Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter In Birmingham Part II - Two Things Challenge: New/Hope



Today's another twofer.  Continuing my mini series featuring Birmingham's winter look and combining the Two Things Challenge.  The challenge this week is New / Hope and for once I am beating the deadline!  I think today's photos all illustrate new growth and the hope of things to come in the spring.  As I have noted previously,  Birmingham's weather during the winter months can be  irratic,  and we often have unseasonably warm days which causes some premature blooming here and there. I hope you enjoy these prespring show-offs today!

To see how other fellow bloggers have interpreted the TWO THINGS CHALLENGE 
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Today is my 200th Post!  It seems like only yesterday we celebrated my 100th. Time flies when you are having SO MUCH FUN!!!



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The Tune du Jour is  Bach's "Air" by Klazz Brothers and Cuba

18 comments:

Tash said...

These are BEAUTIFUL & perfect for the challenge. Why didn't I think of that...we don't have such pretty buds yet. Congratulations on 200th! Here is to 200 + 200 + ...more. (it's lots of work & you gotta be having fun)

Laurie said...

Well aren't you the clever girl!? Great idea for the challenge, and so beautifully done.

And happy 200th!

roentarre said...

Congrads on the 200th shot with such a beautiful finish with floral theme

Kate said...

The top photo particularly appeals to me because of the delicacy of the small white bloom.

JM said...

Lovely flora shots! I really like the blured background on the 1st one.

D.C. Confidential said...

Wow! These are all perfect for this challenge.

Congratulations on 200 posts, Virginia! Your photography is stunning and a treat to the eye every day. Here's to your next 200 posts!

Peter said...

Congratulations ... and thanks for all your post!

Special thanks also for this phantastic version of Air!

Dusty Lens said...

Congrats on 200! Perfect with these lovely floral scenes.

angela said...

Wow..such beautiful blossoms, particularly the last one.
Congratulations on your 200th. Here's to the next 200..

Bibi said...

These sure look different from our branches here in Belgrade! Congrats on your 200th! My 300th is coming up in a couple of days! Time flies.

altadenahiker said...

Frankly my dear, I don't give a ... wait, that's not right. Lovely, Virg.

babooshka said...

Call me psychic. I was convinced I had read you were up to 200 but after reading your comments on mine.... Happy 200TH. My 300th is soon, but not quite yet and I recall my 2 was roughly your 1. Very creative take on the challenge. New growth is always a welcome sight.

marley said...

These are all perfect for the challenge. Niothing says New and Hope more than spring buds, even in winter!

I'm gonna have to get my thinking cap on for next weeks challenge. D.C has "persuaded" me to join in!

What with that and 100 Strangers my brain will be mush!

marley said...

Also, many congrats on your 200th post :)

Bob Crowe said...

Congratulations. It takes real dedication to get to this point. The quality of your work grows and grows.

Looks like pre-spring in B'ham already. I may become as envious of you as Julie in Sydney.

Petrea said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! You rock, Virginia.

Judy - So California said...

Love your New /Hope interpretation. How smart and perfect! Congratulations on your 200th - here's looking forward to 200 more many times over. Didn't think it was possible but you continue to get better and better!

Thérèse said...

Could we use the word "bellflowers" for your second picture which is really beautiful and "two" for two hundred going for three hundred hidden at the back.