Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Theme Day: Best Photo

We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.

We are going to put words
on them ourselves.

The book is called Opportunity,
and the first
chapter is
"New Year's Day".

~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy 2008!

Today is Theme Day for the CDP community, and the theme this month is our best photo. I'm not sure this is the best one, but I do like its feel a lot, so I'm using it.

There are over 115 blogs participating in today's Theme Day. Be sure to check them out:

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


Hyde DP said...

best or not it is a good choice for the theme
happy new year

Jim said...

Its a great choice. The fence leads the eye to the wonderful bridge. Happy New Year....I am packing now.

Southern Heart said...

Chris, I think it's a wonderful choice! Lovely photo...

Happy New Year from Memphis (we were just in your city yesterday!),


Rambling Round said...

Beautiful, great angle on this shot. Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing more Nashville and surrounding area shots this year.

Anonymous said...

I think it is the book of life and the first chapter was the date you were born. The rest of the pages are just subchapters.

Still I like your photo selection today.

I also wanted to thank you for all of the visits to my blog in 2007. And to wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2008 from me and Patty.

Dusty Lens said...

Apowerful and reflective photo to go along with your post. Happy new year!

Felicia said...

Love your quote and your photo! There is so much texture from the bridge, to the stones, to the fence and grass. Best wishes for 2008 Chris!

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Nice photo indeed Chris. Feliz año nuevo!

Chandlermom said...

This is a great shot; very peaceful - Happy New Year!

quintarantino said...

Bonita fotografia.
Que o novo ano seja, também ele, maravilhoso.

isabella said...

Is this photo from your neck of the woods? That explains why the Nashville area is a popular destination (to live or visit).

Don't feel too bad about leaving FM - it is raining and quite cool today.
But let's not talk about next weekend ;-)

Annie said...

I'll walk down that path to the New Year with you, Chris.

I took my candle photo at church on Christmas Eve. There were lots of little shining faces just outside of the frame.

When you come to Little Rock I hope I'll get to meet you. I don't know when I'll be in Nashville again - it was about 5 years ago when last I was there.

Neva said...

This was a good choice for theme day! Happy New Year!

Mitch said...

Great composition, the curves of the fence and bridge make this a very compelling and peaceful image.

Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
- Mitch

Neva said...

HI Chris...I took this at a University of Illinois game...(they lost in the Rose Bowl...no surprise there!) but it was a game they won. Thanks for visiting!! I hope to visit you more this year in 2008!

Me said...

Nice sentiment Chris! And neat choice for the picture today. I love that shot!

Lynette said...

Super choice for your best photo, Chris. I'm enthralled with the perspective. Thanks!

About our building, it was built in 1924. It's called Presidential Court, a fact for which I've discovered no explanation. Not that I've given up looking.

Glad you enjoyed the New Year's Photo of the crowd in the chair. Right now, Duncan is bundled up beneath a soft fleece throw, beside Mama in her little blue recliner. She's playing Wheel of Fortune with the TV; he's snoozing. The other three party-goers still sport their finery and are standing side-by-side on top of my printer. They don't look the least bit tired!

We don't have any dirt, so we don't grow anything. But I have to tell you that people here with yards fill them with flowers, shrubs, trees. It's a delight, and in a few months I'll be sharing it with you. You will not believe the rhododendrons, the cherry trees, and on and on. Best wishes with the azaleas and the new magnolia tree. I believe I've seen magnolias here, but I can't say for sure on the rather cold, windy night.

Steve Buser said...

Chris -- Great choice to represent your many good shots from the year and to give 2008 a good start. I love the rustic feeling.

slinger said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog through out the year.

pusa said...

great choice! happy new year

PaB said...

Happy Near Year 2008 and long life to your blog !

Alexander said...

Happy New Year!
It is a beautiful photo. Great choice!

Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Joy said...

It's got that great country feel to it. I like your photo.

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!

The Goddess In You
Norwich Daily Photo
Your Love Coach

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful photo. I agree this one is wonderful.

Annie said...

How lovely! What a beautiful place. Great photo. Happy New Year!

Catherine said...

Wonderful capture...so beautiful..the fence does
lead your eye to the beautiful bridge!! Love how you shot it!
Your blog is fantastic, I have a good friend who is working in Nashville now..fun to see Nashville and Nashville through your eye's!!
Have a wonderful New Year!