Thursday, January 1, 2009

Theme Day - it's all in the catching

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Today is theme day -- "Best photo of the year 2008". I chose this one because, when it is all said and done, it is Mardi Gras which best defines New Orleans -- it is a participation sport in which the whole city takes part. Some families have their decades old traditions. Other spend weeks planning a new Mardi Gras celebration -- a new parade, a new costume, a new set of friends.

When it is all said and done, everyone heads home with bags of beads and trinkets that they really have no use for. Six weeks later it is all in the trash or given to out of town relatives, or sold to a recycling shop.

Mardi Gras isn't so much about what you catch as how you catch it.

--steve buser

There are hundreds of blogs participating in this Theme Day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

15 comments:

Kate said...

It's very colourful, and good to be able to see so many blogs posting photos that we might have missed the first time around. Happy New Year to you, Steve!

lavenderlady said...

I missed this one...but I surely like it. I also liked your comments. Best to you and yours!

Lynette said...

Portland Oregon Daily Photo sends you heartfelt wishes for the new year. May your 2009 be filled with good health, riches of the mind and heart, loved ones returning home, an increased respect for our fragile planet, and the cessation of wars across the Earth.

You made a wonderful choice for theme day, Steve!

Laurie said...

Throw me something, MIster!

Steve, this is such a jubilant image of hope and playfulness. WHat a great choice.

I hope your new year is filled with peace and love, prosperity and joy, and calm weather!

Laurie
Glimpses of South Pasadena

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this photograph too, Steve.

Happy New Year to you and your family from Patty and Abe.

Jilly said...

That's a great photo to represent New Orleans. So much colour, so much life.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Steve - to you and your family. Let's hope the world is a little more peaceful.

Sharon said...

Great subject for New Orleans and a great photo. Have a very happy new year.

Chris said...

I like it, Steve. Gosh! Mardi Gras 2009 is not too far away!

Cheers for a happy new year! May the world find 2009 a more peaceful, optimistic, blessed and safe year.

Chris

Hilda said...

Such a fun photo! And a great choice.

Happy theme day! And happy new year too. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2009.

Clueless in boston said...

Great choice, it certainly says New Orleans and it is a great photo. Happy theme day! And happy new year too. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2009.

JM said...

Wow! This is a fabulous shot!

Happy New Year!

Buck said...

Great choice. Love how the arm at the right is 'catching' a flame, or light...

Snapper said...

Hello Steve and Happy New Year to you! I chose one of your images as a Best of 2008 and linked to it today at GDP. I hope you'll drop by and see which one. Cheers!

Celine said...

Great choice for theme day... I love all the movement in the image. Happy new year!

gogouci said...

Nice representation of New Orleans and the great times to be had in the new year. Love this choice.