The WordPress weekly photo challenge asks us to…

…”celebrate the end of the year, by sharing the most meaningful (or favorite) photo you’ve taken in 2017.”

It has been a great year for photography buffs. I certainly was excited to get my first “real” camera, although I have great success with my mobile phone!

Today I am sharing your favorites and mine through the beloved song lyrics of “My Favorite Things” sung by my favorite singer, Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. You might have to use your imagination for the exact image to match the sentence.

All of these images were shared in 2017 on my blog and received the most pages views and “likes.” I threw in some of my own favorites, too.

Please feel free to sing along!

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

Raindrops sit delicately atop a spring rose bud

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens 

What are the odds of finding a rainbow in my hand?

Brown paper packages tied up with strings,  These are a few of my favorite things.

Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls
Yosemite Valley

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, doorbells and sleigh bells, and schnitzel with noodles;

Bright orange door graces Sutter Creek Inn
Bright orange door graces Sutter Creek Inn

Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, these are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, silver-white winters that melt into springs, these are a few of my favorite things.

Snow falls for a brief time in Lake Tahoe in May
Snow falls for a brief time in Lake Tahoe in May

When the dog bites 

Fast friends, Boykin Spaniels

When the bee stings 

Bee on Lavender

When I’m feeling sad

My Haiku: Spring blossoms flutter, whisking away winter blues, hope springs eternal.

I simply remember my favorite things, 

Gideon sits and chats
Gideon (dog) thinks he can just sit on the sofa like a human and chat with my hubby!
Sunflower and worm love a summer day
See the green worm in the bottom left?

and then I don’t feel so bad!” 

Original lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, published in 1959, used in part here.

My Top Posts for 2017

These three posts rose to the top of the list of most viewed in 2017.

My favorite high school teacher:  Reconnecting with My High School Teacher

My photo sharing service: How to Get 100s of Free Photos for Your Blog

I wrote this post about my niece Tiffany at the infamous New York Fashion Week, and I STILL get new followers to my blog because of this post. Not too bad for someone who is not a fashion blogger: Tiffany’s In New York:  A 10-year Old Fashionista’s Perspective on Fashion Week

My Favorite Photo Challenges

A huge Thank You to these bloggers who take the time to host photo challenges!

Musin’ with Susan’s Macro Moments
On Butterfly Wings with Buttercup Tea, Sunday Trees
Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors

Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

Submitted for 2017 Favorites

This may be my last post for 2017! Enjoy your holidays and savor the time with your friends and families!


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51 thoughts on “These are a Few of My Favorite Things

  1. I love your photos, Terri – especially the Sutter Inn with the orange doors. Wishing you, Hans, Brodie and Aero a safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.

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  2. What a great showcase to end the year on, Terri. Your photography is always wonderful to view and you never fail to impress us with what you come up with for the photo challenges.
    All the very best to you and your family for the New Year. 🎉 And thank you for all the support you have given me and my blog.

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    1. Thanks so much, Hugh, (finally on my laptop to answer comments properly). We are enjoying sunny, warm San Diego a few more days before we fly to Hawaii! I hope you got some good support for the charity! Happy New Year to you and yours, Hugh!


  3. So much beauty Terri! I absolutely love the first photo, it’s exquisite. The one from Yosemite makes me long for spring time and hiking. Happy New Year!

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  4. Very creative way to present your favorite 2017 photos, woven into the lyrics of this classic song 👍 I wish you a happy and healthy 2018, Terri 🥂 I’m glad to have met you in 2017

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  5. The Sound of Music is most certainly one of my favorite movies of all time and the imagery that you selected to illustrate your favorite things is magnificent. Your photography just keeps getting more awesome. My favorites among your favorites are the pictures of Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Thank you for transporting me there. And ofcourse I love your pups and your hubby for taking such good care of you. Wishing you great things in 2018.

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  6. I loved singing along with you Terri, such a great display of photos. I love the shot of the rose with the raindrops. It’s interesting to read you’ve started using a real camera as I’m in the same boat. I loved the shots I got with my iPhone and it’s portability but I am also enjoying the photos using my new camera. It’s still small enough to be able to carry easily!! Are you enjoying the results you’re getting? All the best for 2018 🎉

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! That rose photo was taken with my older Samsung Galaxy and I have a newer phone with a better camera! I love it for that one time shot or any others, for that matter, but my real camera is the heavy hitter especially for post editing, cropping, all that. Looking forward to a fantastic 2018!

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