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April 28, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things…

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I’m taking a little break from the story of my cruise vacation to bring you this month’s photo hunt results.  Well, it isn’t a complete break, as you are about to see, but this isn’t an “official” cruise post.  I’ve had lots of submissions for the hunt rolling in today, and I hope to get around to seeing them all this weekend.  As usual, if you had planned to participate in the hunt and just forgot, go ahead and take the rest of the weekend to finish it up!  It isn’t likely that I’ll get the wrap-up posted before Monday night anyway.

In the blurb that I saw in the pingback when Robin posted her photo hunt, she mentioned that people aren’t technically things, when all along I had planned to use a picture of my girls in this post.  She’s right, of course, so how about smiles on my girls?

This is from the day we boarded our ship – I took this picture with my phone when my mom texted me saying that she’d love to see the looks on their faces.

Favorite food!  So hard to choose!  I love many kinds of food.  One of my dinners on board the ship was quite delicious and prompted me to take its photo, therefore it gets to be my favorite food for this post.

Lobster tail and grilled shrimp!  Yummy!

As long as I am still taunting you with vacation photos, here’s another favorite:

The sea.  I always long to be near it.  Whether it is the wild and cold Atlantic Ocean or the warm, turquoise Carribbean Sea, the smell of a salty breeze puts me in heaven.

For my other favorites, I needed to head to my archives.  To go along with that beautiful blue water, how about a lovely blue margarita?
Electric blue margarita

Margaritas are one of my favorite summertime drinks.  They aren’t always blue, depending on the ingredients I choose, but they are always delicious!

This next picture gets you a favorite sport and a favorite hobby all in one shot!
Quilt square

I made this quilt square a couple years ago for the quilt of a retiring teacher at my school.  Just so happens she loves my favorite team too.  Quilting and baseball – there’s a combination I bet you never thought you’d see.

For my final favorite, you knew I’d have to include a flower picture didn’t you?  Some of my favorites are not in bloom yet this year, so I chose a picture from last year:
bearded iris 3

I just love bearded irises.  When they are in bloom, I see them each time I pull into or out of my driveway.  Sometimes, when one of my daughters is in the car with me, I screech “IRISES” in a silly voice, just because I can’t help my silly self.

I guess this time around I can’t participate in my bonus shot, since technically my whole post is my bonus!  I’m really enjoying the favorites I’ve seen so far, and I’m looking forward to checking out the rest of the posts.  Keep ’em coming!


  1. How could you not love those smiles ! Isn’t it wonderful that you were able to instantly send that photo to your mom.

    I love irises too. Love the look. Love the scent.

    Comment by Sybil — April 28, 2012 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Sybil. That is one of my favorite developments in technology – being able to instantly share a smile! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — April 29, 2012 @ 8:31 am | Reply

  2. Your girls are adorable and that favorite dish of lobster and grilled shrimp looks delectable!! I really want something to eat like that… and soon!!

    Comment by catbirdinkorea — April 28, 2012 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathleen. I was lucky to get them to both smile for me like that! Dinner was delicious that night; I hope you get your lobster & shrimp dinner soon.

      Comment by Karma — April 29, 2012 @ 8:32 am | Reply

      • Me too! It’s hard to come by in Oman, but as soon as I get back to the USA in August, I’m ordering something just like that!!
        ~ Cathy

        Comment by catbirdinkorea — April 29, 2012 @ 9:51 am

  3. LOL…I thought about the people aren’t things thing…and went with people anyway..just because they are my very favorite part of my life. Love your favorites!

    Comment by Dawn — April 28, 2012 @ 9:59 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Dawn. I will be over to check out your favorites soon!

