Thursday, March 25, 2010

2nd Birthday Par-tay for Rishi

There are so many great things about our ‘hood.

rishi 2We have the best neighbors on the planet.

arishi party 029They invite us to parties and stuff.

arishi party 007 They play with us.

arishi party 010 And let us hold their babies.arishi party 014 They teach us words in Hinduarishi party 016 They give us yummy food.arishi party 017 They smile for the camera.arishi party 018 They make our lives fuller and richer.arishi party 019 And we are greatly blessed.arishi party 025 Is your neighborhood

filled with diversity?

Study 1 - black border (resized 150)Did you check out the photo contest yet?

What are you waiting for? photostory friday

68 comments:

Cecily R said...

These shots are BEAUTIFUL. Your pictures are never just pictures, they make me want to know the stories behind them. I love that! What an amazing eye you have!

Kita said...

Saw you on SITS. Your pictures are beautiful and I am really enjoying the posts you put with them. I'm looking forward to seeing more on here!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Not much diversity here. But your neighborhood is beautifully diverse and amazing!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

Nope mine isn't either... but I still have the coolest neighbors ever!

Krystyn said...

Those are great shots. Your "hood" is beautiful.

And, it seems like I know them from the pictures.

And, not a whole lot of diversity here.

Mari said...

Funny - I was thinking as I was looking at these pictures, how much diversity you have around you. I love seeing all the different ethnicities in your shots. We are not too diverse here, but things are changing!

Love Letters To China said...

Beautiful photos... There is a sprinkling of diversity around here.

Lisa said...

I love these shots! I wish my neighborhood was this diverse, but my town (and state really) isn't diverse either. That's what I get for being in the middle of Kansas, :)

Hilary said...

Wow these photos are great. Kids are gorgeous as kidlets always are but the women in your neighbourhood are just lovely. Such beautiful faces. Yes, our neighbourhood is diverse. Our whole city is. It's much of what I like about living here. There's so much to learn from so many.

Puna said...

What a beautiful family. And your photos of them are lovely.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Cheers to diversity!
Wonderful visual delights~
xo

Gabe's Girl said...

You capture the human beauty so well! Lovely. Beautiful. Soulful!

He & Me + 3 said...

Your hood is filled with absolutely beautiful people. Gorgeous photos!

Buckeroomama said...

What a beautiful set of photos, Becky (as always!!). Diversity rocks. Truly.

Elizabeth said...

These shots are SO great. Awesome job!

Raise Them Up said...

Great pictures! That sleepy little guy in the second picture just stole my heart.

Our neighborhood isn't too diverse...unless you count rednecks from Kentucky and City folk from Los Angeles. Lol! Just kidding!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that you are surrounded by diversity. We have it a little bit, but it is different in our neighborhood. I can only walk to one or two houses...we are all spread out so much.

how about the crabby neighbor. Did she get invited to the party??? :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What beautiful neighbors you have. Wonderful photos you have taken of them.
We are not quite as diverse here, we are becoming a little more each year.

Chris said...

Very cool! I love my own"hood" but I've often wished -- for the sake of my children -- that we had a little more diversity.

It helps to break down barriers.

Anonymous said...

Great pics! And I love Indian food!

My classroom is diverse...11 languages 20 students!
lMnop

Mad Woman said...

Unfortunately we no longer live in a very diverse area. Lots of white folk, lots of Maori, hardly any other cultures. But it's getting there. We're getting more immigrants here (I'm an immigrant to NZ too) and it's starting to become more diverse. And the kids learn a lot!

serline said...

You have captured some great facial expressions and amazing moments!we have friends of all races. It is pretty much a mixing pot... you get all kinds of people as your neighbors, and it's really cool! Have a great time hanging out with your friends and neighbours!

Ocean Girl said...

Colourful! Indeed you are blessed.

Mark said...

My neighborhood is only diverse while we are there. Your Friend, m.

italianmamachef said...

My neighborhood is not diverse and that saddens me a bit. We live in a rural area and miss thefeel of a town with sidewalks. Thanks for dropping by today.

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful babies! Beautiful people;)

Me, Myself and Pie said...

these photos are so beautiful. so real. I love them.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful photos of fabulous friends. We are a very ethnic neighborhood, sadly, I know very few.

Sorry I've been such a bad blog friend of late!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Neighbors can be so great, can't they? I've had my share of really great neighbors, and some not so great. But the great ones just add that extra dose of love to your life. Gorgeous photos!

Through Maan's Looking Glass

LindsayDianne said...

I would say yes, but... I'd be lying. We live in a place that USED to be rich and alive with "Ethnicities". Now everyone has lived here for so long, our non-cultured selves have rubbed off. All the people who are different colors here are all FROM Canada. My mom's generation were more likely to experience people who were, for lack of a better term, fresh off the boat and still consumed with their ethnic clothes, customs and languages.
Now, while grandma might wear a beautiful silk sari, mom is probably wearing trousers.

Great entry. All of the photographs are so unique and beautiful. I love them. :) Thanks for sharing.


And the language spoken by most Indians of a Hindu faith is Hindi. People of a Sikh faith speak Punjabi. Generally.
:)

April said...

Gorgeous pictures! They capture what America is all about!

cat said...

Your pictures are incredibly beautiful, full of life and original.

Brian Miller said...

wonderful post. our neighborhood is not, but we seek it out for our boys...

Los said...

Our neighborhood is nowhere near diverse. I even feel a little like an outsider because I haven't lived there that long. Weird.

paige said...

