Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tag and a Story - from Bhavesh Chhatbar

A young Indian photographer,  Bhavesh Chhatbar, ( I certainly hope I get to meet him and all my Indian blogger friends in the fall when I plan to go to India for a six month stay! ) has tagged me in his Tag and a Story post. The game is easy…

• Open your first photo folder and select the 10th photo

• Publish it and tell the story of the photo

• Link back to the person who tagged you

• Tag 5 friends and inform them.

My first photo folder is a "Miscellaneous" one and the 10th picture is one taken of me and a group of dear friends, who accompanied me on a four day cruise on Celebrity's Mercury to celebrate my 62nd birthday.  The ship sailed from Seattle to Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia.  In the front row, from left to right are: Joy Householder ( sadly, Joy died last year ), me, Carmen Henesy, and Sherry Arndt.  In the back row, from left to right, are:  Diana Faugno,
Diane Huddleston, Jeannie Stephenson, Madeline Marini, Claire Nelli, Phil Zaragoza, and Sally
Thresher.  In this group, eight are nurses, one ( the man ) is a social worker and one is a police detective.  I've cruised with Sherry, Phil, Diane, Jeannie, Claire, Madeline and Sally on multiple other occasions, in Europe and the U. S.  One couldn't ask for dearer friends.

I am tagging the following five people and asking that they follow the above instructions:

1.  Joanne Olivieri at Poetic Shutterbug

2.  Stevie Wren at A Little Birdie Told Me So

3.  Icy BC at Dances With Dreams

4.  Kat_RN at kats corner

5.  Lakeviewer at sixtyfivewhatnow

For those of you who haven't seen the amazing photography of Bhavesh Chhatbar, check out his blog:  http://blog.chaukhat.com.  His work is available for purchase at his website:  http://www.chaukhat.com.  I will definitely come back from India with a couple of his beautiful photographs.


  1. What a super looking group of friends!

  2. Carmen, thanks for tagging me. I'm afraid my 10th photo will probably be something terrible. I take tons of photos...most of which are really bad. Check in with me later this week for the reveal.

    Your and your group of friends make a lovely picture.

  3. Hi Carmen,

    I'm so happy that such a high person is appreciating my novice shutter-clicks and is eager to meet me. I surely look forward to meeting you soon. I'm sure you must have found out by now that the best time to visit India is from August until February. March to May is very hot. June and July are super-rainy — Monsoon. The best time picked is according to the convenience, but I love to travel in the rainy season too; the beauty seen in that time is very less explored and seen, and I believe, is the most stunning phase of India, especially in the Western Ghats where I live.

    Have a beautiful day Carmen!

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  5. I like these old photo tags. They give something fun to do. The look back in time is always a great thing.

  6. I wasn't tagged, but I'm stealing the idea..for the future sometime! :)

  7. Anonymous3:35 AM

    Thanks Carmen for tagging me..I will get on it as soon as I can..

  8. willow -
    They are great friends and we travel together often. Most of us met through forensic nursing so we have our profession in common and we are all crazy as well!!

    steviewren -
    It will be fun to see what photo you come up with - I was anticipating something awful but was happy it was this one.

    Bhavesh Chhathar - When I spent ten days in India in 1997, it was in February. I stayed at the home of a Royal Caribbean crew friend at Sahar, then flew to Delhi with his mother and took a bus to Agra. It was all so exciting. Of course, now I am 65 and have a mobility disability so I must use a rolling walker - not the electric kind - to walk for any distance. Sadly, that means much of India is not accessible to me - but I want to come back and see my many friends and to do as much as I can. It will be my last trip of my life there, I know - perhaps the last big journey of my life, period, so I really have to make it count! If I can, I also want to meet with other people doing work in the area of sexual assault services since I spent the last 21 years of my life as a nurse in this area. One of my dear colleagues went to Delhi and taught there for a couple of months and wants me to meet with the physicians she worked with there.

    Lydia -
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Bits-n-Pieces -
    I'm so glad you came by and took the challenge.

    Icy BC -
    Can't wait to see what you come up with though I know how busy you are.

  9. Carmen, you should've busted out the tiaras, baby!!! :) Check out the chick behind you! ;)

  10. I finally got around to posting the photo and story from your tag. Thanks for thinking of me.