Welcome to the final Photo Friday for 2015! I hope that you are ready for an incredible 2016 and that your holidays have been filled with friends, family, and rest. I know that here it’s been busy. I’ve been doing silly things like staying up until 4:00 in the morning watching Making a Murderer with my Sner, and I’ve been cooed up inside because the weather has not been conducive to taking photos.
The dreariness has been just fine because I have been planning and having break-throughs as related to the changes that will be happening on the blog in the coming year. I cannot wait to tell you all about what is coming but since I don’t know exactly when the change is happening (I’m working with a designer now to create a log and other branding elements) and I get the feeling that it’s going to take me a very, very long time to do the actual rebranding, I can’t tell you much. But it’s going to be big. Dare I say huge even?
I anticipate that will be end of January/mid-February before we come online. In the meantime, there will be a few changes starting to creep in, but Photo Friday will continue to be here. 😉
This week I have my favorite photos of 2015 for you. There have been a lot of photos taken and shared here this year, so selecting these photos hasn’t been easy. I hope, though, that you enjoy the trip down memory lane!
This photo was taken during a professional development workshop held in Meridian, MS – Mississippi’s “Queen City.” This photo was taken as the sun was making her evening descent, at the F. W. Williams home.
This one was also taken in Meridian – during a different trip for a different PD session. I loved this beautifully white shell found on top of a headstone at Temple Beth Israel cemetery.
What a look on this character’s face! This may well be my favorite photo of the year. You wind up with photos like these when you go to Mardi Gras – and I can’t wait to go again. This year because I am teaching on the Coast, I’ll have two days off for Mardi Gras.
I adore magnolias (and hint! the site redesign has something to do with magnolias!), although I had a rough time capturing them this spring. Hopefully…since there are two magnolia trees at the house…I won’t have that issue this spring.
Apparently I was quite the busy photog in May because I had a hard time choosing which picture to share – there was the Broadwater lighthouse, the Biloxi lighthouse, the Ship Island lighthouse, and swamp. So much loveliness, but I like this one best.
Again – hard to choose, but this live oak with its spanish moss is just incredible to me.
Once again, hard to make a choice because there were so many great photos during August, but it comes down to this stump. I got down on m hands and knees in wet sand to take the pictures. Worth it.
October began my “dark times”…I had shoulder surgery at the beginning of October and was not allowed to shoot for a time. Some of my fabulous blogging friends stepped in to cover for me. Don’t know what I would have done without them! This photo wasn’t actually taken in October – it was done on a previous trip to Meridian.
Of course November’s photo has to be my cheeky pelican friend! Which reminds me…I need to print him off and have him framed for my gallery wall. Such a ham!
Finally – the month of December brings us to the kumquat tree in the back yard. I think tomorrow I’m going to gather up as many as I can get/reach and then begin the process of candying them.
I really hope it was a great year for you! I know it was more than I could have ever expected both for myself and for my baby family. Be safe out there for the New Year’s festivities and take plenty of pictures!
Photo Friday Link-Up
We have one more Photo Friday link-up before rolling in to 2016. I know that many of us will be busy with celebrations, and just like last week, we will be here waiting for you and open through midnight Monday night. Come join us when you can!21 Tips for Taking Better Vacation Photos. If you missed it, do yourself a favor and go check it out! Some great ideas for not just vacation photos!
All of that brings us to this week’s link-up! You guys know the rules so let’s just get to it, shall we?!?! Happy New Year y’all!