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June 25, 2011

My June Photo Hunt Shots

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Hi Everyone!  It is photo hunt time!  As of this writing, I have not been around to check out the links that have been submitted to me so far; I was just finishing up  my own hunt photos and I didn’t want to be influenced by what I saw.

A colorful bird of my choice :

I tried to think of a cheeky way to interpret this one, but both of the ways I thought of wouldn’t work.  The first would be an indecent gesture that no one would want to see a picture of!  The second, I don’t live in the correct country to get the shot – an English girl in a colorful dress would fit the bill too.  So I settled for this guy:


He’s the chlorine floater for my pool and he’s pretty colorful!

A grad – of any sort :


This is the daughter of dear friends who graduated from high school this year.  I met these friends when I was a senior in high school, so this makes me feel really old.  This photo also contains the project that I’d been working so furiously on for most of the month of May.  I’m very proud of how Brianna’s graduation quilt came out.

A dad – of any sort:


For this shot, I resorted to my archives.  Here’s my hubby from vacation last summer, doing what he does best as a dad – acting like a diabolical goofball with his children.

Something purple:

A fairly typical Karma shot here!  I have these flowers near my mailbox, and I can’t remember what they are called, but they don’t stay open all day long and look pretty after a rain shower.

A butterfly:

Hee, hee! Gotcha!  You were expecting one of these pretty things weren’t you?  I had a few twisted ideas for this one, like trying to carve a house fly out of butter or trying to catch the stick of butter flying through the air.  This is actually the very rare sweetcreamerusaltificus species.

A funny face:


Because a pointy-faced collie fresh from doing battle with the evil garden-hose-monster is pretty funny, and I haven’t had a reason to feature a picture of Teddy lately.

Bonus: a cow, bull, heifer, calf or ox.  Extra bonus points for my favorite, the belted galloway. (Also affectionately known by me as an “Oreo” cow):

Ha, ha – kid!  I kid!  I really did go out and finally get some pictures of those real-life Oreo cows:

Awwww, aren’t they sweet?  I want one for a pet.

I hope I gave you a little chuckle with my photos, and I hope you had fun taking yours!  You still have time if you haven’t posted yet.  You’ve got all day tomorrow to post – and I’ll probably let you slide if you do it for Monday too.  I’ll be making the rounds to check out your shots soon!

ETA:  Oopsie, dear sister of mine pointed out an error in my original deadline!  I wrote Sunday, June 25th.  Oops.  Today is actually the 25th, isn’t it, and as far as I know it is only Saturday.  My bad!  I meant for the deadline to be Sunday the 26th, but meh.  You know how I feel about being strict on these things.  Take til the end of the month if need be.


  1. I can’t believe you sacraficed a stick of butter like that!!! LOL!! You are a nut. At least I don’t feel so bad now for getting most of mine out of the archives. I do love your colorful bird though. He’s adorable!

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — June 25, 2011 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

    • Thank you – but wait a second. What do you mean about not feeling bad now for getting them from the archives? I only took one from the archives – all the rest were taken for my hunt. But don’t feel bad one way or the other! I’m just trying to find fun ways to get people out and shooting when they might not have any ideas.

      Comment by Karma — June 26, 2011 @ 8:43 am | Reply

  2. Wait a minute, isn’t it only the 25th? I was under the assumption we had until the 30th. I’d better get it in gear tomorrow!

    Comment by renae — June 25, 2011 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

    • I goofed up my deadline Nae. It was never the 30th – I meant for it to be the 26th, but no worries. If you need a few more days go for it. I’m not sure when I will write my wrap-up of the photo hunts though; if you want to be included in the wrap so that maybe a few extra folks will go see your pictures, the sooner the better.

      Comment by Karma — June 26, 2011 @ 8:45 am | Reply

  3. Love the colorful bird! And of course the cows and the grad and your purple flowers are spiderwort…:)

    Comment by Dawn — June 26, 2011 @ 6:50 am | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn – and thank you for naming my flowers!

      Comment by Karma — June 26, 2011 @ 8:45 am | Reply

  4. Aww, love your ducky! But I think your “butterfly” is my favorite of the bunch LOL what a great idea!

    Comment by thedailyclick — June 26, 2011 @ 8:16 am | Reply

    • Thanks Micheala – I felt like being a little silly this time around! 😉

      Comment by Karma — June 26, 2011 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  5. ohmigosh! Love love love your butterfly! All of the photos are awesome – I have a thing for reflections, so the colorful bird tickled my fancy to the core.

    Comment by Carol — June 26, 2011 @ 9:46 am | Reply

    • Thanks Carol! Glad to give you a laugh. I like reflections a lot too – that’s why I chose that version of the picture.

