Shutterbugs and photo-lovin’ friends glad to have you join me for iSpy Photo Challenge 06.2021. Today I am sharing my snapshots for the photo series my friend Lysha at A Camera and a Cookbook hosts. Lysa gives us 5 prompts each week and shares her own photos with an iSPY link up on Saturdays.
Today, I am sharing photos for the last 3 weeks of Lysha’s iSpy challenge. Can’t wait to find out what prompts Lysha has for us for next week.
House (spring) – quarterly pic
Shot this photo just as the sun was coming up. You can see the light on in my loft through the window on the second story and the reflection of the sun, too. I love our home. But have really fallen down on spring cleaning it this year.
Lucia entertained Cami by standing upside down on her head. We tried to get Cami to do it, too. But the bed was too wiggly for her liking.
Playing in the sprinkler in the summer was always a happy thing for me. We didn’t do it a lot because my father’s well-groomed yard was precious to him. But when we did, it was fun. PC and I offered to babysit for the girls this Sunday after church for a few hours. We took them to the outlet mall for a soft pretzel (prenzel) and to play in the splash pads.
So this is one might be a bit of a stretch. Work with me, though.
I am currently working on a bicycle collage project with Jennifer Chamberlin through The Maker Beehive. The first step in this collage is creating a background onto which we will add the bicycle theme. When we visited France in 2009, I was taken with the number of very classy women pedaling bikes in dresses and street shoes. Sometimes even heels. Decided to use some of our photos from that trip with images from Pinterest to create a Parisian-feeling backdrop for my collage. Used loads of printer ink printing these images to get them the right size and color (wanted a vintage tone).
Snapped this lovely lighting, staircase and wall paper during our tour of The Kentucky Castle in Lexington. I like the contrast between the white globes on the light fixture and the darks banister and rail on the stairs.
Our kitty Purrsnickitty has the smoothest, shiniest coat. She is a glossy orange-black-white calico. I recently purchased Snick and her sister Purrsimmony each a new bed. In the photo below, Snick is catching 40 winks in Simmony’s bed. Hard to tell the head from the tail in this picture.
Here’s a more recognizable shot of this sweet baby.
I snapped this shot of Lucia admiring the clouds above and below our plane as we flew home from our trip to Kentucky. Both girls did so well on the plane. I was proud of them. Lucia enjoyed being up among the clouds and the angels.
My new kimono arrived in the mail today and it is the most beautiful combination of color and pattern. It will go with everything. The first photo is unfiltered.
Edited the photo using the Prisma filters for the effects below.
Had a little fun with this prompt, too. Photographed my craft card chocked full of all the goodies I use in scrapbooking, collage making, painting, and all the other crafts I enjoy doing. I edited the original photo to filter out all the other colors assigning them a gray tone. When I did, the red just popped.
Do you say fireflies or lightning bugs? Most often, I call them lightning bugs. But don’t have much opportunity to call them anything because we don’t have them in El Paso. While we were in Kentucky, Lauren was very hopeful to see lightning bugs again. And excited for her husband and daughters to see them for the first time.
In the photo below, Lauren is searching for fireflies just after dark outside our hotel. She almost looks like an apparition wandering about in the shadows.
P.S. We did find some fireflies!! It was magical.
I noticed while window shopping at Old Navy the other day, there were lovely floral prints everywhere. Seems like feminine dresses in tiny florals are especially on trend for summer.
Was wiping down the guest bedroom ceiling fan as part of my spring cleaning regimen when I realized…’hey, my dust cloth is ORANGE!’
Starts with F
My sweet daughter Lauren sent me this adorable floral arrangement. A Mer-kitty. Isn’t it just the sweetest thing? She always sends the best bouquets. And the note attached was especially precious, too.
A bit blurry but here is my fork from the retirement luncheon I attended with PC today.
This bed of daisies and tiny daffodils was growing in front of Mom’s assisted living facility. It looked so cheerful that I had to snap a picture. And then tuck the memory of these blooms into my heart.
2021 Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt
So excited to have spent Friday evening catching up on blog reading and to discover that Mary Lou has released the photo prompts for the summer photo scavenger hunt. Yay!!! You can visit her post here at Patio Postcards for more information. Keep in mind, there are only 2 rules; please use photos taken between 06.01.-09.30.2021. The second rule is one I wasn’t aware of from participating in previous challenges. You or a loved one must have taken the photo. I always thought I had to be the photographer!! First check in/link up will be Wednesday, 06.30.2021.
2021 SPSH List
- A Breakfast of Champions
- Favourite Time of Day
- Something To Represent Home But Not The Building
- Head In The Clouds; shapes or interesting patterns
- The Art Of The Fold
- Something That Makes You Laugh or Happy
- What’s In Bloom
- Window Views
- Something Older Than You
- The Delivery Van/Truck Making The Deliveries
- The Shape of Round/Circular
- Something That Is Cause For Celebration
- Your Marie Kondo Moment – Or Not
- Inside Your Fridge Or Cupboard
- Your Best Doodle Art (not public graffiti)
- A Guilty Pleasure; Something That Recharges You
- An Exit
- Upside Down, Right Side Up
- Steps, But Who’s Counting
- Decades Of Sharing; find something in your home that is from the 70’s or80’s or 90’s or 00’s
A: show off your COVID safety; masks, cleaning, or other related supplies
B: a local landmark
C: the most beautiful landscape photo of the season
Do you participate in any photo challenges? If not, consider this your cordial invitation to join either of these challenges or the Sunday Stills challenge hosted by Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. I find that participating in photo challenges encourages me to take a closer look at the beautiful world we live in.
Hope you have some fun planned this weekend. It was 106* here today and will be even hotter tomorrow. We brought our stray kitty Fluff inside during the hottest part of the day. Put her in the bathroom with food, water and a litter box. She napped for about 3 hours until it cooled off some outside. Have ordered her a cooling mat and we are looking at a misting system. Be sure to protect your pets from the elements – hot or cold.
Hugs and kisses,