October 14, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (10/13/2012 edition)...

Yowza!  What a fun weekend I had.  Both "James Dean" and I got quite the workout.  Spent Friday in Philly with the Better-Half.  I think I MIGHT be converting my country bumpkin into a bona fide city folk...and it only took 30 years.  Who says miracles don't happen?  Came home Saturday morning with only enough time to re-think my outerwear situation, add some fingerless gloves and a heavier jacket, and head out to a Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk group at Valley Forge National Park.  It was a bit cold, but it IS October in Pennsylvania...you just CAN'T complain.  And it was downright BEAUUUUUTIFUL outside.  It just doesn't get much better of an Autumn Day.  If only George Washington had it so nice when he was at Valley Forge.  As I wandered around the park I had to seriously admonish myself for taking so long to re-visit this place...hmmmmm, perhaps it's been since I was in elementary school for a field trip?  Yikes.  It's only 25 minutes from my house.  I will DEF be going back with "James Dean" in the near future.

This week's Scavenger Hunt Sunday photos are brought to you courtesy of Philly and Valley Forge.  What WOULD I do without my Founding Fathers?  This week's prompts are:  Faithfulness, Then and Now, Water Drop or Water Flowing, Fingertips, and Autumn Bucket List.


1.  Faithfulness


"Hitching a Ride"
Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, PA

(linked to:  Weekly Top ShotSnapshot Sunday)

Man's Woman's faithful companion.  Okay this STILL makes me laugh.  That bulldog has waaaay better coordination and balance than "I" do.


2.  Then and Now


"Then and Now"
Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

(linked to:  Sundays In My CityYour Sunday Best)

One of the things I adore about Philly is there is "Then and Now" examples EVERYWHERE you turn to look.  The past is just as much part of the cityscape as the present.  And they mesh seamlessly.


3.  Water Drop or Water Flowing


"Bridge to the Past"
Valley Forge, PA

The Knox covered bridge in Valley Forge National Park.  Built in 1865 this bridge is quite surprisingly pretty darn busy with vehicles.  Since it is only a one-lane bridge...taking photos quickly morphed into the X-Games.

4.  Fingertips


"The Gardener"
Washington Memorial Chapel
Valley Forge, PA




"Sculpture"
Washington Memorial Chapel
Valley Forge, PA

(linked to:  Simple Things Sunday)

I just couldn't decide, so you get both.  Both were taken on the grounds of the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge.  Built in 1907 as a tribute to General George Washington and the Patriot Troops of Valley Forge.  Unfortunately, we couldn't get inside as there were weddings taking place.  But the grounds were open for us to wander.


5.  Fall Bucket List


"Nature Walk"
Valley Forge, PA

Being an historic national park, I'm SURE this is an authentic "One Way" sign used for navigation purposes by General Washington and his troops.  After all...Washington really DID sleep here.


I hope everyone gets a chance to stop by Ashley's Ramblings and Photos to check out all the Scavenger Hunt Sunday submissions.  And I would REALLY like to thank everyone who has taken the time to stop and comment on my blog posts.  It truly means so much to me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you. Did I mention....THANK YOU????

--Kathy

linked to:  Scavenger Hunt SundayYour Sunday BestWeekly Top ShotSnapshot SundaySundays in my City







47 comments:

  1. Love your series of shots! I do LOVE that shot 'Catching a Ride,' just a superb street candid... Thank you so much Kathy, for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot #52,' my meme's first anniversary!

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  2. That is a thoughtful list ...and lovely pics. M

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  3. These are just gorgeous! I LOVE then and now and fingertips is just very creative. Awesome!

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  4. Philadelphia looks an interesting place and that photo from the street is gorgeous !!!!!! Nature walk looks beautiful too and that water is so clear ! Those fingertips photos, both are so beautiful, lovely photos !!!!

    Have a nice Sunday !

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  5. Yep, Philly is on my list of "to visit" especially after that then and now photo, wow!! Great faithfulness shot too!

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  6. Gorgeous photos! I love the faithfulness shot and "then & now". Great images.

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  7. Once again, a great series of shots. Love, love, love the Faithfulness shot!

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  8. Wonderful photo's! Your faithfulness is brilliant.

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  9. The city photo from 'Then and Now' is awesome!!!!

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  10. Beautiful pictures. Your Then and Now is really striking.

    Herding Cats

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  11. Gah!! Then and now, oh my - I forgot how much I love that city! Would you believe I never visited Valley Forge? I guess I do need to come visit down there, again!

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  12. I live in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia is one of my favorite places in the whole world. I lived there 3 years. My son lives in King of Prussia so you were very near him as you walked Valley Forge. I loved each and every shot and the commentary that went with each one. I love visiting you each Sunday. Thanks for this beautiful set that walked me down memory lane.

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  13. Absolutely love the 'faithfulness' shot. I look forward to seeing everyone pictures from the Selby Photo Walk - had originally planned to attend this year but got side-tracked. Enjoyed your set as always.

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  14. Gorgeous series! Thanks for taking me on your walk with you, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
    Especially since it's been cold & rainy here!