      Comment by Karma — April 29, 2012 @ 8:33 am | Reply

  4. The ocean and margaritas…can’t get much better than that! 😉 The color of the water is just gorgeous!

    Comment by TheDailyClick — April 29, 2012 @ 5:47 am | Reply

    • So true! Thanks, Michaela.
      How about a favorites photo hunt from you? I bet you could do it from your archives! 😉

      Comment by Karma — April 29, 2012 @ 8:34 am | Reply

  5. Wonderful series of shots. I love the ocean image. It’s stunning, and one of my favorite shades of blue. The smiles are priceless. To be honest, if I’d had cooperative family members, I probably would have included them in some way in my favorite things. “Things” was just a technicality I used to excuse their lack of an appearance on my list. I did sneak them into that last collage, but they’ll never know since none of my family members read my blog. Jokes on them. 😉

    Comment by Robin — April 29, 2012 @ 10:52 am | Reply

    • P.S. I’m drooling over that plate of food, too. Lobster and shrimp. I don’t think it gets any better than that.

      Comment by Robin — April 29, 2012 @ 10:53 am | Reply

      • Thank you very much Robin. I guess you can add “lobster and shrimp” as another reason why you wouldn’t go completely vegan? 😉

        Comment by Karma — April 29, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

  6. Oh my, how that shot of the ocean makes me want to be on the coast, to walk along the beaches. My ocean fix is overdue. Love the smiles – since obviously it wasn’t people you’re featuring, it was things, which would be smiles, right? Lovely!

    Comment by Carol — April 29, 2012 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

    • I am clever that way, am I not? LOL. Thanks Carol.

      Comment by Karma — April 29, 2012 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  7. Your blog is among a few of my favorite things. 🙂 I am now remembering our lobster in Nicaragua. Ahhh… thanks for this sweet memory on a Sunday afternoon.

    Comment by Kathy — April 29, 2012 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy – that is kind of you to say. Let’s hope our memories of tropical vacations will stay with us on those cooler, blustery days when we need them most.

      Comment by Karma — April 29, 2012 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  8. Yes, that water color is incredible! Two of my favorite things are the ocean and the Red Sox!

    Comment by Becky Sue — April 29, 2012 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

    • Two things we definitely have in common, among many others as we continue to find out!

      Comment by Karma — April 30, 2012 @ 1:37 pm | Reply

  9. A lovely set of favorite things..including the smiles. 🙂

    Oh, I hope there’s lobster on my upcoming cruise, too!

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — April 30, 2012 @ 9:48 am | Reply

    • Glad you like ’em Scott! Thanks.
      I’d think that lobster would practically have to be a given on a cruise, wouldn’t it?

      Comment by Karma — April 30, 2012 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

  10. Lovely shots. I especially like the iris. I miss mine. My sweet hubby decided they were just too difficult to mow around. I only have one or two left at the base of one of our trees. So sad.

    Comment by simplysharon57 — April 30, 2012 @ 10:28 am | Reply

    • Oh dear! The mowing of irises should be a criminal offense, LOL!
      Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, Sharon!

      Comment by Karma — April 30, 2012 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  11. No surprises here, Karma! 🙂 A nice set of favorite things to have…that ocean water looks divine! Can’t wait for the irises! I have several buds on mine – yippee! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — April 30, 2012 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

    • Hmm, I guess you are right on the “no surprises” – I hope that doesn’t make me too predictable!

      Comment by Karma — April 30, 2012 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

      • Nah…but I suppose at this point we are all a bit predictale in what we like! Afterall, don’t we tend to photograph and post our favorite things? 🙂

        Comment by milkayphoto — May 1, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

  12. Looks like a tasty plate.

    Comment by diggingher — April 30, 2012 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  13. This was fun to look through. Not as much fun as going on a cruise, mind you, but fun, and well-supplied with my favorite color.

    Comment by Gerry — May 1, 2012 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Gerry. I tend to lean toward pinks and purples as favorite colors, but that Carribbean Sea blue was a stunner.

      Comment by Karma — May 2, 2012 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  14. The Lobster tail and grilled shrimp is making me drooling, and I do love those smiles. 🙂

    Comment by Nye — May 2, 2012 @ 12:21 am | Reply

    • It was as delicious as it looks – and brought a big smile to my face! 😉 Thanks Nye.

      Comment by Karma — May 2, 2012 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

  15. […] If you happened to miss my favorites photo hunt, have a look right here. […]

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