About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Year in Review

Well, I did it, almost.  I managed a post a day but didn't manage to get every county in California.  I missed Fresno, Madera and Tulare. I drove through them during the year but didn't take any photographs.
Amador, Mariposa, Lake, Los Angeles, Kern, Alpine, Humbolt, Inyo
In my push to post an image every day, they were not always as good as I would have liked.
El Dorado, Monterey, Riverside, Butte, Lassen, Marin

In 2012 I am not going to try to post every day.  I will take my time and only show you the images on this blog that I am most proud of.

Lassen, Mono, San Luis Obispo, Merced, Del Norte, Modoc, Calavaras
 I also plan to extend the scope of the blog to beyond California.  We travel to other parts of the west and would like to share images of some of these places as well.
Santa Barbara, San Mateo, Sonoma, Sacramento, Solano, Santa Clara, Ventura

It's a New Year and I am anxious to see what it holds.
Siskiyou, Sierra, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Tuolomne, Shasta

I'm am looking forward to a another year of sharing with my blogging friends, learning from one another.

Happy New Year!

Today I am linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary at the Little Red House.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

these are beautiful, martha! you accomplish a lot in a year's time!

i don't know if you link in to Mosaic Monday, but you should with these! :)

Roan said...

I think every one of these shots is a work of art. What a great way to spend the year.

Sylvia K said...

These are all breathtaking, Martha! I don't think you could take a bad or even mediocre photo. The mosaics are delightful! I always look forward to your posts and will continue in the new year! Hope yours is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Jeannelle said...

Beautiful collection of photos. I enjoy your blog. Happy New Year!

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful to see your year in review, Martha. How dreadful of you to miss three counties in California. LOL
I agree with Roan and Sylvia, I can't imagine you taking a bad photo. It will be interesting to see which ones you consider the best of the best, but I'm wondering if we will see any at all if you're putting such pressure on yourself.
Take good care of yourself, Martha. Lots of us love you and your fabulous photos.
K

Carola said...

Martha, your photos are wonderful, great thumbs collection. And I like to visit.
Happy New Year for you and yours.

Barb said...

Your photos always make me linger, Martha. I look forward to sharing 2012 with you. Happy new Year!

icedgurl said...

trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

cheers!
..TREK..

eileeninmd said...

Martha, a beautiful recap! You captured some lovely scenes from California. I will look forward to seeing a lot more in 2012. I wish you all the best in 2012 and a Happy New Year!

EG Wow said...

It has been great to see so much of California through your lenses. I have never been to California but would love to some day,

I wish you all the best in 2012, Martha. And I look forward to seeing much more of your California photos.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful work, Martha! I am happy and amazed how much energy you have. :)

Sallie said...

Absolutely wonderful mosaics Martha and very good news the way you plan to continue the blog.

Happy New Year. And my resolution is that my best pictures may be as good as your rejects ;>) ... Seriously, your photos are always so beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Quite amazing. This would make an excellent coffee table book. The images are wonderful!

Days Go By said...

Enjoyed everyone of them. Fantastic...blessings.

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