Thursday, December 31, 2009

Almost a decade in 3 pictures

This is a black and white version (scanned dust mites included) of a sunset in Costa Rica over the Nicoya Gulf in December 2000.

There have been a lot of blogs this week focused retrospectively on the year 2009.  Last night I started thinking about not just the last year but the last ten years.  Where did the decade go? At first thought it seemed like everything went speeding by until I looked at pictures of my kids ten years ago and then it seemed like a long time ago.  I think time is like a rubber band, it stretches and snaps.  

Anyway, the room where my pictures are stored is a total disaster and I can't find anything in it.  Note to self:  clean up the mess in 2010 and get yourself organized!  

In response to my total lack of organization, I randomly picked a picture. My daughter and I took a trip to New York City in 2005.  The sky in the city is very narrow.

Gleaming New Year's Eve icicles in the sky.

Monet is famous for painting haystacks at different times of day.  I am becoming fascinated by endless versions of icicles in all forms of light.

What I am noticing about my pictures over the last ten years is that since I started blogging I now pay much more attention to composition and light and sky.  I am very grateful to the blogging world and my new friends in it for inspiring me to become more creative.  Here's to another year of beautiful blogging. Cheers!

See the last of Skywatch Friday 2009 here.


Gaelyn said...

Time sure does fly. Already a decade into the "new" millenium that when a child I couldn't even imagine living to.
I like the variety of icicle captures, they have such an interesting texture and play with the light.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful post with lovely snaps.
Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Eaglesbrother said...

Very nice shots to end the old year.

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

Max-e said...

Nice shots. Have a great blogging New Year.

Regina said...

Great shots!
Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Times is going by way too fast for me, it can be scary how fast it goes. Your post is great and the photos.

I wish you and yours a very happy New Years.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are turning into the "icicle Queen" (in a good way). I too have become a lot more aware of my surroundings as a result of looking at other people's work such as yours.

Have a great New Year!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

your words are so true about blogging and it bringing out more in one's photographic skillset. i liked your icicle post prior too. lovely captures.

a healthy and prosperous 2010 to you!

Pam said...

They are wonderful photos, dust mites and all. Time flies when your busy living life doesn't it.
Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy New Year. Thanks for all of your visits and kind comments.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful post1 I agree with you totally! I was thinking about ten years ago myself today! I celebrated New Years in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico and watched a new century come in from my balcony. Your shots are beautiful and, also, like you realize how much the blogging world has added to my world, I had never done anything with photography before, just a disposable point and shoot and I've come a long way from there! Much more to learn, but enjoying every minute. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your very kind comments! Enjoy!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

That's a great blog, Loran, and I like the way you have looked back 10 yrs. My photography has REALLY changed since blogging --so I know what you are saying. I pay much more attention to details. Blogging is wonderful--thanks to great friends like you...

Happy New Year.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wish you a bright and prosperous new year 2010!

Best wishes,


joo said...

Beautiful post!

B SQUARED said...

I think it's time we learned from you. Nice work.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful icicles - I also love the B/W picture of the clouds -looks violent. Happy New Year.

Merisi said...

Radio City Music Hall,
great image,
as are the others!

Happy New Year! :-)

George said...

Happy New Year! I think your pictures are absolutely wonderful. I also like your icicle studies -- very neat!

overtiredmum said...

I love the icicle shot. I noticed some near my house today will have have a go at catching them before they melt (thanks for the idea!)

Happy 2010 xo

Janie said...

I love that Costa Rica shot. You should do a series on that trip.
Amazing how quickly the kids grow up and eagerly fly out of the nest. As a mom, that's satisfying, but a little sad, too.