Tuesday, January 01, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Bluebonnet in Seguin

This is my favorite post from 2007. I like it because a bluebonnet is so unique to Texas and I just love seeing them bloom each year I’ve lived here. Before I moved here, I never realized how beautiful a blue flower could be. Now the bluebonnet stops me every time I see it, whether it is a single bloom as it is here or in a field among thousands.

For our January 2008 Theme Day, there are 118 other city bloggers participating so be sure to take a little trip around the world!

Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Evry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Memphis (Tennessee), USA

24 comments:

Clueless in boston said...

Very colorful flower. No wonder it is the state flower. Best wishes & Happy New Year!

Southern Heart said...

That is so pretty---that flower is a beautiful color! I would have wanted to take a photo, too. :)

Happy New Year,

Andrea

Jilly said...

What an amazing colour! Super choice. Happy new year to you and your family, Thien.

oldmanlincoln said...

Blue Bonnets...

A very nice photograph and well-chosen for this January theme day.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and I hope and pray you have excellent health and are very happy all the days of your life but especially in this new year 2008.

Happy New Year from Patty and me.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Incredible color in this shot! No wonder it is a favorite.

Salty said...

The Blue Bonnet is gorgeous!

My favorite of your three picks is your third runner up. The rushing water and the fog are awesome.

Happy New Year Thien!

Thanks for your visits and comments at Country Captures in 2007.
Salty

Jim said...

very pretty. I started taking pictures after the bluebonnet season last year. I cant wait for it in 2008. :-)

Keropok Man said...

beautiful flower!

like the post yesterday too!

Wishing you a very blessed new year!

Olivier said...

un très bon choix, cette photo est magnifique. Meilleurs voeux en cette année 2008.
A very good choice, this picture is magnificent. Best wishes in the year 2008.

edwin s said...

Hey Thien, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Lots of love, joy and smiles I wish you for this year ahead :)

BundaWAH said...

Very attractive color. Love it !
All the best for 2008 !

photowannabe said...

Happy New Year Thien. I have enjoyed your blog and am glad you have gotten back into it. Just wanted to wish you the very best in 2008 and am looking forward to more pictures like this one. Terrific color.
Sue

Kate said...

It's a true and vivid colour. You photographed it well to its best advantage!

Hyde DP said...

excellent theme choice
happy new year

Eric said...

Superbe ! It's for sure a very blue flower but, I love the Decembre 31st shot as well. What a contrast. Thank you for taking part in the City Daily Photo community.

Bonne année de Paris!

isabella said...

The first time I saw a bluebonnet in person was when I visited Johnson's Ranch in Austin, TX - they are fabulous!

Happy New Year, Thiên!

Lynette said...

I too have been blessed to see fields of bluebonnets. It's a sight to behold, one totally unforgettable. Thanks for your photo.

Rambling Round said...

Bluebonnets are beautiful! Good choice, and Happy New Year!

Kim said...

You really captured the true color of Texas bluebonnets in your wonderful shot. I have to agree with Eric that your runner up photo, with its contrasting yellow, and all those icicles is a great contrast. A very happy 2008 to you, with good health and many wonderful moments to treasure.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Mitch said...

very nice, thank you!

Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
- Mitch

• Eliane • said...

Hmmm... I just want to get closer to the screen and capture its fragrance!
Happy New Year from New York City, Thien! May 2008 bring you lots of happiness and satisfaction!

Lothiane said...

The Bluebonnet is truly beautiful!

I wish you a Happy New Year! All the best in 2008. :)

PaB said...

Is Seguin deriving from a French name ?
Happy new year and long life to your blog.

Joy said...

Such a lovely shot of blue flowers!

I look forward to visiting your blog more often this 2008. And you're welcome to mine, too! For some reason, my link was not included in the participating blogs for the 1st of January 2008 theme day. Sorry I wasn't able to visit your blog sooner. I was in transit the whole of yesterday. I am now back in Norwich after the most fantabulous time at home in Manila.

Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear!


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