52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

51. A Bag Full

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For my “A Bag Full” theme I chose to show and tell you about a special group of ladies that I met when I lived in Boquete Panama.  The group was started by my friend Brandy Gregory. Brandy and I first met when we did a special project in the Camarca (Indiana Reservation) of Panama called Green Summer.  I had heard about Brandy not long after I moved to Panama but hadn’t had the pleasure of meeting her until we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere together.

She started a knitting group in Boquete Panama that meets weekly. The ladies use donated yarn to knit warm blankets, booties and hats for the Ngobe Bugle indian babies. Over the years her group has grown and grown to include not only expats from the states but also Panamanian ladies and their children. Brandy’s group have knitted and donated several hundred blankets now to the very poor all over the Comarca.

Yarn is very hard to come by in Panama. And when you do find it it can be very expensive. Each time I visit Panama I always stuff all the extra spaces in my luggage with yarn to take to Brandy and her group. On my most recent trip last week I took yarn that I purchased as well as yarn that my friend Weezie donated. I was lucky enough to be in town when the ladies met. I gave to them A Bag Full of yarn and they in turn gave me a heart filled with Joy.

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Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

6 thoughts on “51. A Bag Full

  1. Happy, happy, joy, joy! The excitement and pure joy at receiving this gift of yarn was so apparent on their faces. I was lucky to have witnessed the giving!

  2. Great pictures and great writing—beautiful person with beautiful story

  3. You shoot such magic with your ” third eye” Tu. you can feel the giggles they are trying to suppress. Just lovely….like you. Xox

  4. What a lovely thing to do.

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