I had a wonderful trip last week to Southern California to visit family, vacation with Clara and run the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon. I'll post more about my adventures later, but the short version is: Clara and I finished the race successfully, and we had a terrific time together.
While I was away, the 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt went live, and I am thrilled by the number of people who have said they plan to participate! I also began collecting items from the list. #4 An Airplane was easy, since we traveled by air on our trip. While at the airport, I was also able to find #14 An stained glass item or a mosaic:
I put this item on the list with my cousin Irene in mind because she is a wonderful stained glass artist. But I found some wonderful glass mosaic murals at the San Diego airport and grabbed my camera to document them. I think this is often the way the Scavenger Hunt works for me - I know where some items definitely are (like the airplane), and I stumble across others. The lesson I take from this is don't be discouraged if you don't know where you'll ever find a fisherman or a windmill. They might turn up when you least expect it!
Since the list has been up for a few days, I wanted to check in and see if anyone had any questions or concerns. If so, let me know.
I'm also curious about whether people have started to post their finds yet. I'm very behind in my blog reading (hope to fix that tomorrow), so if you have a post up, let me know in the comments, and I'll come visit. I did manage to read Mary's post which has seven finds, including a wonderful picture of clouds in the shape of a little Westie dog running and playings (yes, seriously).
Finally, thanks to everyone who's posted about the Hunt. As I have always said, the more the merrier!