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.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Final Scavenger Hunt Photos

I did it! I found all 21 items on Rinda's 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, plus one bonus item. Today I'm sharing my last four finds. (See my previous finds here, here and here.)

#12 - A cloud in the shape of something
I've seen several things in the clouds this summer, unfortunately either I didn't have my camera ready at the time or I couldn't spot the item again when I looked at the photo at home! However, the other day as we were heading into a restaurant for lunch, I spotted this shrimp up in the sky. (Could be that I was hungry for some seafood at the time!)


#18 - Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop
This item proved quite a challenge because we don't go to pubs or bars; we rarely ever go to a coffee house (because neither of us drink coffee); and there's not a tea shop nearby. However, there is a coffee shop on the main street leading to our neighborhood, and since we pass it often I decided to claim it as our coffee house. (That's my red Suburban there in the reflection as Robbie pulled alongside so I could snap a photo!)


#19 - A fisherman
After church yesterday, Robbie drove me by several docks and boat ramps at Lake Ray Hubbard in the search for a fisherman. But, alas, there were no fishermen to be found anywhere. But Robbie reminded me that we have a great fisherman photo among the numerous family photos hanging in our front hallway - his grandfather showing off a big catch. So, while this may be a little bit of a cheat, I'm offering this photo of a photo of a fisherman I never had the privilege to meet.


#21 - A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply
Here's a photo of me with one of my birthday gifts from Robbie - art canvases in a variety of sizes. I've been wanting to try creating more art canvases and mixed media products, so watch for some completed projects to appear here on my blog soon!


I'm still on the lookout for a sundial (the second bonus item on Rinda's list), but for now I'm feeling great about finding all 21 items (plus one) on this year's list. I'm off now to check out what others have found because it's just way too hot to do much outdoors these days!

17 comments:

Ellyn said...

mmmm shrimp.... you should bring some tomorrow for the tacos! LOL and not the cloud variety. Good job finding everything on the list!

Sandra said...

Well done on finding them all

Debbie P said...

Way to go outside of the box. There is a sun dial at our Botanical Gardens here in Phoenix. Hop on a plane so you can get your photo! lol

Fiona said...

Well done on finding them all.

Karen said...

Good for you! Except for the photo of me, I finished up the list yesterday as well.

Sian said...

Well done on finishing up. I love how you cemented your ownership of the coffeeshop with the picture of your car in the photo

Trae Flesher said...

Okay - I haven't been 'playing', but this sounds like too much fun. I am going to send the link to my friend in Germany - I bet her niece and nephew would enjoy something like this! Oh, your fisherman photo brings back many fond memories of my PawPaw...thanks!

Cheri said...

Well done! And I happen to know where you can find a sundial - next Monday!

Missus Wookie said...

Well done on finding them all. Princess loves shrimp so I'm sure would have spotted that too. Town Monkey and I found her sundial in a garden centre...

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job!!! Now I want shrimp for lunch - LOL! I love the fisherman photo and seeing your car in the reflection.
Thanks for participating and for linking up,
Rinda

Beverly said...

Love the photo of the fisherman! I can't wait to see what amazing thing you create on those canvases.

Tammy said...

The scavenger photo hunt is such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. I'm with you on the heat. Though the temps are not quite as hot in Orlando, factor in the humidity and we are well over 100 degrees too. I can't wait for our first fall cool front! :)

Alison said...

Well done on completing, Melissa...I have a few left to get, but know where to go to do so...just need to be organised enough!!
Alison xx

Andy said...

Well done for completing the hunt. I really like the cloud shrimp photograph. Andy

Jane said...

well done on completing the hunt, I'm nearly there too.

S said...

Well done. Everybody keeps coming up with these brilliant cloud photos, I must spend the afternoon outside.

Textile Recycler said...

Great job!