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ChiliMan wishes All a shining 2012

By ChiliMan
Hey, people Smile

Here’s me wishing all EPZers and EPZ a 2012 filled with new beginnings and warming light. And, of course, the best of health.

The old health problems reared its ugly head a while back which is why I haven’t uploaded for a while. Then soon enough it was the week before Christmas and there were just so many things to tend to. Speaking of which, a Merry (albeit belated) Christmas to everyone!

ChiliMan will be resuming normal service soon Wink

I’ll visit your portfolios then.

In the meantime, off I go to christen my 2012 diary and write out detailed (but not too many) resolutions I intend to keep this time. A friend’s friend told her that if you give the resolution precision/detail, you are more likely to keep it. So I was thinking that instead of jotting down “Exercise More” (or in my case, ‘Start Exercising’), it would be better to say something like “Do 20 ab crunches before dinner”. For starters, anyway.

SO…along those lines, I’m gonna go construct a – hopefully watertight – resolution list. Wish me luck, people Smile


Tags: New year People Black and white Morning light Friends Wishes 2012 New leaves New beginnings New start Elephant vine

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Jan 2012 6:20PM
Good idea on the diary thing. I think I may do something similar too. A great image and HNY to you..........Sandy

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annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Jan 2012 6:23PM
wonderful b/w processing. perfect detail and a very artistic omposition.

A merry Christmas to you! Enjoy you plants in cookery and garden!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Jan 2012 6:23PM
At last, your're back Smile Good luck with the resolutions, Andrew, wonder how many you'll keep Wink Love the image, by the way Smile Carol
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 6:45PM
Superb lines shown to their best in B&W.
May your NY's resolution stay with you and outline the abs just as well - - -
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 7:01PM
An excellent leaf mono, Andrew, and nice to hear from you again. I have been wondering what happened to you and hope your health is improving now. That exercise regime will help. I've not even thought about any resolutions, I must be too perfectSmile.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 7:14PM
love the mono with its coils and twists, reminds me of jack and the beanstalk..... so sorry to hear your problem has flared up again, I really hope you can get it under control with your new diary to help. Look forward to hearing how you are getting on.

Linda Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 7:28PM
Very best wishes to you Andrew - I've missed your cheery reports. Happy new year - and especially, a healthy one! Good luck with the dreaded resolutions..... (I haven't made any!) BTW - love this image and look forward to seeing more.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 8:11PM
Love this, it's like a couple embracing.
Quote: ChiliMan will be resuming normal service soon
That's good news, and much more positive than 20 ab crunches. Take care.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 8:23PM
Always glad to hear from you, Andrew, and especially today Smile
Some years ago I came up with an entirely new resolution, guaranteed infallible and offered unreservedly and free of charge:


Lovely b&w image here: the killer is the thin silver leaf-edge meandering down the frame on the opposing diagonal to the 'main' image. Fabulous!

Have a good 'un!
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 8:37PM
Agree here with Bill...Never make resolutions and they don't fail, life is too short!
love the mono image..brilliant Andrew
Happy New Year
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Jan 2012 10:54PM
Some sound advice from Uncle Bill Andrew, Happy New Year to you my friend, good to see you uploading again, Ed
RobinF 11 83 1 England
1 Jan 2012 11:37PM
I sat and I stared, I went to 'View Large' and stared again.................welcome back Andrew, you definitely haven't lost your touch! Sorry to hear about the health problems - my New Years Resolution is to email you again soon!

Happy New Year my friend and take it easy on the 'ab crunches' !

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Jan 2012 12:44AM
Very busy on this continent-- If I am lucky I will also catch up-- I LOVE this image--- Super work done already!
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
2 Jan 2012 8:16AM
a very striking image, which is enhanced by your presentation.
Happy new year Andrew. lesley
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 8:44AM
A wonderful image Andrew.

Best wishes for the new year.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 11:16AM
Brilliant mono - good luck with the resolutionsSmileSmile Carole
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
2 Jan 2012 11:59AM
What a fine image.
I am anti-resolution.....they never work except to make the resolutionist feel guiltySmile
Have a Happy New Year, with wishes for improved health and load of photo ops.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2012 11:01AM
A belated Merry Christmas Andrew, and may I and the family wish you and yours the best new year and I hope that your health issues improve. My resolution is not to make any!!

PS: lovely image!
evelen 13 5 England
3 Jan 2012 6:38PM
wonderful image good luck with the resolution. all the best . eve.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
5 Jan 2012 5:24AM
Never have and never will make resolutions, sio can say in all honesty I've never broken mine..........20 ab crunches seems painfull to me, cause Iv'e never exercised either, see how easy it is to sail through life when you have no guilt thing to worry about Grin
Sorry to see the health hasn't been so good again Andrew, hope the new year gives you a new start in better health, with or without any physical activity, best wishes!
Rgds., Jim
PS. Sorry Andrew, nearly forgot to say what a fine image you have here.
5 Jan 2012 3:28PM
Just a superb mono image, Andrew.
A Happy New Year to you and yours.
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2012 10:32PM
Sorry I'm late posting as I haven't been around much myself, hope you're feeling better now and 2012 will be a good year for you, Andrew.
Great image.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
16 Jan 2012 7:43PM
I love this beautiful image, Andrew. So glad to see you back with us. Good luck with those resolutions! Personally gave up this idea many years ago as I know I won't keep to them anyway.

No idea why your pf has vanished from my Favourites but have added you again. By the way, this image was the Featured E2 Photo just now.

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
4 Feb 2012 3:27PM
I missed this, Andrew, thanks for your comment upon my picture. I like your New Year picture and all the best to you also.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Feb 2012 4:54PM
Good mono working here.
A fine shot.
And my biggest failing is I have no will power,
so no resolutions for me !!
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 8:45PM
beautiful mono Andrew and very nicely lit, I hope you had a great Chinese New Year.

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