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June 1, 2014

In Want of Whimsy

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It was bubbling around there in my mind for a while. I needed it to gel together so that I could see it clearly. My blogger friends have once again come through. On a day that I really needed to see it, Carol posted this. Within this lovely blog post Carol included these lines (along with some cute photos): ” there are things in my life I wish I had done differently. But would I go back and change them? No! Not at all!…..I would not be enjoying the whimsical parts of life and thrilling at the talents of those that can demonstrate that whimsy, that joy, for the rest of us.”

Then, in the comments of my last post Kathy said this: “I really really like the whimsical nature of that last shot.”
dahlia hello!

The Merriam-Webster definition of “whimsical” is ” unusual in a playful or amusing way : not serious”. After the way things have been around here lately, this is what I need! For a June Photo Hunt, please show me whimsy!
A little whimsy

You may choose as many photos as you would like for this photo hunt – just have them be fun and playful photos. Or how about a whimsical collage?

Post your links to your whimsy in the comments of this post. Let’s say Sunday June 22nd for a due date – but as usual, that date is flexible. Let me know if you need more time. Please help me spread the word of this photo hunt so we can spread the joy and whimsy as far as possible!


  1. Is that a butter-fly? lol! Whimsy sounds wonderful. I’ll be traveling for the next two weeks, and on the lookout for whimsy wherever I go. I think that will make the trip even more fun. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — June 1, 2014 @ 7:41 am | Reply

    • Yup, a butterfly! I did that one for a photo hunt a while back. Sounds good Robin – I’m sure you’ll find some great shots.

      Comment by Karma — June 1, 2014 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  2. So much fun!

    Sent from my iPad


    Comment by Carol — June 1, 2014 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  3. Such fun photos! I’ll keep my eyes open!

    Comment by Kate — June 1, 2014 @ 10:15 am | Reply

    • Oh goodie, Kate’s gonna play! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — June 1, 2014 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  4. Yayy!!! 🙂

    Comment by sonali — June 1, 2014 @ 11:23 am | Reply

  5. I think doctors should prescribe “whimsy”.

    Doctor: “Find two whimsical things and call me in the morning”.

    What a wonderful idea for a post. I’m in.

    Have a marvellously whimsical day kiddo.

    Comment by sybil — June 1, 2014 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

    • Sounds like great medicine, Sybil. Thanks, and I’m glad you’re playing!

      Comment by Karma — June 1, 2014 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  6. Hey, this is a great idea, Karma! Love it. Will ponder this… By the way, I think your hot tub did keep those mosquitoes away. I wish we had a hot tub. It sounds marvelously whimsical and beyond…

    Comment by Kathy — June 1, 2014 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

    • Would love to see what you find Kathy.
      The hot tub is a wonderful spot to bubble the troubles away – if only for a little while.

      Comment by Karma — June 1, 2014 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

  7. […] photo hunts. This one is all about Whimsy. You can read more about whimsy and the photo hunt in her In Want of Whimsy post. Now, quit reading this and go check it out… […]

    Pingback by Karma’s June Photo Hunt | Picture Day — June 2, 2014 @ 4:58 am | Reply

  8. I think I’ll have to pass on this photo hunt. Too many distractions here right now…in addition to the usual one. Can’t wait to see what everyone will come up with though 🙂

    Comment by TheDailyClick — June 2, 2014 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

  9. […] news…  In case you missed it, Karma is having another photo hunt, and this one is quite whimsical.  Head on over and have a look, and if you have the time and inclination, join in.  Karma’s […]

    Pingback by Fortuitous | breezes at dawn — June 5, 2014 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  10. […] Maybe I should go wash some windows. What do you think? Or maybe I’ll go on a hunt for whimsical things to photograph for Karma’s Photo Hunt. […]

    Pingback by Blogging Blankness | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind — June 8, 2014 @ 12:08 pm | Reply

  11. […] in a beautiful park with a friend.  A big, fat, delicious Mexican lunch.  A tour in search of whimsy.  Good conversations.  Dinner and just hanging out with […]

    Pingback by Creative | breezes at dawn — June 10, 2014 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  12. […] is your whimsical hunting coming along? Things have been busy around here lately and my own search for whimsy is not doing […]

    Pingback by Promised Peonies…. and a little more | Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — June 16, 2014 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

  13. […] her current photo hunt, Karma asks us to show her whimsy.  I thought this would be an easy task, and kept it in mind while traveling and visiting with […]

    Pingback by A bit of whimsy | breezes at dawn — June 17, 2014 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  14. Here’s mine, Karma (although I guess the pingback would have done the trick, too):


