Wednesday, December 29, 2010

At last - a window

Finally, I got access to my old photos! And so, now I can begin to present you with all of those windows and doors that I had waiting in the wings! Let's start with a local one - I found this on a kibbutz near my home town. You just don't see this kind of thing nowadays, even on a kibbutz. Or at least I don't :)

I thought it was a good candidate for Mary's Wednesday meme: Window Views... and Doors, too! Go to her blog right now to see more fun architectural shots. Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Happy Birthday Surprise!

My birthday was about a week and a half ago, and I was pleasantly surprised to receive this little card from a coworker of mine. My first thought was, "where on earth did she find a carnation today?!" Until I looked closer, and saw that it was made of tissue paper! Wow.

Here's the card. It says: Sweet Toby - Congratulations - Happy Birthday! Health, Blessings and Happiness. Who could ask for anything more, right?

Oh, I know - I could ask how to make these amazing flowers! Which I did, of course, and now my kids and I have been filling our house with tissue blossoms :)

For more photography with reddish tints, go check out Ruby Tuesday, loyally hosted by Mary at Work of the Poet. Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Strange shadows

I found that the sleeve of my sweater was creating some interesting images when the sun shone directly on it. Maybe I need to use my time better... but I still think that these are kind of cool :)

I like the last one the best! Feel free to click on any of them if you'd like to get a better look.

To see more shadowy photography, check out that ever-cool meme, Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted over at Hey Harriet. And for more close-up photography, go see Macro Monday, at Lisa's Chaos. Have a great week, everyone! And Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Skywatch - Angelic Clouds

It's amazing to me that the sunsets around here are prettier on Thursdays, on a regular basis. Do the people in charge of the Skywatch Friday weekly meme have some pull in the heavens? Here's what I found this afternoon - I really liked these wispy, angelic clouds:

Nice one, right? The one on the bottom left reminds me of an origami crane :)

For more interesting sky photography, go check out Skywatch Friday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A window from overseas

So like I said, our household computer isn't working, and that's where I keep the photos that I've downloaded from my camera. And I have so many photos of windows (and doors!) that are just waiting to be posted! But alas, they're stuck for now.

However, my husband just reminded me that he has copies of the photos that we took on vacation a couple of months ago! Thanks, Dave! After quickly looking through his collection, I found this cool shot that I had planned to post:

That's my nephew, Eli, on a staircase at the Children's Museum in Boston. That sure is a fun place! I was especially grateful that Eli stood still for a minute to let me get this shot - here we have an especially nice selection of windows, both inside and out. Feel free to click on the photo, if you'd like a closer look!

And do go check out Mary's fun architectural meme, Window Views... and Doors, Too! It's a lot of fun, I know I'm going there right now. Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sorry I've been away - here's a ruby!

Well, our household computer is on the fritz, and so I haven't had much chance to post anything. I missed posting to some of my favorite memes! And yet it worked out a bit tonight, and so I'm taking this opportunity to post something that thankfully wasn't yet downloaded from my camera :)

Here's a friend from my office parking lot, that land of red bounty. I wouldn't call one tree a full-fledged Autumn, but it was lovely nonetheless:

You too, can participate in Ruby Tuesday, Mary's ever-interesting meme! Just post a photo of something red, and link to her blog, Work of the Poet. Then go there, and sign up. Have a great Tuesday, everyone - hope to see you here again soon!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ruby Tuesday, Post-Chanuka

Well, I'm on a lunch break here at work, but I wanted to quickly share these Chanuka rubies with you. Of all the photos I took while we lit Chanuka candles last week, I think that this one is the reddest:
And here's what that same menora looked like after the holiday, just before we cleaned it off. I really like looking at all of those stalagmites and stalactites!
And here's the pile of leftover wax that my kids salvaged from all four of our menoras:
You too, can participate in Ruby Tuesday, Mary's ever-interesting meme! Just post a photo of something red, and link to her blog, Work of the Poet. Then go there, and sign up. Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Skywatch: Morning and Night

I went in to work a little earlier than usual today, and found these neat-o clouds:
Lovely, right? But when I turned the corner and could see behind the buildings, I realized that the clouds were just a part of a bigger picture - the sun was still rising!
I was pretty pleased with myself for having caught it all. But imagine my surprise when I found a matching sky on my way home, just before sunset:
Right? Maybe it's just me, but I found it quite cool that they seemed so similar. And beautiful, naturally - feel free to click on any of them, if you'd like to enlarge them and get a better view!

For more sky-oriented photography, go check out Skywatch Friday, right now! You'll be glad you did!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Some local windows, for Wednesday

It's very common for people to have pretty ironwork around here, in front of their homes, on windows and on doors. Maybe it's a Mediterranean thing, I don't know... Still, you see a lot of standard patterns, making ones like these really stand out. I like them a lot!

Lovely, right? Feel free to click on either photo, if you'd like a closer look.

I figure all the windows in these shots qualify this post for Mary's neat meme, Window Views... and Doors, too! Go check it out right now, to see more interesting photography from all over the world. Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A shadow - just in the nick of time

I really liked the interesting mat under the flowers in Cindi's house. The photo of that didn't come out so well, but look at the cool shadows that I accidentally caught while trying!

For more intriguing shadows, go check out Shadow Shot Sunday, that always-excellent meme, hosted over at Hey Harriet. Happy Sunday, everyone!