30 Minutes in the Life: January 2017

I started blogging with this group of ladies in July 2013.  Time goes quickly when you are having fun.  I am thankful for each of these ladies and for the encouragement and inspiration they give me each month. It has been a wonderful journey.

For this months blog I decided to go to the local Japanese Gardens to be part of their Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration.  The place was crowded and there were different events to watch.  I decided to head to the drum event to take some photographs.  My intention was to walk in the gardens afterwards but that fell by the wayside very quickly when I realized that there were too many people walking the grounds.  I wanted to find those images that were quiet and alone.  Perhaps I will go back on Friday.

Here are some of the images I took of the drum group.

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 Minutes in Life.    This is a circle blog.  Please take time to visit my friend and fellow blogger Stacey Markel Photography | Maryland Photographer and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.

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16 Comments on “30 Minutes in the Life: January 2017

    • Thank you Liz – it definitely was something different – I wish I had known that they were going to do lanterns as well. I would have stayed for that.

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  1. Oh Sharleen! What great portraits 🙂 You captured this event so well. I only wish I could hear the music. Happy New Year!

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    • Happy New Year Colleen and thank you. I hope you are well. I really enjoyed the event. I wish I could have been closer and had fewer obstructions but it all worked out.

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  2. Such interesting, dynamic images. I feel really drawn into the event. Great pictures. So happy to get this peek into your life each month and glad it will continue. xxxx

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