december views 2012, the explanation

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” (Alfred Stieglitz)

In 2007, 2008, and 2009, and 2010 ( the year I didn’t participate failed miserably) I participated in something called Nablopomo, a November challenge to write a blog post every single day and I needed a break from writing about my life. So I took a vow of silence on my blog. A no rules vow of silence because there are enough rules in life and I didn’t want to add anymore to the mix especially during the busy holiday season. I did it for me but a lot of you opted to join me and we built a little bit of fun community around it.  In 2011 and 2012, I participated in Nanowrimo, write a novel of 50,000 words in the month of November.  All those words.  November seems to be my month for words and it is nice to have a chaser, december views is my chaser.

The idea is to take away the stress of having just one more thing to do during the holiday season and to sink in and be with what is in front of you, the beauty you see, the lush imagery that seems to explode in the darkness of this time of the year. That said, there are no rules and though the idea is to blog images everyday ~ that is not the intention, rather the intention is to allow yourself to enjoy the quiet, to allow a month of no stress creativity and to share a bit of your world with others in a completely different way than you usually do. Exciting and relaxing.

If at any time during December, you want to join in the fun, let me know in the comments section or email me at orangedaisies @ gmail dot com and I’ll link you. I think it would be fun to see your world through images. This doesn’t have to be high arty photography though it can be. It doesn’t have to be sharp photograhy though it can be.  During the past couple of years, I only used instagram photos. It just has to reflect your days, your life, your thoughts or your reflection. Feel free to join at any time … use words, don’t use words and remember it really is all about having a month of beauty, however that looks for you.

Beautiful bloggers participating in December Views 2012:


and because badges are fun:

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  1. Posted November 22, 2012 at 12:29 am by Heather | Permalink

    I am super excited to participate in this! I will be posting my images on our family site

  2. Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm by Tawyna | Permalink

    Absolutely going to participate this year! I will also be posting images to my fb page :)

  3. Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm by Heather | Permalink

    I had so much fun last year, count me in again!

  4. Posted December 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm by Paula - Buenos Aires | Permalink

    I was sooooo waiting to December 1st! Actually I have your badge all year long at my blog and change the link every year. This is my third.
    You can find me at: with a week´s summary every Sunday. I´m quite wordy though. 😉

  5. Posted December 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm by Paula - Buenos Aires | Permalink

    Oooops! I had obviously just changed the link for the year. *blush* My apologies. You can find me at

  6. Posted December 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm by Elizabeth | Permalink

    I am so excited to join in this Darlene– first because time is passing much too quickly and I would like to slow down and savour daily moments—capture just a piece of the everyday; and secondly, I would like to ” get out there” again– I tend to get introspective and um, isolated as the days grow short so I am happy to be part of the “December views” group.
    Happy new month!!!

  7. Posted December 3, 2012 at 4:58 am by Connie | Permalink

    Hi Sweet Darlene! So happy to participate again–I think this is my third year!! BIG Hugs & Love to you!

  8. Posted December 3, 2012 at 5:40 am by Karin | Permalink

    I’m in!

  9. Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:46 am by Karin | Permalink

    Love the idea! I’m in!

  10. Posted December 3, 2012 at 9:09 am by Kylie ~ radiant refl | Permalink

    late to it this year, but will be participating. my third (or fourth?) year, i think!

  11. Posted December 4, 2012 at 1:56 am by Lorie McCown | Permalink

    Yes, yes, again. It’s a habbit now, and I love it. Please include me again! Thanks again for doing this.

  12. Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm by Amy | Permalink

    I’m thrilled to participate for the 4th year in a row! =) Thank you so much for doing this–I look forward to it all year.

  13. Posted December 5, 2012 at 1:03 am by Shauna | Permalink

    Looking forward to giving his a try this year!

  14. Posted December 5, 2012 at 6:50 am by albina (outofhands) | Permalink

    I know that I am arriving just a little late to the party, but I won’t miss it for the world!

  15. Posted December 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm by keishua | Permalink

    totally want to participate. a bit late but will five it a go.

  16. Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm by Christi | Permalink

    I’m a little late to the gathering, but I can’t resist joining again this year. Thanks for organizing, Darlene. My first DV went up today: