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October 6, 2011

October Photo Hunt

I love to play with words.  I like word puzzles and games.  You may have noticed that puns find their way into my writing from time to time.   You may have noticed that some of my past photo hunts have  included words that can be used in different ways.   Thinking about playing with words led me to my subject for this month’s photo hunt: idioms.  We all use them, often without thinking about them.  If you’ve studied a foreign language, or even Funky Slug’s website, you may have noticed unusual idioms and wondered where they came from (or is that just my twisted brain?)

For this month’s photo hunt, I’d like you to try to make pictures of idioms!  Because this might be a little harder than my usual photo hunts, I am doing two things.  First, here is a great list of idioms if you need some inspiration.  You don’t have to pick one of these.  It doesn’t even have to be a well-known saying – if it is something your grandma always used to say, and you can illustrate it, go for it!  Second, I am cutting my usual requirement of 6 photos down to 3. Please choose 3 different idioms or sayings to photograph.  If you are an overachiever and would like to do more, please do!

Bonus: Show me Halloween!  No, it doesn’t have anything at all to do with idioms ( though if you found a spooky idiom or a spooky way to photograph an idiom you’d get quadruple bonus points!), but I’ve loved Halloween for a long time.

When’s it due?  October 31st.  Please help me spread the word!

About my photo: “Cool as a Moose” is a fun, quirky store with several locations in Maine (and apparently Canada, according to the bag).  I love shopping there, and have often picked up souvenir t-shirts there while on vacation.  Something about that cool, smiling moose caused me to snap its picture, and voila I had a shot to illustrate this post!  What, you’ve never heard the saying “cool as a moose”? ;-)

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  1. Oooh, sounds like fun! I already have some ideas!! :)

    Comment by Photo By Holly — October 6, 2011 @ 8:09 am | Reply

  2. Nope, never heard of “cool as a moose” unless a moose is the same as a cucumber? ;-)
    Sounds like fun! I have some ideas, too, and since I had time to read your post before walking Sara to school, I was able to take a picture for the photo hunt after I got back (had to hurry so I wouldn’t miss it!)
    One down, two to go :-)

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 6, 2011 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  3. Sounds like fun to me. Hopefully this time I won’t go MIA! :)

    Comment by tedgriffith — October 6, 2011 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

  4. I haven’t been into doing photo assignments lately, but jeeeeez, Karma, you’ve hit below the belt! How I love words and idioms! Will truly, truly, truly think about this one. :)

    Comment by Kathy — October 6, 2011 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

  5. This sounds like lots of fun, Karma. :)

    I ♥ the cool moose.

    Comment by Robin — October 9, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  6. Sounds like a fun one, Karen! No guarantees BUT I will keep this hunt in mind when I am at Disney later this week!

    Comment by milkayphoto — October 9, 2011 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

  7. […] Photo Hunt Oct10 by tedgriffith  My friend Karma is having a photo hunt this month ( http://karmardav.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/october-photo-hunt/) in which the photos show an idiom. Here are my three, in no particular order. The captions show […]

    Pingback by Karma’s October Photo Hunt « Ted Griffith's Blog — October 10, 2011 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  8. […] want to mention that Karma’s October photo hunt is to make pictures of idioms, check out her post for more […]

    Pingback by Hickory Oktoberfest 2011 « Nye Noona — October 11, 2011 @ 3:24 am | Reply

  9. […] right.”  I’ll leave it up to the reader to find out what he was referring to.   Idioms are the subject of Karma’s October Photo Hunt challenge.  I have two I will use and am still in search of a third.  Anyone have a […]

    Pingback by Bath Time at Webster Pond | Views Infinitum — October 12, 2011 @ 8:49 am | Reply

  10. Well, as I have said on my blog, I have two idioms picked out and ready to go. Looking for help with a third if anyone would like to make a suggestion, leave a comment on my blog. Thanks, Karma! This one is going to be fun!

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — October 12, 2011 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  11. This is gonna be hard……

    Comment by Dawn — October 16, 2011 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  12. You’ve probably already heard that ‘a good pun is its own re-word.’

