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October 2010 Photo Hunt ~ My Results

October 2010 Photo Hunt ~ My Results

Here are my photos from the October 2010 Photo Hunt Challenge.  Please head over to Photo Hunt Challenges to see all of the other Participant Entries.

In Disguise-  Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime Costume


Fall Colors {Taylor’s Falls- looking into Wisconsin over St Croix River)

Autumn in Taylors Falls on the St Croix

A Jack O’lantern (found at a Halloween party)
Jack O Lantern

a Shot from the Ground (my body-less cat, Pharaoh!)
From the Ground

a Landscape (St Croix River)
Autumn in Taylors Falls on the St Croix
a Fall Tradition- Coming ASAP

Books (my stack waiting to be read!)

Books I am Reading

Dining (Inside the local Red Robin)

Inside Red Robin ~ Shoreview, MN

Child/Children (my friend’s daughters)

Faces formed in Nature (rock that looks like an animal with stick in its mouth!)

Rock in Water (looks like animal)

Tilt-Shift Photography (Taylor’s Falls Queen Ferry Boat)
Taylor's Falls Queen (Tilt shift)
B & W with selective coloring- Coming ASAP

Tiny Yellow and Red Flowers 2

Best Photo taken October 23rd (Minnehaha Creek)

Stream in the Creepy Woods

Something from the Kitchen (freshly baked banana bread)

Banana Bread

Something Vintage (Old school Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls)

Vintage Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls
Something Creepy

Something Golden (Maple Leaves)

A Self-Portrait (ran a couple of actions on this one to give it the cartoon-y feel)
self portrait with flowers

Play Along with the October Photo Hunt!

Play Along with the October Photo Hunt!

It’s October 1st and I have posted a new Photo Hunt Challenge!  Head over here to sign up!

  1. In Disguise
  2. Crisp
  3. Fall Colors
  4. A Jack O’lantern
  5. a Shot from the Ground
  6. a Landscape
  7. a Fall Tradition
  8. Books
  9. Dining
  10. Child/Children
  11. Faces formed in Nature (anything that looks like a face but isn’t : examples here)
  12. Tilt-Shift Photography  (Tutorial Here) (Tilt-Shift Maker here)
  13. B & W with selective coloring (Tutorial here)
  14. Bokeh (Tutorial here)
  15. Best Photo taken October 23rd
  16. Something from the Kitchen
  17. Something Vintage
  18. Something Creepy
  19. Something Golden
  20. A Self-Portrait
Favorite Photos from August Photo Hunt

Favorite Photos from August Photo Hunt

The Favorite Photos have all been selected for the August 2010 Photo Hunt and there are some really gorgeous photographs!!  Here is the Index of all the Favorites, I encourage you to take a look at each of these categories and select your favorite photos for each!!
Favorite “Butterflies” Photos

Favorite “Heart-Shaped Clouds” Photos

Favorite “Business” Photos

Favorite “Light” Photos

Favorite “Repetition” Photos

Favorite “Strength” Photos

Favorite “Wet” Photos

Favorite “Dry” Photos

Favorite “Arrow” Photos

Favorite “Feminine” Photos

Favorite “Masculine” Photos

Favorite “Feet” Photos

Favorite “Indulgence” Photos

Favorite “Macro/Close Up” Photos

Favorite “Contrast” Photos

Favorite “Something Comfortable” Photos

Favorite “Eco-Friendly” Photos

Favorite “Culture/Ethnicity” Photos

Favorite “Something in Season” Photos

Favorite “Flag” Photo Hunt Entries

August 2010 Photo Hunt ~ My Results

August 2010 Photo Hunt ~ My Results

August 2010 Photo Hunt complete!  If you would like to check out the other Participant Entries, head to Photo Hunt Challenges blog to check them out!  Favorites will be posted throughout the last 2-3 weeks of September.

