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18
Dec
10

Golden

Ggolden chimes taken early in the morning as the sun shone on the chimes!

 

12
Dec
10

A Holiday wish

I have had a blast doing this Virtual Photowalk. I have enjoyed reading the comments and hopefully benefiting from them.  Additionally I really liked checking out many of the other blogs and learning from them as well. This is my THANK YOU to everyone who has commented on or looked at my blog this year. And a great big THANKS to those individuals who organized this Virtual Photowalk and kept it going.

To everyone – may have you have a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2011!

Deena

09
Dec
10

Festive

Today is the last day of Hanukah (it is very early this year). Our symbol of the holiday is the menorah which holds eight candles – one for each of the eight days the oil, which was only enough for one day, burned after the Temple was destroyed a very long time ago.  The ninth candle is the shamash or “servant” candle which lights the other candles.

Following are photos of two menorahs. The first is the menorah my family used when I was a child. The second is one of the menorahs my daughter and her family use. While they represent  the same thing, my daughter’s is a lot more fun!

Both were taken without a flash.

 

 

21
Nov
10

Words

Since it is almost Thanksgiving – my favorite holiday – I decided to take liberties. Instead of a photo, I used Wordle (an awesome website – wordle.net) to reflect my feelings about Thanksgiving. A Happy Thanksgiving to all!

21
Nov
10

insignificant

This was taken on our way home from our Yellowstone/Grand Teton trip. Here are the two things that seem to highlight for me my insignificance in the scheme of things (think globally – not necessarily in my little world). One is flying. Almost everything seems insignificant from 30,000 feet. I say almost because the Grand Tetons, Grand Canyon and other natural wonders always seem significant.Additionally these natural wonders always make me feel “insignificant” next to their grandeur.

18
Nov
10

Brown

 

Generally speaking I find very little interesting about the color brown. The beautiful colors of fall become varying shades of brown. To try and make this image a little more interesting I applied a Topaz Simplify Filter-BuzSim.  Topaz Simplify, which I am just now trialling, is rapidly becoming a new obsession (my obsessions are starting to get out of control!) I used an Acid Burn frame from Photo Essentials 3.

11
Nov
10

Way Too Many

A local church “planted” a field of flags. As the sign says, it is one flag for each casualty in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are far more flags then one can see in this picture.

Several years ago our school system stopped giving the kids Veterans Day off. Instead they now have assemblies and projects today to honor our Veterans. When my son was young his assignment was to interview a Vet. He interviewed his grandfather, my dad, who served in WWII. That was one of the best pieces my son wrote that year. Hopefully the kids will understand more about the significance of Veterans Day by going to school today and not looking at as just another day off.  Just my two cents.

Addendum: According to our local paper this idea began in 2005 with 2,231 flags. When it was put up in our town there were 5,776 flags.