1.05.2009

The Optimist




I love magnolias, even in their bud form. They are natures eternal optimists, wearing their showy velvet coat. Yes, one late April snow could take all their flowers away. But, most of the time they make it through just fine. And, make me think every cold winter day that something big is just around the corner.

So, how is the new year treating all of you?
I am feeling hopeful about 2009, and all the good things I expect it to bring.

I have made only two resolutions this year.

1. drink more water.
2. show my daughter the place she was named after.

Both of these will require a lot of effort. I bought a few of these to help me with the first. (They also help with my dislike for all things plastic.)
And, N.J. turned the change in her bank into $40... so we are off to a slow, but definite start towards our saving for airplane tickets goals.

p.s.
If you need are like me and don't have a 2009 calendar yet...
there are still some in my shop and on my website. I had to stop printing them myself this week, as new projects have come up, and they took up a huge amount of time But, the new batch is lovely too, and on sale!

12 comments:

lejardengirl said...

I love what you stated about your images, I so relate...thanks for your blog, it gives me warmth on this cold winter day.

Kasey said...

so beautiful!

Char said...

love these images, especially the 2nd one! gorgeous

mariah@playful learning said...

Beautiful photos...
I also love the "love bottles". I have to have one...thanks for the tip!

Mrs.French said...

I have been all over the lovely bud shots too...love these girlie! Your resolutions seem doable...actually the water part...I don't think I know the name of your daughter...must be a pretty special spot...xo t

Suvarna said...

I love magnolias too, beautiful images

Hobo ........ ........ said...

Thats nice.

naturally nina said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I am so glad I stumbled on your blog.

True Bloom said...

Beautiful images, beautiful words :)

manamoon said...

Hi Alicia, thanks for the link to your website in your convo. Love your blog. The bottles are fabulous, will have to pick one up and am off to check out your calenders.
All the best ~ Sharon

Rachel said...

I'm so glad for that little bit about hating all things plastic, as I share that particular affliction, and I'm the only one I know like that. These, and all of your, photos are exquist. Thank you for sharing them with us.

gamma knife said...

I love your words. Life isn't always perfect. We will accomplish many things if we don't think of them as impossible. Thank you for posting!