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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday ~ August 5, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Oh my, has it been a hot week!
Temps in the triple digits everyday!
They say, there's a cool down coming next week!
Only in the 90's!

Our prompts this week were:
going back in time
something just for me
best part of my day
night and day
look up

Let's get started!

going back in time
I was recently uncovered this old Chinese Checkers game from my childhood. It sent me back in time remembering the sounds of the plinking as we hopped our marbles around the board made of stamped metal. I remember the laughter and the excitement of getting all the marbles "home" and winning. This gameboard was made by Ohio Art; I'm guessing it was bought in the early 1960's.
Here's a little Chinese Checker information.
"The game of Chinese Checkers was first sold in the United States under that name in the late 1920's or early 1930's. But the game is not Chinese, it is not a form of checkers, and it has been played Germany since 1892."
Can you tell I like my Chinese Checkers?
I'll try not to be so wordy on the other prompts!!


something just for me
I was roaming around the yard looking at everything that is parched, brown, and dried from this severe drought we're having. I spotted this brown leaf and noticed the small heart-shaped holes! The little one is almost perfect!  You have to squint your eyes to make the bigger one a heart!  I think this leaf was something just for me to find to brighten my day!


best part of my day
Tough one! I enjoy my entire day!  I guess the best part of my day is when I get to spend time outside with my camera! I try to get out everyday and see what's new in my small world. I found these lovely wildflowers blooming in spite of the heat and lack of water!


night and day
This was a hard prompt for me! I just couldn't come up with much. This is an abstract representation of night and day, dark and light. It's really the side of my husband's utility trailer! I added a cinema frame for effect!!  A big stretch on this one!!


look up
When I look up in this tree, I see persimmons.

Hope you have a lovely week!

13 comments:

  1. Chinese checkers, I haven't seen those in years! Gorgeous photos!

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  2. I love that game! I haven't seen it in ages and ages.

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  3. I couldn't wait to look at the CC pic. It jumped right out of the linky at me. Great shot. I used to play with my grandmom. I could totally get into that game again.
    I'm right there with you on the camera time. Happy day Cathy.

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  4. Great shots today! Did you realize that you put the date as July? Sorry had to point that out for you.

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  5. I love your Chinese Checkers photo. The colors are so pretty. The board looks like it is still in perfect shape and ready for some new games. Enjoy!

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  6. Cathy - we had a Chinese Checkers game just like that one. I too can remember the pleasant plink of the marble - especially when you set up a multi-jump move :) Good memories and great photo!

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  7. Love the Chinese checkers set! That really takes me back to my grandparents house!

    I also really enjoyed your night and day shot!

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  8. My brother and I used to spend hours on summer days playing Chinese checkers and card games, sitting directly under the breeze from the swamp cooler. You've captured the board and marbles perfectly!

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  9. What great shots. I love to play Chinese checkers as well. LOVE that shot.

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  10. That night and day shot is great :D the way it is half and half without even putting two images together :D

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  11. gorgeous shot! the light on your checkers set is divine!

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