1. A flag that represents you – coming ASAP!
2. Something comfortable – Cowboy boots

These Boots were Made for Walking

3. Something in season – cherry tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes
4. Feet – (Tiger)


5. Repetition- Penguins lined up to take a swim at the zoo


6. Culture or ethnicity- Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden
7. Contrast- Mama Giraffe & Baby

Mama Giraffe & 2 week old baby

8. An indulgence- Margarita!

Homemade Margarita
9. A macro or closeup -purple water lily

Purple Water Lily  Macro

10. Something masculine – Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson

11. Something feminine- a beautiful bride


12. Light- Texas Sunset

Austin Sunset

13. Eco-friendly- Pencils made of recycled newspaper

Eco-Frinedy Recycled Pencils
14. Business- The Oasis on Lake Travis (popular restaurant business)

Lower Decks @ The Oasis ~ Austin, TX
15. An arrow- Darts


16. Something wet – Watermill


17. Something dry- The climate where this lizard lives (taken in July 2010)

18. Butterflies*–  Not sure which species this is, found in Austin, TX

19. Heart-Shaped Clouds*
–  Seen from my own driveway

Heart Shaped Cloud

20. Strength- Using a Crossbow requires it!


August Photo Hunt

August Photo Hunt

August already??!!  That means it is time for another Photo Hunt Challenge! A HUGE thank you to Samara who created the list this month to help me out. Sam, you’re the best!

Sign up for the August Challenge over here

1. A flag that represents you (your town, state, country, team, etc.)
2. Something comfortable
3. Something in season
4. Feet
5. Repetition
6. Culture or ethnicity
7. Contrast
8. An indulgence
9. A macro or closeup
10. Something masculine
11. Something feminine
12. Light
13. Eco-friendly
14. Business
15. An arrow
16. Something wet
17. Something dry
18. Butterflies*
19. Heart-Shaped Clouds*

20. Strength

Butterflies and Heart-Shaped Clouds have a special story behind them that you can read here

Vote for your Fave Photo Hunt Photos!!

Vote for your Fave Photo Hunt Photos!!

Are any of you following the Photography Deliciousness on my Photo Hunt Challenges blog?? One week left to vote for the June Favorites!  Here is the Index of where you can find all 20 categories!  Feel free to copy and paste this to your own blogs to encourage others to look at all the wonderful, creative photos!!!

Favorite Hilarious Out-Takes
Favorite Creative Crop
Favorite Sun Flare
Favorite Sweet Dreams
Favorite Work
Favorite Play
Favorite Cookout/Picnic
Favorite Transportation
Favorite Money/Currency
Favorite  Fountain
Favorite  Night Scene
Favorite B&W with Selective Coloring
Favorite Something Old

Favorite Something New
Favorite Something Borrowed
Favorite Something Blue
Favorite “Something Musical” Photos
Favorite Something Purple
Favorite Something Yellow
Favorite Something Scenic

June 2010 Photo Hunt ~ My Results

June 2010 Photo Hunt ~ My Results

I’m really late posting my entry and there are a handful that I missed.  There are a few photos that I love and a few where I obviously put little effort forth.  My excuse is that June was a very busy month with only one day off (which I spent preparing for a six-week trip out of town ).  I have yet to look at any of the Participant Entries but you can find them all here.  The Guest Judges and I will be posting our Favorites starting next week on the Photo Hunt Challenges blog.

1. Hilarious Out-Takes (My niece Bianca being silly as usual)

Hilarious Out-Take
2. Creative Crop (The delicate part of an orchid)

Creative Crop
3. Sun Flare
4. Sweet Dreams (My SIL Michelle and niece Bianca)

Sweet Dreams
5. Work
6. Play (Hanging out at the Twins game- my first one at the new Target Field!)

Target Field Panorama
7. Cookout/Picnic (Cream-cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped with bacon)

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos
8. Transportation (Heading south)

Flying High
9. Money/Currency
10. A Fountain

Pool Fountain
11. A Night Scene (Niagara Falls ~ Taken May 2010)

Niagara Falls at Dusk ~ Blue Mist
12. B&W with Selective Coloring

Selective b&w
13. Something Old (Texas!)

14. Something New (New type of tree I had never seen before called Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle Blossoms
15. Something Borrowed ~ My car for the summer

Chevy Malibu Rental Car
16. Something Blue (Poolside at a friend’s place in TX)

Cool Blue Poolside
17. Something Musical (found at Austin-Bergstrom Airport)

Giant Painted Guitar
18. Something Purple (Very cool purple plant in my garden at home)

Blooming Purple Pom Pom Flower
19. Something Yellow (creepy yellow sky at sunset before a storm)

Creepy Yellow Sky

20. Something Scenic (Water garden)

Water Garden

New June Photo Hunt!

New June Photo Hunt!

There is a new Photo Hunt Challenge for the month of June! Head over to Photo Hunt Challenges for details and to sign-up!

