Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Photo hunt finds from Cali

Today I have some more photos from our trip to California last week, but these are some that I found that are items on Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt. Check 'em out...

#2 - a garden gnome

I loved this little gnome, tucked in among the plants where we stayed during our visit.

3 - birds on a wire

Not the most beautiful photo ever, but three little birds on a wire, nonetheless.

4 - a group of tourists

I was hoping for something a little different on this one - like a group of tourists gathered around a historical monument with cameras in hand. But I suppose that means I would have to go to a historical monument of some sort myself, and I don't see that happening any time soon.

11 - a horn

I actually found six different horns during our vacation week in Cali, but this one was my favorite so I'm going with this one today.

13 - a {tequila} sunrise

Ah...the elusive sunrise. For the record, Doug and I are up before the sun every day during the week so capturing a real sunrise should be simple, but I haven't noticed any that were really colorful yet. Doug had this brilliant idea to photograph a tequila sunrise, so there you have it. Thought of by Douglas, and drank by him too.

17 - a lamp post

I loved these lamp posts at Hotel Del Coronado.
19 - a public garden

When we arrived at our destination last week I actually let out a squeal of delight as we entered the garage under the building and saw this garden at eye level. (It's where I found the gnome too.) And since this garden is shared by the other residents of the building, I'm calling it a public garden. {Thanks so much, Sue! I really loved this feature and took a ton of photos!}

21 - a photograph of me with something representing the season

I originally thought I'd try to get a photo of myself with something that represented hell since that's how hot it is in Arizona during the summer, but this one seemed a little less edgy. Doug and I make a trip to California every summer to be near the ocean and have a little break from the heat, so I'm going with me and an ocean view to represent our summer.

Of the 21 items on Rinda's list, I have found all but one. I'm not sure I'll be seeing a parade by the end of the photo hunt, but you just never know. I'm not giving up yet, no siree!

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Miriam said...

Brilliant finds Deb and I just love the last one of you.

debs14 said...

Oh clever Doug! Great take on 'sunrise'. What a lovely photo of you by the ocean.

Susi said...

Lovely photos. Sweet little garden. Clever sunrise Doug. Lovely photo of you and the ocean Deb!

helena said...

well done on the birds on a wire which seem to be troubling all of us and great thinking on the sunrise

scrappyjacky said...

Great idea of Doug's for the sunrise...and love that old horn as well.

Karen said...

A photo of you at the beach screams summer to me! I love it, and would love to have joined you. I finished up the scavenger hunt this week (I am shocked that I managed to get them all), but I'm saving them to post at the end of the month.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love the tequila sunrise!
I have quite a story about those to share sometime.
And what a gorgeous pix if you!

Irene said...

LOL - I love Doug's Sunrise. Cheers!

S said...

Great snapping there, Mrs. Paper Turtle! LOL

Carmen said...

Now THAT is a perfect sunrise. I never would've thought of that. Great! :-)

BJ said...

ROFL at your sunrise - has to be the BEST interpretation of this item. BJ

~*~Patty S said...

fun photos and clever sunrise interpretation!

Anonymous said...

sweet gnome...and I love the little public garden

Starnitesky said...

Great finds I really like the horn!

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