Floral Friday : A New Bloom


I'm excited to be participating in a new photo series started by Trishie at Under Lock and KeyThe theme for January is "a new bloom." When a flower begins to bloom, it's like a new beginning full of promise and beauty, much like a new year don't you think?

Floral Fridays is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, please email Trishie for next month's theme. And please do visit my fellow bloggers for more floral inspiration below.

I apologize for not being able to come by and say hello on everyone's blogs yet this year. I recovered quickly from that cold but my immune system was still weak and I've succumbed to the flu. It has completely knocked me out. I really must get back to regular workouts when my ankle is fully recovered because I hardly ever got sick like this when I did.


31 comments

Kim Alston said...

rowena, that is going to be a fabulous photography project! excited that you are participating. trishie takes fabulous photos. it's a great way to get out and explore. have fun with it. you take care of yourself. if it doesn't clear up, definitely see a doctor. one time i stayed sick for a month and ended up with walking pneumonia. i ended up at the emergency room (had to leave from work). the flu is bad and is going around voraciously. sending warm & healing wishes your way doll.
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trishie said...

Oh wow, Rowena! That's a stunning photo. Thank you so much for playing along. Wishing you the very best year ahead and good health. Hope the flu goes away soon x

Jackie Harrison said...

This its a unique project and beautiful thanks for participating and sharing the beauty of images with amazing photos. Have a great weekend doll.
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Just beautiful!
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Gorgeous photo, Rowena! May I just suggest taking it VERY easy when it comes to getting back to exercise because if immune system isn't strong enough any form of activity can be a massive set back for your health. First - deal with the body and diet, then think of exercise, starting with simple walks and maybe pilates or yoga. Take care and get well! x

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! What a funny project! Love the Jan theme, your shot is just too stunning and magical! Looking forward to see the next theme!:) Btw, I'm so sorry you are still so poorly, take care my dear, stay warm and hope you could heal soon! Big hugs! xo

Stacey said...

The photo is stunning! And you're right, the blooming flower is a perfect theme for the new year. Looking forward to seeing more from this project!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hiya lovely!! This is beautiful doll, I love flowers :)) I miss them really with winter. And I'm glad you're taking part too, it'll be great for you. I hope you contunue to get better doll as you can. Rest and take good care Xxx

Beautetude said...

What a great project. Beautiful picture.
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jeanine said...

That's a beautiful photo as always, Rowena! I hope you are able to recover from the flu really soon! I'm sorry you are sick again.

I had recently decided that although I can't do much of a workout {I have been walking a lot but that's it} I can do upper body strength exercises until my knee allows me to do more. I felt so much better when I used to do more so now I'm just working with what I can. Perhaps that will work for you as well?

MaysaAndSunshine said...

You take the best flower photos Rowena. I like the way you aim at such interesting angle. It captures the beauty of this flower. This is such a neat project. Comes this Spring I plan to fill up my empty flower bed in the backyard with wildflowers. I bought seeds since last year. Cant wait! Get well soon.

Emmylou said...

Happy New Year, Rowena. Hope you feel better soon. There's definitely something going around coz everyone here has been sick too:(
Anyhoo, great flower shot. Such a vibrant colour:)

Jane said...

happy new year and oh noo i hope you recover from your cold soon. happy to be playing along with this photo project!

FASHION TALES said...

Hi dear, Happy New Year!
One thing that you want to do it to ease into it, I damaged my ankle and knee when I was playing sport years ago, and learnt that for a full recovery it takes time. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. x/Madison

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful flower Rolala. I hope you feel better very soon. sparkle2day.com

(Anna) la mode said...

Ooh, that sounds like a fun project to partake in! Love the analogy of the flower with new years . I'm excited to see the upcoming themes and photos you select. I hope you're feeling better and that you had a fabulous New Years Rowena! : )

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Rusin D said...

I recently had the flu and just got better! I know what it feels like! :/ Happy New Year! :)

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burntfeather said...

Very pretty! It was a fun challenge wasn't it, I'm looking forward to the next!

Peach Macarons said...

This is a stunning shot! wishing you a quick recovery and good health.

Sarah Jane said...

So pretty! Visiting from the blog hop :-)

Leslie said...

Such a fun series Rowena! Your photo is so pretty and I'll look forward to checking the other photos too. I'm sorry to hear that you haven't felt well. This is the season for the flu .. and you ankle? I think I missed that. Hopefully you are healing quickly and will be back to feeling good soon. xxL

Lady parisienne said...

Pretty photos!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Your photo is fantastic! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Draffin Bears said...

Lovely to discover your blog and how pretty your pink flower is.
Hope you feel better and best wishes for 2014
Carolyn

Happyeverafter Bride said...

What a beautiful picture and very apt for the new year. Happy New Year Ro! Hope it will be like this bloom and full of hope and promise for a beautiful new year ahead.

Ivana said...

What a beautiful idea, and so perfect for New Year! Your photo, of course, is gorgeous! I can't wait to discover all the other blogs & blooms!

Get well soon, sweetie!

xx Ivana

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Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

So gorgeous! You captured the flower amazingly!! I'm so bummed I wasn't able to participate in Floral Friday last week, but I'm excited about next month's one!! I'm SO sorry to hear that your cold turned into a flu!! How awful :( I am really sending you good thoughts so that you get better soon, my dear!! I know how much of a bummer it is to be bedridden for such a long time. Take care, and get plenty of rest!! xoxo

Jodi said...

Love the post
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JennLiew | Luminnej said...

What a lovely picture! Happy New year to you too, Rowena! Yeah, I know exactly how it feels to have bad flu (I constantly get them, gosh!). Stay healthy and keep those lovely pictures coming *_^

My Garden Diaries said...

Your photo is gorgeous as is your blog! I hope that you recover quickly...that darn flu is no joke! All the best to you and I look forward to following along with you!!! Nic

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Beautiful!