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August 21, 2015

I Heart Challenge, Part 1

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I never thought this would happen, but would you believe I’ve finished my own photo challenge? I kept a photo of the list on my phone, and kept it in mind in my travels this month. The grand majority of these photos are from my vacation in Maine, which is what allowed me to actually complete the list. The other photos come from other good things that happened in August, like Sarah’s 18th birthday and a visit to Pickity Place.

Rather than overwhelm you with 31 photos at once, I’ve decided to present 10 at a time, with a bonus 11 in the third post. I’m going to present them in the order of the original list, but please know, for the most part there is no correlation between the dates on the list and the date the photo was taken.



Sarah’s 18th birthday was a family BBQ, with this happy little Minion cake that made everybody smile.


To the beach

Not a traditional sidewalk, but my favorite kind of sidewalk, my walk from our cottage to the beach.



A “treasure” of the natural type, sand dollars found on my walk.



I could’ve chosen from lots of pictures to fill the bill for this one, but I chose this one from Pickity Place because it reminds me of a photo that I would eventually like to take. Someday I want to find a huge field of sunflowers to photograph, but thise huge grouping of black-eyed susans was gorgeous and summery too!



There’s lots of messes around my house I could have shown you, especially with laundry being done in full force in anticipation of the girls heading off to college in the next few days (wahhhhh!!!! 😦 ) but I’ve picked a view of my little “home base” at the cottage. This is where I had my breakfast each morning, and where I collected my supplies for the beach each day like camera, magazines, books, sunscreen etc.



You probably could have guessed what I’d use for that prompt, right? If not my two beautiful girls, it probably would have been my two four-legged oafs, who will be almost as sad as me when the girls leave. (Cedric the cat has 4 legs also, of course, but he’s not an oaf)



I took this photo kind of by accident, but I ended up liking it. I was playing around with the timer seeing what shots I could get from where, thinking maybe I’d take a shot of myself relaxing on the beach. Instead this is a shot of my favorite place to relax.



I was actually thinking about what Mike wrote here “Blurry could be an easy one… put the camera in manual mode and capture an image out of focus” and that being the easy way out on that one. We had one rainy day on our vacation and I was looking out from our porch when I realized the rain provided the perfect opportunity for a cool blurry shot.



Being at the beach, it was always easy to find a horizon shot. I liked what the boats and the lighthouse added to this one.



Super easy shot for me. I always take pictures like this one. It’s like a summer thing for me taking pictures of my feet happy and out of shoes and relaxing. I even wrote a whole post about it last summer!

So there’s my first ten shots. Its a rainy day so I may just sit here and write up the other two posts. Not sure how soon I should send the next ones out to you. Got busy days upcoming – annual Lobsterfest party with great friends tomorrow. Meghan back to campus on Sunday, Sarah goes Wednesday – after that, a real look at How Life Will Be. 😯


  1. Love your choices! I’m hoping to get more up this weekend.

    Comment by Carol — August 21, 2015 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Carol – looking forward to seeing more of yours.

      Comment by Karma — August 22, 2015 @ 7:40 am | Reply

  2. Great pics Karma! I can’t wait to see the next batch. Love the ones for relax and blurry!

    Comment by Mike — August 21, 2015 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Mike. Glad I chose not to use the “easy way” for blurry! πŸ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — August 22, 2015 @ 7:42 am | Reply

  3. I love all of your pictures! I was thinking the girls could go under treasures too. πŸ™‚
    I love the blurry photo..I feel Maine in the one too. You were so lucky walking along that beach and finding sand dollars..We walked there for what twenty something years, eyes to the ground and found none!

    Comment by trish49 — August 22, 2015 @ 8:27 am | Reply

    • Thank you. Yes, I thought of the girls as the treasure photo also – “two” and “treasure” could be easily flipped. I found the right place to go for the sand dollars the last few years. You have to go to the sand bar to the side of Basket Island. That’s where they tumble in. They get broken if they make it any further in.

      Comment by Karma — August 24, 2015 @ 8:15 am | Reply

  4. Really cool, Ms. Karma. I am glad you are having a good summer. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Kathy — August 22, 2015 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

    • Hi there Kathy. Nice to see you poking around here. Summer is going by way to quickly! School starts for me a week from today.

      Comment by Karma — August 24, 2015 @ 8:16 am | Reply

  5. Minion!!! I love the minions. πŸ˜€ I love all of these shots, too. They are so You. Clever way to do the blurry shot. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Robin — September 3, 2015 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin. Do you say “ba-na-na” in that special accent at your house like we do around here? LOL

      Comment by Karma — September 3, 2015 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

      • LOL! Yes, we do. πŸ™‚

        Comment by Robin — September 3, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

  6. […] already seen my posts for this challenge, but if you missed any of them my three posts are here, here and […]

    Pingback by August Dreaming | Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — September 7, 2015 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  7. Love these! I never did get going on this challenge…but I think you did an outstanding job!

    Comment by Dawn — September 19, 2015 @ 8:21 am | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn, very kind of you to say!

      Comment by Karma — September 20, 2015 @ 7:51 am | Reply

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