Good, bright, frosty, silver winter morning to you! I've been sitting here by the window, watching the way the sunrise glows up through a lacy web of branches, and how chimney smoke curls its way through them too. It warms my heart to think about my neighbors lighting their fireplaces so early, even before the sunrise. Our fireplace is not functioning just yet, and we have been meaning to get it in working condition since Thanksgiving! By the end of the month, it must be done!
My friend Jodi recently started the sweetest photo project...you've probably already heard about it (I am amazed at the number of bloggers and photographers that are participating!). It's called "52: A portrait a week", and it began as a way to document the growth of your children throughout the course of a year. I really wanted to participate, but don't have children yet, so I came up with a different spin on it for myself: one portrait each week of someone who is important to me. I think it will be really fun and fulfilling to capture photographs of the folks I love most, and--in the end--if I can actually collect 52 people that are special to me, then I will be a rich lady indeed :)
So, for this week, the person who means more to me than anyone else...my kind, strong, hopeful husband Manley. Here he is, looking always up, to bright and happy things. His optimism has carried me through so much doubt and worry through the years, and I love him more than I even thought I could.
If you want to participate, the link to the first post is here, and you can post links to your project as well. And you can also download a button I created for the project right here. And please let me know if you are playing so I can follow along!