Monday, June 4, 2012

Scavenger Hunt and I Heart Macro on Monday (6/4/12)

Welcome to another edition of the photo Scavenger Hunt and I Heart Macro! I've also included my weekly update about my monthly photo challenge progress. Enjoy!

1) Shine
Jake was asked to give the commencement speech for his old middle school's graduation ceremony over the weekend.  How awesome is that?  I'm so proud of him.

2) Fast
These kids were born in 1997-1998 and now they're getting ready to start high school in the fall.  Where does the time go?!

3) Left
Jake drives a lot more than me so he gets the left side of the garage, which is much easier to navigate than the right side (we have a narrow driveway).  And yes, we do need a new basketball hoop.  Something happened to the old one during the winter, and it completely shredded.

4) Peace
Is it possible to be much more at peace than Angel is right there?

5) Plain
Maybe this summer I'll start working on creating some art with my plain canvases, paint, and buttons.  I'd really like to offer a few of these type of pieces at my next round of holiday shows.

Check out Ashley's blog to see what other people submitted for the themes this week.

Here's my shot for I Heart Macro.
I took this for one of the monthly photo challenge prompts.  When we had to start giving Angel a blood pressure pill a couple months ago, I got the brilliant idea of grinding it up and the mixing it with a tiny amount of sour cream.  As evidenced by the empty spoon, she absolutely loves it.

studio waterstone

The Monthly Photo Challenge Update:
Over the weekend I finished updating my May Photo a Day Challenge Board on Pinterest.  I also got my June Photo a Day Board up and running.  There isn't much there yet, but of course I'll continue to add more throughout the month.  Follow the board on Pinterest to get the most current updates!

Where else I linked up today:


  1. A kitty on blood pressure medicine? My orange boy is easy to medicate but if we ever have to give Miss Frankie any medication it is going to be a struggle.

    Really liked todays "tour" - a bit more personal than usual...Enjoyed it.

  2. Dear Rose, Great new look to the blog.
    Congrats to Jake on giving the speech! Time stops for no one. It keeps on ticking. I sometimes is difficult to catch up so I don't even try anymore.
    Have a beautiful day dear Rose. Catherine

  3. #1: awesomeness! Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo and event in your lives!
    #2: Wow! Born at the very end of the last century and headed for high school. THIS century must be moving along very fast!
    #3: I see it's the PT cruiser that's missing! ;-)
    #4: How wonderful it is to have your very special furry companion sleeping peacefully nearby!
    #5: Oh what will you create?!
    spoon: clever!

    I'm thoroughly enjoying your Scavenger Hunt series!

  4. Love the pictures!! What a sweet angel kitty!

  5. I love your interpretations of this week's hunt! Well done! :)

  6. Love it darling!! maybe we can follow each others blog?! XoXo

  7. well done on the treasure hunt. That sure was a clever way to get Angel to take her medicine

  8. Congratulations to Jake! Kids keep getting older but we don't. :) Angel is very blissed out there! Clever way to get her to take her meds!

  9. that's so neat about the graduation speech. What an honor. And the kids all look so grown up! You're lucky you have a garage - we only have a carport! {:-D

  10. What perfect photos for Shine and Peace!
    And you're right time does fly...can you believe we've been out of school for 11 years!!!

  11. Congrats on his speech! It's SO weird to think about kids born in those years going into high school. I'm 26, but I consistently forget how old I am and half-think I'm only 21 or 22. I definitely don't feel like I've lived long enough to be this old. Ha ha.

  12. That's great that Angel is taking the pill so easily! Some animals will detect it anyway and not eat it. That's so cool about Jake's speech! I'm glad it went so well too:)

  13. wow. Your banner is super-sized--I can almost smell the sea!

    I would like to be able to curl up on the sofa right now.

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  14. Aww I can sense the pride in your first shot - congrats!

  15. What a great selection of photos! Congrats on his speech! Indeed... how did that time fly by so fast? I am going to remember that trick with the sour cream!

  16. Aw, all great shots, but I really love your shine!


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