08 May 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday | Sprouting



1.  {Sprouting} – This is Tommy, Zoë’s tomato plant.  Every week, she makes a drawing of how big her plant is and writes a couple of sentences in her plant journal for school. {I help her with the spelling, but the words are all hers.}

Sprouting
{Used Kim Klassen’s Nature’s Beauty texture in Soft Light 100%/ Multiply 10%/ Lighten 10%}
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2.  {SOOC} – Absolutely no touch-up or fixing whatsoever. Once in a while I get an SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) shot that I’m really happy with.  This is one of them.

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3.  {Lazy} -  When I’m feeling lazy, we sometimes order out for pizza!

Lazy

4.  {Isn’t It Ironic?} -  I’m not particularly girly-girly nor was/am I particularly fond of dancing, so I find it a bit ironic what a girly girl Zoë is and how much she loves to dance.  Give her an open space and she will claim it as her stage and twirl away and dance to her heart’s content.

Ironic 
5.  {Smells Like Spring} – I really can’t tell whether or not these flowers have smell and whether they smell like spring, but this was taken on a fine spring day.  Just imagine that the flowers have a fresh, spring-y fragrance, okay?  (Why, yes, I used a Justin Bieber quote!)

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Happy Mother’s Day!
 

45 COMMENTS:

tinajo said...

Fantastic, I smile everytime I see your pics. :-) How beautiful that first one is - great work! :-)

Pieni Lintu said...

Your sprouting shot is very beautiful!!!

Grace said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! Z. is just so sweet twirling in the middle of the sidewalk as if she was a ballerina on stage. :-)

Nezzy said...

Awwww, notthin' like the smell of spring and a dancin' girly girl to enjoy it to have the perfect day. I love the fact that Zoe named her tomato plant. The flower picture is gorgeous just the way it is! Wow...no touch ups!

God bless you and have a beautiful Mother's Day with your fam! :o)

Dina said...

Such a great SOOC! And, I love the last one.

Sara Smo said...

Your SOOC shot is amazing, I just brought that plant to my 93 year old grandmother today, its stunning! Great shots!

tara said...

Love your isn't it ironic shot!! So sweet!

Cecily R said...

Seriously, your SOOC shot is beautiful. The color is amazing!

I love your tiny dancer...it just looks like happy freedom to me. :)

Cedar said...

Terrific! Your SOOC shot is wonderful and I love your dancing girl, but I think my favorite is the tomato plant! The texture works so well with it!

Melissa said...

These are great captures this week! The lazy one put a smile on my face because it's so true...and who doesn't love pizza? The little girl dancing also put a big smile on my face, it's a beautiful shot.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Fabulous captures and what an appropriate name for a tomato :) Great sooc of the Ixora flowers - and that's probably my favourite colour of those blooms. Zoe doing a little twirl is so beautiful aswell.

Kat Sloma said...

The colors of flowers do make great contrast in an image! Wonderful, SOOC shot and perfect visual contrast. Thanks for linking in to Exploring with a Camera. I hope you link in again next week with a Visual Contrast shot!

Lizzy said...

Great SOOC and your Ironic shot is just perfect.

deb duty said...

Beautiful photos! Your sooc doesn't need a thing! It's perfect as is! I love those nights when we get pizza :)

misc.alaina said...

Such beautiful shots! Also like your take on lazy - not lazy at all!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Such awesome shots this week and Happy Mother's Day! I love the first one - good for Zoe. I have a tendency to kill plants.

Kimberly Gauthier said...

These are fantastic! I love the Ironic shot. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Kindred Spirit said...

What beautiful shots, Zoe is absolutley precious. & I love the textures on sprouting! & lol at lazy :D Happy Mother's Day!!!

Carla Hutchins said...

We had pizza several times this week too! :) Love your last shot!

Brooke said...

Love the shot of your darling little gal dancing. She is precious - and is sportin' some cute little shoes!

homeschoolceo said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You have a gift.

A very Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Dorian Susan said...

As always I love your photos. The one of your daughter is my fave. I'm convinced that the moms who are not girlie-girls, get the pinkest little ones, and vice versa. My poor mom wanted a pink girl, alas-I was all about sports, trucks, jeans, and dirt. It's one of God's little jokes I think.
PS-getting pizza is not lazy, it's fun.

blueviolet said...

Since all I'm capable of are SOOC's, I so appreciate knowing that lovely shots like that are possible. Of course, it also depends on the photographer. *sigh*

Love your girly girl!

momphotographer said...

awesome shots! my favorite two: the "sprouting", and "isn't it ironic" love the story behind each of them!
Happy Mothers Day!

Anika said...

It is such a happy post. Great images!

Sarah said...

Great photos as always. Love you SOOC. That pizza looks yummy.

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Absolutely beautiful shots!!!! Your SOOC is fantastic!!!

Tara said...

Fabulous shots, your sooc is awesome and I love your sprouting!

Maddy said...

Love the sprout photo and the SOOC shot...my SOOC never look that good :)

mommy of Five said...

love your photos this week. your "ironic" shot is great! i think it is a girl thing...my daughters will ask to wear dresses just so they can dance and make their dresses "swirl"! makes them feel like little princesses!
love the color in your SOOC picture as well.

Alicia said...

I am always so impressed with your photos! I always think I have to have a "face" in it, but I just adore that pizza shot! And look at your little girl!!! She is growing up so quick! And she is so pretty!!!!!!

I hope you had a wonderful mother's day!!!!!

Tamar SB said...

That is such a cool flower! And love the twirl shot, such a precious moment! Happy mother's day, hope it rocked!
Tamar

fiddlehead said...

beautiful shots......loving your sprout shot!

My Captivating Images said...

Love your lazy shot! :)

Dirt On The Rocks said...

Belated Mother's Day! I hope you had a fantastic weekend with your family. Her plant and her journal for it is pretty awesome. I feel like it's something I would do with my son even if it wasn't a school project.

Karli said...

OK, I'm dying over the twirling! When, WHEN will Livia start to twirl?! She tramples, barges, shoves...you know.

Your SOOC looks like my EDITS, and I'm loving your use of quotes with the photos - love love LOVE it!

It was so great to hear from you & I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with those precious kiddos! Have a great week! :-)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So adorable. V

i.ikeda said...

Beautiful photos and they capture the spirit of Spring perfectly, especially the one of Zoe dancing and twirling her dress. :)

And the Justin Bieber quote makes me chuckle at how appropriate it would be for him to say that.

Serline said...

Spring and Sprouting are my favs this week, especially the Morihei Ueshiba quotation...

Henrietta said...

Beautiful work, there is so many favs for me:)

Linda Makiej said...

Lovely texture work!!

Leah C said...

Fabulous photos!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your photography and textures are wonderful. I have been browsing all over your blog, and I am in love. My family and I lived in Hong Kong for five years when my daughters were little. I was browsing all of your photographs and recognizing all of our favorite places. We lived in Hong Kong Parkview for four years and then we moved to Repulse Bay and lived in Burnside Estates. Hong Kong is still woven into my spirit, and a day doesn't go by that our family doesn't take about our life there.

I am so happy to have found you and to be able to get lost in your gorgeous photography.
Karen

alicia said...

So many great ones, but I am in love with that first one. Bravo.

Marilyn said...

Lovely, especially the one that is SOOC.

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