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Mar 13, 2021

I Spy - Photography Challenge No. 10

Hello and welcome! 

It's been a while since I managed to join in Lysha's I Spy Photo challenge! In February we got got hit by the coldest temperatures of the year which seemed to last forever and I was just uninspired to take pictures. I did snap a few around the house and outside the door for some of the prompts given but they weren't enough and I just never got around to completing them all!

By the way, if you're here to view my latest card for Allsorts challenge which I shared earlier today you can view it here or simply scroll down.

And then of course my favorite way of taking photos is with my DSLR camera but as you can imagine I don't carry that with me on a regular basis when out and about, and I rarely think to snap photos with my phone...

But I'm happy to have managed to snap enough pictures for this week's prompts. I'm also sharing a few photos I've taken for previous prompts at the end of the post :-)

This week's prompts are:

  • Texture
  • fun
  • tall
  • shoes
  • your choice

Last weekend we had some beautiful spring like weather and I decided that it was the perfect time to go on a late winter hike to Iowa's Wildcat Den State Park. Well, it turned out to be not so perfect after all as there still was so much snow on the trails and if not snow then mud which made it all very slippery even though we had somewhat decent trail shoes. So we only hiked one trail and then turned around and went to a nearby shopping mall instead. 3 out of 5 of today's pictures are from our hike. 

I Spy -Texture

The Texture on a cliff inside the "Devil's Punch Bowl" at Wildcat Den State Park.

I Spy - Fun

My husband having fun hiking on a late winter day (last weekend). (Although in this photo he was trying not to slip on the muddy grounds.)

This one would have been so perfect for the "textures" prompt as well! 

I Spy -Tall

A look up at the tall trees.

I wanted to share another one - this one (below) I've taken last year on a November hike (if you're a blog follower then you would have already seen it in this post), same park different location!

I just love this photo so much, the way the sun hits the tree tops!

I Spy - Shoes

One of my daughter's old pairs of Pointe shoes. 

I Spy - My Choice

My beautiful snowdrops in my backyard just started to bloom this past week! 

A few bonus photos I've taken for some February challenges which I never shared!

I Spy - Weather:

I love the sparkles in the snow and the blue shadows! It's easy to tell it was freezing outside!

I Spy - Writing:

I'm in the process of re-writing favorite recipes into a new cookbook. 

I Spy - Corners:

Corners made up by the tulip's petals. 

I Spy - Alive

This little guy was so thankful for the old bread I had given him. He just sat her on the bannister and allowed me to take his picture.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today! By the way, anyone can join in this fun photo challenge, you can find all the details on Lysha's blog

All photos were taken with a Canon DSLR camera.

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Jayne said...

Lovely photos. We too have lots of snowdrops along the side of house, they are so pretty. Love the squirrel pic! #MMBC

Joanne said...

Such beautiful photos! We have been finding our trails to be quite icy/snowy or else covered in mud too. It does make for difficult hiking.

creationsnz said...

Beautiful photos. Standout for me is the snowdrops with those great shadows. CarolG

Jennifer said...

I love the pointe shoes!

Curated By Jennifer

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

tulips, blue skies, and a squirrel are all subjects that make me smile #MMBC

Natasha said...

Those are some really great shots! I love the corners of the tulips and the colours of the "weather" shot.

Barbara Mojica said...

Love your close-up of the squirrel.

Bri Runde said...

You captured a lot of COOL pictures!!! I think each one I looked at I thought, "Oh! I have to tell her that one is my favorite!!" But by the end, I couldn't pick just one. LOVE the nature ones, the trees and that squirrel! How did you capture that guy? Zoom in or did he let you get close?

Cheryl said...

I love your interpretations of each of the prompts. Your photo of the squirrel is wonderful. I've not seen a photo scavenger hunt on a blog for ages. #mmbc

Kim Carberry said...

Fantastic photos! They really are beautiful. I love the squirrel, how cute x

Rebecca Hastings said...

Lovely pictures and such a fun challenge!

Mica said...

beautiful photos! I love the second tree one and the squirrel is adorable - it's a shame we don't have them here in Australia!

Hope your week is going well! It's a rainy one here!

Away From The Blue

Ellibelle said...

He was right outside the backdoor about two steps away. Camera on macro setting and then zoom. Little guy was hungry and freezing! If I remember correctly do think I took it through the door because I would have been too scared of him running inside the house LOL. It was extremely cold during that time.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Jayne. I love my snowdrops - my childhood favorites!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Joanne! Can't wait for better hiking weather! Nothing but rain currently over here!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Carol!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer! Was going to photograph my new sneakers but pointe shoes are so much for interesting :)

Ellibelle said...

Yes, me too!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

Ellibelle said...

He's such a cutie!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Cheryl!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Kim!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

Ellibelle said...

What!! I had no idea there are no squirrels in Australia!!
But being from Europe it was surely a surprise to me to see them living right in the neighborhoods here in America. In Europe we'd find them mostly in the forests.

Alexandra EyeLoveKnots said...

THIS IS AWESOME!! I will be popping over to check out the challenge more in depth because I just love this idea! And you're pictures are great too! I have a soft spot for squirrels so I really enjoyed that one, but they're all great!


Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous photography! I especially love the photo of the squirrel. That's amazing!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Ellie, these photo challenges are so fun! I really like the shoes prompt and the writing prompt photos. The hiking photos are so great, too! They are all great actually! Thanks for sharing and linking with me!


Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Alexandra!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Amy!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Shelbee!

Lysha said...

Love the ballet shoe shot! I'm always a sucker for photos of those for some reason. And what an amazing shot of that squirrel! Great job for this week! Thanks for sharing!