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photoblog image Non-Labor Day!

Non-Labor Day!


This is a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

Today we celebrate our Labor Day
holiday here in America.
That means we're still in relax-mode, while the rest of you work
(just like when we were at Farm Day!).

Non-Labor Day!


This is a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

Today we celebrate our Labor Day
holiday here in America.
That means we're still in relax-mode, while the rest of you work
(just like when we were at Farm Day!).

comments (30)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 1 Sep 2008, 00:16
I forget that Labor Day is not an 'inernational' holiday...it's so ingrained in us North Americans. Love the processsing and symbolism of this image. Great textures!!!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Marcie. Actually, THIS year, since I just returned from AMS and Labor Day is earlier than normal, I keep forgetting it's a holiday myself. Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 1 Sep 2008, 01:32
You've certainly captured a message of relaxation in this image. Nice one.
Ginnie Hart: I hope so, Sherri. smile Thanks!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Sep 2008, 05:01
.......nog een kopje koffie, Ginnie......another cup of coughee?? that came into my mind seeing this geweldige foto, just a simple picture, however, I have said this before, you are able to make a simple thing into something beautiful.
Labor day is in the Netherlands the 1st of Mai, for us not even a holiday.
I am the first 'non American' that comments, it is early, yep some people have to work.....gringrin, but I don't mind.
Have a nice Labor Day......tonguetongue...
Ginnie Hart: You know what we say..."the early bird gets the worm!" smile That's you! By now you have run and painted the town red, knowing you. HA! I love it.
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 1 Sep 2008, 05:11
ahhh...how i would love to be in that chair. very, very nice Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: Since it's on the farm, I'd like to be in that chair, too. smile Thanks, Claire.
  • FLOOG
  • The kingdom of my heart
  • 1 Sep 2008, 05:14
I love how you don't rub our noses in it.... ha ha

Have a wonderfully relaxing day, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I would never rub YOUR nose in anything, Paul! grin Thanks.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 1 Sep 2008, 06:00
I would never lay my coffee down like that... it might spill. LOL Very nice shot, Ginnie. My favorite photos are the ones that tell a different story to everyone who see it. A Likey for me.
Ginnie Hart: I actually think the cup was empty, Helen, so I think you'd be safe. smile I'm guessing the person just got up and left for some unknown reason and then came back later. There was so much going on that day everywhere you looked. Thanks..
Thats what my chair looks like at home, cos I'm at work!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Poor thing. My heart goes out to all of you who can't have a holiday today. sad But then, your time is coming, I know. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Sep 2008, 08:06
A wonderful pic, full of nice relaxing atmosphere, oh yes, sometimes we must take a more relaxed view of things or as we Germans are saying "einmal f├╝nfe gerade sein lassen/ immer locker vom Hocker" or as the Dutchables know "het niet al te nauw nemen"/ een en ander door de vinger zien"! You see all people all over the world have the same so deeply in us rooted natural desire for relaxing!
Like in Netherlands the 1st of May is our "Tag der Arbeit" with a rather political character and a socialistic historical background.
I thought the "coughie (with variations)"-theme would now have arised, but I like to leave that to other viewers!
Ginnie Hart: You are so very right, Philine. I'm guessing to be "in the image of God" means we HAVE to have a day of rest ever so often! All people all over the world need it...but sadly, not all get it.

I'm just WAITING for someone to say something about the "coughie!" smile
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Sep 2008, 08:10
Ha you are having a relaxing day, and later tonight I start back to worktonguetongue
Simplicity always has a meaning or story behind it, and you have captured this wonderfully mijn vriend.
Enjoy your Labour day and chillsmilesmile
Ginnie Hart: In a couple more hours I will meet Amy, Dennis and Nicholas for lunch and that will be my holiday celebration for the day. You can pray that it will be as "relaxing" as I hope it will be. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Sep 2008, 09:30
Love this shot Ginnie, but I'm sure you knew I would! I like the cropped chair and the tones really suit this one.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I see you in almost all my images of late, Ingrid. Hmmm. How can that be!!! smile
lovely shot gin

