‘Tis the season of Joy, so this Week’s Photo Challenge Topic is appropriate. Joy brought to the world:
Archive for December, 2013
There’s a lot of single items in this picture: a single girl, a single sea gull, a single rose…but you have to look carefully to see those details. I think the story is more interesting if I zero in on those items…
Perhaps she is waiting to meet someone? Or that someone has just left her…she appears to be scribbling away in a journal…documenting the meeting? The sea gull is definitely interested…Any food??
It’s great to have Jake back! And he returns with a timely topic: Christmas Tree.
I’m living in a new small space this year with no room for my usual big tree, so I have a tabletop one. With my ornament collection in storage, I didn’t know what I was going to use to decorate it. I considered decorating it completely with “found” ornaments like these:
(Read about my “found” Christmas Tree here.) But I have a birthday in December, and a thoughtful friend gave me some ornaments. So this is my Christmas Tree this year…festive enough!
You can see more examples of Christmas Trees here:
Posted in photography, Weekly Photo Challenge, tagged Arlington Street Church, Boston, Boston Marathon Bombing, community, photography, prayer flags, Weekly Photo Challenge: Community on December 15, 2013| 8 Comments »
The Weekly Photo Challenge topic this week is Community. As the year winds to a close and the snow falls outside, I reflected on the past year and decided to post pictures from an important event (and remind myself of warmer weather).
After the Boston Marathon bombings in April, people tied prayer flags to the wrought iron fence of the Arlington Street Church, down the street from the finish line where the bombings occurred. I was in the city of Boston in August and took these shots. It was very moving — an impressive demonstration of a sense of community.
After the devastation of the bombing, Boston’s sense of community culminated in the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series with the slogan, “Boston Strong!”
The prayer flags were later painstakingly untied by volunteers with knitting needles. Some were saved for a memorial quilt and some were burned, so I’m glad I got to see them while they were there.