Sunday, August 26, 2012

Scavenger Hunt – Week #5

This week’s scavenger hunt list (“something tall, something short”) had me scratching my head.  I hunted all week but came up short (pun intended)!

Defeat was just around the corner when my friend called last night and invited me on a walk.  Epiphany struck…and the hunt was over!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Scavenger Hunt – Week #4

On this week’s list:  “Jumping”

…as in “jumping” in the pool!
(For better viewing, click photo to enlarge)

I must confess…these images were taken last month when I was in Louisiana for my nephew’s wedding. 

The Big Day was hot and steamy when family congregated at my brother’s house for lunch.  While the adults lounged poolside, my nephew’s cousins had a ball jumping in the pool!

Since these were “jumping” images that I had already taken, I tried really hard to photograph specifically for this week’s Scavenger Hunt.  When I couldn’t find a model, I was forced to jump in for a self-portrait. 

I set up a black towel as a backdrop, donned a pair of brightly colored (Easter) socks, and started jumping!  

Have you stopped laughing yet?  Hey…you gotta give me credit for trying!  

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Scavenger Hunt – Week #3


First, I rummaged around my house, searching for “smart.”   I found it!
Next, I hunted through my photo library for images that embody the word “smart.”  I found it there, too!
In my opinion, Dr. King was a great man who personified the term “smart.”
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened to the public on August 22, 2011.  Interestingly, its official address (1964 Independence Avenue, S.W.) commemorates the year that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law.  I had the opportunity to visit this magnificent national park when I was in D.C. this past May. 

“I have a dream…” lives on.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scavenger Hunt – Week #2

On this week’s Scavenger Hunt list:  “glass/crystal”
I didn’t have to go far to find my subject. 

On my desk sits a clear, glass cube paperweight with a large black “P” on one side.  Inscribed on another side is Rudyard Kipling’s famous quote:  “I keep six honest serving men.  They taught me all I knew.  Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who!”

Written on the next side is:  “what”… “Never say no…say catalog!”

Engraved on side four is:  “why”… “Sales, profit & customer service!” and “when”…”EVERYDAY!”

Then, “how”… “Let catalog serve your special needs!”

Next, “where”… “Storewide” and “who”… “You and every associate!”

There is nothing particularly impressive about this paperweight.  The glass is considerably scratched, a telltale sign of its age.  But it is quite special to me, simply because it belonged to my father. 

My dad was a JCPenney store manager, and a “company” man through and through.  This paperweight, meant as a motivational tool, sat on his desk for many years.  Now it sits on mine.  I see it everyday and think of that very special man who I called Dad.