Monday, March 07, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " H "



We HAVE arrived at the letter " H " in our travel through the alphabet.
All of my photos are about HANDS.
I HARDLY know where to begin.
HAPPILY this HAND isn't HUMAN.
It certainly HAS seen better days.
I don't see any HANGNAILS but she needs some new HEAVY DUTY nail polish.



On our HOLIDAY trip to San Francisco with my HEART "Sister"
and blogging friend Bev, we saw this HUMOROUS sign.
It was HANGING on the fence in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
We HAPPENED to watch joggers run to the HANDS and touch them.
Then they HURRIED and turned around to complete their run.
I HAVE a HUNCH the sign was HUNG by someone named HOPPER.
Thanks to HILARY of Smitten Image, I Googled this sign.
Its a fascinating story about a very HUMANITARIAN effort.
Please check out http://www.hoppershands.blogspot.com/
You won't be sorry.




HANDS clasped in HARMONY could be the name of this statue.



Another statue HAD an HAUNTINGLY beautiful HAND
HOLDING a single blossom.
HOP on over to the ABC link on my sidebar.
There you will find HIGHLIGHTS from HIS or HER post for the letter " H ".


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40 comments:

Olivier said...

belle serie sur la main, j'aime beaucoup la premiere, on dirait qu'elle est posée sur de la neige

Dave said...

Hands make a good subject for photos Sue. Your selection is interesting. You reminded me that I want to do similar shots with real hands - Dave

Andy said...

You are very HANDY at blogging and photograph. Today I am giving you a big HAND for such an excellent post. Keep on clicking.

Ruth said...

Good to see you, Sue. I've been thinking about hands a lot, the Rodin sculptures of piano-playing hands, so lovely, as are yours. Hands are just amazing inventions. :)

Sandra said...

ok, the first hand is a little creepy, i thought i was in a horror movie. love the hands from the statues and the hopper hands are unique for sure. great h day

Hilary said...

Gotta hand it to you, Sue... your ideas are always unique. That first hand looks like it was in a HORRIFIC accident!

You got me curious about the Hopper's Hands and this is what I found.

http://www.examiner.com/running-in-san-francisco/hopper-s-hands

Wanda said...

Beautiful, and hands of those who sever. I have somewhere a picture of my Aunt Cassie's hands before she passed at 98. Hands that had served.

Your hands tell so many stories, as hands do.

Love and Hugs

richies said...

A very "Handy" post.

An Arkies Musings

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear friend,
Amazing idea, Hands up!
I love the sculpture detail, it's perfect!
hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Kate said...

It's a great medley of hands!

Kansas Bob said...

An interesting tribute to hands Sue!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific post for the H Day, Sue!! I love it! Very creative, different and delightful as always! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Great choise for H!

Roger Owen Green said...

glad that HAND wasn't HUMAN - it was a tad creepy.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ginny said...

What wonderfil, unique, and beautiful photos of hands!

chubskulit said...

Great choice for letter H. Gorgeous shots.

Have a peek on my letter H, see you.

Leslie: said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your post this week! A simple thing like a "hand" became an enchanting post for our H week. Love those statues! :D

Leslie
ABCW Team

Anna said...

I enjoyed your take on hands ~ I chose the same topic too this week :)

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely hands, - what a precious part of our bodies they are, and how much they accomplish during a lifetime! Great choice for H

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

I love all your hands...

ABS Wednesday:H

Daogreer Earth Works said...

WOW! That story about Hopper's Hands was amazing. I will be sharing that link for sure!

Kim, USA said...

Love how you compose the words and love the photos too.
ABC Wednesday-H

LC said...

You win the "H" posts, hands down! Agree with Sandra, "Eeek!" was my reaction at the first glance of the first hand photo.

Rajesh said...

This is really wonderful.

Tumblewords: said...

Truly a heartful post for H. Hands mean so much to us... Wonderful Hopper!

Jingle said...

this is extraordinary..
love your take.

hand images are cool.

LisaF said...

Love the handy collection of hands you have! Quite an eclectic mix.

Grace and Bradley said...

What a wonderful collection of hands, thanks for sharing. They are photographs well taken.

Reader Wil said...

Hands is a good subject for H, and all your other words are also very appropriate.
Thanks for your visit. Yes, Corrie ten Boom lived in Haarlem. I was also impressed by the movie about her live and by what her family did during the war.

Carver said...

Great post for H. I love the hands clasped in harmony.

Mar said...

Love your hands, beautiful and artistic choice for H!!
H is silent...

ladyfi said...

Such artistic shots. Lovely!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I never thought of hand though.

Say Hi to my Horse, my entry for H.

Dianne said...

lovely shots and your words fit so perfectly
I love the last 2

congrats on POTW

Ann said...

what a lot of Hs. As a teacher, I give you an A+ for your effort,. and a Hi 5

ds said...

HAPPY POTW!
Love those hands--all of them.

ChrisJ said...

Your first picture reminded me of a horror comic book I saw when I was about 5 years old. Gave me nightmares!

Vinay said...

PW, u need to change ur name to PhotoAm I think :D wonderful handy post :)

Vinay @ I Rhyme Without Reason

Kelly said...

Very cool!

dreamysap said...

Hi5 for such and interesting choice of topic !