January 03, 2013

Photo Favorites from 2012


Hi everyone! Long time, no see. I hope you all had a wonderfully happy Christmas and New Year. The holidays were pretty good around here. It seemed like I was always busy with my kids, but in a good sort of way. My little people have returned to school now and, I have to admit, it feels kind of nice to be settling back into a routine.

Anyway, now that things have calmed down a bit I finally have some time for blogging. I thought I'd do a recap of 2012 by selecting a few favorite photos. While the cute faces of my children are my absolute favorites, I noticed as I started looking through my old posts that I was mostly choosing flowers so I thought I'd go with that for a theme. Last year seemed to be about flowers and the previous year was food. I wonder what 2013 has in store for me?

I've put a link underneath each photo if you want to see what the post was all about.


I really love these first two photos. It's something about the softness and the light. Oh and probably because I can see the grass too!! Now that Christmas is over I'm like, "Alright, it's time for the snow to melt and for spring and summer to get here." Yeah, I'm not living in the moment to well.

The photo below was in my most viewed post of all time...wish I knew why so I could repeat it :)


Peonies! Oh, one of my most absolute favorite flowers. I can't wait to start seeing those again...ranunculus too...love those!




In the post above I showed my version of the big Restoration Hardware shelf that the Mister and I made...I love how it turned out and that I have lots of room for all my dishes now.



Well, there ya go...my little flower photo recap for 2012.

I hope that your New Year is off to good start and that the next twelve months bring only happiness and blessings your way. Thank you so much for all of your visits and friendship over the past year.

Tricia ♥


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64 comments:

  1. Dear Tricia, for you and your family my best wishes for 2013! I like the selection of your photos, they are all wonderful!!

    With love, Ingrid

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  2. Such eye candy - love your pics! :-)

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  3. All are beautiful selections.

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  4. GORGEOUS Tricia!!! Your photos are always breathtaking!
    I think the floral photos that I take are usually my favorites as well.
    Your lighting is always so beautiful! I think lighting is the hardest thing for me right now. Hopefully I can get it soon.
    Hope you have a lovely night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  5. I am so happy that you did not ask us to pick a favorite, because for me, it would be impossible. Glad to read that you had a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing all your lovely images in 2013.

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  6. Thank you, Tricia! Serious eye candy! I love the little table outside - I can see why it would be a favourite.

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  7. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Such beauty!! Happy New year to you :)

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  8. Oh, if I could grow peonies and ranunculus I would be in heaven. If I could make photos like you I would also feel like heaven.

    I wish I could put my feelings into words about your bistro table photo. It makes me feel happy and free. It makes me want to sit down and talk to you about a myriad of things. Probably I would ask you so many questions. I think people like it because it has such a natural feel- no pretense but at the same time has such elegance and simplicity. I hope that helps and I look forward to what others think about it.

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  9. I always enjoy your still-life photos. If I had to choose, I'd have to say #6 and #8 are my faves. Love the peach and green colors so much. Looking forward to your work this coming year.

    Grace,
    Brenda

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  10. Thank you for another tour through these lovely photos. Happy New Year!

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  11. Me han encantado todas las imágenes, son preciosas!! Un abrazo grande.

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  12. Gorgeous. I love your photography!

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  13. Tricia, it's so good to see you again! Your photos have that dreamy quality that I can only...well...dream of! Wishing you all the best for 2013!! Hope that posting more often is one of your resolutions. :)

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  14. Soft, light and oh so gorgeous!

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  15. Your photos pull me in - they are truly beautiful, works of 'heart'...
    I will be visiting the post beneath each one.
    Happy New Year!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  16. Gorgeous!! I love fresh flowers! I know it is delightful in your home with all those beautiful flowers!!!!

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  17. Oh Tricia....your photography and vignettes are just stunning! I am so glad that I met you here in blogland, and I'm looking forward to visiting you more in the coming year! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  18. Love, love, love all of these! Looking forward your 2013 pic parade!

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  19. As always your photos are amazing Tricia! I'm still waiting for you to start selling them! Your blog is always a constant inspriation for me and I can't wait to see what 2013 will bring to your blog.

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  20. Hi Tricia! All your photos are SO beautiful, your sense of style, eye for color and talent at photography are a winning combination indeed! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your suggestions on where to get some instruction and some tips to help me learn more about the new Nikon I received for Christmas. I can only hope to take photos as beautiful as yours one day. Take care! :)

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  21. great choices! beautiful shots!

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  22. I truly believe you should publish a coffee table book! These are such fabulous, uplifting photos!

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  23. These are beautiful pictures. I especially love the peonies. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  24. Just LOVE IT!You really know how to inspire:)
    All the best to you and your family i 2013!




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  25. Oh yes, the al fresco dining photo with the bowl of blue berries is my favorite!! I remember pinning several pictures from that beautiful post! I am looking forward to seeing what you snap this year!

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  26. Dearest sweet Tricia, i missed you! So happy to see a post and such beautiful images and color inspiration! Thank YOU so much for all the inspiration you bring to my life and i look forward to more this year. :) Happy new year and may it be an amazing, wonderful, awesome, healthy, happy, prosperous and creative year! Have a beautiful friday and love to you!

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  27. Your photography is beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a great 2013!

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  28. Thanks for the memories! Though I've poured over your posts and all of your lovely photos the first time you posted them, seeing them again is a delight!

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  29. Beautiful photos - every one! I love the soft dreamy look.

    Carolyn

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  30. These photos are so beautiful!
    happy new year
    Mari from Italy

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  31. happy new year!! thanks for showing these images. a bright spot in winter. we all need that. they made my morning.

