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This work was created in July of 2010 by Leora Effinger­Weintraub and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution­NonCommercial­NoDerivatives license. You are free to share this work, under the condition that you must attribute the work to the creator, Leora Effinger­Weintraub, with a link to http://leora.thesane.net. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the creator as copyright holder. In no way are your fair dealing or fair use rights affected by this license. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to the Creatice Commons license page: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by­nc­nd/3.0/ This work was created as part SoFoBoMo 2010. Visit http://www.sofobomo.org for more information about this international project to create a solo photography book in one month, and to see other books created as part of the project.


Giggly by Leora Effinger足Weintraub

a SoFoBoMo 2010 book

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Giggly Hills in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a place of magic nestled in an oak savanna near the bluffs on the western shores of the Mississippi River. In a field of fragrant clover, atop an oak足crowned rise, surrounded by native wildflowers slowly reclaiming the hill, nature lovers of all kinds gather here. They come for picnics. They come to tend the land by pulling invasive plants and sowing the seeds of new growth. They come for rituals with friends and loved ones. They come to feel the joy of a place that so many have found to be sacred. Through photographs taken on one gorgeous afternoon, this book highlights the natural beauty of Giggly Hills and its effect on those who visit it. Sundrenched skies. Warm breezes. Welcoming shade. The joy of the living world all around you. Giggly.

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Acknowledgements: This book would not have been possible without the endless and unconditional support of my wife and model, Eli Effinger足Weintraub. Thanks to her love and gentle prodding, I have been able to become the artist I am today and to continue to pursue my art in whatever form it may take. Thank you for perusing this, my first photography book. Please visit my website at http://leora.thesane.net for more of my photography.

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