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Saturday, July 13, 2013

A new Meme and a Scavenger Hunt - July 14, 2013

Welcome to Scavenger Hunt Sunday and the new Song-ography Meme:

First up for Scavenger Hunt Sunday are the prompts:  Relaxing, Inspiring Person, Written Words, Memories and Best Friend.  I must say that I found this weeks prompts to be the most challenging ones ever.  I almost skipped this week but persevered and while some may be a bit of a stretch I think they will work.  So let's get started hunting:

 
RELAXING: 
 

Our cat, Harley looks pretty "relaxed" here in the back window soaking up some sun!   

INSPIRING PERSON:  My mom has always inspired me.  She is always doing things to help other's out including sometimes weeding my flower beds.  She's not one to like having her picture taken (that's why you don't see her face in this shot) but I snuck this shot of her one day when I caught her weeding out some of my flower beds for me.  She's nearly 85 years of age and I find her to be very inspiring.  I can only hope to still be able to weed when (or if) I make it to age 85.



 WRITTEN WORDS:  I wasn't sure about this one.  Should I find actual hand written words or just what?  Coleen and I took a trip to the library today where I took this shot:

I think books have plenty of written words in them don't you?

MEMORIES:  I kept thinking of the lyrics from the song/movie: The Way We Were when I first read this prompt and wondered how I could fit that into a photograph but then I baked a Blackberry pie and my mind went in a totally different direction for the prompt.  Are you confused yet?  Never fear I'm sure you'll understand once I explain this shot:



When ever I made pie's when my dad was alive this is what he always said.  It's one of my favorite "memories" of him now that he's gone.

BEST FRIEND:  Coleen had a chance to have over her "best friend, Ella" this Friday for a play date.  She was thrilled to death to spend an entire afternoon with her friend.  What's really cool is that when Ella arrived her and Coleen were wearing pretty much the same color of clothes.  This made for a pretty color coordinated shot.


On a funny note while searching for a Friend quote I liked I came upon this one that made me laugh.  I hope it makes you laugh too:

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

Don't forget to pop on over to Ashley's blog and check out the other participants entries for the Scavenger Hunt.

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There is a new Meme starting on Sunday over on Kathy's blog:
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out.  -  It's called,  Song-ography and if you click on the link you'll find the information about this fun new meme.
This weeks song is:  Simon and Garfunkel's,  Homeward Bound. 


I really like this song.  When I graduated from high school I went to a small Bible College in Canada but was so homesick I only stayed 1 quarter.  I drove my "roomie" crazy playing this song the week before I went home. -  Since you can interpret the song any way you want using photography I remembered this old ticket that we found inside our walls when we tore the front porch area off to build onto our living room.

When we found it the ticket was still all in one piece but today when I took it out of the book it's been stored in the ticket had broken in several place so I pieced it together as best as possible and photographed it.  It's really pretty cool when you start looking at it.  The date of this ticket is:  Nov. 25, 1901 so that makes this piece of paper 112 years old!!!

I did some research and found out that the Market St. Railway Company was located in San Francisco.  You can read about it HERE:

Please stop by Kathy's blog and support her new Meme.  I think it's going to be a fun one.

34 comments:

  1. WOW, what an AMAAAAAAZING find! That ticket is truly a treasure. So glad you thought to keep it. And thank you so much for linking up to my new photo meme. It means the world to me that you did so :). And I love your story behind the photo AND your interpretation of the song title. Brilliant :)

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  2. Harley looks so relaxed - lovely shot. And that ticket is a great choice for Kathy's meme - nice one!

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  3. That train ticket is so interesting! I love that you photographed your mom as your inspiration. It's what every mom hopes for :)

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  4. Loving all your photos this week. That first kitty shot is so adorable.

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  5. What a great, unexpected find! A real treasure! Good idea to photograph it in case it deteriorates further!

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  6. These are all great! Love the song-ogrophy choice!

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  7. Love your ticket! Looks well worn and traveled!

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  8. what a great find in that ticket! So cool. It makes one wonder about who had it and where they were going and for what reason they were traveling. Almost makes me want to write a story about it.

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  9. I think all your selections are great!!
    Esp. love the old ticket.

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  10. Ina, you did an excellent job with each and every one of these. That pie looks wonderful, and the girls - so happy to be with each other. Great one for 'Homeward Bound' as well.

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  11. Great shots animals have a way of just relaxing anywhere they are at.

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  12. I'm glad you stuck with the scavenger...this is a great set. A faceless portrait I like-letting me imagine/create the mood and what's happening with the subject. That pie looks amazing! And your cat is totally relaxed. When I see mine like that I go wake her up-to pay her back for the multiple times she wakes me up each evening.
    Thanks for the head's up on Song-ography. I definitely want to jump on that band wagon.

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  13. Not to minimize your other photos, but the photo of Colleen and her friend is so sweet :)

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  14. Great old ticket!! I love that you saved it!

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  15. Beautiful pictures at Scavenger Hunt! And I really liked the story of the ticket!

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  16. LOVE that ticket - amazing find!

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  17. I love that memory of your Dad. Beautiful.

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  18. Great pic of Colleen and her friend! And that pie looks good enough to grab off the screen. Your mother truly is an inspiration. With my arthritis, I can't even weed at 60.

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  19. Great shot of the ticket! Linking up from Song-ography. Glad to have found you.

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  20. I love the picture of your mom and she certainly is an inspiration!!
    That old ticket is cool! :)

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  21. How fun, I love them all...that pie sure looks yummy and Coleen does look super happy to have her bff over to play.

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  22. What an incredible find and so great that you kept it all this time! Love your story and the photo! We just renovated and found a NY Newspaper that I never heard of from the 60s. Our contractor said it's not uncommon that people place dated items in walls or floors in the hopes of being found later in time. A nice little time capsule I suppose.

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  23. Love your interpretations this week, especially the rows of library books. :) We have a few bookworms here! Your mom sounds like a sweet, loving woman.

    I'll have to check out the new meme!

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  24. I love that old ticket! I think it added to the artistry of the shot that the ticket fell apart. Great vintage subject, and perfect for Song-ography. Finding you from this new link party!

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  25. that's a lovely photo of your Mum in your garden - pretty annuals flowering and all too. I also loved your Dad's saying!

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  26. Good that you never got rid of the ticker! Such a nice interpretation of the challenge!

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  27. Love your photos and inspirations. That first photo of the kitty is how I feel about now.

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  28. I love the photo of your cat in this post! He looks so peaceful and I swear I could see his ear twitch. :)

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  29. awesome!! i wish i could relax like that!!

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  30. Your photos are just awesome. sandie

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  31. What a sweet memory of your dad! I love the shot of your mom weeding at 85. Wow!! Cats have the best relaxation posts!
    Cool ticket!

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  32. I love all the pictures for the prompts. What an amazing find. I have some old dishes from a house we tore down years ago. I love those surprises.

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