Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End of 2008

Last year during the last week of December I posted four of my favorite photos from the year based on the four elements, Air, Earth, Water and Fire. I have been going back through my photos from 2008 the past few days and honestly I haven't been inspired.

Then this morning I suddenly thought, "Oh! Four photos from the four seasons. Maybe that will work." So I think that's what I will do, show you four favorite pictures based on Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall."

The Professor and I have been traveling again this week. We drove to Chula Vista (five miles from the Mexican border) to help MamaMia and her Marine move to the home that they just purchased. Cleaning the kitchen cupboards, packing the Bavarian china that was a gift to my father from his brother at the end of WWII.

OK. So. Here are four photos. They're not the best I've taken this year, but they show the seasons and what happened in my life during those seasons this year.

A late winter baby boy.

In the late spring/early summer, a memorable visit to London.

The essence of a Southern California summer beach.

Fall leaves and spring born mule deer fawns with their mama that Ellen and I often see on our walks.

And finally a photo of Christ Church in Oxford which evokes all I love about travel--beauty, adventure, experience!

Here it is--a recap of 2008!


Monique Kleinhans said...

What a great idea to use the four seasons to recap your year! I love it! (might have to borrow that one!)

Happy New year to you!

ellen b. said...

Oh you are making me want to walk about and mostly walk about Great Britain!! Wonderful recap!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Happy New Year Willow.....
What a brilliant idea..... yes, I think this may catch on with other bloggers too and like Ladybug, I’ll be checking back through 2008 pictures. Marion

Bethany said...

I think you're being a little too critical because you have gorgeous photos that you took all year through! I hope you see that your life is really blessed and we have been blessed to travel "with" you through this past year. I talk about you to others when things in CA are brought up or even your trip to England. You don't even realize what a big part of my life that you have become. You're like a special relative now!! (I talk to you more than some of mine who I do love dearly!!). I hope 2009 brings you all the things you've prayed for and that love continues to abound in your home and in your family!!!!
lots of love,

roxie said...

Your photos evoke a serene, hopeful, well-grounded and open-ended life. I feel at peace just looking at them. Thank you, you rare delight!

Marg said...

Of course, my favorite, is the little boy. You will watch that picture grow and never stay the same.
Blessings to you and the professor in the New Year.

Knitting Linguist said...

What a wonderful year, and your pictures capture it beautifully.

The girls and I were inspired by your adventures the other week and took the train yesterday to San Juan Capistrano for tea and some yarn shopping :) Happy New Year!

Jientje said...

That is a great idea Willow, a review of the year in four seasons! I was looking for an idea for a post for tomorrow, can I pinch the idea?
I absolutely love your photography and I look forward to visiting you more in 2009. In fact, I'm very pleased to meet you!
I hope 2009 brings you heaps of wonderful and happy moments. Next years review should even be better!
Good health and happiness, to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Willow! I hope 2009 is great for you and yours.

Carletta said...

Hi Willow,
I came over from Jientje's to see your recap - a great idea and lovely images.

Anonymous said...

Oh the Memorial Gardens! I nearly wept with joy. They are I think the most beautiful of all the flower beds in Oxford.

Lovely way to re-cap the year. He is such a sweet looking baby with adorable eyes.