Monday, September 26, 2011

Reuse and Resist - Street Art in Tel Aviv

Spotted last week near Tel Aviv's Nachalat Binyamin crafts market...

If you look carefully, you'll see that that bright red writing also includes a link to the Reuse and Resist website. Have a look, they've got a good message to get out about the power of art in public spaces.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Picket Fence

The first Saturday after Summer Stock ends always leaves me at a bit of a loss posting-wise - how about this one to get things rolling. Nothing special, no real theme, just... pleasant.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Something I saw in a dream


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PS If anyone knows what flower this is I'd love to know. Thanks. 

Edited to add that I think Leora's right, it does seem to be a zinnia. Thanks Leora!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Summer Stock Sunday 2011 - Looking Back

And just like that another summer has come and gone. Temperatures are starting to drop (all things being relative of course, here in central Israel daytime temperatures have dropped to a balmy mid-to-high 80's (low 30's centigrade)...), and with the falling temperatures and shorter days comes the inevitable end to another year's edition of Summer Stock.

Thank you so much to everyone who has come here and shared their summer adventures and memories, it's all of you coming here each week that make Summer Stock what it is.

For now, one last shot of summer's beauty and then it's onward and upward towards Summer Stock 2012 - same bat time, same bat channel!

So for one last time this year, who's in?

Holy cow, I did it!

I managed to change up my blog all by my very own self and (at least so far) nothing important has gone kablooey! Yay me!

I'd been thinking for quite a while that the old look wasn't working for me any more. I did love it, but it was designed back when my blog had more of a written focus and was really too busy for a photoblog. I've been wanting a cleaner more streamlined look for a while but it took until now (and a LOT of behind the scenes messing around with my practice blog) before I was brave enough to take the plunge.

So what do you think? Does it work well for you? Look clean? Load more quickly? Any other changes you think would help?

Inquiring minds (that would be me) want to know ;)...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Painted Turtle

Hauled out of the lake this summer by a passing teenager to show my kids, then returned to the water a moment later. Can you see his red stripes?


Saturday, September 10, 2011

We remember, 10 years later


I hadn't looked at a calendar when I scheduled this to be the final edition of Summer Stock Sunday 2011. 
This year's final edition has been postponed to next week, Saturday-Sunday 17-18 September.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Where the Fairies Dance


Of course I can't say for sure, but if I were a fairy I'd certainly want to dance here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Parenting Brigadoon - Good First Day of School Pics

Like mothers all over the world, I force gently and lovingly encourage my children to pose miserably joyfully for that elusive Brigadoon of parenting - a good 1st day of school picture.

Here, on the cusp of 5th and 2nd grades, is this year's attempt, and believe me, this was the best of the bunch. Maya's still fairly willing. Her brother on the other hand... Still, they're pretty cute, if I do say so myself. (Oh, and they're actually both wearing shirts with their respective school logos but I've waved my photoshop wand and caused the logos to disappear - no reason to unduly tempt the internet nasties...)

More red photos can be found over at Ruby Tuesday, which I'm rejoining after a long and unintended summer break :).

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Summer Stock Sunday - Quichee Gorge before the Hurricane

With kids here in Israel starting back to school yesterday and the US celebrating Labor Day this weekend I have to admit that it's time to start facing the inevitable winding down of summer and approach of fall, and with that the end of this year's edition of Summer Stock Sunday. We'll go one more week after this one and then Summer Stock 2011 will wrap up for the season on 10 September, so be sure to save at least one more summertime shot to share next week, it will have to last us through until next summer after all.

This week I'm sharing this shot of Quichee Gorge in Vermont, where we camped just a week before Hurricane Irene slammed through and put most of it under water, including sweeping away most of a 141-year old covered bridge. The flip side of nature's tremendous beauty is its tremendous power for destruction. From paradise to disaster in just a few short days.

Beautiful, isn't it? Hopefully it will be as lovely and peaceful as this again very soon.