Showing posts from July, 2014

Changes to Show Us Your Hands! Board


A Walk in the Woods

When we did the Walk to Fight Arthritis in early June, it was a big experience for a number of reasons. One of these was that I've always wanted to tromp through the woods in the Don Valley. Doing the Walk did not lend itself to stop and photograph the wondrous surroundings. Recently, The Boy and I went back with ample time for a leisurely walk.

We started by wandering around the Brickworks' Saturday market and then headed towards the ponds. Where another dream came true.

For years, I have admired photographs of dragonflies. I've very much wanted the opportunity to photograph one myself, but I live downtown and the odd time I see one, it flies off before I can get out my camera. Turns out that all I had to do was find a pond.

Now I'd like to photograph a dragonfly on a prettier background than pondscum!

From a bit further away, the pond is beautiful.

After the pond, but before you get to the woods, you walk through a beautiful meadow area, gone wild with grasses and wildflo…

Our Hands Can! Community Stories June 2014: Living Things

Show Us Your Hands! is launching an exciting new community program called the Picture Project. Every month, we ask people who live with inflammatory arthritis to take photos of their hands [involved in] doing something related to the month’s theme and post them onour Facebook page. The inaugural monthly Picture Project was this June on the theme of Living Things.

To celebrate this new program, we asked the Show Us Your Hands! Advisory Council to choose their favorite among the submissions. The winner will receive a signed copy of Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain by Lene Andersen, our Director of Community Outreach. We received a wonderful variety of submissions, some of which have been chosen to be included in this month’s Our Hands Can! Community Stories. Read on to the end of the post where we announce the winner.
And now we’d like like you to meet a few of the wonderful submissions on the theme of what your hands can do with Liv…

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