Sunday, June 17, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I know, I know...I've missed quite a few hunts over the past few to be exact.  Life sure has a way of interrupting our routine doesn't it?  During the last seven weeks I told myself I would most certainly participate in this week's hunt only to realize it was Saturday and was a soccer game or tournament to attend or I had to work or you know how it is...! I wasn't even going to look at this week's prompts as I am knee deep in end of the year paperwork but my BFF realized we both needed some "me" time with our cameras so she drug (and I mean drug) me out of my work related training to go on the hunt for this week's prompts.  I am happy to say all but one picture was found this week and in one day!  Boy did it sure feel good to go exploring with Shay again.  Let's do it again this week Shay!  Alright enough about me...on to the real reason you stopped by my interpretations...


When I first read this prompt I wasn't sure what direction to go until Shay suggested we go exploring in the city.  What better place to meet me at the corner than the corner of the square in York City.  Although it doesn't appear so in the picture this intersection is usually quite busy!  For the record, these are two of the busiest roads in York County and for you history buffs out there Market street is also known as Lincoln Highway.


I was really stumped with this one!  
I know it might be a stretch but wasn't technology used to create the planter to hold Mother Nature's Beauty??? 
Even it it doesn't count...I still think it's too cool not to share!
(Another view along Lincoln Highway)


Last week I attended three graduation ceremonies, two as a spectator and one as a faculty member.  When I read this prompt I immediately thought of the ceremonies and how high school graduation is just one step in our lives. 


(I am going to apologize in advance for what you are about to see... Shay double dog dared me to capture this and use it for this post and I can't let her down!)

I am not a fan of this new fashion statement so to me it was easy for me to say...what is wrong with this picture!  What is even funnier about this is there was a gentleman sitting at a table watching this man and the look on his face was priceless!  I wish I would have been able to capture it to include here!  

I need to digress for just a minute here...on Saturday I was at the mall shopping when I saw another What's wrong with this picture?  I was shopping for a bathing suit and right beside the rack of bathing suits was a rack of winter coats!  Now I do not live in the tundra where one would need a winter coat in the middle of summer.  The temperature on that day was a balmy 80 degrees!


I think perhaps this is my favorite hunt picture this week.  I shot many things for this prompt but when I saw this flag and the reflection in the window I knew this had to be my Standing Tall prompt especially since we just celebrated Flag Day.  I am proud to be an American and very thankful for our flag and all it represents.

Well that's all folks!  Thanks for taking the time to stop in and visit with me!  I am so excited to be back in the hunt and can't wait to see how all of you interpreted the prompts this week.

Focusing on Him,

Saturday, June 16, 2012

To my friend...


"If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile... But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me." 



In honor of Best Friend Day...which I of course missed! 

It's been awhile...

 since I posted on here in fact two people have pointed it out that I have not been on here in awhile. Thanks Nana and Wendy.   I could say it was because I was out on some big photo adventure...but I'd be lying.  I could say it was because Shay and I were out building our business...but that too would be a lie. I don't have any excuses as to why other than life has just really gotten in the way.

It's almost been a month since I last posted and so many exciting things have happened.  Our son "graduated" eighth grade. More on that in another post! (I'm still wiping the tears from my eyes!) Our daughter's soccer team had another undefeated season. (Way to go NEYSA Blitz!) I went to two proms...well not really...I actually just shot prom pictures for various friends.  I've attended three different graduations and cried as several of my youth have taken the next step in their young lives.  I had my camera at two of the graduations and took well over 400 pictures between the two events.  The third one was for work and I wasn't able to take pictures as I had several other jobs to attend to before and during the ceremony.

The biggest most exciting thing that happened was that my BFF, Shay and I, decided to pursue our passion for photography and start our own photography business, Sharpe and Hobbs Photography.  If you are looking for someone to capture your life's moments, please let us know.  We'd love to capture the beauty God blessed you with.  You can check out some of our work here.

As another school year is coming to a close I will have more time to explore and capture God's beauty and post on here more often. 

I need to give a special thanks to my very special BFF, Shay for begging me to grab my camera and escape into the great unknown for a little while on Friday. If I hadn't, I would have missed the simple joy of watching a butterfly land on these beautiful flowers.

If I hadn't taken my little fish to the pool for midnight swim Friday evening, I would have missed this breathtaking sunset or hanging out with Wendy.  It's been so long!  I am hoping to have more time to find God's simple pleasures as summer days turn into summer nights. 

Thanks for taking a few moments out of your busy life to read my update!  

Taking time to Focus on Him this week,