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  32. absolutely stunningly gorgeous! You have a serious talent!!

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  33. Oh my goodness, Tricia, so much beauty here.
    After looking through time and time again, I think the second one is my favorite.
    It makes me think of summer that I am so missing right now.
    Truly beautiful choices.

    I wish you and your family all wonderful things in 2013!

    xo.

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  34. Tricia, your photos
    bring such beauty and
    joy to Blog Land. Thank
    you for the time and
    care that you take with
    each and every post.

    Also, thank you for the
    kind words about our
    little Soup. We've got
    our fingers crossed that
    her wish will come true.

    Happy Friday,
    xo Suzanne

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  35. Hi dear Tricia,
    your pictures are so beautiful,
    I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!
    Nely

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  36. I love your flower theme. I more than love your photos. You are a fabulous photographer. It's obvious the beauty that you see in things around you. Thanks for sharing that beauty with us.

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  37. Oh, my. You have me wishing for warmer weather now. I so want to get out into the dirt and plant some pretty flowers. Instead we have the dirty snow to look at :(

    All your photos are so pretty, but I do love that one from the Restoration Hardware shelf post. The peachy tones and off white tiny flowers play so well off each other.

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  38. So much air in these pictures!...
    Wishing you a wonderful 2013!;)

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  39. Darling Tricia it must have been difficult to you choose between your wonderful photos, I imagine! I was struck by the beauty of the images of your garden, so much to ask you information about your camera, remember? =). It's the most viewed post of all time because it is light for the soul =)
    Happy and peaceful new year, darling.
    Silvia

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  40. What a treat, Tricia! I'm so glad you did this recap. It was a delight for the eyes. I'm like you... as soon as the holidays are over I don't want it to be winter anymore. Luckily in my climate we'll start seeing almond blossoms, daffodils and narcissus in a few weeks (early spring for us is February).

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  41. Always so pretty, I love your flowers. I have been looking at seed and garden books...my new yard has no peonies and I can't wait to pick some out. Happy New Year, I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

    Tiffany

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  42. So much beauty in one post! You are so gifted, Tricia...I love all of your wonderful photos!

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  43. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - you inspire me so.....looking forward to 2013 photos. Happy new year Tricia!

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  44. Lovely photos--a year's worth of beauty. Mickie :)

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  45. I just love seeing your photos. They have a soft dreamy effect to them. I LOVE that. Looking forward to seeing more in this New year...

    Hugs~

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  46. Coming here is like a breath of fresh air.....Happy New Year and I always love to see what your photos.

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  47. What a beautiful blog you have. I have just discovered it. Your photography is amazing! I wish that I could take photos like you. Tomorrow I am going to spend the whole afternoon dreamily reading through all your posts. I have put a link to you from my blog so that more people can discover you :)

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  48. Tricia! All your photos are inspiring! I hope to become as good as you one day! I think the one in the field turned out to be most people's favorites is because it evokes passion and romance of a lovely meal in nature's beauty (just a thought). What kind of lens do you use? You are really gifted when it comes to staging the photos and caputuring the natural light just right! I just got a canon 50 mm portrait lens. Love the way it creates the soft background. My next lens (hopefully) will be a longer portrait lens and then a macro lens for flowers. It takes practice and patience to learn the camera and you do it so well!

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  49. Anonymous1/07/2013

    Tricia, I love your blog and I LOVE your photos. Your photos of paperwhites with the amazing bokeh at Christmas made me want to toss all the red and green in my home and start over! It is work like yours that has inspired me to really learn how to use a camera - it's one of my goals for this year, and I hope that one day, I can take photos like yours. Of course, it would help if I had a home that looked like yours! :) I hope the new year is off to a good start for you and your family.

    Kaille

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  50. I have to say that I could look at your photos all day long! Seeing these again makes me look forward to warmer days. :-) Is there anything more beautiful than fresh flowers?

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  51. Hi again, Tricia. :)

    I'm so glad you posted these. Seeing so many of your lovely images all together is a real treat. Many of my favorites of yours, too, especially the last one which I think was such an inspired shoot.

    Looking forward to your new photos in the coming year!

    xo

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  52. Beautiful images ~ I find them inspiring!

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  53. They are all so, so beautiful Tricia! Nothing get my heat beating like beautiful florals. With it being winter, it's not quite so easy to find things to photograph as it is when the garden and yard are in full swing.
    But, it will be here before we know it.
    hugs...

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous, a wonderful collection Tricia!

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  55. Oh, how I love peonies and you always take such beautiful photos of them!

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  56. So much beauty here, Tricia! :)
    Have a wonderful 2013!

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  57. I have always loved your beautiful photos. These are some of my very favorite ones too!
    I look forward to seeing more of your lovely photos this year!

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  58. Tricia, you take the most gorgeous photos. I love the lightness of them. I think the "favorite" is because we all just want to sit at that table, here the birds, feel the sun on our faces....and relax (sigh). I can't wait for peonies and ranunculus, either!

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my chair post.

    ~Shanon

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  59. All of them are beautiful but I think my favorite is the bistro table set for us to chat and have a gass of lemonade ;) glad to stop by for a visit. Hope you're doing well. xoxo

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  60. All beautiful, Tricia.
    The flowers are lovely and your images always capture the beauty of everything.

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  61. Oh my how very beautiful! Awesome collection of photos!

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  62. Hope your year is off to a wonderful start, Tricia! :)

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  63. how fresh and springy!

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