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


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.  


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


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

Josiah (10) with Bono (7 mos.)

Grace (6) with Bono (7 mos.)


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  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.  


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!  


Unknown 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.

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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