Monday, May 26, 2014

Never Forget and Passing the Torch Combo

In memory
and with appreciation
of those who fought
for our country.
Worlds Apart 
Graeme Park WW2 Reenactment 
Horsham, PA

I said Yes to Kathy
at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out
to continuing the Virtual Blog Tour.
However, I did not realize my date
coincided with Memorial Day in the US.
So, today you get a combination post.
Whenever else would I get to use all these war images?
Graeme Park WW2 Reenactment 
Horsham, PA

Virtual Blog Tour Question 1:  What am I working on? 

*Recreating married teacher-daughter's room into a guest room. 

It's a place I will use my new favorite color: Canning Jar Blue

*Getting gardens ready for summer. 

I wish I would use garden gloves 
to preserve my delicate hands, 
but I always pull them off and 
have dirty nails afterwards.  

*Cleaning images off the computer - 

an endless task 
like the song that never ends.
In The Trenches 
Graeme Park WW2 Reenactment 
Horsham, PA

Virtual Blog Tour Question 2:
How does my work differ from other's of it's genre? 

If I could concisely define my genre, 

I might be able to give you an answer. 
And therein lies my problem. 
I'm undefined. 
But that's who I am. 
You never know what you'll get 
and neither do I.
Watch Your Step 
Graeme Park WW2 Reenactment 
Horsham, PA

Virtual Blog Tour Question 3.  
Why do I write/create what I do? 

A response to my environment: 

Something moves me, humors me, touches me, interests me. 
My heart pitter-patters and 
it drives me to pick up the camera in the moment.
Nap Time Between the Bombs 
Graeme Park WW2 Reenactment 
Horsham, PA

Virtual Blog Tour Question 4.  
How does your writing/creativity process work? 

"How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?" 

It's spontaneous.
Passing Time  
Graeme Park WW2 Reenactment 
Horsham, PA

And I pass this virtual tour torch to...

another Becky. 
Becky Leatherman Adams. 
I had the pleasure of meeting Becky 
in Philadelphia when she organized 
a photo walk for iheartfaces. 

This is what Becky says about herself: 

Any way,
about me?
Well, I am 33.
I love my kid SO much.
It is sort of ridiculous.
I actually love all children.
I think they are magical.
I have green eyes.
I am fat.
Always have been.
I have a GREAT husband.
My family is amazing.
I love taking pictures.
It makes my heart sing.
I think living inspired is the best way to live.
Life is short.
I believe in Jesus.

Becky is sweet, kind, thoughtful, helpful...beautiful.
Check out some stories she has captured
on her blog, Life with Kaishon.
Enjoy her beauty.
It will make you smile.
Her blog is approaching 1,000 followers
so you know you don't want to miss out on anything there.
So hop to it!
"I hope I can get my leg back down from here." 
Graeme Park WW2 Reenactment 
Horsham, PA

I cannot close without also expressing appreciation 
to the reenactors 
who spend countless hours and dollars 
keeping history alive 
helping us to never forget. 

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Tamar SB said...

Amazing pictures!! We were both tagged and posting today (-:

MadSnapper said...

perfect post for Memorial Day. and the thing i like about you the most of all is I never know what i will find when i come here. these are awesome war pics...
and I to love canning jar blue, hope we will see the finished room soon

Nicki said...

They do Civil War reenactments locally - I am inspired to get back out there and capture some pictures. These are great images and perfect for Memorial Day.

Kmcblackburn said...

Sorry about that, I didn't realize it would be Memorial Day for you...BUT...your photography never disappoints. Love that shot of the boots sticking out of the tent.

Kim Cunningham said...

These are stellar! Love this tribute. I'm loving watching the blog tour continue and seeing the thread of connection between us all. Its really amazing.

Mersad said...

A really great way to mark the occasion, and I love that you chose black and white for these. So great!

Unknown said...

Oh, WOW! The pictures are so awesome. They look authentic. What a great job the actors did. I love that you were able to capture these moments. I am so sorry that I didn't tell you about myself. Thank you for using that summary on my About Me page. I will try to put something special together for all of your friends next week : ). Wishing you a beautiful day.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Awesome, awesome shots! Maybe we can start the undefined genre, or the random genre, because I am in that same boat and always will be. Life would be too boring to me to shoot the same thing all the time.

Viv@Thoughts from the Desktop said...

Love the reenactment guys wonderful faces and timeless in black and white...And random is good always....

Anonymous said...

Those photos are amazing. You'd never know it was a reenactment if you hadn't told us.