Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy new year!

"the sun"
my favorite photo from 2008,  
taken at the desert botanical garden. 
hope your 2009 is as festive and bright as this 
chihuly glass sculpture!

15 comments:

Kim said...

Fun to see you chose the Chihuly as your fave shot of the year. I love the colors and since it was created by a Seattle artist, it makes me feel at home even in Tempe.
Hope 2009 will be a wonderful year for you!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Kate said...

I remember this very well because it is similar to a Chihuly chandelier in the foyer of the MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Art) museum foyer. My grandson and I watched its many pieces being assembled by the Chihuly minons. What a talented man he is, and how smart of you to choose this photo!

Greetings for the New Year, and I wish you much happiness and good health for 2009. Kate of Visual St. Paul and Mazatlan, Mexico.

Sharon said...

Great shot. I still haven't seen this in the daylight! Have a very happy new year!

babooshka said...

That's such an excellent colourful image.

Happy New Year

Hilda said...

I was about to ask whether it was a plant or a sculpture but Kim answered it for me. It's lovely!

Happy theme day! And happy new year too. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2009.

Mo said...

Love it excellent choice!
Happy New Year!

Hyde DP said...

great shot - happy new year

Buck said...

Glass? Whoah! Nice choice.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

great pic and wonderful artist!

• Eliane • said...

Oh my!! This one jumped at me from the portal: we had a Chihuly exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden here, two or three years ago. It was magical how the landscape, the plants interact so perfectly well with these beautiful piece. I remember vividly snapping a picture of that very same piece, which they installed in a pond. The reflection in the water was just so fun!

A very Happy New Year to you! Bonne année! :)

bitingmidge said...

I'd love to see that in person!

Have a fantastic 2009!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Jilly said...

Everytime I see a Chihuly I long to see one in reality. I've seen film, television, photographs. this is marvellous. He's such an artist. Nice shot and wishing you all the very est for 2009.

Baruch said...

Fascinating & different. Great choice!

Olivier said...

avec un peu de retard, je te souhaite une Happy New Year 2009.

Small City Scenes said...

Great pic for the theme. The glass school is right down the road from where I live. MB