sunday was eid al-fitr for most of the muslim community in america, and much of the rest of the world as well - a remarkable occurrence of unity not unnoticed on the day of! perhaps that was just one of the signs of how blessed a day it was - it certainly felt blessed! could not have been a more perfect day - that blue in the sky in the images below? for real. smiles, bright sunlight, crisp-but-warm weather... a joyful communal prayer with a meaningful sermon, then lots of presents for the kids and plenty of excellent food... especially sweets! the only thing missing from my perfect eid was the chance to put some henna (mehndi) on myself... but at least i snapped a shot of a friend's decorated hands.so, this is entirely a personal post, but if you're visiting and don't know much about eid in america, i hope this helps... we had the prayer in the morning at the muslim community center in silver spring, md., then went home for the first round of the kids' eid gifts with my husband's side of the family (my adorable nieces, five years old (almost six!) and eight months old); we then went to lunch with family and friends, and then drove to my brother's house in virginia to hang out with my nephew and do some more gifting. i think i had a nap somewhere in there too - a perfect day, subhanallah! all the pictures are taken with the tamron 28-75 2.8... proving that in the right lighting situation, this lens can totally rock the clarity and colors!!