Saturday, April 04, 2009

Round Robin Photo Challenge: By The Numbers

From For Ellipsis

"It's clearly a budget, it's got a lot of numbers in it."

-George W. Bush

RRC: By The Numbers
Suggested by Jill, of the blog, South Bay Soliloquy

Tee Hee. Sorry, but I couldn't resist using a Dubya quote for this entry. I am naughty sometimes. Anyway, this challenge had me stumped until last Monday, when I saw this great little game of hopscotch taking place outside my therapist's office. It made me smile, because I haven't seen children playing that particular game in quite a while. Years probably. It's nice to know there is still something from my childhood, which was, you know, way back in the stone age of the late 1960's and early 70's. Sheesh that sounds like a long time ago. How did we ever survive as children without the Internets or iPods or... yikes... cell phones? LOL.

Thank you Jill for the great little challenge! I was looking everywhere for numbers, and when I finally found them, it brought back some really nice memories.


Go see what Jill and all the participating Robins have come up with to meet this challenge round. Just follow the Linking List below...

Linking List

1. Jill... South Bay Soliloquy

2. Carly... Ellipsis

3. Karen... Outpost Mavarin

4. Monica... Click Shots

5. Leslie... Empty Nest

6. Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff

7. Karen... In The Moment

8. Suzanne R... SuzyQ421's Photo Blog

9. Jama... Sweet Memories

10. Vicki... Maraca

11. Chris... Camera Obscura

12. Linda... Mommy's Treasures

13. Marina... Visual Chronical

14. Wammy... The Ellis Family Cincinnati

15. Karen... Georgia Angel

16. Teena... It's all about me!

17. Connie... Far Side of Fifty Photos

18. ellen b. ... The Happy Wonderer

19. Terri... Ways I see The World

20. Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

21. Molly Mavis... Visual Dialouges

22. Mojo... Why? WHat Have You Heard?

23. Jen... Cherish the Moments **Welcome New Member**

24. Rita... Cashjocky and the Old Salt

Be sure to check the official Round Robin blog tomorrow to find out what our next topic will be!



Terri said...

Good one, Carly! I see those around our neighborhood all the time, plus lots of chalk art. Lots of kids here.

I actually have a photo of my sister and I playing hopscotch just ten years ago or so! Definitely beyond my childhood! :o)

Monica said...

Oh the memories! I LOVE this, what a great idea.


Teena in Toronto said...

It's been a while since I've played hopscotch!

I played too :)

Sherrie said...

Great Numbers post! And lots of found memories for me and you! Have a great day!!


Marina said...

yeah, it's a good one!!! brings back memories.
[love the quote!]

marina@visual chronicle

MyMaracas said...

You're right, now that I think about it. I haven't seen a hopscotch drawing in decades. It does bring back fond memories.


visualdialogues said...

Very very smart pic.
Love the quote as well.

I vaule your comment on drop by.

Have a good weekend.

Jill said...

Excellent! I love these numbers.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That certainly brings back memories..except I was a counry girl mine was drawn in the dirt with a stick! Great Photo Carly! :)

Linda said...

What a great inerpretation of the challenge! I love it!

Suzanne R said...

Very neat photo of numbers! It definitely brings back memories of playing hopscotch as a girl. All those many years ago (mainly in the 50's). I'm glad you found this one. And the Dubya quote is great! LOL!

Yecap said...

Hi Carly

I almost did the Hopscotch idea however, I wasn't lucky enough to run into one and when I tried to recreate it it just didn't quite work out. Great minds...

Thanks for the invitation to the challenge on Ellipsis. I will have a look at it.


Gattina said...

Stone age ! what should I say ? I played this already as a child in 1948 ! I too think it's nice that it still exists, something which has survived.
Nice shot !
Thanks for your kind comment !

Nancy said...

Oh I loved Hopscotch! Though we set it up differently.
Nice, "big" pic!

; 0


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Aww! It's good to know kids still play games that don't require a battery or a power cord.

Even as a kid, I thought someone should do a long-term study of kid culture, what survives from generation to generation and who keeps it going - adults or other kids passing it on.

Karen said...

HI Carly! I love that photo!!!! Very nostaligic for me too. Haven't seen one of those in ages but use to play hopscotch when I was a kid, too. Thanks for the memories!

Wammy said...

Michael and I still play hopscotch..he has his own set of rules...go figure. This one made me smile.

Mojo said...

What a perfect entry! (And a perfect quote too!)

ellen b. said...

Hi Carly! Oh you are taking me back!
So sorry I'm so late in getting around to our Numbers challenge. My modem died on Saturday and then the weekend just got more and more bizarre! I'm happy to be able to visit today and see all the fun number shots. Enjoy your week!