Thursday, February 11, 2016

WLP~ More then Music

































Never ever say that Band or Drumline is not a sport! Not only is it extremely physical, but practice days are usually 9 am to 9 pm...and there are many, many practice days. You not only have to play your instrument, you have to theatrically perform, run, jump, make constant faces, stay on your dot and not run into each other.  There is constant exercising throughout the day to keep your stamina up. You memorize music and moves that constantly change and while you are doing all these keep up a 3.5 GPA or higher....most kids in band are in honors or AP classes. Never Ever underestimate a band kid.
#WLP #2016 # WorldLine

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New York 911 Memorial 2015 ~SEEDS STUDIO








This batch is just a few of the 911 Memorial Museum and Freedom Tower. This was a "heavy morning" It took the bulk of the day to walk the funk I was in afterwards off. If you can go to see this you should! This was a beautiful tribute, so tastefully done. I didn't know what to expect and was overwhelmed with what I saw. For our kids walking around, it was like a history story... like WW2 for us. Some of the kids weren't even born yet. For the parents, it was a different story. It was fresh and felt like a few years ago. It was " I remember where I was when the first plane hit." There was an odd sense of beauty to it all. I started taking photos but stopped..it just didn't feel right. I posted one from inside and the rest from the pools outside. ( felt a little better taking those) Then the Freedom Tower in the background....gave you a huge sense of pride. Everyone should go if you can. There is bad in the world and we seem to feel it more because the world is so much smaller now, but I will always have faith in people! Most will do the right thing, most will always lend a hand and a few exceptional to help.... will run into the fire.

New York 2015~ SEEDS STUDIO






















 
I have been so busy that I have not had the opportunity to share New York images not related to Macy's. For the longest time, I wanted to visit New York. Even though I am sure most people we encountered were tourists themselves, for the most part, everyone was gracious, kind, and hospitable. There were things about New York that were amazing and at the same time it's so crowded and in places dirty ...the dirty parts were a bummer. This first batch was in and around Time Square. I have to say I was most excited to see Time Square when I first arrived, but it ended up being my least favorite spot. Too many characters in Time Square for my taste ( especially Elmo running after me to give me a hug lol!)  It's funny how you invision one thing being your favorite before a trip and something else takes the place of that instead. For me I thought it would be Time Square but Central Park was a definite favorite. I am a huge Alice In Wonderland fan so the statue was on the list of things I had hoped to see. I could have spent all day, two days walking around Central Park. Everywhere you turned there was a little nook or fence a bridge or amazing architecture that was so picturesque. for me, this was total "photog" candy.....I wished for a model to pose for me for the day! ( I did have Emil for a few )