Sunday, November 28, 2010

And the Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care

While, I have the Dutch to thank for the tradition of hanging stockings over the fireplace at Christmas, I have the women of Peru to thank for these stockings. Each one was created by hand by "The "Women of Dignity". These women live in hope each day...hoping that the proceeds from the sale of these stockings, trees and tapestries will help support their after school program as well as a nutritional program for their children. Each woman sharing in this collective vision, piece by piece. These stockings truly carry that spirit we all want to fill our homes this season - hope, love and making a positive difference for others.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Photographs of Peruvian Architecture

The holiday has given me that precious time to work with photographs which have been waiting patiently to see the light of day. While walking in Peru, the saturated colors, the interesting design elements and ornate details on the architecture were so striking and beautiful.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Last Look at Fall in Valley Green

Valley Green is located on the outskirts of Philadelphia. This was one of the first pieces of publicly owned U.S. land to be preserved due to its scenic beauty...waterfalls, a covered bridge, winding paths calling to be explored and a welcoming inn and restaurant since 1850 (The Valley Green Inn)

Valley Green in the Fall from Frances Schwabenland on Vimeo.