Thursday, July 19, 2007

PHOTO HUNTERS #8 --tiny

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The theme this week is tiny and one definition of tiny is minature or “mini.” As I was perusing my photo collection, searching for something tiny, I couldn’t find or think of anything. so, off I went with my trusty Olympus for a photo hunt walk. The first thing I found was this sign that advertised a “mini” preschool through its name.

*I knew that wasn’t what I wanted but if I got desperate, it would do in a pinch. Ü

Walking a few blocks more, I saw this ‘tiny’ Mustang. . . well, it is a lot smaller than the car it depicts!

OK, OK ---- I know I am acting desperate. I couldn’t find a thing besides those two sleazy entries. I walked back home sulking.

BUT WAIT! Here I am home and staring at the wall, wondering if I should just decline this week’s challenge. The rules state you can do that occasionally and still be considered a participant.

But wait!!!!!!

THERE IT WAS right in front of my eyes ---- I probably have a 100 or so minatures in my 2 printers trays!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, I did it!!!!!!!!!!!! See all those mini (tiny) items? I know, you need a magnifying glass to make some of them out. That qualifies me for this week's entry of MINI.

Alright, I will chose a few to focus on which represent my interests.

Starting at the top left; I weaved the mini palm and it reminds me of what Jesus did for me; the tiny starfish is from the ocean that I love so much; the cookie sheet with mini cookies represents my cookie cutter collection and years of memories making cookies with my children and grandchildren; the bottle of sand represents my love of the beach; the sled represents that I LOVE SNOW; back to the top - my pin from the Oregon Marathon in which I finished walking the whole distance two years ago; the mini sampler of counted cross stitch represents one of my hobbies; the mini flag represents my love of country; and last but not least is the Jade bear with a Salmon in its mouth that represents the 19 day trip to Alaska that I was privileged to take one summer.

All these mini/tiny things from my printer’s trays represent ME!

I do indeed have tiny things for a photo for my entry this week!

47 comments:

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Wow! Great find.

tegdirb92 said...

wow, those minitures must be hard to dust!! Great shots.

Pam said...

Opening your page was a V-8 moment for me.(smacking my head with the heel of my hand) I too have printer drawers full of miniatures!

Well, I found something anyway!!


Happy PhotoHunting
Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

TNChick said...

That is a lot of tiny things... I find tiny things very interesting tho hard to keep up with1 =)

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

So funny that tiny was right in front of you all the time! However, I do like the tiny car too!

julie said...

Oh, I love your miniature collections in the printer trays!

have a great weekend! :)

ipanema said...

Oh, you have a great collection! But I love the mini car the most! :)

PowersTwinB said...

How cool! It was right under your nose! Great for the challenge! My photo is up, please come and visit

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

When you search hard, you cannot find. But when you are not searching is when it was right under your nose. Great photos, all of them. I got a chuckle out of the "mini" school. Have a great weekend, and thanks for sharing.

CRIZ LAI said...

Great shot. The mini Mustang looks so real. Wishing you a calm, happy and lovely weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-tiny.html

AlvinC said...

nice collections of tiny stuffs you have... cool...

mine's up too... check it out...
http://alvin-chew.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunter-tiny.html
have a nice weekend... cheers

Raesmom said...

Great one. I, too, had a V-8 moment as I realized as the local gaming store that I have plenty of tiny things like miniatures. I chose something else for my post, though. :)

Bengbeng said...

to me this is more meaningful than all the 'clever shots' by professionals..it is sharing a part of yrself :)

have as great week ahead

Dixieland Cruisers said...

And I have a whole collection of miniature Santas I didn't even think about using!! Great idea and wonderful collection...thanx for sharing!
grins,
Marsha
http://educ8edmom.blogspot.com

P.S. Please go vote for me at
http://www.benspark.com/xshotvote.html

THANX!

cheche said...

that's a lot of tiny things in there!

letha said...

Great set of photos

jams o donnell said...

Now that is a huge collection of the tiny! great pic. Happy weekend!

msdedi said...

great way to share your walk.. thank you

Misslionheart said...

Lovely 'Tiny' post!

Thanks for calling into my little bit of Ireland.....

Dragonheart said...

Very cool collection of miniatures! :) Lots of wonderful, tiny things. :)

My tiny photos.

Whirlwind said...

That's alot of tiny things!

Sarah said...

A lot of great pictures!!

Linda said...

You might have had to "hunt" a bit but you definitely got some great tiny little shots there!

Kim said...

I love that you told the story of your hunt and included those photos as well. It really added to idea behind photo hunters.

Your collection is very nice. I started one years ago but it was pitiful and I just kind of stopped. Maybe I should start again.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

bounce said...

I like red cars, great collection of shots for the theme

jenny said...

Those were great little tiny things! I had a time when I desperately wanted my own printer's trays to fill up. It didn't happen then, but I still have a little longing for one such as yours!

I love all those meaningful items. I even like the other tiny items you found!

Gran - (Angela) said...

Awesome collection for tiny theme this week. Happy Hunting!

Visit mine:http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-tiny.html

Sarge Charlie said...

You have a very nice blog, thanks for stopping by my place, I love new faces

meeyauw said...

You found the perfect post: it reflects you!

Anita said...

Great tiny items!

alisonwonderland said...

fun photos! i loved the narrative about your "hunt" for the right "tiny" thing!

thanks for stopping by!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

You *do* have a lot of tiny things!
Very interesting!!

Liz said...

Your collection of mini things was good but your choice and explanation of each of the special ones was fantastic! Wonderful.

Janet said...

I love when I'm thinking and thinking...and BAM it comes to me! Great shots, thanks for sharing!

jmb said...

You certainly put a lot of effort into this search and there it was right before you. Sometimes we can't see the woods for the trees.
Thanks for visiting

yenjai.net said...

Wow. That really is an amazing collection.

LoveMyStarr said...

What a neat collection and a fun way to remember! All your pictures are great!

Teena said...

Nice take on this week's theme!

Thanks for visiting mine!

tiny london said...

Talk about not being able to see the woods for the trees! I had one of those printers trays as a kid. I wonder what happened to it - and all the tiny bits in it?

Diane said...

This post made me laugh.

GREAT take on the theme. :)
Thanks for your visit, I am glad I stopped by.

btw...really like the experimenting pic. The colors were really good. Have fun "coloring"

Drew said...

Lots go great mini/tiny items in those photos. Good stuff, thanks for visiting.

Heart of Rachel said...

I love how you started with your entry and ended with a great finale. :) You have an amazing miniature collection. Thanks for sharing.

Lori V. said...

Many tiny things.. I have tried the printer's tray things, but I'm so anal, I can't ever decide what to put in them... I always want them to be super-significant... so mine is kind of super-bare! LOL!

Frances said...

I love the tiny mustang.. and all your little minatures. Great shots!

George said...

wow a collection of miniatures. Thanks for visiting

Larry said...

aren't the smallest treasures right there in front of us? Wonderful post for this wsek's theme. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.

lowdawgs said...

Paulie.. I will add to the throng of comments here just because I love the pictures you chose!

The mini-preschool sign was perfect!

And I love your printer's trays. I see them on my antique forays but can never think what I would do with them.

Bet they're fun to dust.

;-)K