Thursday, December 30, 2010

(Day 364 !) Waiting till next year ...

I suspect there will be a few extra cheers tomorrow evening in addition to those ushering in the New Year. The extra cheers will be coming from those photographers who took on a 365 project and will have completed it tomorrow - and I expect to be among them.

But that wasn't the point of my little slice-of-life post this evening. Sasha and I wandered around the yard and ended up behind the garage, where come spring time our milkweed patch will again flourish. I thought that with the winds that have blown since the milkweed ripened, all the seeds would by now have been scattered. But some of the seed is determined to wait till next year to part ways with the pod.

While I may have your attention now, I'd like to wish all my followers the best for 2011 ! I hope you have a most productive and creative time pursuing your photographic dreams, and I hope you'll be back here too.

(60mm  f4.5  1/40 sec  ISO200)

click on photo to enlarge
(60mm  f5.6  1/30 sec  ISO200)


Carolyn Ford said...

the question is...will you begin another 365 project on Saturday? I do hope so. It's been a pleasure following your daily posts! Happy New Year to you and yours...I wish you the best year ahead ever!

Soraia said...

Thank you so much for the comments :D

This photos are very interesting.

'See you' next year :D

Have a great 2011

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Rick I do hope you'll continue to post...your photography is very inspiring and so enjoyable! Happy New Year!

Scott said...

I love the detail and texture in these. Really nice shots. I can't wait to see your last photo of the 365, but look forward to lots more in 2011.

darlin said...

Well Rick it's been quite the year, one which I've been blessed with your photos and friendship. I've learned so much from you through your photos and the sharing, the teasing and the fun were all an immense bonus! :-)

When you say "too" am I to assume from that one wee little word that you are going to continue with a photo a day? I am hoping so, I'd miss you and all of your amazing photos! I'm going to give it my best shot and go for year 3, I'd miss my "me" time every day if I stopped now.

Your photos tonight are once again magnificent, your close ups of the milkweed are phenomenal, so pretty.

Have a very blessed and Happy New Year!

Cinthia said...

Great! wishes! Cy

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Super photos of the seed pods! I only found your blog recently but have enjoyed everyone of your posts since I started following. You have a great eye and I do hope you will continue in 2011. All the best for the new year!

marty said...

C'est sur, je continuerai à te suivre l'année
prochaine et j'attends avec impatience ta
première photo !
celles-ci sont magnifiques et douces et
attendent le printemps !
cher Rick, je souhaite ainsi qu'à tous ceux que
tu aimes, une merveilleuse nouvelle année !
du bonheur, des couleurs et que tous tes voeux
se réalisent en 2011 ! je suis contente de te
connaitre un peu et je t'envoie avec le vent
un million de bisous

jasmin said...

es ist eine schöne Welt........
es gibt ein gutes Teilen, was das Leben schöner und lebenswert macht,
alles Gute, die Wünsche für das kommende Jahr 2011,
sollen in Erfüllung gehen,
herzliche Grüße von Jasmin

RedWillow said...

Lovely and so Beautiful Rick. Congrats on your one year in photos. Happy New Year and all the very best. Thanks for your support also.

Ruth said...

Happy New Year to you.Yes,I will be back here to see what beauty you have captured.I have been tempted to try a 365 project,but I don't think I could complete it.

Joke van de Klift said...

Hallo, Rick
Ik probeer steeds bij je op je site te komen maar via jou fototje bij mij op mijn blog lukt het niet meer.
Nu zag ik je hier bij Teca staan, ik dacht ik probeer het via haar blog en waarempel het lukt!
Ik begrijp er niets van, want ik vind jouw blog juist zo mooi om te bezoeken.
Misschien kun je je eens opnieuw bij mij aanmelden als volger, wie weet lukt het dan wel weer?
Ik zie mijzelf wel bij jou staan, ik wacht wel af. Ik wil je het allerbeste wensen voor het nieuwe jaar en veel fotoplezier.
Ik hoop tot volgend jaar.
Groetjes, Joke uit Holland

becky said...

Beautiful photos, Rick. Day 364!? wow. That is such a big commitment. Will you continue in 2011, or just do random posts?
Safe & Happy New Year to you!

WhatKarenSees said...

Lovely, feathery, soft images. Very beautiful. And congrats for finishing your 365 project. That's quite an accomplishment! I would fail miserably, so know not to start something that daunting! Wishing you a joyous and wonderful NEW YEAR with many new photos to share with us.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hey buddy, voor jou en al je geliefde wens ik je vanuit hier naar daar een heel gelukkig nieuw jaar met alleen maar mooie dingen voor iedere dag op je pad.

Thanks for being my friend. You became truely special to me.
Wonderful hugs Dag
ps. I'm gonna beat to year is comming here sooner that at yours....hahaha. Ik zal er vast een op je drinken.
liefs Dagmar

S. Etole said...

Beautiful milkweed photos ... and best wishes for the new year.

imac said...

What beauties Ricvk.
Happy New Year to you and all your family, my friend.

teca said...


\O/ \O/ \O/

Beijos, beijos, beijos.

Rick said...

To everyone: thank you for all your kind words and well wishes. I have read each of your comments - several times, in fact. You cannot know how much I appreciate them. Time is very short during these days - I'm trying valiantly to stay on top of responding to comments. I'm also trying to visit all of you because I enjoy looking at what you've seen and captured. I'm making it my goal to complete visits as soon as possible.

I count each of you among my friends - who knows whether we will meet in 'real life'; I think that would be a wonderful experience !