Monday, June 8, 2015

May Scavenger Hunt - Late


 Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. 
Henry David Thoreau


June, and I'm now getting to my May Scavenger Hunt. So it goes sometimes. Without further adieu.

http://suzzie43.blogspot.com/2015/06/scavenger-hunt-may-2015.html


The May List:

Blue

A Matisse Cut-out

Crystal
My grandfather was a Swedish Covenant minister. He used this bowl for baptisms. 

Vintage
1950's Red Wing Pottery. Vintage -- just like me. My mother had one like the long vessel. She would use it to make her floral arrangements with gladiolus to enter in the Mower County Fair every August. The pitcher was hers. I used it to make a purple petunia arrangement for entry one year. Second place in the Junior Division as I recall.

Fluff
Baby Geese

Global
We have three large Chinese Tallow trees beside our cabin. Each spring the bees come and they are here right now. I walk up the stairs and I can hear them all in the trees, buzzing. I chose this for global as the bees are disappearing. I'm glad to have them. You can see one on the blossom.
Mask
I bought this in Venice and carried it around and home in my backpack. Whenever my friend, Kris, comes to my house, she turns it over so she can't see it. It scares her. She says she never would have babysat at my house.

Bus
I drove this beast for 11 years. 160,000 miles. Had a lighter blue one for 120,000 miles before that. Drove those three boys everywhere from baseball practice to the Field of Dreams to Lambeau Field. One time we were headed for Grand Lake, Colorado and it died 1/4 mile from the summit of Trail Ridge Road. I don't know if you've ever been on Trail Ridge Road, but not a really good place to vapor lock. Why we were up there in a bus with 150,000 miles on it -- well, why not? After a few minutes rest, my husband patted the dashboard and it started. Figured it we got to the top, we could roll all the way back to Texas. Made it back just fine and got 10,000 more miles out of it before donating it. Youngest son got to drive it to school his senior year. He loved it.

Frame
The new frame for our entrance to the cabin. My husband has put in over a 100 hours painting and setting it. Almost done.

Collection
Assorted collections -- I was originally thinking books. And then I saw the reindeer. The trinkets from around the world. The photos and the other assorted junk. Yes, I know it needs yet another reorganization, but seems like I just did it. (Why does it always look worse when I take a picture of it? Looks fine when I'm sitting at my desk.)

 Poster
There should not be an apostrophe in The Andersons. Gotta fix that one of these days.

Ribbon
My Ribbon Box. I use them as pagemarkers for the journals I make.

Whatever I Want
The Magnolia trees were blooming last month. So pretty and the blossoms only last a day.



Okay, thinking I best get started on June.

24 comments:

  1. That vehicle IS a beast! What trips you took in it! And it pleased me to note we've been to so many of the same places--including Grand lake!

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    1. Mothers of boys. Mothers of boys. Oh, the things we never thought we'd see.

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  2. Fun shots and history.

    Love your van tales!

    We are on our second family van as well (over 100 K but not 160 with the first), and I prefer it to our other sport utility. The kids are young enough to enjoy being in it and not have to worry about street cred and I am way past that.

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    1. Yes, the van helped them spread out a little and we could haul everything with us. We had good times on those road trips. Also hauled a bunch of women places and extra kids.

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  3. No matter what it was, the bowl what baptized me was inferior.

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  4. An interesting post, Julie. Better late than never and I'm always too early with my scavenger hunt posts. I haven't got into the rhythm of doing this challenge each month. It's going to be a busy one for me so not sure if I'll get to do it this time. Anyway, I've enjoyed seeing your set of photos with the commentary. That's a special bowl, as is the pottery and the mask is scary! The van has done some mileage and I can imagine the family times and good service it gave you.

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    1. Yes, each one does take some time and thought, but I enjoy the hunt. Although, this next month seems a tad difficult. Will have to see how it goes.

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  5. I never heard of this scavenger hunt. I think, though, you did a great job of it. I enjoyed seeing all of your takes on these items, especially the "bus." :-)

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    1. DJan, here is the link. http://suzzie43.blogspot.com/
      I find it a good creative outlet. I'm not much of an artist so this gives me some photo practice and helps to make me notice more of what is around me.

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  6. Great pictures. I love magnolia trees. Our son has the same van and it never quits ...just keeps on trucking. Have a great week. Beckie

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    1. I swear I've seen both my vans around town.

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  7. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. I really like your photos of vintage, whatever you want, mask. Greenthumb

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    1. Thank you, greenthumb, for coming up with the idea!

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  8. Great interpretations - love the flower - and the baby geese - so soft and fluffy.

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  9. So much fun looking at what pleases your fancy! Looking forward to June now....

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    1. Thanks, Becky. Always amazes me what comes out of this.

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  10. Ooo. Lovely! That magnolia is just gorgeous.

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    1. Yes, I agree. So strange to me how I don't see things, ever. Then one day see, enjoy, and wonder where my head has been. The magnolia blossoms were like that for me. Always amazes me what I've missed and can still find.

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  11. A fun collection of images! I adore the scent of magnolias. I wore one to prom as my corsage.

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  12. Now that would have made a different corsage. Very pretty, I'm certain.

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