Sunday, January 15, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday: Winter's Chill

A few of the prompts for today's  Scavenger Hunt Sunday are going to have a two shots instead of just one. I didn't plan to do all of the prompts in one theme but when I was going through the photos taken for winter wonderland and frozen I realized I could once again do the entire scavenger hunt from one group of photos.  

Stacked Up (Honey Mommy's suggestion)
Trying to think of something different for this prompt I decided to stack the kids on top of each other. My grandson was disappointed because he wanted to do the stack more dog pile style, but the girls wouldn't go along with that. .
Now for the Winter's Chill theme shot for this prompt. Going through the photos taken for the winter wonderland I came across this one and was suddenly inspired to use it for Stacked Up also. I find it so beautiful the way nature stacks up dirt and sand and turns it into amazingly beautiful rocks, like this quartzite rock at The Falls.

Winter Wonderland (Honey Mommy's suggestion)
Around here one of my favorite wonders of winter is the water running through the frozen falls.

Sweet (Honey Mommy and Sacha's suggestion)
My first thought for this prompt was to take a photo of one of my sweet granddaughters, gotta love those freckles!
Yet, going with the winter's chill theme I captured a couple of sweet moments of kids and families taking advantage of a nice winter afternoon at Falls Park.

Hole (Sacha's suggestion)
You can't see the water surging behind the hole in the ice but let me tell you it was a really amazing sight. I wish I had a really nice zoom lens so I could get in close enough for you to see. 

Frozen (Sacha's suggestion)
This year is such a mild winter I was worried that there wouldn't be any ice on the actual falls. Although there is not as much as usual the falls are still partially frozen, and it is still pretty awesome looking.
I hope you have enjoyed my interpretations of this weeks prompts. To join in or just enjoy what others have just click on the Scavenger Hunt button:


stephanie g said...

Wow, those frozen falls are gorgeous!!
And I really like the shot of the layered-dirt-colors (that's the geological term, I'm sure!) in the rocks!

Nice pictures! Have a good week! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

I enjoyed your series of photos! What fun! Stacked up is so cute! Cute is what your sweet-faced granddaughter is!
I love the layering of rock, too.

Splendid Little Stars

SarahinSC said...

Ah! The falls! I grew up in Sioux Falls. I've moved south to South Carolina and haven't been back to SD in about 10 years. I do miss it there. Thanks for the sneak peak into the place I grew up in!

Magnolia_Mom said...

Amazing falls shot!

Ashley Sisk said...

I agree - love the falls!

Jess said...

Well, hello from ND. :)

Beautiful long exposure shot of the falls.