Wednesday, January 5, 2011

a list in pictures

Week 30 of the Wednesday lists.
This list starts off my best of series. These are my own favorite photographs from last year. I'll show you my favorite portraits next week. I'd be interested to know which is your favorite.


Last year I...

equine kiss
tried to notice beauty everywhere.


Eliza Bennet
became a dog owner for the first time.


fading magnolia
experienced having a photography mentor. (So sad that we live 3,00 miles apart.)


a new friend
fell in love with picture walks.


Wilderness Church
began to see light as a living thing.


one perfect leaf
finally found a way to show the world all the ordinary miracles I am in love with.


soft pink roses
developed a new passion.


watercolor fushias
finally caught the wind.


faded beauty
chased after old and tattered things.


Magnolia
caught a glimpse of God's face.

37 comments:

ELK said...

thank you for taking me through the beauty you created this past year ..blessings as you and your sweet family move into the new year of promise

missy k said...

Thank you for sharing :)

Can I have a favourite? It just has to be the sweet face of your dog!

Adorable!

Karenx

Relyn said...

Missy, My favorite is the last one. I LOVE it.

Denny Lyon said...

Some beautiful photos here! I'm partial to horses and cute puppy faces. The house and the magnolia are also wonderfully rendered. And "if I had a dollar" for every azalea photo I took I'd be Bill Gates by now. :)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year! May it find you happy, healthy and prosperous.

Denny Lyon said...

p.s. a note - had to block sbcglobal.net as it sends hundreds of spam emails every day from Africa, the UK, and Asia. You might want to get a free gmail account to head off the spammers. Sorry for any inconvenience it may cause you since I finally blocked sbcglobal.net this morning. Decided to start off the new year minus a few thousand spam emails. :)

Cinner said...

This is a beautiful lovely post. so glad you shared it with us. hugs.

Delena said...

Relyn

I love the picture of the house. Just think it was someone's dream way back then.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous pictures....I am always blessed when I come by here!

Oliag said...

Gorgeous photos Relyn! I can't pick just one I like the best!

BrightenedBoy said...

"Finally found a way to show the world all the ordinary miracles I am in love with."

That definitely resonates with me. I'm glad you've been able to share your perspective.

I think the photograph of the horse with the leaves is the most obviously beautiful, but for some reason the one of the dog is my favorite out of this collection.

There's just something very open and honest about him.

Char said...

gorgeous shots - a gorgeous year. each of these are as lovely as you are - rich in character, kind and loving

Jeanne said...

How absolutely beautiful and divine is everything you post.
I love you
God's most richest blessings

Marilyn said...

Yes, I love the last picture - it looks like a painting. But then I love the one of your dog too. Lovely! And a photography mentor would be wonderful. Yes it would!

Norma Ruttan said...

I think I'm going to borrow your idea from last year and make it mine this year. I find the house you photographed my favorite. Now I think I'll go and write a blog about this. Thanks for letting me come sit by your fire! Warm wishes to you.

Sarah said...

Beautiful Relyn! Love your dog! Such a sweet face.

Deborah Carr said...

You and your blog are an example of grace among us, Relyn. Beautiful. The last is also my favourite..

Yolanda said...

I love them all and I am so glad you shared them with us. I loved The Year of Pleasures.

Rita said...

What a beautiful picture list! I especially love the very last one! It is absolutely gorgeous! Love ya!

"Sunshine" said...

Oh my, how do I choose? I LOVE THEM ALL....Perhaps God's face is the one that touched me the most. The serenity, the beauty, the shading, all of it so astounding, just like God.

Beth Eaton said...

I fall in love with your posts every time I actaully take the time to read them! They are so inspriing, every one of them! The pictures are sooooo simple but show the beauty all aroudn us that we seem to pass by without seeing most of the time. Thanks for touching my heart today!

happeningsonchaosranch said...

Oh Relyn! I love these photos! Picking a very favorite is difficult and I really thought it owuld be the two horses together at the top of the post, but I think I love the one of your doggie even more. I'd love to get one like that of each of mine and it is just impossible. They won't sit still that long. You did a great job getting that shot!

Much love, Sharon

TheEccentricLady said...

Relyn,
What camera and lens are you using? Your photos are absolutely wonderful.
I want to get new equipment and am checking into what others are using.

Roban said...

All of your photographs are gorgeous, but the face of your dog just warms my heart.

... and your words. You have quite a way with them, my friend.

Tracy said...

"picture walks... and...to see light as a living thing..." You said it best, Relyn... That's the photographers experience! :o) LOVED this backward glance at your glorious photos--thank you! Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

meeta said...

Awesum pics Relyn :)..i love 'em all..but the one titled..fell in love with picture walks... just caught my eye..i just love the way it has been shot.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Absolutely swooning
over the beauty
you've splashed all
over these pages
..the images
...the words.
What a gift you are:)
-Jennifer

christinelaennec said...

Absolutely impossible to choose a favourite from these. Thanks for a very inspiring post!

Derrick said...

I like Nos. 4, 6 & 7 especially!

S. Etole said...

I almost missed all this beauty ... your images are eloquent.

spread your wings said...

wonderful post. each of the images is extraordinary. you have really blossomed as a photographer this year

jackie said...

your pictures are breathtaking...wow!

Leovi said...

Thank you for your words. All photos in this selection are beautiful and very good and which not to stay, the look of the dog has conquered me. Greetings.

amy said...

Oh I love your year in pictures ... and the last one reminds of "The Color of Water" ... have you read that book? I loved it; I especially love his mother's answer to his question, "What color is God?" "He's the color of water." Sigh.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

They are all so lovely! But...I am a sucker for puppy dog eyes.

Gigi said...

Such beauties!!!

Jaime said...

Began to see light as a living thing. I love that. And these images are so so beautiful. The one on the bottom...oh my gosh. The velvety softness and the light..just beautiful.

robin bird said...

i love what you love my, dear, dear friend. you are forever and always my inspiration of the heart! and i couldn't agree more with what jamie said "learning to see light as a living thing". only you could find the most perfect words for the beauty of capturing life!
XOXOXOX

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