so, following that logic - a new year that you can wake up to must be even better. what you're looking at is the state flower of alabama, the camellia. the beautiful thing about a camellia (besides the pretty colors, varieties, etc) is that it blooms in the winter. isn't it great when something so beautiful can bloom under harsh circumstances? come on, any old flower can bloom with it's beautiful and temps are in the moderate zone, but this one blooms when it's 20 and 30 outside (that's fahrenheit folks.) so i'm just going to picture myself as a camellia for a while if it's cool with you.
it's also my first shot in my (da-da-dum) 365 that i've committed with the
speaking of photography projects. have you seen how our little lens.us.together has grown? 102 followers ladies (and gent). i'm always amazed at the number of people that participate and then how it has just blossomed. you ladies (and gent) rock the house. someone told me on good authority that we're cooking up something special to celebrate #100(+2).
they say that whatever you are doing at midnight on 1/1 will follow you through the year. me - i was on the top of a parking deck downtown watching fireworks. i'm not sure how that translates, but i was with people that i love so i will hold on to that part.
Well I for one am glad that you're playing too! 365 is a long time.ReplyDelete
Yay! Glad you're doing a 365 project. That's great news about Lens.Us.Together too! It's a neat little project - I'm a follower for sure!ReplyDelete
well, there's a lot of goodness in this post. the flower blooming in harsh conditions, being with people you love. and our little blog growing and growing. all good stuff! happy new year, friend. day one has been good.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Char!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful camellia...Our state flower :0)ReplyDelete
I guess sleep will follow me through the year..as that is what I was doing until 12:10...hahaha...thats when I woke up! ha
Congrats on our venture with Lens.Us.Together! Its an awesome place to express/create together.
cripes, that little flower is inspiration, isn't it ?ReplyDelete
and our little lens us together... that was so recently just a little pup is growing up....so proud, aren't we ?
and being home with my sweet love after a great trip to celebrate 25 years and working so hard at staying awake to see the ball drop, was as good a place as any to be, if it has to do with what the new year will bring...
kind of exciting don't you think ?
ps...I will be your cheerleader for the 365 project with pom poms and jumps....cause I just don't think I can do the 365, without banging my head up against the wall at some point this winter when I can't get out to shoot and believe me, I can only take so many indoor photos before my head explodes.....
beth - I may be there with you...just saying.ReplyDelete
i think im going to give the 365 thing a go.ReplyDelete
Yay!! You are doing the 365 project too! I'm taking on the challenge too... and I'm sure it's to be a challenge (some people make it look sooo easy with all their beautiful daily photos!)ReplyDelete
YOU . can. do . this. camellias bloom in winter for goodness sake..you shall bloom too 3.6.5.ReplyDelete
You rock! I think if the rest of your year is anything like watching fireworks with friends, it will be pretty spectacular!ReplyDelete
Wishing you all things bright and beautiful in 2010!
nagging? me? heehee.ReplyDelete
i love that your photo had a flower in it. i think there's still a mangled shivering rose hanging on in my garden, but that wouldn't have been the same at all!!
i'm so glad you're playing along, i'm sure you'll inspire me when my enthusiasm is flagging. :-)
hmm, at midnight i was out in the clear, cold with my tripod, trying to get pictures of fireworks....i can't decide if that bodes well for 2010 or not. :-)
happy new year to you!!
Smiling here. :)ReplyDelete
I used to love going to the annual camellia show in Baton Rouge! That's a gorgeous shot and beautiful bokahs, too.
Speaking of followers...have you noticed your numbers lately? Pretty cool, lady!
Whatever you're doing at midnight will follow you through the year? Well, I was up alone and kissing my dog. So I guess that's a good thing.ReplyDelete
You've already started on a wonderful year. Wishing you all the goodness that exists in 2010!ReplyDelete
I was asleep at midnight! I hope that means I will have a rested year! hahah!ReplyDelete
I was asleep at midnight, that is not a good sign, happy new year my friend.ReplyDelete
I didn't know that about camelias... you're right, it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
To a great 2010!
I was asleep. Usually am, even on New Year's Eve. What a party pooper I am!ReplyDelete
oh my 365 that's a biggy isn't it well good luck you can do it girl, hugs xxReplyDelete
loved being a part of the lensustogether. and what a lovely blossom...with a side order of bokeh!ReplyDelete
i'm going looking for camellias... i've never seen the winter blooming variety (they don't bloom in Canada at all, as far as i know)ReplyDelete
Day one looks good to me:) Happy New Year Char.ReplyDelete
Char, I love what you wrote about Camelias. They are one of my favorites and I have 2 big bushes on either side of my front door! I'm wishing you all wonderful things in the new year--such a relief that 2009 is over, and so looking forward to 2010 + following your blog :)ReplyDelete
xo Mary Jo
You have got to feel great at the way your idea is taking off. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Maybe your life will be full of bright beautiful surprises (i.e the fireworks)...or we can just stick to what you wrote, I love that better.ReplyDelete
Hope it warms a bit for you!
day 1 photo IS gorgeous. getting better and better...ReplyDelete