    It was nice to see Halifax on the bag. I’ll have to see what I can do.

    Comment by flandrumhill — October 17, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply

    • Heh, heh, no I actually haven’t heard that one! Cute! Glad to have you join in Amy!

      Comment by Karma — October 17, 2011 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  13. Whoa, am I the first to submit my link??
    http://thedailyclick.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/2011293-october-photo-hunt/ scheduled for tomorrow morning :-)
    This was fun!

    Comment by TheDailyClick — October 19, 2011 @ 12:13 pm | Reply

    • I had one more link come in, but I think Ted put his on a different page. Like I told Ted, I can’t come peek at yours yet, Michaela, because I haven’t done mine yet – I don’t want to feel as though I’ve been influenced by anyone else’s work before I do my own photos. I’ll look forward to seeing yours soon though! Glad you enjoyed it.

      Comment by Karma — October 19, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

      • In that case, I’m glad I told you when I scheduled it for. Make sure you skip my blog tomorrow, and don’t scroll down too far the days after ;-)
        I had this post bookmarked, but didn’t want to peek to see if anyone posted a link, because just like you, I didn’t want to be influenced by anyone else.

        Comment by TheDailyClick — October 19, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

  14. […] post is for Karen’s October Photo Hunt. The theme? Idioms. I wasn’t sure how to tackle it, so I took it literally (can’t wait […]

    Pingback by 2011/293: October Photo Hunt « The Daily Click — October 20, 2011 @ 5:00 am | Reply

  15. […] = [];}Look at this! It’s not even the last week of October yet, and here I am, all ready for Karma’s Photo Hunt. I am so proud of me! And so pleased with Karma’s choice this month. So here we go! Let the […]

    Pingback by October Photo Hunt | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind — October 21, 2011 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

  16. My submission is up! http://photoaspire.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/eggstra-edition/ . This assignment was eggshausting.

    Comment by Barbara — October 21, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  17. […] quick note I wanted to make.  The submissions for the October Photo Hunt have started to roll in.  I have not even started creating my shots for this yet (yep, slacker on […]

    Pingback by Breakfast Deliciousness for Dinner « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — October 22, 2011 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

  18. […] to Karma at Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog  who challenged her readers to use photographs to illustrate three idioms from the English […]

    Pingback by Idioms Inspired by Nature « Flandrum Hill — October 25, 2011 @ 6:21 am | Reply

  19. Hi Karma, my submission can be found at

    http://flandrumhill.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/idioms-inspired-by-nature/

    Thanks for the challenge!
    Amy-Lynn

    Comment by flandrumhill — October 25, 2011 @ 6:29 am | Reply

  20. Hi Karma, I learned about your challenge through Amy-Lynn’s “Flandrum Hill” blog. I haven’t don’t a challenge before, so I’m a “challenge-virgin”. Please be gentle with me. ;-) http://crittersnus.blogspot.com/2011/10/nature-idioms.html

    Comment by Sybil — October 26, 2011 @ 10:58 am | Reply

    • Hi Sybil! Thanks for joining in! I’ve mentioned to folks that I haven’t been around to checking out the posts yet since I haven’t finished my own yet (coming soon!) so don’t think that I am ignoring you! I will be getting around to all the photo hunts as soon as I get my own posted! :-)

      Comment by Karma — October 26, 2011 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

  21. […] October Photo Hunt over at Karma’s is about Idioms this month.  I was a bit worried about it until I remembered I was going to Walt Disney World. […]

    Pingback by Idioms in Disney | Views Infinitum — October 27, 2011 @ 6:35 am | Reply

  22. […] you decide to play along with an exciting new photo contest.  Karma (over there at Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog) features photo hunts most months.  October’s photo hunt is for […]

    Pingback by Fishin’ for compliments « Lake Superior Spirit — October 27, 2011 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  23. I “sort of” played! Here is my “sort of” link: http://upwoods.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/fishin-for-compliments/

    Thanks for the fun!

