Sunday, November 11, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This week's scavenger hunt items were
  1. Nature
  2. Vintage or Retro
  3. Whimsical
  4. Cooking
  5. Week's Best


NATURE

I saw these birds on the top of ALDI after we had finished loading our groceries into the van. I waited for a few minutes, camera ready, to capture them in mid-air again as they were when I first spotted them.  (My guess is that they were being territorial and each trying to run the other bird off.  There was a lot of aggressive-looking hopping and charging going on.) 




The weather looked like it was getting a little wild on Wednesday.  There was only one huge clap of thunder and that was pretty much it, although the kids spotted what they thought was a little hail.  Whatever it was, it was short-lived.  



RETRO

Look!  There's some nature on my retro dryer! 



WHIMSICAL

My kids with an oversized puppy...'nough said.

Josiah (10) with Bono (7 mos.)


Grace (6) with Bono (7 mos.)


COOKING



I tried great white northern beans in a chili recipe this week.  I am allergic to most kinds of beans, and have been trying to gather the nerve to try these beans to see if I reacted. 



Fortunately, I didn't notice a reaction, so now I have two types of beans I know I can eat (this, and baked beans).  Woo hoo!

Click on this link to see the recipe I modified from AllRecipes.com.  My modifications:  I make this completely on the stove top rather than crock pot (mostly due to lack of planning, but also because I already have used the skillet so why not finish it there?).  I use 1 can of diced tomatoes rather than the tomato soup, I omit the red pepper flakes or else my kids would not/could not eat this, and I only use 1 can of beans. However, now that I know I can eat the great white northern beans, I may use 2 cans next time.  


WEEK'S BEST

The thing that tickles me about this farmland shot is that this picturesque scene is right next to a large car dealership and across from a bank, two restaurants, and a government building. 






Click on the link below to see others' photographs or to join in next week's hunt!  



4 comments:

Kimberly said...

Great set! Love the birds and that farm. You'd never know it was in such a busy area.

Saun said...

Awesome! love the birds and the farm shots.

Verna Lantz said...

These are great! I love your "nature" shot. Very cool! :)

Julie from Momspective said...

Beautiful work, I'd be loving up on the puppy too!

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