Karma has posted her selections for the April scavenger hunt. She’s suggested that we post at least four photographs of our favorite things. This one was a bit tough, because I seem to have a lot of favorite things, but I finally picked a few pictures that I think best represent my favorite things.
Cannot go without listing the iPad and my morning coffee! Those things without which I could not start my day. Or I could not happily start my day. The day would come without them, but it would not come without them without a grump, or two, or more, from me.
My Blurb books, created from my digital scrapbooks, of photos taken during the period of a year or during special trips. The top one showing here is my photographic record of the year 2010; below it are the books created from the Portland trip to see the American Idol concert, a book created from the last trip husband and I made to the Oregon coast, a book of old photos of my mother and father, and a book telling the story of the early days in the relationship of husband and me. In the bookcase in the living room are the scrapbooks I printed myself before I discovered Blurb.
Stretching it a bit – Karma suggested photos of hobbies – other than photography. In truth, I forgot that exception when I was selecting photos. After reading her instructions again, I dipped my head in shame (or at least pseudo-shame), then began to rationalize. That’s one of my best-developed abilities, rationalization. It especially comes into play when I really want something I don’t need. In any case, this photo represents a “thing” that is one of my favorites – my camera. It isn’t a representation of hobby in this instance. You do see the difference, yes?
Our front deck, on which I have the pleasure of spending lots of time in the warm weather seasons, watching the birds, breathing the fresh air, enjoying a glass of wine and when my kids are here, their company.
Shasta heard me thinking about this challenge and said she wanted to play too. PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE, she said. With those eyes, I could not resist. So this picture above is her selection of her favorite things – one of her Nylabones and her used-to-be-stuffed rabbit.
There are many many things I have not represented here – my hobbies, which include the afore-mentioned but unmentionable photography (actually I take pictures – my son is the photographer), knitting, reading, spending time with the people I love, gardening, blogging.
As a bonus, we were to post a photo representing what we think are some of Karma’s favorite things. Tough one, that. I think her favorite things are spending time with her family – how do I show that in a photo? Another of her favorite things is photography – not permitted. The cruise she and her family just took – she’s doing a terrific job of showing that on her blog. Which is where you should go now – to Karma’s blog using the link above. Try it, you’ll like it!