I absolutely love your photos. These are beautiful. Our neighborhood is very diverse, too. I live in England and I see all sorts of people every day. The neighbors on our street are from India, Kenya, I am American and my fiance is English. The whole place is like that and I absolutely love it!

Mighty M said...

Our neighborhood could use a titch more diversity, I think. But we have some. It's a start. :)

T.J. said...

These photos are just beyond stunning! WOW! Love the colors of the clothes and skin tones and gorgeous smiles- WOW!

Run DMT said...

GORGEOUS! I love diversity. How can you not love all the rich colors that each culture offers? It makes our world so beautiful - and your pictures too. ;-)

LambAround said...

I love all your photos and the fun story to go along with them. I feel bad though. Not only do I not know any of our neighbors, (we've been here over 2 years!) but I'm not sure I want to know any of them. They've sped through the stop sign, left their trash cans out, played their music too loud, kept their garage door open, etc, too often and now I'm bitter toward the entire neighborhood! :p

Lol, don't even get me started on my husband. He's going to be the grouchy old man of the neighborhood when he gets older (as of now, he's just the grouchy young man, who yells at kids for playing baseball in the street!)

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Alicia said...

Those are fantastic pictures!!!

LambAround said...

Thanks for commenting back! Lol, I'm sure your neighbors don't HATE you! It's different if kids are going in and out of the garage. Some of my neighbors just leave their garage door open all the time, day and night, which is a violation of our neighborhood association rules. It seems like it would be enticing for a burglar!

Jewllori by Lori said...

Wow, great pics!!!

I loved your inspirational quote on the banner, that is awesome. I have two boys, and now a daughter so it's good to read that kind of thing, just to remind me :)

Thanks for the comments on my blog!

Cheers!

Lori

Drew said...

Rebeckah,

Your photos are amazing. In that first one, the eyes are spot-on! I also love the one of the lady holding the cup and just looking so relaxed and at-ease. I wish our town had diversity. We have a diverse population of rednecks :), but no, not much exposure to diverse cultures around here.

Suki said...

Cool shots. You know everytime I come on here I see all those babys and I really think you should talk Garry into another one.
Just to see all the baby cuteness on here.

Icy BC said...

My neighborhood is very diverse, but not too friendly..Everyone keeps to themselves.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Fabulous photos and I love how you make them SO BIG on your blog!!!

I am not a photographer, but my cheap little camera is getting crappier by the day and I'm ready for a new one. Which means I'll have to learn how to USE a new one. I'm really not a big fan of change, lol!

Justine said...

I LOVE how diverse your neighborhood seems to be, Becky! It's got to be so wonderful to be able to immerse yourself in other cultures, learn from them, enjoy their food, etc. And the kids are just too cute!

Justine :o )

Jenny said...

Not much diversity here, but we do have great neighbors :) These pictures are great.

SymaK. said...

Love the photos. And love diversity. You don't just pictures, you capture the personalities.

Robyn said...

Beautiful photos, alas, not much diversity here though.

Michelle Pixie said...

Beautiful photos! That first photo is absolutely breathtaking!

Brooke said...

beautiful photos of a beautiful neighborhood.

sadly, I've only met one of our neighbors. we haven't lived here long, but even still we were at our old house for over a year and i'd only met 3 of my neighbors. I guess we're just not social enough creatures.

Grandma J said...

Such good looking neighbors! Mine are all old and cranky.

Date Girl said...

Great photos. I love the one of the baby yawning, so precious. My neighborhood is diverse but unfortunately I don't know many of my neighbors. I would love to live in a place like yours, where your neighbors are your friends.

Heather said...

Your photos move me every time. True story.

And to answer your question, I got quite a lot sad thinking about my answer. Because we just moved from a diverse neighborhood to a non-diverse one. I think I'll be grieving our "old" neighborhood for a very long time. In this new place, I'm stepping out of our closest streets to make a variety of friends. So we'll get there, but for now, the non-diversity...well, it feels lonely.

Beautiful post!

Carly said...

I absolutely love your pictures! Great post! Unfortunately we had wonderful neighbors that brought the get the whole neighborhood, but they moved and we dislike our new neighbors. So glad that you have a wonderful community where you live.

When did I become my Mom said...

I love your photos as always. :-)
We take diversity for granted here, but with time, we assimilate and lose bits and pieces of our culture. How awesome to see people holding strong to their culture.

American in Norway said...

BREATHTAKING! your photos are AMAZING & your neighbors BEAUTIFUL.
Diversity in my neighborhood? - nah- just a bunch of blond blue eyed Norwegians & me. Ha.

Christine Forest, M.D. said...

How wonderful your community is! They seem such beautiful and kind people. I just feel like reaching over and move right in. You are so great at portraits!

mamamia said...

he is a beautiful boy . what a great neighborhood!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Awesome!!! You are simply awesome!!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

What GORGEOUS photos and people! :) Sounds like a wonderful 'hood to live in.

Zeemaid said...

amazing photos. I wish our neighbourhood was filled with such diversity as yours!!

IvyLeague said...

thanks for the compliment!

thedulls said...

Those are awesome pictures - and you have some neat friends it looks like!

christy rose said...

Your pictures are so absolutely breath taking. I could just sit and look at them for hours. You could write a book with your pictures and the stories that they tell. I am totally serious!!!

jennykate77 said...

Our neighborhood is NOT filled with diversity, but I love that yours is. Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL...the color and lighting is amazing.

Chennifer said...

wow! the pictures are so beautiful - so full of life! I honestly can't stop looking at them!

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