Friday, March 20, 2009

today is a special day!





one year ago today I started long island daily photo. I didn't realize until about a week ago that I started this blog on the first day of spring. happy spring everyone! today also happens to be skywatch friday, one of my favorite memes. looking back over my last year of posts I thought it would be nice to revisit some of my favorite long island skies to celebrate today. it was hard to pick just four since I have loved virtually every sky I have photographed for LIDP. these pictures do however, hold a special place in my heart. starting at the top left, the beach on a winter day where I gathered with family for a special memorial, the tree in my neighborhood that hearkens back to my childhood, the early autumn leaves of the rose of sharon in my backyard, and the dune grasses along robert moses beach on a balmy hot summer day. I hope you have enjoyed visiting long island here at LIDP as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.

lastly, to all who have visited long island daily photo over this past year, I want to say, thank you! and if you would like, please leave a comment here on this page and you will be automatically entered in a giveaway where I will randomly pick someone on April 4, 2009 to receive a book of photographs featured on long island daily photo compliments of the good people at blurb.com!
enjoy our first day of spring everyone!

42 comments:

Enigma said...

Happy anniversary, or happy birthday, whichever is more appropriate for your blog! Beautiful photos all! Thanks for sharing!

PJ said...

Congratulations Lily H! It is quite an accomplishment. By the way, did Snow White ever show up to claim the dwarves?

Lori Skoog said...

A nice way to celebrate your first year!

chrome3d said...

Happy Spring!
Happy Sky Watch!
Happy Anniversary!
Happy Everything!
Pick this one randomly!

Guy D said...

Congrats. And great photos, all 4 are outstanding.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Tash said...

happy 1st day of spring and the 1st day of your blog! An excellent combo. Congratulations on your 1 year and you certainly are giving us a feast for the eyes today.

floreta said...

i like how you've laid these out. my favorite is the pink sky.

Babzy said...

Happy spring and anniversary , i hope your blog will last a couple of years more ;)thanks for sharing your region and city !

Phoenix said...

Lovely blog!
And happy spring :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice collage, many different skys. Happy blogoversary and happy SWF!

prkl, Finland

Ivon said...

Great pictures for shywatch. I saw a little green, some dark, maybe a storm at sea. Are the four pictures taken during each of the seasons? Thanks for sharing.

Merisi said...

Happy anniversary
and cheers to many more beautiful Long Island images! :-)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Great skywatch. Love the way you got four shots incorporated in the post.

bobbie said...

Happy anniversary, Lily! You have chosen a beautiful selection of photos for this post. I'm so glad that I discovered your blog. I've enjoyed every post.

Hope you continue for years to come. Your photos represent Long Island so very well! It's obvious that you love your home.

Larry D said...

Happy SWF and anniversary!

the buddhess said...

Beautiful set of photos for SWF, I love them all.

Daryl said...

Happy Blogversary/birthday .. its interesting to notice as I visit other blogs how many have birthdays/anniversaries this month .. must be a way women combat March Madness ... or not

Nice skies!

Anonymous said...

happy Anniversary, I can't believe a whole year has past. Thank you for the nice photographs of the Island we love. PGma

Carol said...

Four beautiful photos...I esp like the rose of sharon with pink sky...also dune grasses...Congrats on one yr. old LIDP...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary... amazing! Since I read about this in Newsday I've enjoyed coming here to see what you post photos of!

Thanks for sharing your 'view'

fellow Fdaler
aka Kris

Janie said...

Nice choice of photos and nice memories to go with them.
Happy Year #1 Celebration.

Naturegirl said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your Blogaversary! I am also celebrating my third year this week!! Great photo memories today...looking forward to more visits! :)NG

luvmyboys said...

Happy anniversary, Lily! I can't believe you've only been doing this a year. Your photos are great and have inspired me to get out and visit some of the places that you photographed as well as starting my own blog. I'm so glad that I read the article in Newsday that featured yours as well as others' blogs about LI.

soulbrush said...

happy anniversary to you, fabadabadoo pics.

Babooshka said...

I love the compilation. Happy anniversary,I'm not far behind you. It does take over your life blogging doesn't it but in a fun way.

Islipian said...

Happy Anniversary, Miss Lily! It's always a pleasure to keep an eye on Long Island...through your eyes!

Bettye

Erin said...

what a nice mosaic...happy one year bloggie birthday.
have a wonderful weekend.

mari said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Spring! Wheeeee! I try to comment here as often as I can, because your photos often make me yearn for the east coast. Can't wait to see what comes next!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow! I just read everyone's sweet sweet comments. I am humbled, thank you.

Priscilla said...

Very nice sky pix and interesting composition of the four skies.
Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

WoW!!! HAPPY BLOGVERSARY to a wonderful site. Times goes so quick, isn't it?

I do admire your photo takings specially the sky watch. Looking up there feels so free, huh?

Hope you have more blogversaries to come. Many thanks for sharing.

Pietro said...

Happy Anniversary, Lily!

twobarkingdogs said...

Happy Bloggerversary!

Ming the Merciless said...

Happy Anniversary! We look forward to more years ahead.

Bibi said...

I just never manage to get around to all the blogs I like, and yours is one. I am coming to NYC this summer, and perhaps we can meet up. Write me at my email on my blog if you like!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Yea & Hurray for you! We'd love to enter....and be honored if we'd win!! Thanks!
Karla & Karrie

Morty said...

Hi,
I leave a comment not for the hope of winning something free, but simply to say congratulations. Blogging can be a full time occupation (or obsession). Had it not been for the Newsday article I was lucky enough to venture upon, I may never have found this wonderful place. Although I don't pipe in as often these days (work has luckily been relentless), I do enjoy popping in whenever I get a free moment. Here's to another year of great pix and postings.
CONGRATS!!

Tom (Morty)

Hey Harriet said...

Congrats on a year of blogging! And thank-you for a year of blogging! I've always enjoyed my visits :)

I would love to be entered in this most wonderful and generous giveaway. I have my fingers crossed!

Daryl said...

Congrats on your Blogversary ..

Annie said...

Yes, Happy Anniversary! Well done. I started mine a year ago too!
I would love to win a book of your photos ..they are lovely!
Annie who is visiting NYC.

bobbie said...

Thought I had commented before, but I don't see my name. Congratulations, Lily!

Win or lose, I'd love to have this book. I'll have to look for it. Could you leave word as to how to find it, in case it isn't readily available in my part of the world?

Mibsy said...

Hi Lily Hydrangea! I lost all my links months ago (long story) and have wondered if you were still blogging...I'm glad you found me again! Happy 1 year anniversary!