Thursday, 28 June 2012

On your marks, get set, go ...

OK, time to divert away from all these hospital/illness posts.  Time to turn the creative part of my brain back on.  Time to start thinking about the Scavenger Hunt over at Rinda's blog.  This was such good fun last year and I was so pleased to see that she has organised it again. 
When I saw number 7 'Person playing a musical instrument' I knew I had to get a picture of my son and his guitar before he leaves for Tanzania tomorrow.  Yes, tomorrow.  How did that sneak up on us so quickly?  It's a gloriously sunny day here today and he was wandering around the garden strumming his guitar - a perfect photo opportunity.

7 Person playing Whilst sitting in the lounge watching Wimbledon on the TV I noticed that the sun was making a really pretty pattern with shadows from the patio table and chairs.  Hang on a minute … shadows?  I’m sure I saw a category called A Shadow.  Sure enough, here’s number 11

11 shadow
I think that today has been a bit of a turning point here, I’m actually getting bored from sitting around doing nothing.  Up until now, I’ve been so worried about moving that I’ve been happy to just sit and heal.  One thing I have noticed from looking out my bedroom window more than I would normally do is this little fellow

P1030606I am reliably informed he is a goldfinch, and just look at how pretty his feathers are.  Such colours and patterns.  I did notice he had a lady friend round earlier this morning so maybe there is a nest somewhere close.

I’m trying to guess which will be the category that I have problems with this year on the Scavenger Hunt.  Last year the unicycle beat me; I’m hoping that this year I will make it to all 21.  Are you joining in too?  A friend popped round with a get well present of an acrylic mini book for me.  Just in case I was getting bored, you know.  So I’m just thinking, won’t that make a fab mini book to put my scavenger pictures in?  And there was me wondering what I was going to do tomorrow.  Clear that dining room table husband, the craft supplies are coming back!




10 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

That mini album sounds like the perfect project to be getting on with,Deb.....glad to hear you're feeling a bit better now.

Beverly said...

Love hearing that you are getting itchy to be up and about and creating. I think the bride may be the one to trip me up this year but that will be better than last year. Here's to another day ER free ;)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Glad that you are feeling up to blogging. And both photo finds are smashing.
Here's to a continued, uneventful recovery!
rind

Louise said...

good to hear you are feeling better. Nice photos x

Scrappi Sandi said...

A bit of scrapping therapy will soon put ou right!! Great start on the scavenger hunt...I'm hoping to grab one or two from the list overthe weekend...don't worry about beng bhind on 365+1....I have six wees of collages to catch up on & not a photo taken for this week yet!! :O I'm going to make the most of Lee being in China next week to brimng that & my MMEW album up to date!! Holidays eh!! ;D
Good to hear you're feeling better :D

Cheri said...

I'm getting a little jealous of everyone's fabulous starts on the Scavenger Hunt! Crafting is definitely a fantastic way to convalesce... enjoy!

Sandie said...

Love the shadow photo, it' amazing what is there if only we take time to look. Glad you are home and feeling a bit better. Good luck with the album, what a thoughtful friend!

Karen said...

So glad you are getting your scrap back on. Love the photos x

Jane said...

glad you are feeling a bit better, you have been through a rough time.
That shadow photo is amazing.

Elizabeth said...

I wonder where I will ever find someone playing a musical instrument. No one in my family has the slightest talent for something like that. The table's shadow is very pretty--great shot.