Portrait of Rafael


Rafael was a meticulous gardener who was very proud of his work. After he completed his work, he would go to the local dump and get rid of each shred of debris that he cut down. He also swept the yard and driveway and used a leaf blower to clear the entire area. There was absolutely nothing that he did wrong. He was just the most amazing tree trimmer, tree climber and gardener I met.

Rafael invested much of his profits into high quality equipment, a truck, and a trailer. All this was essential for him to complete his exceptional work. He not only trimmed trees, but he was skilled at climbing palm trees.

In this portrait, as Rafael trims a bush; you can see a stick falling.

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Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on November 7, 2017, in ABC wednesday, photography, Portraits, wordless wednesday and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Some people know how things have to be done 😉 Wonderful person.

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-WEDNES-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. Interesting shot and nice tribute to Raphael.Sounds like he took a lot of pride in his work

  3. Excellent portrait of Rafael in b/w with excellent detail and excellent write up about him. I remember seeing him working in various neighbors yards and driving his big truck seems he was always busy.

  4. Man loves his work

  5. It’s nice to see someone who takes pride in what he does! Nice shot.

  6. Good to know. Great hard working man!

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