    Comment by Kathy — October 27, 2011 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  24. […] were my thoughts when I read Karma’s October Photo Hunt.  She did provide a nice link to some idiom possibilities which did get me headed in the right […]

    Pingback by What the Heck is an Idiom? « My Life in CNY — October 27, 2011 @ 8:21 am | Reply

  25. Hi Karma- Here are my idiom photos including a Halloween idiom!! http://mylifeincny.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/what-the-heck-is-an-idiom/

    Comment by mylifeincny — October 27, 2011 @ 8:22 am | Reply

  26. Here’s mine…Disney style: Idioms in Disney

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — October 27, 2011 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  27. […] heard about the October Photo Hunt contest over at Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog via my blogger friend Kathy of the Lake Superior Spirit Blog. The rules? Three to six photos that […]

    Pingback by Hunting Idioms » Woolgathering: the online gallery and blog of artist Sean W. Byrne — October 28, 2011 @ 9:12 am | Reply

  28. Hi Karma, I heard about your contest through Kathy at Lake Superior Spirit. I’ve posted some photos here: http://blog.seanwbyrne.com/2011/10/28/hunting-idioms/

    Comment by swbyrne — October 28, 2011 @ 9:15 am | Reply

  29. […] attractions. Little did I know then that I would walk away with photos perfect for Karens October Photo Hunt, which is all about […]

    Pingback by Hunting Nemo « Milkay Photography — October 28, 2011 @ 12:18 pm | Reply

  30. Bonsoir Karma ! Just posted my contribution to your October photo hunt. I loved this theme. Thank you.

    http://isathreadsoflife.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/photo-hunt-and-idioms/

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — October 28, 2011 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  31. […] she made it look like so much fun I dived right in. The original challenge comes from Karma over at Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog. The task is to take photos that represent three different Idioms. To make it even easier, she […]

    Pingback by Photo-Idiom Challenge « Bear in Mind — October 29, 2011 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  32. This was fun … here are my pictures: http://bearyweather.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/photo-idiom-challenge/

    Comment by bearyweather — October 29, 2011 @ 11:39 am | Reply

  33. […] I first saw Karma’s Photo Hunt theme for October, I thought, “oh, fun!”  I love words, and enjoy playing with them.  I was ready to […]

    Pingback by Karma’s October Photo Hunt: Idioms « Life in the Bogs — October 29, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  34. Here’s mine, Karma:

    http://bogsofohio.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/karmas-october-photo-hunt-idioms/

    Thanks! That was fun. :)

    Comment by Robin — October 29, 2011 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  35. […] We might be all in the same boat for all I know, and here is my contribution to Karma’s October Photo Hunt.  My first idiom is hit the hay meaning to go to bed. Back in the days mattresses used to be […]

    Pingback by October Idioms Photo Hunt « Nye Noona — October 29, 2011 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  36. Hi Karma, here is my contribution.

    http://nyenoona.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/october-idioms-photo-hunt/

    Comment by Nye — October 29, 2011 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

  37. […] threw a real challenge our way for her October Photo Hunt.  She’s looking for photographic images of idioms.  You know idioms, those funny little […]

    Pingback by October Photo Hunt | Dawn King — October 30, 2011 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  38. Here’s my take: http://dawnking.interspike.com/?p=12267 Thanks again for doing this! This one really stretched my brain!

    Comment by Dawn — October 30, 2011 @ 8:05 am | Reply

  39. […] with finding ideas to keep it interesting over the last year.  By far the most popular hunt was October’s Idiomatic Hunt.  All who participated really stepped up with their creativity.  I’m thinking the openness […]

    Pingback by Favorites Photography – April Photo Hunt « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — April 1, 2012 @ 5:29 am | Reply

  40. […] That was the day I posted the February Photo Hunt Wrap-Up.  My most commented upon post was the October Photo Hunt announcement. That was the “idiomatic” photo hunt that folks really seemed to […]

    Pingback by A Week of Ups and Downs « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — April 13, 2012 @ 9:08 pm | Reply


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