Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thematic Photographic 30 - Holiday

Twisting by the pool
Delray Beach, FL, December 2008

When a looming deadline conflicts with your kids' desire - need? - to get in some quality pool time, you thank your lucky stars that you work out of an office that's easily tossed into a backpack. You also thank your lucky stars when you get to said pool and luck into a plethora of open wireless networks. Yes, people are stupid. Yes, I'm perfectly willing to take advantage of their stupidity.

So after I hit the deadline and filed my piece, I thought a picture or two might help me remember what it felt like to have my cake and eat it, too. Those are indeed my toes. The little man is Noah.

Your turn: This photo kicks off our newest Thematic Photographic theme, holiday. It's something that can mean many different things depending on how you choose to look at it. Whatever you're celebrating, I hope you explore the holiday theme in detail over the next week, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. May your Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or whatever you're celebrating be a perfect opportunity to reconnect with the folks who matter most.

If you're new to Thematic Photographic, here's the lowdown:
  • Every Wednesday evening, at precisely 7 o'clock Eastern, I post a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  • Each entry has a unique theme. This week's
  • You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  • You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  • If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry. Old or new, all photos are welcome.
  • You may post as many photos or links as you wish. For the next week, I'll be supporting this theme with a related picture/posting each day. I encourage you to do the same. This is all about sharing, so feel free to share to your heart's content!
  • Please share this link with friends, too, and encourage them to join in. The more, the merrier.
  • And please accept my thanks for your enthusiasm. Your participation has made TP a true highlight for me each and every week.


Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

Truly a blessed life, Carmi, to be able to toss the office on your back and head to the pool with the kids.

Great shot and all that it represents! :D

Hilary said...

Chappy Chanukkah, Carmi.. and many, many Menorah. ;)

kenju said...

I really wish I could be doing that right now!!

Mojo said...

Gee... wonder what I'll do for this theme?

Actually Carmi, you've done me a big favor here. I had more holiday light shots than I had posts to put them in, so this theme came just in time!

Hope you and yours have a magnificent holiday and a prosperous and healthy new year. And thanks for giving all of us this forum to share.

Thematic Photographic 30: "Holiday" - Downtown Decor

Terri said...

Happy holidays - I'm loving the looks of that poolside spot. I have a gazillion snow photos and I'm sick of looking at them! So here's an inside look.

Mamapippa ... said...

How relaxing, working with the swimming pool beside you !

Mine's here:

I have tot do it this way, because I have problems with a direct link :-(

DNLee said...

Happy Holidays to you too, Carmi

I got started early.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Carmi perhaps you can send some sunshine up this way? We Ontarians are only suffering from a mega-outbreak of bad weather, although, things are calm now. Have fun in the sun. Happy Chanukah!

Anonymous said...

bonne vacances

Maureen Hayes said...

Thanks for the great theme! Loved your shot by the pool (she said with barely concealed jealousy in her shovel weary voice!). Hope your Chanukkah to you and your family and all the best for the New Year!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Hi Carmi,
I'm new to your blog, Karen of Karen Cooks sent me the link. Nice to "read" you.

Your holiday looks so warm and inviting, lovely shot.

My holiday photo/blog can be found here:

Peace, Judi

smarmoofus said...

Oh nifty! Your browser tabs could be my browser tabs... right down to the Google one for "define: [some term]". Except where yours are your blog and Sitemeter page, mine are for my blog and Sitemeter page... naturally. Do we all internet the same way?

But to the point, that poolside lounging looks lovely. I'm leaving on holiday in a couple of hours, myself, but it won't be quite warm enough for swimming in central Texas. Sadly. But I do hope to have something Thematic Photographic appropriate before long. Perfect timing with this theme!


Bobkat said...

Just popped by to wish you Happy Holidays :) Happily the current posts and pics on both my blogs fit in with your current TP theme :)

craziequeen said...

It's always nice to see you get the chance to put your toesies up, my dear Carmi!

And how lovely to see the Levylets enjoying December by the pool! :-)

Happy Chanukkah, Carmi - and a Happy New Year! :-)


Janis Goad said...

On Holiday in Canada we are snowed in!! I am learning to make a link--see pictures at

Happy New Year to everyone you love.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!