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  15. Mornin' Kathy, glad the weather was great and you and hubby had some time together. :)

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  16. I love this week's SHS photos, especially the covered bridge. I have spent a great deal of time in Valley Forge Park since I live one mile from the park. Seeing the park through your eyes was a great treat. Next time I'm there I'm going to look for the hands fountain by the chapel. I don't recall ever seeing it.

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  17. Love how you see rings Kathy. The gloves and the patina hands are beautiful. Glad u decided to show both.

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  18. And It SHOULD read THINGS not rings... I love how u see things!!!

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  20. Sooo...your country bumpkin in trading in his overalls for a pair of Levi's eh'. lol Love the pics! You caputured the heart of Valley Forge beautifully with that pic of the bridge. Thank you for the virtual walk, now it's time to get my butt into gear for my physical one. lol Have a blessed and peaceful Sunday.

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  21. Beautiful pictures! My favorite is "The Gardener" ... It makes you reflect upon the picture and plays with the viewers own memories and images - wonderful!

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  22. See...that's why you're so awesome; had I taken that last shot, I would've framed it without the sign. Your way, though, makes for a much more interesting and beautiful photo...and, funny, too! Loving that statue fingertip pic, as well <3

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  23. The street scene shot is wonderful. The combination of contemporary and older architecture is striking. (the bulldog has a lot more coordination than I do too.)

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  24. Well done Kathy! Sounds like you had quite a fun photo weekend! Love the skateboarding pup!!

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  25. Hey friend...great set, again! Def that one way was for ol' George. You can tell by it's rustic look. Love your Broad Street shot standing there in the median. I never went to Valley Forge and I lived in Bucks Cty for 15 years, so don't feel badly. Hope you have a great day today and GO BIRDS!!

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  26. Great shots this week. Your trip into Philly was fruitful for some great shots. Wonderful capture in that first shot and I do like the fingertips!!

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  27. I really enjoyed hitching a ride - such a cute shot! Love Billy Penn as a b&w - it's so striking. The architecture really pops. SHS sure gets you to notice things - the work gloves? Totally didn't even notice them when we were there. You have such a great eye for capturing things. Great to see you yesterday!

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  28. Gorgeous shots - all of them! I LOVE the image of the statue hand...and the dog on the skateboard? Priceless! I'm just wondering...did you still have on those gorgeous red shoes when you went on your photo jaunt? lol :D

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  29. I participated in WWPW too... an early morning (gathering at 6:30 AM) shoot of the monuments on the Washington Mall starting with the Lincoln Memorial. I hope to post an image from that walk to Madge's Weekly Top Shot next week... in the meantime, my entry for this week is #59. Your images are terrific. I especially like the "The Gardener" and "The Sculpture" and "Hitching a Ride" gave me a big chuckle! :-)

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  30. Beautiful set. My favorite is then and now. I've got to get to Philly. Happy week to you Kathy.

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  31. Good set of SH photos! The Broad Street is great and the B&W is an exellent edit.
    Neat idea for finger tips and the last picture is beautiful. Autumn is so pretty!

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  32. Again a very good serie and difficult. I have never been to Philadelphia, like that street,

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  33. Beautiful photos. The first one is so cute!

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  34. Wonderful set. I always love seeing what you come up with for the prompts. You never disappoint.
    Faithfulness is a fun shot.
    Then and Now is really cool and the BW makes it more so.
    Fingertips - I loved both shots but the Gardener shot really appealed to me.
    Water Flowing - So peaceful and pretty.
    Bucket List - Gorgeous!

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  35. Glad you had a fun night away...and will HAVE to go to Valley Forge the next time I'm home ~ I never think of it! I love Phili (and Boston too) for that same reason ~ the old and the new seamlessly combined! Your fingertip shot is my favorite.

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  36. I'm happy you are having some success in transforming your beau into a civilized human. I'm not so lucky. :)

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  37. Awesome! These are truely beautiful.

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  38. We have those same kind of signs here in Oklahoma. Do you suppose George Washington came this way also?

    I love your shots, the fingertip shots are my favorite.

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  39. I love your then and now and your bucket list shot! great photos this week.

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  40. So happy you had a wonderful weekend and shared your photos with us. I drive through Valley Forge Park pretty often. I travel over that bridge you were brave enough to take a picture of and to the top of the mountain to visit a friend from college. It is so beautiful there!

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  41. WHAT!? The conversion takes 30 years? I've got 15 to go ;-/ LOL. Yes the dog has better coordination that me. I almost dropped the communion tray yesterday - just passing it! This week #1 and #2 are my favs and #5. I could sit there all day.

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  42. Okay, I don't know why my comment deleted itself. Sigh, technology...now trying to remember what I said. So...your hubs traded in his overalls for a pair of Levi's. I dare to dream what the next 30yrs will bring. lol You captured the heart of Valley Forge w/that gorgeous pic of the bridge. ♥all the pics, but the doggie on the skateboard is epic.

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  43. Love your Then and Now, great comp and love the monotone - fab!

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  44. Wonderful photos. My son goes to college in Philly!

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  45. Lots and Lots of wonderful photos.

    Hugs~

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