Scavenger Hunt Sunday

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Yes, it’s Sunday again and I cannot believe it! Seriously weeks fly and I seem to get nothing done.
As usual, I promise myself to be more productive and not waste time this week. I’ve been feeling like crap honestly. Not sure why- probably the cold- but I’ve been slacking on my pilates, or cleaning or even working half-heartedly.

So here’s my Scavenger Hunt items for today and let’s hope for a better week ahead.


It’s sort of hard to portray winter when you live in South Florida. Here are a few pointers to distinguish Florida’s winter from Florida’s summer.
Summer: always clouds in the sky, afternoon thunderstorms, green lush grass, temperatures in the high 80s
Winter: cloudless sky ALL THE TIME, No rain WHATSOEVER, grass has this greenish-yellowish tint and grows really slow, temperatures in high 70s ( except for the last two stinking cold years)


I’m not a fan of selective coloring. To me it speaks of amateur photographer ( no offense to anyone), but sometimes selective coloring can be done tastefully. As long as it doesn’t stand out, and feels like it’s natural (-ish) coloring, I’m fine with it ( like Ashley’s shot here). This shot is of the flag on the golf course that we live on: Valencia.


One of my favorite things about photography ( besides DOF) is framing. I love finding cool ways to photograph things. Sometimes it takes thinking out of the box which doesn’t always happen especially if you’re shooting on the go.


That was easy. The day the scavenger hunt was announced, it was super windy. I mean like, hammocks flying everywhere, tree branches falling. Score!

And finally


This was my favorite theme this week. I love flashbacks. I have over 45000 photographs from the last 8-10 years ( literally) and I love sharing.
This was taken in the summer of 2002 when I first met my future husband. Look how young and cute we both are. We were so happy and in love ( and we still are, but a different kind of love, the kind that lasts). My best friend Elena (on the right) is now in Italy, happily married to a great Italian guy Max and we are here in US, ready to have our first baby 🙂 It’s funny how life moves and changes.




Please don’t foger to VOTE daily!


Ni Hao Y'all

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  • Reply
    Ashley Sisk
    December 19, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    I love how you’ve interpreted the prompts this week and your portrayal of selective color is really nice. You did look so young in 2002 – but I would have as well at 20 years old. I really love your wind shot and framed…okay, I love them all.

    • Reply
      December 19, 2010 at 9:01 PM

      I was actually 17 there! 🙂

  • Reply
    December 19, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    Ooh really great shots. I can’t pick a favorite, I love the framed. I also love your description of the difference between summer and winter in Florida. 🙂

  • Reply
    December 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Beautiful photos!

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    Elena C.
    December 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Awwww! We were sooo young and kinda careless, and free 🙂 Great times!
    I totally loved winter in Florida 🙂
    btw, AJ looks almost the same now, young,
    yet way better taken care of (all the credits go to his young wife of course!) 🙂

    • Reply
      December 22, 2010 at 2:47 PM

      Haha! Yeah wife helps but it’s also his genes and now, belive it or not, he bought into the whole “take care of yourself” thing and puts on creams daily 🙂

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        Elena C.
        December 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM

        Awesome! 🙂

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    Rebecca Cooper
    December 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    Very pretty pictures! 🙂

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    Artistically Amy
    December 22, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Beautiful photos! I especially love the selective coloring; your processing is perfect for the feel of the photo.

    I know this is your first time linking up with Color Splash Sunday. Thanks for joining us, and I’ll hope you link up again! We are taking a break this Sunday, due to the holidays, but we’ll be back up again on January 2.

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