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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Not On The Scavenger Hunt List

Some of you may remember during last year's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, I posted a collage of longhorn photos and lamented that I wished that had been on the list. What I'm discovering is that during the scavenger hunt, I'm much more focused on my surroundings and looking for the items on the list. However, I often discover other extremely interesting things that would have made great finds . . . if only they had been on the list.


This phenomena occurred a couple of weeks ago when Robbie and I took a Friday evening drive up to Sanger (about an hour away) to enjoy a fried chicken dinner at Babe's Chicken Dinner House. I was on the look out for items on this year's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, and I did find one item that would be my second submission for #1 - a sign welcoming people to a nearby town.

However, I also found quite a few interesting things that weren't on the list - a giant rooster . . .

stools made from old tractor seats . . .

Darth Vader, Spock, Captain Kirk, Clint Eastwood, Elvis, and Marilyn Monroe (be sure to click on the photo for a larger version that will allow you to read the talk bubbles) . . .

singing waitresses . . .

a warning sign . . .

a great quote . . .

and a pick-up truck literally sitting on the ground.

Thanks Rinda for hosting this FUN summer event and helping me be more observant!

8 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love this post! So fun!
Rinda

Karen said...

Great post! A rooster was on the list a year or so ago. I remember being so excited when I found one in my brother's neighbor's yard!

Ellyn said...

fun finds my friend!

Alison said...

Such fun finds!
Alison xx

Debbie P said...

So fun! Love your photo finds!

Sandra said...

Oh I love that you've done an alternative list ... These are great finds

Becky said...

I love how you have found so many other FUN items to photograph!

Missus Wookie said...

Ah I thought of you as I photographed a longhorn :) I like your giant rooster and other fun finds.