Sunday, December 8, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Where I Stand Edition


Where I Stood

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Hey everybody meet Seven. He is the horse my son rides at his Thereapeutic Horseback Riding lesson every Saturday morning. Seven was donated to the center by a ranch here in Oklahoma. He is a trained cow horse but he has a trot that will "scramble your brains" which is not good for cowboys in the saddle all day. 

Silver

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I captured this at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City during our Fall break trip in October. Notice I got myself along with Heather and Logan to the left.

Tiny

Teeny-tiny #geocache like a needle in a haystack #tulsa #oklahoma #geocaching

I'm a geocacher, an internet based game (check out geocaching.com) where people hide containers or "caches" out and about in the world and then other people go find them using handheld GPS receivers ("GPSr"). The biggest cache I found was a footlocker in the eleavator penthouse of a New Orleans high rise office building (the owner of the building is a geocacher. He has a security guard take you up to the penthouse so you can go find it). This pictured is the smallest I've ever found. Talk about a needle in a haystack especially consider that the accuracy of a GPSr is only about 12 feet under ideal conditions. So if the hider's GPSr is off by 12 feet and the finder's is off by the same amount then you have a radius of 24 feet to check. Fun, fun, fun. I have found about 1300 of them over the years and hidden 27.

In the Cupboard

Prepared Pantry

Well instead of Cupboard, how about Pantry. Above is my wife Heather at my cousin's store in Rigby, Idaho. It is  The Prepared Pantry. They have all sorts of baking mixes that are great. They often have free cooking demonstrations on Saturday where they give out generous samples of the food.

Shadow

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I found this shadow at Powell Gardens near Kansas City Missouri back in October. 

Scavenger Hunt Sunday


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15 comments:

Ellen said...

Seven looks like a sweet horse. Those rough trots are so uncomfortable--I wonder if his lope is any better? I'm running very low on my Prepared Pantry stock. I think I'm going to have to place an order soon especially so I can make dad some cinnamon rolls while he's here visiting.

Ida said...

Great set.
I'm fascinated by your Geocaching hobby, sounds like fun. When you find them do you put them back so other people can find them?
It's fun to get a "selfie" that way.

Loved your Shadow Shot.

EG CameraGirl said...

The shadow shot is wonderful! I like it lots! And the geocache you have here is so tiny I cannot believe you actually found. Oh, OK, I do believe you found it but I am amazed that you did. And the silver is shiny. I'm so glad it isn't my job to clean it. ;)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You have such fun with photos!!!!
Great spirit you have.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

fabulous shadow shot...I think I skipped that one. I have always been intrigued with geochaching but I've never tried it

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad to discover your other blog; I enjoy skywatchevery week. Thanks for checking out my sunrise. I'm also a geocacher, starting to focus on earth caches more than others. I did find one of those nano ones once, in Glasgow.

Gaelyn said...

Dang that's a tiny cache. You must have really good eyes. Really like the shadow shot and your new header.

Bruce Hammerson said...

Seven looks like a sweet horse. Fabulous shadow I also do believe you found it but I am amazed that you did.


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Martha said...

Nice set of photos. I like the image in the silver. It's hard to get on that's not really distorted. Maybe it has to do with how clean it is. Your shadow shot is nice.

Leedslass said...

I too love the shadow and silver shots. I'm so impressed.

Icy BC said...

What a fantastic scavenger hunt series of photos! The shadow shot is amazing.

DrillerAA09 said...

Love the design element in that foot bride. It truly makes for a great shadow shot.

kewkew said...

I learned about geochaching during our local summer reading program a last year. I am really intrigued by it, but not something we can do right now.
I just love the design in your shadow picture. Very pretty.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Geocaching sounds so cool!! I love your silver shot and the reflection!

edenhills said...

Love the pattern of the fence in your shadow shot. That is a beautiful horse! Glad he's able to be a therapy horse even if he has a rough trot.

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