Monday, December 1, 2014

Writing, Pecans, Christmas and Fishing

The prompts for the photo scavenger hunt this week are only to choose five of our favorite photos. Several of this are from this week, and the rest are from another memorial time. I hope you enjoy my attempt to weave them together into a bit of a story.

1. November Writers Workshop

The writers group I am a member of meets once a month. Most of the time we have a guest speaker talk to us about some aspect of writing. This past month, however, I had the privilege of leading the meeting, something new to me. Many of our writers only write nonfiction. For the workshop, I had everyone write a short description of someone they knew from their past. Next they had to describe a girl from a painting whom they did not know. Last I had them tie the two characters together in a story. It went over much better than I had hoped. As you can see by the photo, they were quite diligent in their writing.

2. Treats for the Holiday

This photo is my reminder of holiday treats. Pecans are a must (for my family, at least) in pecan pie (duh), butter pecan ice cream, divinity fudge, chocolate fudge and cookies, to name just a few.

3. Family Ringing Bells for Salvation Army 

I love to see families doing things together and enjoying it, especially when what they are doing helps someone else have a better Christmas. Before putting money in the pot, I went to the car for my camera. They were happy to pose for a picture for my 'favorite' prompt.

4. Dreams of Warmer Weather

The cold weather this holiday season has some dreaming of warmer days when they can have fun in the water. This guy, though, was a bit apprehensive about jumping. We watched close to a half hour trying to get up enough nerve to jump. Finally he did, but the thrill ended fast when he cut his toe pretty bad as he landed. Maybe he shouldn't have jumped!

5. Gone Fishing

Joe's dreams of warmer days and water are more toward fishing. We bought a license this year, but only got to go a couple of times. This is all we have to show for it. At least he got a bite!

Hope you enjoyed your visit today. I would love for you to leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by. Now I will jump over to take a look at your 'favorite' photos. If you haven't participated yet, you can click on the link below to find out how.


  1. We like pecans here too but since blessing has braces, nuts are a no no. glad your chance to lead the writers meeting went well.

    1. One of the reasons I like pecans so much is they tone down the sweet in homemade treats. That may be a bad thing because I probably eat more than I would have without them! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Martha, thank you for stopping by Sanukipity and leaving me your choices :)

    Those pecans look yummy.

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