a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Scavenger Hunt

This past winter I participated in a winter picture scavenger hunt hosted in part by Eileen over at In My Playroom.  There were 21 items on the list to get pictures of plus 3 additional substitutions if you couldn't find one of the original 21 themes on the list.  It was fun to do and I thank my hubby because he helped with taking pictures for the the items as well as looking for them himself.

Here's my list of entries:

The first item on the list was a robin redbreast; they don't have them here in Arizona as far as I know and could never find a picture of one on anything else so I substituted that with an animal statue.



Tinsel.

Outdoor Lighting



Star



Snowman (or two)


Puddle



Berries



Wreath



Tree that lost all its leaves


A Windy Day (got lucky with this one; day after Christmas in Phoenix it was windy and cold; poor Santa;  having trouble standing upright in the wind)



Favorite Pudding


Fancy button (off hubby's dad's Navy uniform)


Street Art (in Phoenix on a school building)



Afternoon Tea; (Eileen lives in England and I'm sure she was thinking of perhaps their tea, but this was about the best I could think of for afternoon tea here)



Candlelight


Chimney


Ladder (at one of the local grocery stores in the Scottsdale area by Phoenix)



Arrow (times three)



Fountain



Cutlery



My own handwriting (this one was compulsory; could not be substituted)



There we go :) It was fun to do.

Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt?

38 comments:

Mevely317 said...

How fun! I'm pretty sure I must have participated in a scavenger hunt as a kid, but nothing memorable comes to mind.

I don't want to spoil anything aloud, but I've a hunch where the stone stallion was taken, plus the 'puddle' ... what a way to think outside the box!
For some reason, the chimney whispers, "welcome home.

Your mealtime blessing is lovely.



joeh said...

Great idea for a scavenger hunt.

Sally said...

Great photos.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That was a fun thing to do. You got some great pictures to share .

Ann Bennett said...

Such a nice collection of pictures. lol at the tea. I liked the handwriting photo's nice detail of the prayer.
We get Robins in Georgia. They fly through during the end of January every year to not be seen again. I would have had to use a horse too.

Chatty Crone said...

I have years ago - but this reminded me of how much fun it was!!!

Intense Guy said...

You got a lot of wonderful photos!

I had a chuckle at "puddle".

:)

jack69 said...

I cannot remember one, but it always sounded like fun. I did enjoy te pictures and you have some great comments, Myra is always saying what I would like to say. Love from our in NC. (A visit with 'The Bench' is always interesting!)

Pat Hatt said...

Sure got them all at your hall. lol Santa looks to be a bit drunk. That is one big puddle too.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a wonderful collection! And what fun. I've never participated in a scavenger hunt. I should consider it!

Paula Kaye said...

That would have been a fun scavenger hunt. We used to have them when I was a kid. I have made scavenger hunts for my kids. Your handwriting is pretty!! My favorite picture was of that poor Santa who couldn't stand up. It very much demonstrated the wind, which would be hard to photograph!!

Joanne Noragon said...

Well done!

Liz A. said...

That's quite the puddle.

This reminds me of my high school photography class. Our last quarter assignment was a scavenger hunt. We had a huge list of photos we had to take of things at school, around town, etc.

Jerralea said...

What fun! I got amused at the size of your puddle and I loved the photos of the berries.

A scavenger hunt with photos sounds like a fun thing to do.

Wendy said...

I love scavenger hunts. Of course, I haven't been on one in years. Never done an online one though. I love how the fallen Santa proves it was a windy day. This has inspired me to plan a genealogy scavenger hunt for all my gene pals. I wonder how many will give it a try.

Linda Reynolds said...

How fun!! And great photos... 😀

Saleslady371 said...

No I haven't but I hear it's a lot of fun! Great photos.

lyndagrace said...

You did a good job! I wonder if you set out to find all of the things at once or did you just happen upon some of them?
I don't recall ever participating in a scavenger hunt. Perhaps an Easter egg hunt, though. I like taking pics, so I would have enjoyed joining in on this one.

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

You did a great job on this...and what a great idea, too! I've never been on a scavenger hunt...cyber or otherwise. Kinda sad, isn't it? Someone should do a spring scavenger hunt! That would be fun.

I wonder what your handwriting says about you? lol I've read that you can see personality traits in handwriting, but I don't know that I put a lot of stock in that.

A to Z is coming up pretty quickly!!

Bijoux said...

We did lots of scavenger hunts in Girl Scouts. Was it hard to find a puddle where you live? I like your afternoon tea!

DMS said...

I haven't done a scavenger hunt in ages! This sounds like tons of fun. I loved seeing what you picked for each item on the list! The afternoon tea cracked me up. The ladder looks cool- I don't think we have ladders at the package stores (liquor stores are called package stores in CT) here. Thanks for sharing!
~Jess

Juli G said...

Crazy fun! Be sure to tell me if there's another one... I often need an excuse to get back to the blog. :)

The cub scout troop here uses a lot of scavenger hunts to finish up their badges... this last one was a selfie one where they had to find a white oak, ferns, berries, etc. and then get a selfie with all the scouts in the photo along with the item... no selfie sticks allowed.

Crazy, wacky, boyish fun. :)

Linda said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Our youth group has done it. Good luck on all your adventures!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like so much fun and you did a great job! I can't remember the last time I did a scavenger hunt. Hope your having a nice weekend. Debby

Greenpatches said...

I've never heard of an online scavenger hunt before. Beautiful images.

Megan Whitson Lee said...

This is a great idea. I've never done an online scavenger hunt, but I love a good scavenger hunt normally. My hometown used to do them every year for fun fest, and there would be clues all around the town that would lead to great prizes.

salemslot9 said...

I was involved in a scavenger hunt
in junior high school
at one of my friend's sleepovers

pour me a long island iced tea, please

Sunni said...

Betty,

That sounds like a lot of fun and you got a lot of great pics. I like the idea of a scavenger hunt.

Veronica Lee said...

I've never participated in a scavenger hunt. Sounds like fun! Love your collection, Betty.

Mum said...

Mine's up and running now. I've loved looking at all your pictures.
xx

Miriam said...

Hi! Visiting from the Winter Scavenger Hunt. Well done on collecting all the items. I love your take on afternoon tea! and the sky in the street art is just fabulous! Love your take on the Windy one too.

Diane said...

Fabulous photos. Congratulations lon completing the scavenger hunt!

Elizabeth said...

I did a picture scavenger hunt for a college elementary teacher math class. We had to find geometry and numbers occurring in nature, but we did get a few cheats with some man-made items. It was a lot of fun! I like your puddle photo :)

Maggie said...

What a great collection! I wanted to comment on every one. The afternoon tea is brilliant. I like the ladder. The kitchen knives. In fact all of them!

Barbara said...

A lovely selection of photos for the scavenger hunt, I like your take on afternoon tea!

Jennifer Goble said...

Great Idea....I'm going to put that in my hat for later. We live in PX in the winter...and Bisbee....love Prescott. I also like your bench idea.

Eileen T said...

Thanks for joining in with the scavenger hunt. You've got a great set of photos - I especially like the street art and the ladder - both very different from anything I've seen where I live.

Mandy Justin said...

This post makes me so happy! I have wanted to participate in a photo scavenger hunt before, but I never found or made the time. All of your Christmas pictures make the experience look like so much fun! And plus, doing it at Christmas time? All the better! Maybe I should commit to doing the next one I see… It's a fantastic way to document the month. Things change so fast over the years.

Oh - and no red robins there? That's odd and kind of a fun fact. The horse statue is kind of a neat and interesting response to the prompt. :)