where were u yesterday?
Ginnie Hart: Where was I yesterday?? I was here in Atlanta...but I have stopped posting images over the weekend for several months now, DrAW. Did you just now notice that? grin I actually like that break so that it doesn't cut into my time with Donica/family when they're not at work.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Sep 2008, 11:01
bring them on... a great taster of what's to follow
Ginnie Hart: After all is said and done, Sam, I'll end up with 5 weeks of Farm Day images. This starts my 3rd week. HA! But 25 images out of almost 800 taken isn't so bad when you think of it that way, right?!
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 1 Sep 2008, 12:12
This looks relaxing Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Magnus, it does! I kinda wish I were back on the farm right now!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Sep 2008, 13:16
I will just sit back and relax in that chair
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Vintage!!
  • Sumedh
  • India
  • 1 Sep 2008, 13:24
Oh, absolutely gorgeous tones! I'm really curious how you did this one...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sumed. Believe it or not, it's a sepia with a hint of color that comes through because of the Multiply layer in PS. It's more complicated than that but essentially that's it. If you want the step by step, write me at [email protected]
It's all holidays for you Yanks grin
Ginnie Hart: We do have a few here and there, Bill...but a few less than you Europeans, I do believe! We should count and compare! smile
You still got up from your chair to do some work apparently.For the rest a good illustration of your note on Labor Day.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, not exactly, Wim, because this wasn't my chair or cup. When I have the camera in hand, I'm afraid I don't do a lot of "resting." If it's NOT in hand, someone is sure to come find me to tell me about a photo op I should NOT miss. No rest for photographers, as you know.
An excellent photograph, Ginnie. One of your best, i think.
Ginnie Hart: Chad, if you're being serious, thank you! If you're not being serious, thank you anyway! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 1 Sep 2008, 20:13
Ginnie, that's good .. have a break ... nice toning and work as always
Ginnie Hart: Because I'm retired, I'm sure many people think every day is a break for me, Klaus. But by then, we deserve it, right?! smile
How descriptive! And I love what I noticed with your name and date imprint in the lower left hand corner.
Ginnie Hart: On SC we can use their watermark, Bob, but many of us choose our own...and that's mine, on every photo now for awhile. Thanks for noticing. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Sep 2008, 20:54
I thought that on Labour Day you would in true american spirit celebrate by working double and for free.

Now you tell us you stretch out in the garden with a mug of the best.

Message well illustrated.
Ginnie Hart: This was back on Farm Day, Louis, and wasn't even my chair or mug. But TODAY I'm pretending it's mine! smile Thanks.
yiiikes!
i hadn't noticed gin

i guess cos everyday's a weekday for me tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I wish I could give you a holiday then, DrAW!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Sep 2008, 22:26
Hope your labour day went well and it turned out to be a relaxing event.
Nice capture
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Aussie. I spent an hour with my daughter's family but the rest of the day I have been home alone, doing odd things around the house/computer. Pretty relaxing!
And I hope it was an happy labor day for you Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Zeb, it was. Thank you kindly.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Sep 2008, 23:34
Yup...relaxed!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly! smile
I liked to see the structure of his seat // I imagined this seat could in the fold and could in moved everywhere in accordance with our wish where we will sit // his ceramic glasses felt the longing to in the contents of water... hehehe// Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia//
Ginnie Hart: You tickle me to death, Bram. grin Thanks.
I like the seat here - it's almost like the seat is flying....difficult to explain, sorry wink
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. I'll think about that one, Aksel. grin (What were YOU drinking???)
Good shot Ginnie, one could invent all sorts of stories surrounding this picture.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, indeed. That's what I love about photography!
  • Rian
  • Alabama
  • 3 Sep 2008, 00:25
indeed we relaxed.. i swapped the chair and mug for a grill and bottle of beer.. lol! nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL! Not a bad swap, Rian. grin
Superb composition with a very good framing. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks for back-tracking, Antoine. Merci.

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