Day 133 Theme #146 Holidays

29 05 2011

Decoration Day, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

Memorial Day or Decoration Day are one of the Federal HOLIDAYS that we celebrate here in the United States. Decoration Day started after the Civil War in the South so families could gather at their loved ones graves to celebrate their sacrifices. The holiday then became Memorial Day in the North.

Kevin actually took this photo at Gethsemane Cemetery in Zebulon, North Carolina. He was helping walk the cemetery looking for Find-A-Grave requests. We found all but one of the markers that we were looking for. I just got two more requests today for other markers.


Day 132 Theme #148 Hope

29 05 2011

Gethsemane Cemetery, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

Someone wrote this poem with the HOPE that their loved ones would not stand at their grave and weep. This was taken at Gethsemane Cemetery in Zebulon, North Carolina. I was out there again taking photos for Find-A-Grave requests.

Day 131 Theme #20 Beverages

22 05 2011

Coke in a Metal Bottle, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

Coke is one of my favorite BEVERAGES. I took this picture of a glass bottle and a metal bottle outside using my Lensbaby. Then I used Lightroom to take out all of the color except red. Kevin got these bottle at Coke World in Atlanta last week. Microsoft hosted the ending conference party here and at the Atlanta Aquarium.

You can see the sweat on the glass bottle. My camera got fogged up when I when from inside to outside. It is a little warm out today and more humid. I took this photo with my regular lens.

Day 130 Theme #137 Hands

21 05 2011
Henna Tattoo, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

One of these HANDS is mine and two of the hands belong to the woman who was doing my Henna Tattoo. I had a double heart done on the back of my left hand. She put my initial and Kevin’s initial in the hearts. Our anniversary (19th) is on May 31st. Kevin took the photos.

I’ll post a picture of the finished tattoo after I wash off the henna stuff. You have to let it soak in for 6-12 hours. My last henna tattoo lasted for a few weeks.

Day 129 Theme #272 Small

21 05 2011

These are very SMALL flowers and cakes. This booth was selling clay flowers that were true to size and then they had these mini flowers. They are about the size of your little fingernail.

Day 128 Theme #117 Frilly

21 05 2011

Frilly, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

This FRILLY skirt was on a mannequin in front of a booth selling vintage jewelry at Artsplosure today in Moore Square.

Day 127 Theme #294 Symbols

21 05 2011

City of Oaks, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

The Oak Leaf and Acorn are SYMBOLS that represent the City of Raleigh. Raleigh is known as the City of Oaks. These lights are hanging on the light poles downtown.