Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Foo'ing" the grandpa flowers

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To "foo" is Hebrew-kid slang for blow (air! to blow air - get your minds out of the gutters) - children foo their food when it's too hot, foo the candles on their birthday cakes, and foo the "grandpa flowers".
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As always, more monochrome shots can be found at Aileni's. Be sure to check out his highlights from last week's entrants as well - there are some truly wonderful photographs there.
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25 comments:

Thom said...

I love these monochrome photos. This is just awesome. And adding the "foo" definition was great. Happy Sunday :)

Vita Stunder said...

Great b&w! :)

Have a nice week!
Anna

Aileni said...

Sounds fine to me.

Anne said...

Such a lovely girl!! I lokt only at her, give her a god big hug from Anne in Norway.

I have just boys you know .-)) or???? maybe.... this can be someting for them :-))

Shannon said...

Totally interesting and a beautiful photo of Miss Maya!

anymommy said...

So sweet. I loved the surprise in your last post - there's nothing like making your kids that happy!

ellievellie said...

I liked to foo as a kid and also used the buds that are not open as a paint brush. Wonderful picture!

Dina ... UK said...

Excellent subject....:-)

I like to Foo when i get hot...lol
I think it's my age...:-/ :-)))

Neas Nuttiness said...

I learn something new every day. Thank you, for teaching me about foo!

BJ Roan said...

The perfect "foo" shot. She's a cutie pie!

Arya said...

Wonderful photo and gorgeous girl!

Leora said...

Lovely shot of Maya.

What's a grandpa flower?

Robin said...

A dandelion gone to seed :). The gray seeds (they are seeds, right?) look like the gray hair of an old man.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Foo is a new word for me. ;-) Fooing dandelion seedheads is fun!

Regina said...

I really want to photograph people.
Beautiful and great post.

http://regina-myfavorite.blogspot.com/2009/06/monochrome-falling-leaves.html

Julie said...

What a sweet shot and it translates well to monochrome.

Carver said...

Great shot and I love that expression (to foo).

Daryl said...

Lovely portrait of Maya .. what are grandfather flowers?

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful portrait. Really lovely shot.

What are grandpa flowers? Are those what we also call pussy willows?

As for your question as to where my (my monochrome picture was taken; it was shot in the bell tower of my church. And as you can tell the structure needs a lot of repairs, but it is very rich for photography. We are planning repairs later this year.

Robin said...

Grandpa flowers are basically Israeli dandelions :).

Dragonstar said...

Oh, I love this. I clicked to see it better, and it's so delicate. A perfect pose.

storyteller said...

Kewl monochrome photo ... and I love learning new things. She's adorable!
Hugs and blessings,

Milk Mama said...

How cool! I love your blog already. Learn something new every day! :)

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

Foo is also a Japanese slang for blowing (candles, dandelions, etc)! I love your photos and the stories..I might participate in your photo memes of the week when I can!

Mojo said...

Heh. In the US "foo" is only half of a slang word. And actually, that's only if it's spelled phonetically. Technically it's "Fu".

As for minds in the gutter, you notice who brought it up first don't you!