Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Friday, September 14, 2012

#1, #5, #8 & I'm Done!!

Here's my final installment for Rinda's Photo Scavenger Hunt. With these last three items, I have found all 21 items on this year's list!

It's funny to me that the last item I photographed was actually the first one on the list: #1 - A Pier. I was on the lookout this week, and as I was sitting in the doctor's office for a routine checkup, I looked up and found my pier right there in the examining room!

I captured this photograph for #5 - A Train earlier in the summer on a road trip to Tioga. We were just getting out of the car to head into Clark's Outpost for some great BBQ when I heard a train whistle and grabbed my camera for a quick shot as this train sped past across the street.

I've had a photo for #8 - A Statue of An Angel since our trip to New Mexico in July, but I had dismissed it at the time hoping to find a more "angelic" example. However, this is probably a more accurate angel as it depicts a Biblical scene entitled Expulsion from the Garden of Eden.


I did it - I found all 21 items!!! I have truly enjoyed how this scavenger hunt list has made me more aware of my surroundings and caused me to take photographs I would not normally capture. Thanks Rinda for hosting this fun summertime event - I'm already looking forward to next year!

11 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Well done on finding them all,Melissa.

Jane said...

well done on finding them all, I'm looking forward to doing it again!

Elizabeth said...

Good for you in finishing the hunt. Don't know when I've had so much fun. Since hubby did help me, I asked him if he wanted to join up next year. I just got that look so I guess the answer is no.

Sian said...

well done! That pier was an especially clever find I think

Linda said...

Well done on finding all of them Melissa - I just have 1 to go! It's been great fun hasn't it?

Maria Ontiveros said...

Way to go Melissa! It's been interesting to see which ones gave different people trouble.
Rinda

humel said...

Yay, good for you! I had such fun with it too :)

Beverly said...

Congrats on 21, I am still searching and time is drawing nigh!

Tammy said...

Well done! Love that what you got from it was being more aware of your surroundings. I sooooo need to work on that myself! Great photos. :)

alexa said...

Splendid effort, Melissa! I especially like that expulsion from the garden of Eden :).

Irene said...

Have enjoyed seeing your scavenger Hunt photographs. I love that you found a picture of a pier in your doctor's examination room!