1. Hilarious Out-Takes
2. Creative Crop
3. Sun Flare
4. Sweet Dreams
5. Work
6. Play
7. Cookout/Picnic
8. Transportation
9. Money/Currency
10. A Fountain
11. A Night Scene
12. B&W with Selective Coloring
13. Something Old
14. Something New
15. Something Borrowed
16. Something Blue
17. Something Musical
18. Something Purple
19. Something Yellow
20. Something Scenic

April 2010 Photo Hunt ~ My Results

April 2010 Photo Hunt ~ My Results

April concludes the 7th Photo Hunt.  I took many photos throughout the month but didn’t put as much effort as I should have into following the Photo Hunt List.  I have a million excuses but let’s just say it was a scramble to get this one finished with all the photos posted.  If you want to comment on any of my photos individually, click on the photo and it will take you to my Flickr photostream where you can leave a comment.  You can also check out all the other participant entries here.  The Guest Judges and Myself will be posting our Favorites after May 7th so make sure to check out the Photo Hunt Challenges blog throughout the month of May to vote for your favorites!

A Different Point of View ~ The cemetery is beautiful when in bloom

A Perspective Shot ~ Hanging baskets of flowers

Touch ~Phoenix and Pharaoh sunning themselves together (touches my heart!)

Taste ~ Chocolate Raspberry Torte from Byerly’s

Sight ~ Strange but cool looking flower from Passion Vine.  I have never “seen” another flower like it before!

Sound ~ The bells of this church

Smell ~ Roasted baby red potatoes with butter, dill weed and romano cheese.  Smells strong but tastes heavenly!

Sign of Spring ~ Tulips blooming and this gnome in my garden!

Flowers ~ Hybrid tulips

A letter formed/found in nature ~ Tree that has a trunk in shape of “Y”

Tri0 ~ Tulips growing in my garden

Fish ~ Koi


Koi with Lily Pads by Kristi Sauer

Water ~ Big Marine Lake

Skyward~ Sunrise as seen from my deck

Mother Earth ~ Beautiful flower garden

Something Rare ~ Rare Orchid

Something Healthy ~ Veggies and dip

Something Colorful ~ Strawberries, blackberries, pineapple and grapes.

Something Spicy ~ Spicy Calamari from a restaurant called Aperitif

Something Triangular ~ Lampshade made of stained glass (one of a kind!)

Photo Hunt April 2010

Photo Hunt April 2010

It’s hard to believe it was a year ago today that I posted my very own Photo Hunt Challenge.  A big thanks to NicoleB for the inspiration!

Go to Photo Hunt Challenges for the details and Sign-Up!

  • A Different Point of View
  • A Perspective Shot
  • Touch
  • Taste
  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Smell
  • Sign of Spring (or autumn)
  • Flowers
  • A letter formed/found in nature (Examples)
  • Trio
  • Fish
  • Water
  • Skyward
  • Mother Earth
  • Something Rare
  • Something Healthy
  • Something Colorful
  • Something Spicy
  • Something Triangular
  • Go to Photo Hunt Challenges for the details and Sign-Up!

    Check out the AMAZING photo hunt entries!

    Check out the AMAZING photo hunt entries!

    During the month of February (2010) I hosted the 6th Photo Hunt over at one of my other blogs,  Photo Hunt Challenges.  Ever since the very 1st Photo Hunt I have been choosing my favorite photos for each category and posting them together, with a poll for people to vote for their favorite.  It is incredibly hard to pick favorites from after looking at all the fun photos of the Participants and very time-consuming as well.  I was afraid I wouldn’t have time to do all the work myself this month so I asked for a little help and got Ang and Carly to help me out with picking favorites.  So here they all are!! Please go look through the photos……. talk about eye-candy!! I promise you will enjoy looking at them and have a very hard time choosing your favorites!  Anyone is allowed to look and vote.  If you want to copy this list of links to post on your blog or elsewhere, feel free!

    Favorite Portraits

    Favorite B & W with selective color

    Favorite Chocolate Photos

    Favorite “Something Homemade” Photos

    Favorite “Something Sweet” Photos

    Favorite “Candid” Photos

    Favorite “Something Pink” Photos

    Favorite “Symbol of Love” Photos

    Favorite “Clock” Photos

    Favorite “Main Street” Photos

    Favorite “Mirror Image” Photos

    Favorite “Landscape” Photos

    Favorite “Your Own Reflection” Photos

    Favorite “Two of a Kind” Photos

    Favorite “Tower” Photos

    Favorite “Game” Photos

    Favorite “Something Romantic” Photos

    Favorite “Night Image” Photos

    Favorite “Cat or Dog” Photos

    Photo Hunt #6 ~ My Results

    Photo Hunt #6 ~ My Results

    Another Photo Hunt complete!! Hard to believe we have done 6 of these Challenges already! Check out all the other Participant Galleries here.

