Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year Haiku (5,7,5), photo 93 & 94/365


Festivities cease
Resolutions established
New Year unsullied




The above was a scene from Christmas day and I remember thinking how fresh, how new everything looked.  As we begin this new year of 2011, I like to think we are all "marching" forward with a fresh slate with new possibilities to explore.

The above haiku and the second photo are my entries to January's "In the Moment" Challenge.   The second photo is also my entry for this week's challenge for "Weekend Reflections" (#67)

14 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

The contrast between your two shots was quite remarkable!

justine said...

beautiful shots and yes we are marching forward! absolutely lovely.

George said...

I love this snow-covered river scene, Margaret. Happy new year to you and your family.

Kim Nelson said...

Your first photo and accompanying poem delight me!

Margaret Bednar said...

Rinkly Rimes, Thank you for that comment! I really have been trying lately to expand my subjects, to even get a few abstract shots in now and then. I will very soon be taking my camera off automatic - let's hope I get more that blurred images! :)

Justine, Your appreciation means a lot as I think your photography is stunning. You set the bar!

Georege, Can you believe it is the same lake I have taken earlier photos of. It does look here like a river. Not sure we will get any more snow, but if we do I will be up early to try and get another shot!

Kim, Thank you for visiting. I was going for a walk with the kids and hadn't even got off our friend's front porch when I saw this photo opportunity. My kids thought it was funny - I had to really hurry and snap the shot, though, as they were headed for the playground.

Friko said...

Here's to the new slate but first I must clear up the old mess.

Happy New Year, Margaret

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Happy new year, Margaret. The second photo is pure poetry.

Margaret Bednar said...

Friko, I love your sense of humor and wit - but so very true. We must purge!

Lorenzo, thank you. When I go on my walks I always pause here and so far have never tired of this little lake. I want to catch the turtles that rest upon these logs catching the sun someday. They slide off upon hearing any noise...

Debby said...

Really beautiful scene. And nice capture. I love the title and spirit of your blog. Happy New Year.

Patty Ann said...

Perfect use of the prompt as always! I love it.

Margaret Bednar said...

Debby - you have some amazing photo's. I too am learning Photoshop -- well, have yet to crack the book open. Hopefully I will start tomorrow. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Patty Ann - thank you for your support, as usual! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday with your family.

Ginnie said...

It does indeed feel like there's a clean slate before us, Margaret, at the beginning of this year. And you, my dear, are already off and running, I see!

James said...

It's a beautiful winter wonderland! Great shot!

Margaret Bednar said...

Ginnie, yes, I seem to be as the kids are back in school! Or at least most. One we are watching closely - we fear she might have appendicitis - not fun if she does.

James - Thank you. "Winter Wonderland" - that is something not usually said of central NC!