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Saturday, February 19, 2011

The week with Scavenger Hunt Sunday.

I have been a follower of Ashley's blog for a few months now. The Scavenger Hunt Sunday has always fascinated me. Bloggers post some of the best pictures and I cannot help but be in awe of the talent that is out there. So, I decided to give it a shot this week and I must say it was one of the best challenges. My mind was constantly thinking of what to capture. 

1. CHOCOLATE

This is from an archive. A few weeks ago, I baked Cherry Rum pudding which called for dark chocolate. The chocolate we get in Deutschland is to die for, also one of the major factors for my constant weight gain..;) Well, nobody told me how hard it is to cut a thick slab of chocolate. Half way through, the broken pieces looked good, so here is what I captured.

2. NUMBERS
This was the most challenging one. Honestly, I did not know what to capture,but when my daughter walked in from school on Friday with her half yearly report, I knew I had my numbers. Schools here have a strange way of grading the students. They use numbers. They are not ranks but tell you how your child has fared. 1 stands for Excellent, 2 for Very Good, 3 for Good. Its strange how children here get obsessed with these numbers. I see it in my children and all they want is a 1 or 2. Our girlie has got a good mix and we are very pleased.

3. CANNED FOOD
Its strange how expat life leads you to eat some of your favorite fruit in the canned form. Mangos, Litchis, Pineapple....In Germany, they taste better from the can than fresh. In India, we would never dream of eating canned fruit. Some of these fruits grow in our back yard...:D This week, for breakfast, we opened this tin of pineapple. This last piece was waiting for me, when suddenly I remembered the challenge...:)

4. MUSIC
This piece of music is my hausafgabe or homework for the week. I am beginning to learn positions where I need to move my hand to the extreme end of the violin. I always used to wonder how violinists would sway their head and hands as they moved their fingers on the entire length of the violin. They make it look easy, but believe me, it is very difficult. When my hand moves, my brain refuses to think what to do next and when the brain understands the hand refuses to move!!!!

5. STACK
We are slowly beginning to see books in the German language in our home. It is amazing how the kids have picked up a new language. When we enrolled them to the library last year, all they wanted was to go to the English section. They never even glanced towards the Deutsch books. Without any force, they have begun to slowly bring books which interest them and are reading at a slow pace. This makes me very proud.

Unknown Mami

54 comments:

  1. Your amazing pictures leave me "oohing" and "aahing"!

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  2. Great shots! I took German in high school, though I remember little, and it was one of my favorite classes so the last picture really made me smile:)

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  3. Very good pics !!!! I like 1. and
    3. most !

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  4. Love that chocolate shot!! And the canned food too :)

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  5. May, loved all your shots!! ALL!! Apart from being a very good writer, you have progressed to be an excellent photographer! U have a great eye for such pictures...the chocolate pic was terrific, the one of the numbers was very creative & the canned fruit was shot in an excellent angle!! When i reached ur last pic, I felt so proud too of ur kids finally bringing home books in a foreign language!! Wonderful really!! Keep such posts coming...love 'em all!!

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  6. yay! It's my first week too! I love your chocolate shot!

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  7. That chocolate shot is amazing, now I am hungry...

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  8. That chocolate shot and your perspective of canned food are so good.

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  9. Wonderful photos! I love the perspective on the canned good and the chocolate shot is amazing. Glad you joined in.

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  10. Beautiful Chocolate shot... and I LOVE your perspective on Canned Food --very unique and just wonderful! :)

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  11. These are all so wonderful - I'm so glad you joined. I especially like your chocolate shot!

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  12. I love the canned food shot! I never would have thought of that angle!

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  13. WOW! all of these shots are awesome! so glad you joined in the scavenger hunt! :)
    -JBenz

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  14. Great collection and a neat perspective on the canned fruit. Glad you are enjoying life in Germany.

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  15. All of your shots are great. The canned food one is really neat!

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  16. Love the perspective of the can of pineapple... and the chocolate is a very cool shot.

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  17. I LOVE your canned food shot! Awesome.

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  18. These pictures are seriously so gorgeous.
    I love the canned pineapple shot. Out of this world. What a creative idea! Perfect! : )

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  19. LOVE your interpretation of the scavenger hunt prompts! The chocolate..that shot is absolutely perfect. The numbers and music shots are also perfect...love it :)

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  20. Cool scavenger hunt love that! Awesome shots to follow as well! So happy you are grasping the German language I did my best but it was a challenge! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  21. I just love your canned food shot.. So creative.. But what am I saying, All your shot look wonderful..

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  22. GREAT shots!

    Here, they do the letter-grades, but as you get higher in the grade levels, they convert them to numbers, so to speak (like an A is a 4, an F is zero ... so a 4.0 is a perfect GPA) ;)

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  23. Great stuff you got this week. I love the chocolate and music ones the best ;D

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  24. Absolutely love what you did with the tinned can shot, so incredibly original!!!! What a gorgeous chocolate photograph, I could look at it all day!

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  25. I love your canned shot, that is really thinking outside the box ;)
    Love the chocolate one too, yummy!!!

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  26. Love your take on the canned food! Chocolate is my favorite!

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  27. You had me at chocolate-- my all time favorite food. Love the chocolate bar photo.
    Have a great week. Happy SIMC, jj

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  28. Looks like you did a fantastic job!!! You got some shots of things I never imagined taking pictures of!

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  29. These are all great...esecially the numbers, the canned food, and the chocolate. 'Glad you're participating in the hunt!

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  30. Wow! You did such an AWESOME job with every single one of them. I love your perspective - especially with the canned item!

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  31. Yes, my fav was the pineapple pic as well! How cool that your kids are learning a new language! Nice!

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  32. Love your images. The chocolate is amazing.

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  33. Great photos! The pineapple was an interesting shot, but the chocolate left me drooling. I'm visiting from Sundays in my City. Hope you'll visit "My Neck of the Woods."

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  34. I am smitten with the pineapple shot. You made something that I would consider ordinary look extraordinarily beautiful.

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  35. awwww - love your stacks shot. and your BLOCK shot is awesome!!

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  36. Love the canned fruit and the music...just beautifully done!

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  37. Lovely pics!! German chocolate is to die for!! it has been a very long time since I have had any!! =) that was my favorite shot!

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  38. Your pictures turned out great! I can't believe you were intimidated!

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  39. Your chocolate shot looks like an ad--a yummy one, and that angle on the canned food shot is AWESOME!!

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  40. you are so talented.
    i really like your chocolate shot, it looks so yummy.
    and your canned food shit is so great. at first i couldnt stop starring at but then i saw what it was. i love canned pineapples. so tasty.
    xoxo

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  41. I really loved the canned food shot.. but my hubby really wants to know what the chocolate bar says.. cause to him it looks like "blockbuster" :)

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  42. what a great set! that chocolate does look amazing.

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  43. My oldest son plays the Violin and my younger son the Viola. I love the strings! I myself do not play but the boys have attempted to show me. Attempted. It's not so easy!

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  44. ALL so creative!!! LOVE your canned shot! And that chocolate shot - yum!

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  45. Those are some great pictures. I love the creativity!!!

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  46. Our schools also do the grading like that for the first 3 grades!

    I love the music sheet shot - I cant read music but find it beautiful!

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  47. "music" and "chocolate" are my fav! Love the deep colors in chocolate!

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  48. The pineapple is my favorite picture, such a unique, yet common, perspective. The fact that your children are willingly reading a different language is awesome.

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  49. Greats shots! I really love the canned pineapple!

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