Yes! I am so excited to finally be able to post these photos! I took all of them in August and am very proud of the fact that I didn't have to use any archived ones! I tried really hard to keep these a secret for the whole month but I did end up posting 3 of them over the course of the month (man I am bad at keeping secrets).
This is my first monthly photo hunt challenge!
Hope you enjoy!
I am an American military wife, who has become a German transplant! So here is the German flag.
2. Something Comfortable
There are so many things that come to mind when I think about comfort: my spot on the couch, my old bathrobe, a comfy sweatshirt. I decided to post a photo of my daughters lovies. They make her feel comfortable and loved causing me to feel that way too!
3. Something in Season
I love the selection of fruit and vegetables in the summertime! Here is a yummy strawberry.
My daughter loves her daddy and he loves her right back! She is always very excited to see him when he gets home from work.
I was really struggling to find something awesome to shoot for this category. I took my daughter for a walk after one of her therapy appointments and VOILA there it was!
6. Culture or Ethnicity
We took a boat ride during a recent trip to a park. During the ride we past this interesting looking tree. It turns out that the German families in the area go there and hang pacifiers, sippy cups, etc on it once they believe their children have outgrown them!
This shot was taken at the same park as the one above. It is a jumbo chess board! The pieces where as tall as Ava!
8. An Indulgence
Okay, so there are really to many things that I could have photographed for this category! I decided to take a picture of one of our favorite little treats. A chocolate hippo from Kinder chocolates! The chocolate inside these hippos just melts in your mouth! So yummy!
9. A Macro or Closeup
This is a photo that appeared earlier in the month on my blog. It is of some multi-color brads that I used on a scrapbook page.
10. Something Masculine
Why did something masculine and something feminine throw me for such a loop? Anyway, I ended up taking a bunch of shots at a local car show (I mean guys do like cars)! I figured my husband likes cars both new and old so that must be masculine, right?!
11. Something Feminine
Like I mentioned, to tricky! I am a girl yet I found it difficult to decide on an object to display femininity! I settled on make-up. That seems feminine to me (sure, sure some guys out there do wear it too). This shot is of some of my favorite lip gloss!
I went a few ways with this category but ultimately landed on this photo of a lamp pole at night!
It is very eco-friendly in Germany! Everyone drives tiny fuel efficient vehicles and it is mandatory to recycle. I thought that a spiral energy efficient light bulb would be both eco-friendly and perhaps, interesting!
Like so many businesses out there, this one flopped.
15. An Arrow
Which way did he go, which way did he go! This is a sign (in the shape of several arrows) that I found downtown.
16. Something Wet
Dew! I am sure that there will be several dew entries but I just couldn't resist. Dew is so beautiful!
17. Something Dry
Something dry.....well towels of course!
I really wanted to do well with the next two categories! They had such a deep and special meaning behind them (click to to read about it). I panicked when I saw one category was butterflies since summer has, for the most part, come to an end here and fall has chased most of them away. I was thrilled to stumble upon this one butterfly! Like most of us, his wings are a little tattered and torn but his beauty still shines through!
19. Heart-Shaped Clouds
What a doozie! Again I really wanted to get an awesome shot for this category! I spent day upon day squinting and straining, staring at the sky. I managed to find two heart- shaped clouds this month but choose this one since it also looks like a hand (off to the right) just finished placing that heart-shaped cloud right there!
So maybe I stretched this one a little! I can imagine that there will be a lot of muscles and weights, maybe even a little heavy machinery in this category, but I decided to switch it up a little bit! I took this photo of my husband and myself holding hands. I believe that we have a very strong marriage which is something that most people are missing nowadays! Together we can make it through! We have strength in each other.
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