Saturday, February 27, 2010


Chaos - any confused, disorderly mass.

Sometimes on a "photo walk-about" you come across a scene of peculiar interest.
It might be the primary colors, or unique arrangements that captures your attention and draws you in.

What to focus on? Confusion and disorder abound.
But for some reason it works all together.

I take the image away with me and continue on.
Knowing that I've acknowledged this arrangement, and will spend some time there again.
(If only through a photograph.)


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hanging Tree of Jaffa

As I explored and enjoyed my journey through Jaffa, I was quite surprised by a sight I came upon in one of Jaffa’s courtyards.

I can only best describe it as a Hanging Tree.

This solitary tree is suspended by cables and encased in a type of pod that provides its nourishment and contains its roots and support.

I had heard that the neighbors living in this courtyard desired a view out their windows to look out on to. Since it would be impossible to destroy the stonework that makes up this historic neighborhood, the residents devised a method to still have their view as well as preserving the courtyard!

I honestly cannot tell you how to locate this exact spot in Jaffa, but the true beauty of it's discovery is the adventure of finding it!. 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Details from Jaffa

The ancient city of Jaffa is an incredible place and just a short two mile walk along the Mediterranean seafront from Tel Aviv’s city center.

Jaffa, or Yafa in Arabic, was founded by one of Noah’s sons having historic importance as well as its famous port.

Built on a hill overlooking the old port, Jaffa offers amazing views of the Mediterranean coast and its neighboring city.

Surrounded by lovely gardens, filled with sculpture, flower and lush greenery, it is all assessable through pathways and staircases built along the hill.

Exploring Jaffa, allows one’s self to focus on the winding alleyways that make up the artist’s community that is established here. Appreciating all the details that expose themselves during your journey.

Galleries, artist’s workshops, vibrant paintings lining the backstreets become a large exhibition to explore.

Stylish, exotic, quaint, and interesting are just a few words used to describe this charming place that takes one away from the hustle and bustle of modern Tel Aviv.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside

The best part about blizzards in the Northeast is having a snow day at home!

Children especially love it, and it can be very fun for adults too.

Hot cocoa, fires in the fireplace, staring out the window, and maybe even sitting down with a good book.

I am so thankful when it all works out this way. There is so much going on outside, blowing snow, accumulating drifts, white outs, but it’s all so silent and quite peaceful.

If we are really lucky, maybe we can view a herd of deer working their way through the woods trying to find their well traveled path, stopping along the way for some greenery, or berries.
What a treat!

Yes, afternoon snow storms are well worth weathering!


Friday, February 5, 2010


What if.....

I had long brown hair......

What if.......



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