Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

December 31, 2011

Photo Hunt Wrap Up


I imagine this is how many of us may be feeling after this season of celebrations.  As we wind down 2011, I hope that 2012 brings you peace and joy.  2011 was not a wonderful year in many ways, but it had its great points too.  One of the great points for me on this blog, was starting the photo hunts.  I just love seeing all of your creativity.  October’s Idiomatic Photo Hunt was the most popular of the year.

Now I’ll bring you, in order of submission, the wrap of December’s holiday-themed photo hunt.  Not as many of you participated this time around, and I attribute that to how busy this month can be.  Thank you so much to those of you who did find the time to participate.

Nye was the first blogger in with her photo hunt.  I loved the holiday warmth in her photos, especially the “treat” shot with the Christmas lights in the background – all ready for Santa’s arrival!

Scott Thomas, provider of our bi-monthly photo assignments, was next.  Scott’s hunt had a strong Disney theme once again, and showed some of the millions of Christmas lights Disney World displays this time of year (I wonder what their electric bill is like for December???)  Scott also had to be creative with his shot for “frost” because strangely enough, there’s been a distinct lack of it here in the northeast this month.

My photo hunt  was third, and you can see it here if you missed it.

Continuing in order of submission gets a little confusing here.  If I go in the order of comments to my original blog post, Michaela is next, although her hunt published after the next few bloggers since she scheduled it to post on the due date.  It doesn’t really matter who was next as long as you go see them right?  Michaela’s hunt featured her beautiful creativity and gorgeous use of light.  Still marvelling at the fact that she was able to find pretty shots of frost down in Texas while I’ve barely had any here in Massachusetts!

Dawn’s hunt showed some really  cute and creative pictures.  The wooden reindeer cut-outs in the spotlight are very sweet and the firetruck decked in Christmas lights was a really neat sight to see!

Dawn then kindly pointed out to Ellen that it appeared she had taken plenty of shots for the photo hunt without even realizing it!  Ellen then quickly cobbled together a post for the hunt and I’m glad she did! Ellen is yet another southern blogger who was able to find a shot of frost and her pictures of the treats her family enjoyed are fabulous.

It appears that Deb was one of the few northeast bloggers who was able to get the elusive frost shot!  She took a gorgeous shot of exactly the type I was thinking of when I included frost as a photo hunt item.  You can feel the holiday joy in her collection.

Our last photo-hunter for this month was Carol.  Her Christmas card is one of the cutest I’ve seen and I’m going to take her word for it that there is actually frost in her frost picture!

I’d like to throw an invite out to everyone who had an issue with trying to take a frost picture for the hunt this month to keep your eyes open for pretty frost patterns this winter.  If you’d like to send me a link to your pictures, maybe I can do another frosty wrap up at some point this winter!

Thank you once again, everyone, for your participation in this month’s hunt.  I hope you’ll have a chance to visit all the hunts and leave the participants some comment love!  If you’d be so kind, please let me know in the comments of this post if you’d like to see the photo hunts continue in 2012 and  if you have any suggestions for improving the hunts.  Have a very happy new year!


  1. Not a bad turnout, considering the December Holiday Craziness.
    Thanks for the re-cap, Karen 🙂

    Comment by TheDailyClick — December 31, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply

    • Yes, we did okay didn’t we?

      Comment by Karma — January 1, 2012 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

  2. Knowing the time it takes to recap these fun blogging parties, thank you Karma for your time. Really enjoyed all the hunts and hope you’ll keep them going in 2012. I will find frost and photograph it if I have to make my own!

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — December 31, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply

    • I woke up to frost this morning Scott! But I was lazy and didn’t go outside, then it melted away quickly as the temperature reached 50 degrees here today!
      We’ll see if this brain has the creativity to keep coming up with items for the hunts.

      Comment by Karma — January 1, 2012 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

  3. I was just “browsing” through 4,500 photos last night, so I know I have some frost shots.

    I enjoy challenges. (I’m such an expert — I’ve only done ONE 🙂 I think there was a good level of participation, considering the time of year.

    I’ll try to take part in the next one.

    Comment by Sybil — January 1, 2012 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  4. I forgot to say that I love the shot of your dog on the couch.

    Comment by Sybil — January 1, 2012 @ 10:30 am | Reply

    • Thanks Sybil. My dog just doesn’t know how to get comfy, does he? 😉

      Comment by Karma — January 1, 2012 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  5. Hope to have time to look at more of these photos. You’re right–such a busy time of year! (Love the doggie…looks like he’s meditating, lol)

    Comment by Kathy — January 1, 2012 @ 2:12 pm | Reply

    • If true meditation is absence of thought, I’m sure Teddy does plenty of that! 😆

      Comment by Karma — January 1, 2012 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

    • Oh, and Kathy, if you do get to look at the photo hunts, you may recognize something familiar in my photo hunt! 😉

      Comment by Karma — January 1, 2012 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

  6. I’m sorry I didn’t pull everything together enough to participate, Karma. It’s been a crazy month (lots going on that doesn’t make it to the blog). Looks like you got a pretty good turnout considering it was the holidaze.

    Count me in on the next one. I’m optimistic and planning on 2012 being a little less crazy. Happy New Year! 🙂

    Comment by Robin — January 1, 2012 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

    • No worries Robin – I know from stuff that did make the blog that you haven’t been feeling your best. Much more important to concentrate on your health. Happy New Year to you too.

      Comment by Karma — January 2, 2012 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  7. […] it might just be an interesting frost pattern.  Hmm, I thought to myself, maybe a chance to get the elusive frost pictures so many of us were missing from last month’s photo hunt and an opportunity to use my really […]

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