    1. A tower ~ A model from the game Warhammer

    2. “Main Street” ~ Downtown White Bear Lake (early morning!)

    3. Five ~ Photo Coming ASAP!

    4. A dog or cat ~ My kitty Pharaoh

    5. Two of a kind ~ Monkeys at Como Park Zoo

    6. A clock ~ Shaman (Southwest US Native Symbol)

    7. A game ~ Scrabble

    8. Something sweet ~ Homemade Gelato from Al Vento Restaurant

    9. B&W w/selective coloring

    10. Your own reflection ~ Sitting in my car at the car wash

    11. A mirror image ~ A tabletop lamp and its reflection in mirror (in my living room)

    12. Night image ~ Full moon on 2-27-09

    13. Something homemade ~ Hot Dago (one of my favorite dinners to make!)

    14. Something pink (Stargazer Lily at Como Conservatory)

    15. Something romantic ~ Lingerie, wine and candles (oo la la!)

    16. A candid shot (my friend Bradie’s daughter)

    17. A portrait ~ Handsome Lion at Como Park Zoo

    18. A symbol of love ~ Carved wooden statue (on my shelf)

    19. A landscape (frosted tree in my backyard)

    20. Chocolate~ Photo coming ASAP

    Photo Hunt Challenge #6

    Photo Hunt Challenge #6

    A New Challenge (PH#6) has been posted over at Photo Hunt Challenges for the month of February!  Go sign-up if this looks like something you would like to tackle 😉

    Here is the list, all items are open to interpretation!

    1. A tower

    2. “Main Street”

    3. Five

    4. A dog or cat

    5. Two of a kind

    6. A clock

    7. A game

    8. Something sweet

    9. B&W w/selective coloring

    10. Your own reflection

    11. A mirror image

    12. Night image

    13. Something homemade

    14. Something pink

    15. Something romantic

    16. A candid shot

    17. A portrait

    18. A symbol of love

    19. A landscape

    20. Chocolate

    Photo Hunt #5 ~ My Results

    Photo Hunt #5 ~ My Results

    Photo Hunt #5 is complete and here are my pictures from the month of December.  Thank you to my dad for letting me use his camera! The Canon G10 has been a great camera to use.  Make sure you check out all the participant entries at Photo Hunt Challenges and vote in the polls that will be open starting next week.

    1. Holiday Lights


     2. Holiday Spirit


    3. A Holiday Treat


    4. An Ornament


    5. A Gift-Wrapped Package


    6. A Window Display


    7. A Winter/Holiday Icon


    8. A Tree


    9. A Tradition


    10.Something that says Noel


    11. Something Precious


    12. Something Peaceful


    13. Something Hot


    14. Something Cold

    15. Something Red


    16. Something Green

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    17. Motion blur


    18. Black & White Photo (with selective coloring)


    19. Any photo using an Infrared Photography Technique (in-camera OR post-process)


    20. A Macro Shot (coming asap!)

    Photo Hunt #5 ~ Details & Sign-Up

    Photo Hunt #5 ~ Details & Sign-Up

     Photo Hunt #5 went up today at Photo Hunt Challenges however the site has been down all day due to an issue with the server.  I had planned to post the details here anyway but I have also included the Mr Linky sign up and all the details until the Photo Hunt Challenges site is back up and running.. 


    Here is the list:

    1. 1. Holiday Lights
    2. 2. Holiday Spirit
    3. 3. A Holiday Treat
    4. 4. An Ornament
    5. 5. A Gift-Wrapped Package
    6. 6. A Window Display
    7. 7. A Winter/Holiday Icon
    8. 8. A Tree
    9. 9. A Tradition
    10. 10.Something that says Noel
    11. 11. Something Precious
    12. 12. Something Peaceful
    13. 13. Something Hot
    14. 14. Something Cold
    15. 15. Something Red
    16. 16. Something Green
    17. 17. Motion blur
    18. 18. Black & White Photo (with selective coloring)
    19. 19. Any photo using an Infrared Photography Technique (in-camera OR post-process)
    20. 20. A Macro Shot

    It is preferred that you take your photos between today (December
    1st) and December 31st.  If for some reason you are stuck on the 31st
    without a few of the items on your list, then you can use a maximum of
    two photos from your archives, as long as they were taken less than one
    year ago.  You ARE allowed (and encouraged!) to use Photoshop or other
    photo-editing software as you’d like (it often adds to the artistic
    quality of the photo).

