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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Busy week, the rain has returned. We had a great go at sunshine.  It hadn't rained since June, and now the temps have dropped, and fall is in the air.

Here are this week's prompts. As usual, I took a few liberties with the cues.

                                                                    Bucket List

This was on my bucket list. Going to Albuqurque hot air balloon festival. It was an amazing time!
                                                                         FINGERTIPS
 The person operating the loom uses their fingertips to push the yarn through the strings.
                                                                  FAITHFULNESS
 This is a church in Santa Fe NM. The story goes that the church was unfinished and needed a staircase to get to the upper level. The nuns prayed for days and days. One day a stranger rode into town on a burro, locked himself in the sanctuary and then left without being paid. This is the staircase that he built. The nuns believe it was a saint, and others believe it was Jesus.

                                                                 Then and Now      
 As I mentioned, we have had such lovely weather until Friday. Gotta take the good with the bad, and this rainbow in the early morning was the good.

                                             WATER DROP/FLOWING
 

25 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Gorgeous shots! Love the rainbow! We're having a rainy fall here too, I kept joking with my sister that we had switched weather patterns!

Andrea Dawn said...

Oh my, MG, you have really rocked it this week. Love the hot air balloon, the fountain, the staircase . . . great work.

Deanna said...

wonderful group of photos...I love that part of the country, so vibrant with colors and textures. I bet you had a wonderful time at the balloon fest..that is on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing the story of the church, beautiful!!

Barb said...

I went to the balloon festival a couple years ago - what an experience to see the sky filled with them. (And what a rainbow sky you photographed!)

Patti said...

Whatever the story - that church is beautiful!
What a wonderful series of shots you have - thank you for sharing.

tiarastantrums said...

oh someone else mentioned this balloon festival - I am going to have to google this!

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, I love those pretty colors. Great shots.

Magdaleena said...

Great shots, love the balloon!

Splendid Little Stars said...

love your shots and the stories behind them!
A few years ago I was in Albuquerque at Balloon Festival time. Unfortunately it was cancelled due to weather.

Verna Lantz said...

Gorgeous! Kindred spirits indeed. Wasn't the balloon festival so much fun? I would go every year if I could. Maybe next year we will continue on up to Santa Fe. Looks so beautiful!

Kim C. said...

Great balloon shot! Gorgeous colors and sky!

Charlotte Rawles said...

Love the rainbow and hot air balloon! Beautiful :)

No Greater Love said...

Oh...you went to the balloon festival??? Sooo cool. :) I wish we could have gone. One day. And...I love your picture of that church...I have heard about that church from so many people....

MaryGene, I just love that I get to still see pictures from you every Sunday. :) I miss being in class with you!

Honey Mommy said...

Love those first two shots! I think I saw that same hot air balloon at a Balloon fest on the fourth of July. Your shot is lovely.

Christine E-E said...

all your shots are amazing! I want to touch the yarn in that loom... and that staircase! the wood looks beautiful. Lovely story about the staircase too!

Dina Lettre said...

Okay, that church is amazing. Wow! And, I really love your 1st shot. So, so beautiful!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love hot air balloons, the staircase is very light and lovely, and a great fountain shot.

Buckeroomama said...

The balloon festival must have been so much fun. I love that spiral staircase in the church. :)

Have a great week!

Katie said...

The church is stunning, especially the staircase!

Emily S said...

Beautiful photos! I love that balloon shot.

Ida said...

Awesome set.
Loved the Bucket List - Still hoping to do that myself someday.

Also enjoyed the Faithfulness shot and the Water Shot.

Ida said...

Awesome set.
Loved the Bucket List - Still hoping to do that myself someday.

Also enjoyed the Faithfulness shot and the Water Shot.

Patrice said...

Great photos, MaryGene - I visited that same chapel and loved the story of the staircase!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh wow! What great shots you have in this set! What an adventure. My mom did the balloon thing in Albuquerque once- amazing!!!

Liz said...

Wow!! Such a lovely selection! I love them all but "Bucket List" is perfect!!

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