Tuesday, January 4, 2011

black and white Wednesday - clean slate

Fuschia rose bowl 2 color WM
What the caterpillar calls the end,
the rest of the world calls a butterfly.

~ Lao Tzu

Fuschia rose bowl blw final WM-2
There is something that's just so great about new beginnings and starting over.
A new year, and new decade where we get to begin again
and write our story.
Fuschia rose bowl 1 WM
 I really had nothing for Black and White Wednesday this week.
And didn't feel like going out in the bitter cold to shoot.
So took these yesterday of the flower in an antique bowl.
Fuschia rose bowl 1 blw final WM-2

 I heartily welcome the new year and all the positive changes it will bring.
And hope 2011 is good to you!

the long road

Hop on over to Lisa's Black and White Wednesday for many more pics,
and see what she's up to...

17 kind words:

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

OK those could be some of the most gorgeous photos I have ever seen Gail. Really! Breathtaking!

Hugs and love! Looking forward to all the lessons God has for us this year!


redmaryjanes said...

Is that a Spode bowl? It looks like it would match my set.

Natalie said...

The last one was abso-LUTE-ly breath-taking! Love them!! GORGEOUS!

China Dreams said...

I always love the New Year too. Even if I'm not big on (or good at) resolutions, I love the hope that it brings.

Happy New Year,

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Yes, I was thinking Spode also? Beautiful photos!

And here's to new beginnings! You certainly need that! The last few weeks have been a nightmare!


Debbie said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your thoughts on the New Year.

Jboo said...

Oooh -- so pretty!! Love those!


Love Letters To China said...

These are really gorgeous Gail. You blow me away even with fine china and a single rose... :-)

Hope you're having a wonderful week so far.


Pix-Ology said...

Gorgeous Gail, makes me want to pull out some bowls and flowers! Could hang on a wall, gorgeous!

Ashley Sisk said...

These shots are absolutely beautiful and as I've looked through your blog, I'm loving all of your photographs. I'm now following and can't wait to see more!

Lexi said...

oh.my.word. what else is there to say? BEAUTIFUL!!

Wanda said...

Lexi kind of said it. How do you improve upon BEAUTIFUL!

I love the simplicity of this beautiful rose (who gave you that I wonder......Dan!)in that exquisite bowl. Perfect.

New beginnings - deep breath.....I'm ready!

Kim said...

Just like you ..
Love ya..

Kayce said...

Beautiful! I may be missing 2010 but I am looking at 2011 as a fresh new start and a year with NO paperwork! :)

I can't wait to see what 2011 holds for you!

Carla said...

I love your pics,, this one almost works better in colour. I love black and white. Lovely blog Carla

Terri said...

Oh wow! These are absolutely gorgeous!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are FABULOUS! I love all of them, color and bw..... I would frame these as a series in my home if I were you:) Very Beautiful!!



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