    It is up to you whether you post your photos on your blog as you go,
    or wait until  December 31st to unveil them and make it a surprise.  One
    thing I ask is that everyone who participates posts all 20 photos in
    one single post on their blogs or in a set in an online gallery on
    December 31st/January 1st.

    A new post will go up at on January 1st. I
    will be using the Mr. Linky auto-link widget.  Anyone who completes
    Photo Hunt #5 will need to add their name & the URL permalink of
    where their Photo Hunt photos are posted.  Everyone who adds
    their name to the auto-link will have their photos considered for my
    Favorites.   After I go through all of the participants’ entries, I
    will post my favorite photos for each of the 2o items on the list in a
    separate blog post with a poll for each.  Please note that I will not
    include archived photos in my favorites (it hardly seems fair!)  Anyone
    who votes is encouraged to vote based on their favorite photo, not just
    for a particular photographer. Voting is also open to anyone and
    everyone. The polls are open for exactly one month from the
    time I create them and I create each post as time allows throughout the
    month.  After all polls are closed I will compile the photos of all the
    winners and will display them here on the blog.

    If you would like to participate, please sign-up by adding your name
    and blog url to the Mr. Linky widget below.  This exact widget will run on both this site and photo hunt challenges, so no need to sign up twice when the other site is back up and running.  If you would like to recruit others for the Photo Hunt or announce your participation,
    please feel free to post the above badge on your blogs and remember to
    link back to this post.

    Favorites from Photo Hunt #4

    Favorites from Photo Hunt #4

    The Photo Hunt Challenges that I started last April are still going strong.  In fact, October 2009 was Photo Hunt #4 already.  Many of you are already familiar with the Photo Hunt Challenges and some of you have even participated in some of them. (PH#1=April PH#2=June PH#3=August and PH#4=October).  Every month following a challenge I go through all the participant's entries and choose my favorite photos.  Then I create a separate post on for each item on the list and post all of my favorites in that post with a poll for people to vote for their favorites.  It has been a lot of fun to see all the cool photography that the participants come up with and how they interpret the category, there is such a variety!  I would love it if all of you would go take a look at check out some of the Favorites I have up so far for PH#4, like Fall Colors, Something Spooky, A Fall Treat, etc.  The voting is for anyone, I just recommend that you vote for your favorite photo rather than for a specific person.

    Sweetsauer Photo Hunt #2 ~ My Results

    Sweetsauer Photo Hunt #2 ~ My Results

    You can also view each photo individually here if you'd like to leave comments.

    1. A View from Above (looking down at downtown St Paul)

    2. A Macro Shot 

    3. Laughter

    4. Relaxation

    5. A Celebration

    6. A Sunset

    7. Sun/Lens Flare

    8.  A Bridge

    9.  A Shadow

    10.  A Garden

    11.  A Park

    12.  A Street Scene

    13.  Signage

    14.  A Summer Activity

    15.  A Summer Treat

    16.  Earth

    17.  Air/ Wind (To be added ASAP)
    18.  Fire

    19.  Water

    20.  Something Vintage (pre-1980)

    21.  Something Made of Glass

    22.  Something Made of Wood

    23.  Something that Floats

    24.  Something Railroad Related

    25.  Something Round


    Attention! New Home for Photo Hunt Challenges!

    Attention! New Home for Photo Hunt Challenges!

    Today is the day that I have put up the new Mr. Linky for the Sweetsauer Photo Hunt #2.  It is also time to unveil the new home of Photo Hunt Challenges

    It was a HOT one last week

    It was a HOT one last week

    Warning: Long post ahead!

    To say last week was hot is an understatement.  Especially when its 90'+ and you go a week without A/C in your house.  The condenser blew and it needed to be replaced with a whole brand-new unit.  An expensive one (of course!), which we were not able to have installed immediately.  I am grateful to have great neighbors with cold houses who gave us refuge from the heat in the evenings up until bedtime.  There were way too many sleepless nights with having a bedroom on the third floor and afternoon sun beating down on it, making it at least 100'.  Fans didn't do anything but blow hot air around.  I was so dang miserable and exhausted from lack of sleep,  I swear living without a/c  is detrimental to my health!  The last few nights I slept in the basement, which helped some.   The good news is a new unit was installed Saturday and my house is cold again.  Yay! I will appreciate it forever and ever 😉

    This past week was also the first week of summer school.  I am teaching 5th grade reading to my class and the other 5th grade class.  Its going great so far, my kids are all very well behaved and the room is nice and cool.  Summer school takes place in this building (taken on a rainy morning last week)


    This is the view out of my classroom. I had been waiting for a clear day and the right lighting to get this photo all week!


