Saturday, May 7, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Scavenger Hunt Sunday this week is••  SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera), Sprouting, Isn't it Ironic, Lazy and Smells Like Spring.

A nice sunny afternoon drew me outside to click off a few photos of the apple tree in our yard.  Apple blossoms are always a sign of spring for me.


With the cold spring we have had, everything is a little behind.  Still sprouting, still coming out, still waiting for warmth.

Isn't it Ironic

Isn't it ironic that sometimes when we take a photo we really don't see everything it has to offer?  Each little raindrop on my windsheild has a tiny reflection of the telephone pole in it.  They are all upside down.  I didn't even notice this detail until I was checking out my photos of the day.


I've gotten lazy... this is where I started - one speed, coaster breaks, and chrome.  As kids we used to coast down hills and push our bikes back to the top for another go.  We had tassles on the handle bars, clickers in the wheels and maybe even a cool white basket with plastic flowers mounted on the handle bars or a banana seat.   Now I have 27 speeds, carbon fiber, speed clip pedals, and shimano shifters.  I can't even imagine riding with just one speed anymore.

Smells like Spring

Nothing smells more like spring to me than lilacs.


  1. I think you're so right about everything you've said today. Laziness, lilacs, noticing things after the fact. All brilliant.
    With all those 27 might be a lovely gentle change to just pedal a one speed-love the reflection in the bell too..."ring, ring."

  2. Oh, your irony is PERFECT. I love it when I discover things I never expected when I'm going through my pictures!

  3. loved your lazy shot - what a great bike!! and soo cool with the ironic shot - I would have missed those reflections completely!

  4. That isn't it ironic shot is pretty incredible. Nicely done!

  5. I miss bike riding... Love the ironic shot - - it makes the rain worth it when little treasures are discovered after the fall.

  6. All of your photos are amazing! Can't pick a favorite.


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