Saturday, February 24, 2007

Still bloomin' at 100!

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Today is Naples Daily Photo anniversary - 100th post! So I'm throwing a party and you're all invited! There will be flowers (this photo represents just a few of the plants currently in bloom around my house - all in shades of red and purple), wine ( BYOB - which means bring your own booze - sorry!) and some cool jazz (well, it's my party and I'll play what I want to ;-))

Franz Kafka once wrote: "The life of society moves in a circle. Only those burdened with a common affliction understand each other". So who better than you to appreciate this milestone with me. You all know how much time we devote to showing off our hometowns in the best/most interesting light and, if you are like me, you get tired and uninspired once in a while. But then, one of our DP family members leaves you an uplifting comment and you feel rejuvenated! So, many thanks for your faithful visits, inspiring comments and much, much laughter... I will now have a celebratory glass of wine, why don't you join me - you all deserve it ;-)

And to cap off our celebration, here's one of my favorites, Sade, reminding us to "Cherish the day":



Thanks all for coming to my party - hope you had fun!

65 comments:

alice said...

Happy 100th post! I wish i could see all your flowers, drink a glass of wine with you, listening Sade in your certainly beautiful garden...Have a nice Week end, Isabella.

ruth said...

Happy 100th post, Isabella! That's a nice collage! (I wonder how you did that.)

I love seeing Naples, hearing your music (you have good taste), reading your excellent quotes, and learning about you and your sense of humor. Glad you're here!

Z said...

Congrats! That's great, and your flowers are beautiful. :-)

Lisi said...

congratulations!!!

Jilly said...

Isabella,

Many congratulations on your 100th Day. I've not 'known' you long but have loved your postings, your beautiful photography and your quotations from well-known writers.

I wish you many more 100 days and thankyou for the invitation to the party. Sade is singing here in France as I type.

(Have left a message for you on Menton DP).

love Jilly xxx

Chris & Deb said...

Happy Happy Happy 100!
Love all those beautiful flowers, and have enjoyed seeing Naples through your very talented eyes!
It's a bit early in the day for a glass of wine but....what the heck-you only turn 100 once-right?
Congratulations!!

Gerald England said...

well done
on hitting the ton

isabella said...

Alice - thanks for coming!
This is my opportunity to thank your for the wonderful sights of Bretagne and letting me practice my French...

isabella said...

Ruth - thanks for coming!
You're making me blush...If my posts are interesting, I owe it to pioneers like you, who inspire me with their consistent excellence. Happy to know you, too.
PS I did the collage in Picasa.

isabella said...

Z - thanks for coming!
Since this is your fist time here (I guess you have the ability to sniff out a good party ;-)) - welcome to the DP family!

Victoria said...

Congratulations on number 100! I really enjoy visiting Naples every day!

isabella said...

Lisi - thanks for coming!
And traveling all that way from Hong Kong! The party wouldn't be the same without you!

isabella said...

Jilly - thanks for coming!
If you enjoy Naples as much as I enjoy Menton and Monte Carlo through your eyes - I am a happy camper!
I am so glad you joined our DP family!

~tanty~ said...

Hi Isabella,
Congratulations on your 100th post! Time flies so fast. Feels like yesterday you started this beautiful Naples DP. 100 more coming up!

Keropok Man said...

isabella!

you made it to the 100th post. yey!
looking forward to more wonderful photos!

isabella said...

Chris and Deb - thanks for coming!
If there was anyone I could count on to lift a glass - it would be you, of course!
I can also count on you to cool off in your beautifully showcased Minneapolis, whenever the temps rise here...

isabella said...

Gerald - thanks for coming!
So nice to see you here again. Did you enjoy the music? ;-)))
(this is a private joke between Gerald and myself)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Happy 100th Post!!!

I look forward to a few hundred more.

isabella said...

Victoria - thanks for coming!
I enjoy your unconventional tour of Joplin! And your golden, of course...

Gerald England said...

Yes I did enjoy the music video. Normally I put the mute on before visiting your blog; with the video though, the reader has a choice to play it or not.

There's a bunch of flowers, especially for you, waiting on my blog tomorrow!

The Wellspring said...

Happy 100th! I'm celebrating my 100th in Quito today as well. :)

isabella said...

Tanty -- thanks for coming!
I enjoy my visits to the beautiful countryside of Stavanger, Norway!

isabella said...

Keropok man - thanks for coming!
I appreciate you taking the time out from your New Year's celebrations to join me here. And thanks for all your "yummy" posts ;-)))

Irredento Urbanita said...

Congratulations, I am happy for your anniversary!!!!!!

isabella said...

Wellspring - thanks for coming!
Congratulations right back at you! Glad to share this anniversary and the party with you ;-)

isabella said...

Ming - thanks for coming!
You add this NYC sophistication the party...and thanks for dressing up ;-)

Mimmu said...

You did it :) Hundred is a lot of photos and work too. Congratulations for it!
A post of today is so enjoyable, that nothing can keep me away from your party especially when it was -33 degrees Celsius this morning.
Wonderful day to you!

Chuckeroon said...

Wow! You got up early to see my beans! That's really touching! (sadly, you failed to comment on how my control of the lighting and exposure had picked out the still shining hot fat). There would of course be a P au C for you. By the way: can you give me a reason why Kafka would have wanted to write that comment more than "once"? Hmm? Well? Well?

Super presentation for the 100th!! Thank you!!!!

Arnold said...

Congrats on the 100th!

It made wonder how many I'd written and I'm sitting at 196! No idea how it got to be that many though.

Have to think about something special for number 200 now :)

lynn said...

What a great, soulful party! Loved it thanks, wine was very tasty. It was superb to see and hear Sade, whom i loved many years ago - Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator, and later one song about singing in the evening to support children? What was the name of that? Great party but better shoot off now Isabella, thank you so much !! lol Happy 100th.

