Sunday, June 30, 2013

Scav Hunt Sunday: Boats and Berries

In Judaism, we don't leave flowers at graves, but place stones. Stones are more permanent and show that someone was there. It's actually quite meaningful to do this. These are on my grandparents' headstone, we went for the unveiling last Sunday.

2 in 1. Took this in a moving car and the boat is motoring along in Great Egg Harbor Bay.

My mom has these fun and colorful notecards which I used to write thank you cards to my students for the sweet gifts I received. Loved the rainbow stripes they made!

The farmer's market smelled amazing this week with all the berries around!

I chose new glasses (first time in 3 years) this week. I am very (very) near sighted (-10 in one eye) so glasses are my number one tool!

28 thoughts on the matter:

Brandi said... {Reply}

Love those stripes. The stone custom is so very interesting!

Kara said... {Reply}

I am not Jewish but live in a community with many Jewish people so I leave stones on graves as well..sometimes I do my own little interpretation and leave pinecones or acorns or seashells.

Karen said... {Reply}

that;s a beautiful tradition with the rocks..OH MY all those yummy

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

glasses are my no 1 tool as well! haha

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

I've always wondered the signicance of the stones when I've seen them on grave sites. Now I know :)

Mary Gene Atwood said... {Reply}

I learn so much from you! I love the idea of stones. Your stripes are striking, and I need to let you vote on my new frames! Happy week Tamar!

Danelle M said... {Reply}

Love the stripes! And being very nearsighted myself, glasses are definitely an important tool!

Nicki said... {Reply}

Nice takes on this week's words and I really like your composition on the glasses.

Leovi said... {Reply}

Beautiful photos, I love the third!

Cathy H. said... {Reply}

Wonderful set! Love your POV on the grave markers. I had not heard of the custom of leaving stones. I can see where that would be very meaningful. I think I can smell the strawberries, the look delicious! I really like the stripes, I would have never guessed they were notecards!!

Deanna said... {Reply}

Perfect each and everyone!!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

Beautiful set Tamar. I love hearing & learning about your customs. So nice to get to know you better. :)

abrianna said... {Reply}

I liked the stripes shot too. I thought at first they were Wiki Stix!

Lovely berries...mmm.

Patrice said... {Reply}

Great shots, Tamar - I love the Jewish tradition of leaving stones on graves.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said... {Reply}

Good to know I'm not the only blind blogger! Great shots Tamar -- loving the idea of stones.... xo

Melissa@Natural Beautisms and Flappings in Life said... {Reply}

I too like the stones!

Donna Williams said... {Reply}

The strawberries looks scrumptious... and I don't even like strawberries. But I could eat one of those!

I love your stripe picture. And thanks for the information about the stones. That is very interesting!

Christine E-E said... {Reply}

you really know how to grab our attention! the striped stationery is certainly colorful.
when JPE & I traveled to Prague, we observed the custom of leaving rocks on headstones. what a love-ly tradition... and certainly longer lasting than placing flowers at the site.

Honey Mommy said... {Reply}

I love your rainbow stripes! I actually have construction paper in every color, but didn't think to take a picture of them!

The berries look divine too! We are big fans of strawberries around here!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

loving all the fresh berries - and your new glasses too!

Susan said... {Reply}

I have good eye sight but have finally had to dive into the grocery store readers. You have another 20+ years for those, but I understand that as tools. I have about 6 pair-everywhere I can't see.
Those strawberries are fabulous, but my fave this week is the placing stones. I think that is a wonderful gesture/tradition...lovely. HOpe time away from school is treating you well.

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

And I love the idea of the stones...and I have "readers" too now. 55. A turning point!

Ida said... {Reply}

What an interesting custom of leaving stones on the graves.
Great Motion shot.
Can't go wrong with your sweet shot, in fact I just got through eating a bowl of fresh strawberries.
Congrats on the new glasses.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Love the glasses and the strawberries - and I actually did know about the stones which surprises even me..! :-)

Carletta said... {Reply}

Well done!
I like the stone tradition and the permanence of it.
Loved the stripes! I really thought at first it was one of those rattan-like placemats. :)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

I wasn't sure what those stripes were! Cool! What a beautiful tradition to leave stones on the headstones. I bet those strawberries tasted as good as they smelled!

barbara l. hale said... {Reply}

Nice reactions to the prompts. I love your take on "tool." That could be me.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Wonderful interpretations! I love the look of those strawberries! Yummy.