Friday, October 22, 2010

The ballerina and the blogger

.
Maybe the window-dresser for this store in Mamilla Mall knew about James' Weekend Reflections meme.
He or she thoughtfully provided a mirror so I could get reflections both in the window glass and in the mirror.
Well . . . more likely, the mirror is for the ballerina to practice in front of.
.
The writing says WINTER TO REMEMBER 2010-11.
Summer, however, refuses to leave Israel. We are still having sharav heatwaves.

This other window in the mall was not reflecting anything, but the light inside made these pretty silhouettes.
.
Wishing you lots of light and joy and time for reflection on the coming Sabbath.
Shabbat shalom, peace.
.

25 comments:

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Dina! Sorry I've been absent - summer was a blur, so busy, and lately I've had computer problems... what fun. I hope all is well. I love the reflection pic - did you realize you were reflected in the mirror when you took it? So many times when I take pics, I don't notice every little thing until I get in up on the computer and then I'm pleasantly surprised with the results. Shalom.

Dina said...

Ahalan Susie of and in Arabia!
Sorry about your problems. Sachtein to your computer.
Yes, this is one of the few times that I actually planned the reflection. The meme has taught me to do that. But I know what you mean--there are still plenty of nice surprises on the screen.
Ma is-salaam.

RuneE said...

A blogging ballerina is not bad :-)

Such small project can be very fun, especially when they turn out like this.

Malyss said...

Great safe portrait as photographer!:)

Vernz said...

HI Dina, I can see you there .. the ballerina is so pretty ...

have a nice weekend.
My Weekend Reflections here

spacedlaw said...

Nice views indeed.

Reader Wil said...

It's great to see you reflected in the mirror!and I like the silhouettes very much too. Shabbat Shalom !

Suzanne said...

Beautiful self portrait. Shabbat Shalom

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Delightful reflection of the ballerina and the photographer too.

Kay said...

I particularly liked seeing you in the mirror.:-)

That really made the photo special for me!

'Tsuki said...

Nice self-portrait... This ballerina is so gracious, and it is so nice to discover your reflection on this mirror... Nice catch !

ρομπερτ said...

Balance - probably the most difficult mean of movement, yet the most successful one.

Warm enough of a T-Shirt over here as well. Wonderful the last picture as well. Please have a good weekend you all.

daily athens

Hilda said...

The ballerina looks like she's dancing for you! :)

I love the silhouettes on the second shop window! Are they paper cut-outs or painted on?

Pietro said...

Two nice compositions, Dina. Very beautiful self-portrait in the first picture.

Cloudia said...

Shabbat Shalom with Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral

><}}(°>

Francisca said...

What a lovely reflection... of YOU, Dina! And I like how you captured the silhouettes too.

VP said...

What a nice post, I like both of your pictures.

Dina said...

Shalom friends. Thanks for all your nice remarks.

Hilda, I didn't go in the store to look, but I think those pieces making the silhouettes are of metal or maybe plastic.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Come on Dina, go back and strike a pose. Arabesque! for sure.

Dina said...

Jan from Greensboro, LOL! Me, strike a pose in front of hundreds of people at the mall?? I even had to look up the other definition for arabesque (having never taken ballet).
Thanks for a good laugh. :)

LauraX said...

love these dina, just wonderful...I especially love the second one.

Leovi said...

Beautiful

Crafty Green Poet said...

2 lovely photos

Pagan Sphinx said...

Shalom, Peace to you!

That is a very endearing figurine. The whole effect with the reflections is really lovely. :-)

My Entry

JM said...

Great title! :-)