Chris & Deb said...

I've come back for seconds!
Looks like your party has been lively. I like Gerald's idea about flowers....think I'll showcase something colorful for you tomorrow as well!
Now, where's that corkscrew....

Fay said...

congrats on the 100th post! so nice to see these beautiful flowers. if feels like spring!

isabella said...

Irredento - thanks for coming!
I bet my party is quite tame compared to your Carnival ;-)
PS Did I ever tell you how great you look for 250 years old! Who's your surgeon?

isabella said...

Mimmu - thanks for coming!
I was afraid you'd be snowed in or worse, frozen! Have that glass of wine with me to warm-up ;-)

isabella said...

Chuckeroon - thanks for coming!
I was afraid your arteries would be all clogged and slow you down after that breakfast!
Re: Kafka - because society moves in a circle? Hmm...Well?

Nikon said...

Congratulations on number 100.
You have one of the most colorful sites of all of the DPs! Always nice on the eyes to visit.

angela said...

Sorry I'm late..got held up in Istanbul..
Congratulations on your 100th post!!
Angela

Carlos said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uoRr5I5P3U

There you are, that's my link for the Jolly Good Fellow that makea a wonderful 100, posts! By the way you don't need to be rejuvenated as you are always full of energy and good ideas, blooming like those tenders flowers. Happy 100th anniversary! Pour me another one and playing again Sam.

Frank said...

You look GREAT for 100! Now you might think some guys would just say that to, you know, get on your good side.
But really, you look just wonderful for the ripe ol' age of 100.
And, yes, I am joining you in a glass of Bordeaux.
Thanks!

isabella said...

Arnold - thanks for crashing the party - the more the merrier! I will look forward to your 200th (if I'm invited ;-))

isabella said...

Lynn - thanks for coming!
So glad you made it back to Cheltenham in time and felt well enough to join the party.
Did you mean "The sweetest gift"?
Quietly while you were asleep
The moon and I were talking
I asked that she'd always keep you protected
. Love it, too...

Monica from rio said...

Isabella, so nice of you to drop by! Feel free to visit often.
I'll take this chance to congratulate your blog, 100th is a great number!
Your photos are very vibrant, colouful and seem very professional to me! Happy 100th!!!

Gerald England said...

Well it's gone midnight here but you're five hours behind. 41 comments so far [mind a lot are from yourself] Apart from theme days I think I rarely reach double figures.

Anyway here are your flowers:

http://hydedailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/02/tulips.html

james said...

congrats on the 100th. i'll bring the molded jello

isabella said...

Fay - thanks for coming!
Nice to know that your programming is not all-consuming and that you let loose once in a while ;-)

isabella said...

Nikon - thanks for coming!
It's not exactly "A Moveable Feast", but still it's a fun party...

isabella said...

Angela - thanks for coming!
From Nice to Naples via Istanbul?
Hmmm...I'm glad you made it at all!

isabella said...

Carlos - thanks for coming!
What a lovely (and undeserved)tribute!
Just for that you get a second
refill ;-))
Loved the video clip!

zannnie said...

Ohhh, it's your 100th post!! CONgratulations, Isabella....! And thank you for always leaving your comments on mine:) both budapestdailyphoto.com and singaporedailyphoto.com

p.s. I like Sade too;)

isabella said...

Frank - thanks for coming!
How you flatter me...I bet it's snowing again in MI and Fl looks mighty fine to you ;-)))

isabella said...

Monica - thanks for coming!
Thanks for your nice comments! Very glad to see you at the party, (should we Samba a bit?) ;-)

isabella said...

Gerald - thanks for the lovely bouquet! You shouldn't have - but I'm glad you did!!! Very colorful bunch...

isabella said...

James - thanks for coming!
Straight from the cemetery to my party - oh, my! As long as you don't quiz me about Allen, we'll be fine ;-)))
The jello is delish.

isabella said...

Zannie - thanks for coming!
It is always a pleasure to visit both your places; you are the hardest working DP member! Glad you've enjoyed Sade :-)

John said...

Congrats on your 100th post, its always a pleasure to visit.

Oya said...

Isabella, I was here yesterday, but you did not see me. It was crowded I gues:) I could not post a comment, there was an error. So I stop by today again to say Congratulatiıns.......

Helen said...

Congratulations on your 100th Post!

isabella said...

John - thanks for coming!
It is a pleasure to have you over ;-)

isabella said...

Oya - thanks for coming!
How rude of me not to have noticed you! This also explains all that pastrami in my living room ;-)

isabella said...

Helen - thanks for coming!
Dare I hope that those Theobroma chocolates are for me ;-)

Olivier said...

Avec un leger retard (mais j'ai une bonne excuse, je devais sortir Amedée, il avait rendez vous avec des cousins amedées ;o), Je te felicite pour ton 100th post. merci de nous faire baver devant tes photos depuis 100 jours ;o). Superbe post


With a light delay (but I have a good excuse, I were to leave Amedée, it had return with cousins amedées; O), I you congratulated for your 100th post. thanks for making us dribble in front of your photographs since 100 days; O). Superb post

isabella said...

Olivier - thanks for coming!
You are excused, but we really missed you (I even had some burgers frying á la facon d'Evry)!
Thank you for the 100 smiles and chuckles you've given me...

susan in atl said...

Congratulations Isabella!

Great video choice...I've always loved Sade and this song in particular. Odd that critics panned her when she first came out...I never understood that.

isabella said...

Susan - thanks for coming!
Another reason not to listen to critics! From the first time I heard Sade, I found my soul sister...well, kind of ;-)

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Congratulations! (belated)