    Comment by Robin — June 17, 2014 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  15. […] out other entries in Karma’s whimsical photo challenge.    Everybody needs a bit of whimsy don’t you think?  And what better time than summer to […]

    Pingback by Karma’s photo challenge: Whimsy | Change Is Hard — June 19, 2014 @ 5:50 am | Reply

  16. Here’s a bit of whimsy for you! http://dawnkinster.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/karmas-photo-challenge-whimsy/

    Comment by dawnkinster — June 19, 2014 @ 6:27 am | Reply

  17. […] post is written in response to Karma’s ‘In Want of Whimsy’ Challenge.  Deadline for submissions is June […]

    Pingback by Tears of the Fairy Tree | Flandrum Hill — June 19, 2014 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  18. Hi Karma,
    Here’s my response to your whimsical challenge:

    Comment by flandrumhill — June 19, 2014 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

  19. […] haven’t forgotten about the whimsy photo hunt, but I think I will officially extend the deadline to Monday June 30th. To those of you who have […]

    Pingback by 66 Days of Summer | Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — June 20, 2014 @ 12:16 pm | Reply

  20. […] see how well I fared with my display of whimsy. Be sure to check out the comments on Karma’s original post to see how other readers of her blog let loose their whimsical […]

    Pingback by In Want of Whimsy | Picture Day — June 23, 2014 @ 4:01 am | Reply

  21. Let the whimsy free… http://picproj2722.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/in-want-of-whimsy –Mike

    Comment by Mike — June 23, 2014 @ 4:30 am | Reply

  22. […] Karma over at Karma’s When I Feel Like It posted a photo hunt challenge for this month. There’s still time to join if you’d like, since she extended the deadline to the 30th of June. Good thing, because I obviously didn’t make the original deadline of the 22nd. But I’m ready now! I think. […]

    Pingback by In Want of Whimsy | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind — June 23, 2014 @ 12:24 pm | Reply

  23. Here’s the whimsy I’ve found http://cjvl.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/in-want-of-whimsy/

    Comment by Carol — June 23, 2014 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  24. Karma, bonsoir et pardon d’être si en retard pour participer à ta chasse aux photos “whimsical” ?
    Puis-je encore t’envoyer mes photos ?

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — June 25, 2014 @ 5:12 pm | Reply

    • Oui! J’ai prolongé la date limite de lundi 30 Juin. Crées un blog et de laisser un lien ici!

      Comment by Karma — June 25, 2014 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  25. Stretching the definition of whimsical I hereby present my entry in your challenge: http://crittersnus.blogspot.ca/2014/06/trey-zero-birds-one.html

    Comment by sybil — June 25, 2014 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  26. […] “For a June Photo Hunt, please show me whimsy!”, writes Karma at https://karmardav.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/in-want-of-whimsy/. […]

    Pingback by Whimsical – a photography assignment | Isathreadsoflife's Blog — June 26, 2014 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  27. Hello Karma, here is my idea of “whimsical” for your challenge.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — June 26, 2014 @ 2:01 am | Reply

  28. […] bloggers want to play with Karma and create a whimsical photograph post? The due date for “Whimsy” is Monday, June 30th.  I have a whimsical blog to post and will try to show you soon, […]

    Pingback by Let’s not even talk about mosquitoes. | Lake Superior Spirit — June 28, 2014 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

  29. […] So Karma suggested a photo challenge:  Whimsy. […]

    Pingback by Whimsy in the Upper Peninsula | Lake Superior Spirit — June 29, 2014 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

  30. From Kathy’s blog I posted a photo yesterday not knowing there was a Karma blog. If you wish to see my entry:

    Wonder if that is how you do the linking?

    Comment by purpleborough — June 29, 2014 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

  31. […] new, dipping into my photo history seems like cheating to me.  However, when it comes to  Karma’s topic for her latest photo hunt  “Whimsy”, I am going to have to dip into them this time.  Seems the more I looked for ‘new” […]

    Pingback by The Whimsy Challenge . . . | Bear in Mind — June 29, 2014 @ 3:59 pm | Reply

  32. Karma, here is my Whimsy Post: http://bearyweather.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/the-whimsy-challenge/

    Comment by bearyweather — June 29, 2014 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  33. […] ETAon June 30th: Today is the day – the deadline for the whimsy photo hunt. This post is my silly contribution to my photo hunt. If you haven’t done so yet, and planned to play along, please post your links to your whimsy photo hunt in the comments of my original post. […]

    Pingback by I don’t know, Raggy – is ris rimsical? | Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — June 30, 2014 @ 8:45 am | Reply

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