      Comment by Karma — June 27, 2011 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  6. BUTTER-FLY!!!! ROFLMAO!!!! As you know, I have a blogging schedule and I will post mine photo hunt results this Wednesday. I am writing the post today so I hope that will garner sympathy. 🙂

    As for the rest of your photos, excellent choices from the rubber ducky, grad quilt, Dad flipping out, beautiful purple flower (which is making me think I missed on that one), Teddy’s wet face and, of course, to your favorite cows.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — June 26, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply

    • I thought it was time for me to include a bit more humor in my photos, so I’m glad the “butterfly” was appreciated!
      You missed the something purple, Scott? Well, hopefully you’ll have a chance to find a quick purple subject to pop in there before Wednesday. Looking forward to your post! I’m waiting on another friend to post some shots, so you aren’t the only one.

      Comment by Karma — June 27, 2011 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  7. Haha… Love your butter-fly… Not entirely sure how aeronautically successful he’s gonna be though, but I’d imagine any predators would have a bit of a task keeping hold of the slippery little critter… And LOL at your rubber duck, everyone has to have a rubber duck… it’s the law dontchaknow… 😉
    Great collection of shots Karen… and btw, my daughter wants your Oreo Cow, but I’ll settle for the biscuits… 🙂


    Comment by FS Photography — June 26, 2011 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Brian. And did you notice that the butterfly even has one of those fancy “Latin” names? 😉
      The rubber duckie is a helpful sort – keeping the water in my pool clean!
      The Oreo cow in that shot is actually a “Webkinz” – I don’t know if that craze ever caught on in the U.K., but my daughters were both hooked a few years ago (they’ve outgrown them now). The “biscuit” in that shot is actually an ice cream sandwich version of the famous cookie.

      Comment by Karma — June 27, 2011 @ 8:38 am | Reply

  8. Love the butterfly!! Ha, ha!! 🙂

    Comment by Photo By Holly — June 27, 2011 @ 8:27 am | Reply

    • That has definitely been the popular shot of this collection! I hope you’ll think about joining in on the photo hunt some time Holly!

      Comment by Karma — June 27, 2011 @ 8:39 am | Reply

  9. That quilt is amazing! How thoughtful of you. That must have taken a lot of time.

    In Burlington, VT there is a new restaurant called the Belted Cow. I ate there a few weeks ago and it was wonderful!

    Yes, lets get the dogs together for a playdate soon!

    Comment by Becky Sue — June 27, 2011 @ 9:56 am | Reply

    • Thanks Becky. I started that quilt during April vacation week and finished it the night before the graduation party – June 10th! Phew!
      Looks like we may be in for some nice weather now – let’s pick a good weather forecast day and you can bring the boys to swim at the same time if you like.

      Comment by Karma — June 27, 2011 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

  10. I love your interpretations. Fantastic butterfly. lol!! The oreo cows are so cute. I think I want one, too. 🙂

    You quilt too? You are one talented lady, Karma.

    Since you extended the deadline, I’ll see if I can put something together. I’m having trouble keeping up with myself lately. lol!

    Comment by Robin — June 27, 2011 @ 11:23 am | Reply

    • I bet you’ve already taken all the photos you’d need for your hunt – then you’d have one more day of your Post-a-Day taken care of! Be sure to leave me a link if you decide to post.
      Thank you, Robin!
      I’ve been quilting for about 7 years now. I’ve got friends expecting babies soon, so I’ll be doing some more quilts this summer.

      Comment by Karma — June 27, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  11. Toutes mes félicitations, Karen ! Congratulations on your photo hunt shots. I just love your sense of humour, your choice of pictures. Of course your quilt had all my attention 😉 it is truly beautiful and creative. I like your choice of colours too. Great idea to have included Brianna’s picture in it. She seems delighted with it, I would too. Bravo pour tout ce que tu fais.
    I still don’t have any new camera for the hunt…

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — June 28, 2011 @ 1:17 am | Reply

    • Merci, Isa! I hope you’ll have a new camera soon!

      Comment by Karma — June 28, 2011 @ 8:12 am | Reply

  12. BTW – those purple flowers are called spiderworts (at least in this neck of the woods). I almost used them as well for my something purple!! They’re one of my favorites.

    Comment by mylifeincny — June 29, 2011 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

    • Yes, Dawn actually named those flowers for me up in the beginning of the comments – but thanks!

      Comment by Karma — June 29, 2011 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

  13. Ducky is the greatest. He is way cool.

    Comment by Kathy — June 29, 2011 @ 1:10 pm | Reply

  14. […] case you missed it, my June Photo Hunt shots were posted here. They also make up the collages (courtesy of Picnik.com) at the top of this […]

    Pingback by June Photo Hunt Wrap-Up « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — June 30, 2011 @ 10:50 am | Reply

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