Friday, May 29, 2009

Photo Hunters - Book(s)

Believe it or not, this week's theme of "book(s)" was a tough one for me. It isn't as though we don't have books to photograph. We definitely have a lot of book-lovers in our family and therefore a plethora of books. We have books everywhere! I just couldn't think of a creative way to make the theme interesting.

Then I remember this photo that I took of my kids last November during a brief stop while we were on a road-trip. Works well for the theme but is also a fun photo. Plus, the book featured is one of my all-time favorites.

Photo Hunters - Book(s)

I love this picture. My kids are characters.

I'll be really interested to see all the other this weekend.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Some Gave All

these words feel inadequate,
but I will say them and will never forget
this sacrifice given freely so that I may be free...

thank you

Photo used by permission.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Photo Hunters - Plastic

The theme of the week was "plastic."

Remember these old toys? Lite-Brite

You poke the plastic pieces through the black paper and the light from behind creates a beautiful picture. I had one when I was a kid. I can even remember the tune of the jingle from the commercial..."Lite-Brite, makin' things with light. Outta sight, makin' things with Lite-Brite." Hasbro has made an updated version but I found this original version at a garage sale and picked it up for my kids. They love playing with it as much as I did.

Photo Hunters - Plastic

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thematic Photographic - Human

This photo just spoke to me. What could be more human than napping the trip away, the sun streaming in, the landscape zipping by?

They do everything else together. Why not sleep side-by-side in exactly the same position?

Thanks Carmi, for the inspiration and encouragement to look at the human side of things.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Photo Hunters - Painted

were searching for something "painted" this week. Should be an interesting full of diverse and amazing photos.

I chose this photo.

Photo Hunters - Painted

This was sculpted and "painted" by my cousin, Harry Benjamin. He calls it, "The Left Foot of Budda" and it stands outside his home and gallery, The What's a Pot Shop.

I especially like it for our theme this week because it appears that the toe nails have been painted red.

Please do stop by for great links to all sorts of "paintings" this weekend.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Silver City, New Mexico

Skies - SkyWatch Friday.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

What I want for Mother's Day

What I Really Want for Mother's Day

adapted by the song, Grown-up Christmas List by David Foster (music) and Linda Thompson-Jenner

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
and everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end

The Production

Without these guys, I wouldn't even be a mom.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Photo Hunters - In Memory

...a quiet moment with the past...

Masonic Cemetery
Silver City, New Mexico
March 2009

Pay your respects at .

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Photo Hunters - Walking

When I heard what this week's was, I couldn't stop thinking of the chorus to that old Nancy Sinatra song:

These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do...

And then this picture became obvious.

Photo Hunters - Walking

I know. They look intimidating, huh? Downright scary. They were modeling their most fierce "super hero" look.

So lookout bad guys!

One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

More walking over at .