January 2, 2011

this one's for you.....

early this morning
i received an email from a fellow blogger with a challenge for me
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she said
"there's a little pink cottage in seaside that's one of my favorites"
"it's called precious"
and
"can you find it and take a photo of it with you in the photo"

but
here's the catch. she remembered this cottage from some years back. and in seaside anything can be bought and sold and built onto and repainted and renamed. so i quickly did a search and came up with nothing. no "precious" cottage in the seaside rental listing.
so
based on the photo she sent me that she had found on the internet, i had pretty much guessed that even if it was no longer pink, it would probably be on what i call the older side of seaside.
so off we went. in search of "precious" .
and
luckily for us
it's still in the old section of town and it's still pink and it's still "precious" even though it has seen some much better days. technically this is the guest cottage to a main house.
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the main house seems to be very loved
but
this little charmer. oh, i just wanted to clean her up.
there you have it
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me and "precious" and a challenge completed
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now
if anyone else reading this
wants to throw a challenge my way
why not
bring it on
give me your best shot
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all i have is time and a camera
so as long as that's all i need
go ahead
make my day
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now granted
if i need a stranger or a dog or a sand bucket or a bocce ball
i can come up with those things
too
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so get creative
if you want to see me acting like a nut
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i do that pretty well
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yes. this morning was chilly. hence the uggs and fingerless gloves. but by the afternoon we were on the beach sitting in the sand with bare piggies.

37 comments:

  1. Huge smile on my face---thank you. Your joy reaches through cyber space and touches my heart.
    I love the jump!

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  2. O.M.G. Seriously. I am in LOVE! I am showing this to the ever-wonderful cause ain't NOTHING like that here and I don't see why I shouldn't be the first and I'm gonna start looking for a small lake lot now. Bless you and your camera and Karen and that jump. !!

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  3. You caught some air!

    I love Seaside... if it's the Florida version of Seaside. If not, I would love that one, too. As for a challenge... that may take me a while? If I don't get back with one, enjoy the sand and surf for me.

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  4. What a jump!!! You are just the best...I will think of something for you... ;) Great shots and what an adorable cottage!!!

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  5. I love this!! You are so cool.

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  6. You are too cute!!! Wish I knew something about the area to send you on a wild goose chase, er, I mean treasure hunt! :)

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  7. :) you need to have a cupcake for me and then you need to browse the wonderful bookstore.

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  8. What a great adventure - Sounds fantastic. Good for you!

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  9. How fun is that?!?!?!?
    You rock.

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  10. OH I LOVE THAT FIRST SHOT!!!!
    DO it again:))))

    Perfect Precious Pink house!
    Can I live there????

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  11. I love your adventures. I have no idea how you can jump that high. I would need a trampoline. Love the pink house. take care.

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  12. awesome, we love seaside and stay at worldmark when we go which we loooove, there is a man who walks to prom and he has a stick that he attaches things he finds on the sidewalk to his stick. I love it because it had a lot of pacifiers on it and my baby saw them :) I wished I would have take a close up of his stick. He was very kind and I actually found a pacifier the next day to give to me to add to his stick, however, I didn't see him, so I kept the pacifier as a memory :) Would love a pic of him and the stick (closeup) sometime! with love

    trina
    www.mommeville.com

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  13. Ha! "Precious" is fabulous! And that you found it is too too much! I love it! Great pics by the way!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. That's a very impressive jump!

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  15. YAY!!!! You found PRECIOUS!!! Isn't she adorable? I am going to steal one of your photos and do a post today, I hope you don't mind.. linking back to you.

    Now that I know she is neglected.. I wonder if I could make an offer??????.........................

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  16. Can you send me the first image?

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  17. how DO you jump so high?

    love the cottage... and yes, florida in winter is just like that. jacket in the morning, beach in the afternoon...

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  18. you are so frickin PRECIOUS!! My teeth are chattering seeing you dressed this way.....oh my, I am used to bikinis and beer at the beach....do we have to sip hot tea and wear turtlenecks next week? UGH....I don't have Uggs, but will bring a warm heart and plenty of red wine, my personal choice for Anti-Freeze! KEEP JUMPING...I am thinking of a challenge....hmmm..

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  19. I just love it. I want Precious! Thanks Karen for making the request. You do certainly jump high. Great pictures and find!

    Do you find seashells at the seashore?

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  20. The cottage is precious, but not as precious as you !!!! Love that jump, Baby ! You is limber !
    I challenge you to take a picture with a Queen and a fellow awesome photographer at one of your favorite spots in Seaside. It can wait until next week...;) ! Have fun in the sun !

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  21. You are so cute. You just made me laugh right out loud. You rule.

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  22. what a sweet old girl she is..

    and kudos to you and that jump! : D

    xx
    z

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  23. This post delights me in every way! And I can just imagine the fun of the hunt -- implicit in the joy of the first photo -- a leap of faith to find Precious. A Leap of Joy to have found it!

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  24. I would love to see a beautiful photo of the night sky, preferably full of stars, and, if you want an extra challenge, the unique lighting that sometimes floats in ribbons in and out and among the stars, like threads of the cosmos.

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  25. Joyous...and pink:) Love it!

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  26. I found you from Long Hollow. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

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  27. Aww that was so sweet of you. The photo of you jumping looks so happy and fun.
    Happy New Year by the way.
    Luna

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  28. oh i just adore seaside! i love the little garden store at the edge of town called "pickets", perhaps you can take a picture of it for me, with you jumping, of course!!
    erin in tennessee

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  29. OK - another photo challenge - find a cottage in every color of the rainbow spectrum - Then perhaps collage them together somehow.

    red orange yellow green blue pink purple.

    You've already got Pink in Precious.

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  30. oh wow what a gorgeous little house so cute very Precious

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  31. that was quite a challenge and what a marvelous job you did finding it and capturing the pure essence of precious..i am NOT surprised!!

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  32. Annie from OregonJanuary 06, 2011

    Awesome photo and awesome jump! My beach studio cottage is precious like this (but not tall. It is weathered grey with a bright red door) and is near Seaside...Oregon, that is. Love, love, love this post. Kudos for the nostalgia and excitement!

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