrow!

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Cutlery: 

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Night:  Cars leaving the neighborhood.

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Something that Starts with a Z:  Kathy and I were thinking the same thing.  (Unlike the brilliant Jane.  What self-respecting sewing blog wouldn’t turn to Zipper first?)

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Something with Your Town’s Name on It:  Yellow pages (or the zoo sign — I love it, every month, there are always pictures that will fit more than one category.)

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The View from Your Door:  Straight out the front door.

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Branches:  {Sigh}  The view skyward, under more trees ravaged by that nasty ash borer.  We have 5 more and they’ll all have to be cut down.  If you’re in the Eastern US and you haven’t seen the ash borer yet, brace yourselves.  ;-(

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That’s it for June — July’s list looks like lots of fun and anyone can join in!

XOXO,
Anna

Phot Scaventer Hunt: May

I seem to be establishing a pattern with the monthly photo scavenger hunts hosted by Kathy. Late, late, I’m always late. This month I’m blaming it on the tile dust, ’cause a girl has to have excuses.

I had two trips this month, so several of my photos came from other locations:
A Cartoon Character:  A Goofy phone that one of the kids won in a white elephant gift exchange years ago.

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A Streetlight: Up the mountain road from Park City.

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An Interesting Local Building: An old Pea Factory in Utah. (It was local to me at the time!) I think women made parachutes here during WWII.

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A Butterfly: The only butterflies I’ve seen so far this season. I was in the car at the time and couldn’t get out to take a closer picture!

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A Bicycle: From the Riley Blake booth at market.

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Think Vintage!: Confederate cannons at Gettysburg (where we spent Saturday — the carriages aren’t old, but the gun barrels are vintage).

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Something Blue: A car at a hot rod show this weekend in York Pennsylvania.

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Texture: Grasses, stones, and running water.

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A Red Door: On a restored pioneer house in Utah.

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A Sign of the Zodiac: Libra? ;-)

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A Portrait in Black and White: Our A.Mazing tour guide at Gettysburg.

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An Emergency Vehicle: Our local life flight helicopter.

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I think Kathy was hoping that the list for June would be easier, but i’m not so sure.  (An elephant is on the list.  Maybe I can use the first picture from this month — a white elephant gift, ’cause our little zoo doesn’t have an elephant!)

XOXO,
Anna