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Monday, February 22, 2010

Lovely Hands

I Heart Faces' theme for this week is "Hands on Fun." Well, the story behind this picture may not be "fun" but it allows me to think of so many fun memories.

I took this picture on the last day of my Bubbe's life. I didn't know it was going to be her last day alive. I decided, with my mom's permission, to take some black and white photos of her. I took some wonderful pictures that day. Each one shows a women at peace, and my family savoring the damp afternoon with our mother and grandmother.

Nearly 18 months after her death, I love this picture so much. My youthful hand held in her aged and experienced hand. With those hands she held me when I was born, hugged me, cooked for me, loved me, and taught me so much. I see an image of my Bubbe passing the future in my hands.

While this was taken on what became a sad day, this picture makes me happy, thinking of my Bubbe at peace and all the wonderful memories I have with her.

To see more people's take on "hands on fun" use you hands and head on over to I Heart Faces!

Friday, February 19, 2010

The View from....

.... my window.

One project I am going to try to tackle this year is to take pictures of a certain place over a few months and see how it changes.

Now my view isn't spectacular by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a nice tree and courtyard and this could be a cool way to see how it changes when the snow finally melts with the seasons.

So here here is my first installment in "The View From My Window." As things change, I will post more! I will also be looking for other places to do this!

This was taken after the first snowfall this year, about a week before the blizzard moved in. Right now there is way more snow out there...

Cannot wait to see how the view changes over time.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I just wanna dance!

I have decided to participate in the I Heart Faces contest this week again. The theme this week is "I Wanna Dance" - and well since I was a dancer for over 15 years I decided I should dance on in this week.

This picture I took the first year after I left my dance school. It was the finale dance and was so beautifully choreographed. The colors of the costumes and everyone's positions are wonderful against the black scrim. I may not be a dancer anymore, but I still love and appreciate it!

Dance on over to I Heart Faces to check out more dancing pictures!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Heart Places

There is a great photo sharing website called "I Heart Faces." They have contests and fun things but this week, in keeping with a valentines theme they are looking for pictures of people's favorite places or the most romantic places they've been too. I decided to jump in this week!

This was at Washington Irving's mansion in Irvington, NY. Last winter they did an amazing display on the grounds of the mansion depicting Rip Van Winkle in lights. These were at the end of the story and to this day think they were so beautiful and dare I say, romantic!

One major advantage to living in NW Washington, DC is being so close to the National Cathedral. It is so gorgeous and I love going to walk around there. Why can't synagogues be like this!? This was taken on a grey and rainy day and there was even a wedding happening, talk about romantic and just amazing!

This is in Philadelphia by the Schyklkill River, down by the Water Works. Avi, Ben, and I were having a fun time taking pictures there. I got some great ones of the happy couple and this picture just is so simple but at the same time has some great depth too.

If you want to check out more romantic spots, head on over to I Heart Faces!