October Photo Hunt!

It has been a  wonderful challenge in my photography skills to take part in the Scavenger Hunts online and reach to take the photos needed for each challenge. I had a tough month getting out there due to the end of my cancer treatment, but got some great photos to enter and am so happy to share my favorites all at once with all of you. Hope you like my photos – please leave a comment if you stop by!

  1. In Disguise

Crisp







  1. Fall Colors






A Jack O’lantern

A Shot from the Ground
We had the pleasure of visiting our friends Ed & Kaz in Florence, MA…. as we were chatting I was drawn to the church reaching up high to the sky.  The whiteness against the blue sky was amazing and I got this amazing shot that fits perfectly for this category. 
  • a Landscape
  • There is nothing more beautiful than the fall colors in the landscape of your own backyard.
  • a Fall Tradition
  • Pumpkins, Apples all mixed together to create a Pumpkin Applesauce Bread – a masterpiece in the kitchen – when creating this bread you can smell the aromas of fall — cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & ginger.  🙂
    1. Books
    2. This book was a gift from a dear friend Jean Zahn from Virginia Beach, Virginia.   I have had the honor to  have meet her in her volunteer role working with the American Cancer Society.  Her husband Terry Zahn was the producer and narrator for the first ever Relay For Life video that is now in more than 5000 communities nationwide.  He is known as the “Voice of Relay”.  Her love and support of me as a long distance Facebook / Farmville friend has been amazing through my diagnosis and treatment.  The book “What to Eat during Cancer Treatment” is a best seller in the ACS bookstore and really has been an amazing resource for me when completely frustrated not knowing what to eat during different stages of symptoms and more.  Here is the collection of all the goodies and inspirational card she sent to me and it truly brightened my heart as well as my day!  🙂  
    1. Faces formed in Nature 

    2. Tilt-Shift Photography
    3. My attempt at Tilt-Shift photography –  sharing my experience making  Popcorn Balls for our annual 
    4. Pack 57 Cub Scout Halloween Party  

    1. Bokeh
    2.  
    3. Black & White with Selective Coloring

    4. Dining


    1. Child/Children
    2. One of Schuyler’s best friends all dressed up in costume for the birthday party.  
    3. Looking dapper in his outfit for sure!
    1. Best Photo taken October 23rd
    2. My friend’s the Godbout Family adopted this beautiful PYR as a rescue because the owner is too ill to take care of him.  His name is Tyler.

    Something from the Kitchen
    Chocolate is always in our kitchen…. chocolate chips and dark chocolate treats & of course Schuyler’s favorite – M&M’s.  Here is a colorful shot of some peanut M&M’s in a Simon Pearce Champagne glass.  It works beautifully for this category.  🙂
    1. Something Vintage
    2. This is the Clapp Memorial Library in Belchertown, MA – a beautiful vintage building inside and out that we, as a community are fundraising to support its restoration.  The dollars raised at the Monster Mash 5K went to support The Clapp Memorial Library.

    1. Something Creepy
    2. This child’s costume won the MOST creepy costume at Schuyler’s Ninth Birthday Party 
    3. Don’t you agree?! 🙂


    1. Something Golden
    2. “Toryfield’s Master Oakley” 
    3. My running partner – 10 year old beautiful Lab – Golden in color, golden in his heart.


    1. A Self-Portrait
    2. Me – this is 3/4 way through my cancer treatment earlier in the month of October.  I like the darkness in the forefront and the Christmas Photo collage in the background.  The frame of the mirror frames the mood.  I hope you like it too.

    1. Link here for more great photos and to participate in the Photo Hunt Challenges.


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    Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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