Tuesday, January 3, 2012

{ "Show Us Your Favorite 2011 Photos" Blog Hop }

Happy New Year to everyone at {CaptureYour365} ! And, thank you to Kathleen for organizing the first {Blog Hop} of 2012! It's also my first Blog Hop ever!

Before I get to some of my favorite shots from 2011, I'd like thank Katrina for her inspiration and for creating a place where we all can connect, learn and be inspired by each other. So many of you are incredible photographers and I'm always looking for new ideas and for ways to improve my {photography}. My first {P365} spanned 2010-2011. I only had two months left in my P365 when CaptureYour365 was born. I'm looking forward to spending an entire year with all of you, sharing little snippets of my life and hopefully learning something along the way. One of my favorite quotes is from Ralph Waldo Emerson... "Life is a journey, not a destination." I can't wait to share my journey with all of you.

So, here's some of my favorites from 2011. I hope you enjoy looking!

One of my favorite Santas. The bokeh courtesy of Katrina's "Capture Your Holidays" class.


Walking the neighborhood after one of our snowstorms. I'm in a photo!

Randomly piled hearts. SOUL MATE jumped out at me. It's how I feel about my husband.
I love snow and I love snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. We'll be there again this upcoming March for another snowshoeing trip. For me, there's nothing like being in the mountains.

Another photo from Colorado joins my group of favorites for 2011. This is St. Malo's, also known as The Chapel
on the Rock. It is an amazingly beautiful church located in the mountains of Colorado.

This is a photo of my son and his younger cousin. We were in Florida for my other niece's wedding.
These two have been the best of buddies since they were babies.
The expression on her face makes me smile.

This photo was taken at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, Long Island. They have a large collection of orchids. I'm hoping to work on macro photography in 2012.

One of my favorite places to take my camera is the zoo. In April, a lot of the animals are still in their
winter habitats. I can always count on the polar bear to be out. This day he was
entertaining us with his yoga moves.


My final favorite of 2011 is of my sweet daughter and her calf Millie. This was taken in May, one week before
she graduated from the University of Connecticut. She's attending the
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine with the plan to be a large animal vet,
specializing in dairy cows. The city girl who loves cows...


Hop on over to the last stop on our journey, Kathleen's blog Taking Pictures, Enjoying Life. If you've started at my blog first, here's a list of everyone participating in the first Blog Hop of 2012:

Kelly- {But for the Grace of God}
Katrina- {Capture Your 365}
Gabi- {Gabi Rytirova}
Me- {The Sweetest Dreams}


  1. Such lovely pictures, Janine! I especially like the one of snowshoeing in the mountains. Looking forward to seeing more in 2012!

  2. Janine! I love your photos and your words have left me teary. I'm so glad we've "met." I'm looking forward to spending another year with you as well!

  3. Love Love Love your favorites. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos in the gallery this year.

  4. I love your picks, Janine! Thank you for the peek into your life! I'm looking forward to getting you better in this year.

  5. You take amazing photographs already! TFS sharing your favs from 2011!

  6. Wow! JANINE! Those shots are STUNNING!

    Can't wait to see more of them in 2012!