Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Brenda's Photo Challenge "Anything New"

It's time for Brenda's Photo Challenge and today's theme is "Anything New" and Laura Belle from I Spy Weekly Photos is our hostess today. Thanks Laura, this was a fun challenge. Here's my photos for the challenge and go here to see who's playing this time!

i want to feel the warm sand The start of a "brand new day." I took these photos when we were in Hilton Head and I just love watching the sun come up over the water. I wish I was there right now. LOL Doesn't it look like the clouds are parting as the sun comes up?


cant i just live near the ocean
The start of a "new year" This is my new calendar that the kids had made for us, it's filled with photos of all three of the grandbabies for each month of the year. This of course is January and a brand new year.


my three sweet loves
And this last photo is of my "new flower" that is blooming on my kitchen sink. It started off as a bulb in a planter and this pretty flower just appeared to brighten these grey and dreary days of winter. So it's a brand "new" flower. Just go with me on this, okay?? LOL Does anyone know what kind of flower this is because it seems I threw out the info on it, it's pretty and I didn't kill it(yet) so that's good.


hey i haven't killed you yet
I've been asked to pick out a new theme for the Challenge and I'll tell Donna by the end of day. I can't wait to see everyone's take on this theme. I'm off to Weight Watcher's early this morning(it won't be a good weigh in :-) but will get around to see everyone's photos soon. Have a good one!



25 comments:

Lynne said...

The pictures of the sunrise are great. That's one of my favorite times in Hilton Head.

Such a cute idea for a calendar!

And I have no idea what your flower is. But I'll be checking back to see if anyone else knows. I'd like to have one.

Donna said...

I probably won't get the spelling right..Amaryllis. I love them!
The pictures are Wonderful sweetie!! Am looking forward to your theme and date!hughugs

Karen M said...

Great job on the new pics. Those sunrise pictures are so beautiful! And how sweet of the kids to do such a nice calendar for you. Donna is right on the flower. I have several in my yard. Once the flower is done and the green is all gone, you can plant the bulb in your yard and it will come up every year and bloom.

Brenda said...

Wonderful New photos Miz Joan! The flower is what Donna said and it's sure a lovely bloom. Sunrises and babies are as New as it gets. Beautiful!

Karen said...

Your photos are beautiful. What precious grandbabies and a joy to look at all through the year. How nice to have a preview of spring right in your home in the middle of winter, really beautiful and what a perfect picture of the sunrise. I love seeing the two people walking along the beach, too.

Just Joni said...

All wonderful photos, but that calendar is just too precious...what a wonderful gift! Can't wait to see what you pick out for the next challenge!

LauraBelle said...

It appears there are more than one posts of calendars! I love that yours is personalized ... as far as the flower, could it be a Lilium 'Samur' ... it looks alot like the ones my son sent me for Mother's Day. You could goggle it and compare? Anyways, very nice shots!!

Donna said...

The sunrise pictures just took my breath away. A new day - you are so clever! And that photo calendar... aaaawwwwwww, how adorable! The new flower pic makes more sense that my pic of bulbs with NO flowers yet, hahahahaha!!!!!! I don't know what kind of flower that is, but it sure is pretty!

I'm looking forward to your selected theme for the next challenge!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful view and what a cute calendar from the kiddos. Great job Joan. I've been trying to get my photos loaded but nasty Blogger acting up.

Butterfly Gardener said...

The picture on the beach is gorgeous. I've only been to the beach once and that was when I was 4 or 5. Maybe one day I'll get back there. You have a beautiful pink amaryllis plant too.

justabeachkat said...

Love your calendar. My kids did that one year too.

HUgs!
Kat

Jeanette said...

What great photos..the sunrise is beautiful as are the grandchildren! And I could use a fresh flower in my kitchen, too!

Kellan said...

These were all great choices and beautiful photos for this weeks theme - great!

Take care - Kellan

Christine of Epiphany said...

Such a beautiful flower, Joan!~ I love your photos!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love that calendar!!!! Happy weekend..m.

Sharon Ellery said...

I'm late with my post (I was on holidays) but it's up now :-)

What a lovely post. I loved your sunrise photos. A new day is always a miracle.

Sharon

celestina marie said...

Hi Joan, Happy New Year!!
Loved your photos of the sunrise. Yes, the clouds do look like they are parting to let in the sun.
The calender is way wonderful. You can view your sweeties each and everyday of the year whenever you like.
The flower looks like a lilly of some sort, or the Amaryllis that someone mentioned. Beautiful too.

Thanks for stopping by. I have my redos done and will do a post soon. Having computer troubles, but getting fixed tomorrow. Yippe!!

hugs, Celestina Marie

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Of course!
New year=New calendar
That one is precious.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love all the photos! Especially of the kids ;)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love all the photos! Especially of the kids ;)

justabeachkat said...

Hi there!

I tagged you tonight for a fun meme. Play along if you have time.

Hugs!
Kat

cityfarmer said...

Hoping to hear soon what the challenge is...I never know if I'm "playing" right....fill me in, ok

Mimi said...

those sunrise pictures make me want to just get a cup of coffee and sit for awhile watching the sun continue to rise!!!

antigoni said...

Excellent post!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Donna's right - it's an Amaryllis (heck, I don't think I can spell it either. lol).

I LOVE that calendar. What a wonderful idea.

And does this mean you're hosting the next photo challenge? If so, let me know...I will make a very special effort to participate this time!!
Kari