    Speaking of pictures, I bet you're wondering why your blog readers were filled with photo posts from me yesterday.  Well, I decided to import all of my posts from my Daily photo Blog into this Mi Vida Ocupada blog.  I just don't know if it makes sense to me to keep two different blogs when I post so many photos over here anyway.  I have a lot more traffic on this blog and sometimes it seems redundant to post my photos in both places.  Initially the point of the Daily Photo Blog was for me to challenge myself to take better photos more often and  I think I have proven to myself that I can do that.  Especially with all the interest in the Photo Hunt Challenges that I have been posting.  Photography has become my biggest passion in recent months, completely replacing scrapbooking (which I haven't done in a year now and have lost pretty much all desire).    I hope you all don't mind seeing more of my photography right here!

    Now about the Photo Hunt:  On Tuesday, June 30th I will be putting up a new post with Mr. Linky so everyone who completed the Photo Hunt #2 can link to their entries.  I know summertime (and life in general) can sneak up on ya when you're busy, but I hope we have a good turnout of people who completed it.  I have just two more photos to take on my list, then I will be posting My Results.  FYI- I am in the process of creating a brand-new blog just for the Photo Hunts.  Stay tuned for more information and when it is ready, I will start redirecting all Photo Hunt related info to that site.

    So much happened last week and it was just too dang hot for me to sit down and blog about any of it.  Biggest news of the week: Michael Jackson died.  I was a little shocked at first, but not really.  I guess I had a feeling he wasn't doing very good.  I loved MJ as a kid (didn't everyone?).  Thriller was my very first album and I loved, loved, loved every song.  He has had so many great hits over the years.  I never hated on him with all the drama in his adult life, although there is no doubt he had issues.  I don't know what is wrong with me that I didn't cry when I heard of his passing, I mean I cried when Crocodile Hunter was killed?! Anyway, thank goodness the music of Michael Jackson will live on.

    Last but not least, I wanted to direct your attention to the Product Giveaway on the Twin Cities Restaurant Blog.  There are three things to choose from 1.  Lounge Shaker set 2. Bottle Holder  3. Salt & Pepper shakers.  Leave a comment on this post saying which product you like best and a winner will be randomly selected on July 7th.  Feel free to direct anyone in the USA to the site.  Blog about it, spread the word!




    Sweetsauer Photo Hunt #1- My Results!

    Sweetsauer Photo Hunt #1- My Results!


    I completed the Sweetsauer Photo Hunt #1!!!

    Here are the photos in my entry.  Please Go HERE to see links to all of the other participants– there will also be a poll open for voting from May 1st-7th.  Thanks for looking 😉

    1. Cool or interesting architecture (house on Grand Ave in St Paul, MN)

    2. A sign of Spring (budding leaves along Mississippi River)


    3. Something musical

    4. Something sweet (chocolate buttercream mousse cake)

    5. Something metallic (art sculpture at local restaurant)

    6. A landscape (Bald Eagle-Otter Lake Regional Park)

    7. An interesting doorway (St Luke's Catholic Church~ St Paul, MN)

    8. A reflection (white crane)

    9. A cemetery (Lakewood Cemetery ~ Mpls, MN)

    10. A pair of shoes (cute pink shoes and sculpted mask from Mexico)

    11. A body of water (White Bear Lake, MN)


     12. A drink (sangria)

    13. A mosaic or mural (District del Sol~ St Paul, MN)


    14. Rain (splashing drops on my deck)

    15. Classic car (1970 or older) (This was a random car parked in a lot- I could use some help identifying it!)

    16. A work of art (painting called Techmobius by artist Chris Peterson)

    17. A church (Cathedral of St Paul)

    18. A statue (Pillsbury Headstone)


    19. An interesting sky

    20. Something in motion (butterfly mobile)


    21. Lights at night (funky lightbulb and its reflection in mirror)

    22. A silhouette (hill and trees at Lakewood Hills Park)

    23. Something historical (pre-1900) (Fort Snelling Chapel ~ St Paul, MN)

    24. A shot from an unusual perspective (looking up trunk of an oak tree )

    25. Flowers (Como Park Conservatory ~ St Paul, MN)

    26. Self-Portrait  (Kristi aka Sweetsauer)