Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2008!

After holiday celebrations here at home, at Donica's mom's and her cousin's, at Ruth and Don's farm in Michigan, followed by the family cottage, I'm sorting through some 1,000 photos! YES! You could say I have my work cut out for me.

But for today, here are some windows and doors from the farm's barn, beckoning us to open our eyes and look out onto this new year.

For each and every one of us, may this new year surprise us with Joy. If we keep our eyes open and look out the windows, maybe there will be all kinds of open doors through which we can walk. I wish that for you and me both.



  1. Really lovely - my kind of shots. I especially like the one at the very top that is almost abstract.

  2. Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Ginnie, these pictures are stunning again, the colouring is great so is the lighting, but photography is your heart and soul. A new year is ahead of us, we are responsible what we make of this year, but sharing these picures will make it very easy to make it a Happy Year.
    Ginnie and Donica all best wishes for the year 2008, hartelijke groeten, Astrid.

  3. Ginny,
    Happy New Year to you as well.
    Yes with that many photos you will be busy all day long. But can't wait to see what you have. Great photos, I won't be able to get on here all the time for awhile as we are leaving for vacation in a couple of days, so not sure what kind of internet connection i will have, but will catch up eventually. Heading to Quartzite Az where i hope it is going to be a lot warmer.

  4. Happy New Year!!!

    I'm so eager to hear about your holidays and see your wonderful pictures. :-)

  5. Happy New Year, Ginnie and Donica! Looking forward to many new doors opening and getting the chance to finally meet you in person :)

  6. Ted: Believe it or not, I thought of you while I did this post! :)

    Astrid: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar to you, mijn vriend! Dank je wel voor your kind words. Yes, we are responsible to make this the year we want it to be in our spirits and hearts!

    L&N: Have a great vacation, Lilli, and come back refreshed. Happy New Year.

    Christina: You'll see plenty, I'm sure! :) You know me.

    CS: In 2008! That's the goal. This year is the year we will meet!!!

  7. Ginnie, love the doors and windows looking out. So cold, you are so dedicated to your art.
    Glad you are back to bloggee.

  8. Happy New Year! Wonderful series and fun outlook for the new year. xxoo

  9. Great idea Ginnie and the collection is fantastic. Love the textures in these shots, plus they are so inviting(come on lets go and make 2008 great!!):)

  10. lovely theme! P and I have been recovering from being super sick, sick enough still that I'm not well enough to go to work!

    But dreaming and thinking of you as you get ready to go back across the pond!

    Oh I got a new lens! I hope to try it out by my birthday!

  11. Hi Ginnie,

    Thnak you for your great photography! I cannot make a choice ever wich one is the best I like them all.

    I wish you a warm, happy, creative and healthy 2008, thank you for visiting my blog in 2007, I hope to see you back in 2008.Take care:)

    Happy greetings from JoAnn (Holland)

  12. A very lovely post.....thanks for sharing! I wish you a wonderful 2008!

  13. Beautiful pics, as always :)

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!!

  14. Thank you for sharing the barn so well. It becomes magic through your lens.

    Here's to another year of blogging, which you do superbly!

  15. Yes, I am looking forward to walking through the gateway of this life here in Phoenix to my new one in California, with a view of the ocean and Redwoods.

  16. Great photos. I stumbled across your blog by way of The Dixie Peach, and I'm glad I did!

  17. Happy New Year, your photos are really amazing, I saw one of these photos on your other site. You are a very good photographer one of the best.

  18. Thanks for sharing these roustic pictures and also your wish of open doors.

    Have a great 2008.

  19. That final pic is nice, it almost looks like a reflection :)

    Happy New Year!

  20. Susan: HA! We photographers are like the post carriers! Gotta be dedicated. :)

    Mad: Thanks, my friend.

    Karen: The same to you!

    Lurch: I guess by now you've seen these more than once. Thanks for your dedication, Tracy!! :)

    ET: Soooo sorry you've been sick. Hopefully you're both okay by now? Happy Birthday and enjoy your new lens!

    Kristie: Awww. Thanks for jumping over and leaving a comment...from Norway!

    JoAnn: We're both off and running by now. Happy New Year, 2008!

    Neva: Thanks a million!

    DW: Ohhhhhh. I was just thinking of you the other day!! Happy New Year to YOU!

    Ruth: We belong to the same MAS, dear sister! :)

    SM: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy New Year to you as well.

    SH: I can hardly wait to read all about it, Rachel!

    TB: Awww. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!

    Dick: You know how to make my day! Thank you. :)

    Tor: You're welcome and the same to you and Anna!!

    RRD: Thank you, Stacey. Hope you're off to a good 2008 start!

  21. Beautiful photos and wishing you a wonderful New Year!