3/28/09

Photo Hunt: Hands

The Photo Hunt subject in blogland this week is HANDS.

How about the hands of time?


In this hand is a hand of cards. Was he dealt a good hand?


Here's another card hand, along with hands in the background.


Ah, the hands of love! This picture is from one of the weddings at which I officiated.

Sometimes gloved hands play the handbells, like these at our church.


Precious hands - another from our church.


And more from our church.

Finally, here's a photo of what I have hanging on my kitchen wall.



Did you know the human hand has 27 bones? According to Wikipedia, the "average length of an adult male hand is 189 mm, while the average length of an adult female hand is 172 mm. The average hand breadth for adult males and females is 84 and 74 mm respectively."

To see more participants in this week's Photo Hunt, click here.

After reading some of the comments left on the original post, I edited this to add the photo below. It's the full picture of the painting on my kitchen wall. Initially, I used only a portion to emphasize the hands, this week's theme. It is one of my all-time favorites.

36 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

very nice, I am intrigued by all your ex's, I will be forced to read more.

*lynne* said...

Oooh! I like the different take on the card-related hands!

This week, I entered twice: two similar settings yet two totally different takes. Do check them out here and here.

cheers,
*lynne*

RJ Flamingo said...

Neat collection of hands - always timely! :-)

Thanks for stopping by - Have a great weekend!

Sarge Charlie said...

I just want you to know I added you to my reader

YTSL said...

Okay, you got me curious now - do handbell ringers always wear gloves? Am thinking not but can't be sure! ;)

bingskee said...

i love those prayerful hands!

Leslie said...

Wonderful post and photos for this week! :)

Gorgeous Nelly said...

Good collection of hands. I really find it hard to hold cards without dropping them. Mine's up too.

JyLnC said...

I love the pictures of the children praying and I also love that last picture. My parents had that painting hanging over our dining room table when I was growing up. I loved the bowl of what I thought was tomato soup and the bread sitting on the table while he prayed. It doesn't show in your photo but every time I have tomato soup I think of that painting.

If you have time stop by and see my photo hunt this week.

JyLnC's Photo Hunt

Bo said...

Hi Sherry...interesting photos today...how often we take our hands for granted...at least, I do. I love the picture of the old man giving thanks...I need to do that more!
Happy weekend, ;-) Bo

gengen said...

I like all the entries very cute. Happy weekend. Mine is also ready.

ancient one said...

Oh what a wonderful post... those little ones praying were my favorites!!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That was an awesome series for this week. And I thought only tnchick will get the idea of the clock's hands, so I see I was wrong.

Have a great weekend!

jams o donnell said...

A wonderful selection of all kinds of hands. Happy weekend!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Great post! You did a wonderful job here. I love the bell ringer sounds. My Photo Hunt is up! I hope you get a chance to visit me, too.

http://ilovenewyorktravel.net/photo-hunters-hands/

Happy weekend!

SASSY MOM said...

I love the praying hands... Lovely post! have a great weekend!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is a great collection of hands.
Good photo hunt!!

kay said...

Very nice take on the theme ... I love the praying children the most ... they bring so much hope.

I'm up.

Carver said...

This was a great take on the theme. I loved all of your examples and photographs. The older man hanging on your wall is very touching. So are all of them but he gets to me. I didn't know how many bones were in a human hand.

stan said...

i like the one of the girl praying real hard for something.

PowersTwinB said...

Love what you did with this weeks interpretation of hands! I laughed when I read your comment on my hunt, how you expected twins hands! So did I! When I was in California, we tried all kinds of interesting hand photos, showing mostly who's hand was whose, but then twinie remembered this photo of her grandson, and we had to do it! lol..Thanks for your visit. I always look forward to seeing you visitied!

Sherry said...

Several of you left comments about the man praying, so I've edited the post to include the full picture. Enjoy!

srp said...

These are all wonderful takes on the theme. I agree with you.. that picture is powerful... and I think the cropped version is even more moving than the whole work.
My hands are here.

healingmagichands said...

You really covered the subject in depth. thanks for posting this wonderful essay.

Violet said...

I almost did cards too, but changed my mind when I couldn't find them!

Bellringers - very original.

kaye said...

love all of the pictures you selected, thanks for visiting

bestcharleyanalive.com said...

What a variety of hands! So creative - thanks for sharing!

Lew said...

Quite a lot of hands, not so sure about the cards, but I love the ones of the kids in church!

rachelizabeth said...

What a great group of photos! I actually have pictures on my computer similar to everything you posted - except for the picture hanging on your wall. Which, by the way, is beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by my post!

dawn said...

Wonderful hands. Our kids all play hand bells. They play percussion as well and piano all with their hands of course. Thanks for visiting my post.

Hillbilly Willy said...

Ok - How about hands me another Coke will you Sherry!

10-4 Willy

candi said...

Great selections. And thanks for the information about hands.

Tokenhippygirl said...

Really nice group of photos for the theme this week. Also a nice little bit of info on hands in general. Happy hunting!

Lorna said...

you covered the spectrum very nicely. I enjoyed my visit here

Linda said...

You have really outdone yourself with this subject.

Marites said...

Beautiful collection of "hands". I like the painting very much:)

 
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