Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year and a New Challenge

Happy New Year, and I hope and pray that 2009 is a year of peace, prosperity, and blessings for all of you.

Linda, Blog Friend of mine, has issued a challenge to post a Photo-A-Day for the month of January in order to stimulate the habit of making time for art every day. I have taken up this challenge!

I may not post commentary every day -- the only rule is to post a new photo every day -- but, my personal goal is to push myself to come up with some really interesting and creative images to share.

(I *had* hoped to be able to post a photo of our New Year's calf, but I was too late. Oh well, there will be more...)

In the meantime, I offer my favorite image from the ice storm that covered my little world last week. I have 3 rosebushes that can reliably be counted upon to produce buds well into mid-winter; I always hope for a Christmas Rose. This year's bud, from a Peace rose, almost made it, but not quite...



For those who are interested in following along with this challenge, I have posted a Blog Roll of participants along the right hand column of this page. Let the Game begin!

8 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

that is very pretty :) and its neat to see how the ice formed around the bud

Kerry said...

Very beautiful in it's own frozen way! I like the blog roll way you did this and I think I'll change mine tomorrow.

Linda Fleming said...

Judi, that photo is exquisite!

Barbara said...

Oh the poor baby incased in ice. I love the Peace rose. Nice shot

HElen said...

Wonderful picture!

Serena said...

It's bittersweet really...the bud not making it but yet, it's encased beauty is still something to behold. A wonderful pic, Judi ~ :)

MaryO said...

Don't you feel privileged when you get such a unique photo? This is beautiful!

BumbleVee said...

I may find a tiny leaf or two around my yard...but, definitely not a bloom...even an ice covered one in sight...
maybe if I look real close I might find something.....