Wednesday, 23 November 2011

BW is closing

Beautiful World Blog is closing, the last day will be 8th December.
I would like to thank everyone who has ever contributed, particularly all those who have stayed the course since I started this in June 2009.
I couldn't have done it without you!
It has been an amazing journey around the world of mainly beautiful pictures seen through our eyes as we photograph. I've loved every single nature shot. I have hated it when we have had 'art' shots as this was never the blog for such pictures. I have hated it when we've  got in the realm of how big my camera is.
I only ever wanted people to put up their natural world.

I will not hand this blog over to anyone else to run, I believe it's run it's course and someone else ideas wouldn't be mine. And it's been a fair amount of work to keep this going the way I want it. Feel free to set your own up!
So in this last couple of weeks I'm going to repeat my favourite pictures, so feel free to join in with doing the same.


  1. Thankyou Mandy, for providing this 'fun' experience to showcase my very amateur photography efforts. Your hard work behind the scenes was always very much appreciated by me. I will miss the virtual friends I have made among the contributors and only hope some of you will visit me on News From Italy and Travel Tales.

  2. I am very sad Mandy as I have been with you from the start, almost. I know the last couple of months I have been too busy and have got very behind. You must have spent many hours working on this blog and I really appreciate it. As Linda says I will miss the friends that I have made on BW but I hope we will meet up on our personal blogs. Take care and I wish you all the best. Diane

  3. Mandy, I have just posted my photo for today and it has unfortunately knocked this important message from the top of the page. Is there any you can maybe keep it prominently displayed at the top without disappearing?

  4. Oh, I'm sorry to see the end! Thank you for a grand experience. The site inspired me to get out with my camera much more frequently. I learned from watching others and loved seeing the changes they made. I, too, will miss many of the people who contributed. Will the archives remain, Mandy? Will miss seeing your images!

  5. I'm really sorry that you decide to close this blog, Mandy. I would like to thank you for opportunity to meet great people and I hope we will see again in the future, in another way. You've made a good job here. Thanks again, Antonela.

  6. Awwwww.... You know how long it took for me to get around to actually posting a shot! LOL That's okay--if it's run its course and you've opted to retire it, that's an okay thing.
    I've not doubt it's taken an immense amount of effort on your part--and I do thank you for that. I've crossed paths with some very nice folks and enjoyed the beauty of their world. I've gotten to see chestnut trees and orchids and beautiful tidbits that are tucked away--things I never would have had a chance to see had I not been invited to be here.

    So thank you for that experience.
    I'll miss filling my senses over morning coffee--and I'll miss the sense of community that happened here. And boy will I miss your company.

    ((((((((((( the byrdie )))))))))))

    Thank you.
    Very small words, very hugely felt.

  7. Oh O! I hoe everything is okay in your corner of the world Byrd!
    I am going tO miss this so much!
    it has been an inspiring place to come!
    love you!

  8. Hi Mandy,
    As a relative newcomer I am sorry to see BW disappear into the ether. Still, it's been excellent while it has lasted, and I have very much enjoyed looking at everyone's pics.
    You have done a fantastic job, Mandy. I agree that the natural shots are by far the best.
    Many thanks for all you've done to showcase our work.
    Life goes in phases, and for me, this is an extremely busy time, meaning I am not getting to post or comment as often as I would like to. I will make the most of the coming weeks and will 'favourite' the blogs of my favourite contributors, and hopefully continue to view your work there.

  9. Thanks for the opportunity to share my art. I will miss the community that I have met here. Thanks for showing me some of your world.

  10. Hi Mandy,

    Gaynor tipped me off about BW and I'm very glad she did! My real regret is that this was pretty recently. Thanks you for letting me share some of my pics and seeing other people's work. You're right nothing goes above a lovely photo of the natural world we are lucky enough to live in.
    Thanks you for all your work behind the scenes. I know how sometimes I have to struggle to find time to post on my blog and that running this must take LOADS more time. It is/was lovely that you were willing to do so!

  11. I'm sorry that you've decided to close this blog because I've recently come here. It was a great opportunity to share my pics to the others, to meet fantastic people and to observe the beauties around us. I appreciate your efforts to sustain the run of this blog and I wish you all the best! I hope will meet around here!:)
    See you!

  12. Hi Mandy
    Thank you for Beautiful World, for all you have done to make this blog for us. I have enjoyed being part of a lovely friendly group, it has been wonderful to view our world through the eyes of so many others.
    Thank you.
    Take care.

  13. I've just heard this shocking news today. I've felt so much at home here, Mandy, that I'm going to miss BW very, very much. You've maintained the blog as an elegant place to visit, and I am so proud to have been part of it. I've only just begun to get to know team members, and I hope we shall remain connected.
    Best wishes to all you beautiful members of BW, and thank you again, Mandy.

  14. Thank you, Mandy, for the time and effort you've put into making this so successful for so long - I'm well aware of what that takes.

    Also, thank you everybody who's posted their images to make our world a more beautiful place - even if we can't always agree quite what 'beautiful' means :-)

    Maybe in due course something will rise from the ashes - but in the meantime let's party while the ship goes down and make these last few days as beautiful and colourful as we can!

  15. Mandy, I am sorry to see BW being closed - particularly now where I have a camera again. I actually was thinking we should get a book made of it!
    Thanks for being who you are, thanks for all your effort! Love you girl!

  16. Mandy , thanks for all the work , and the great pictures , have also made a few bloging friends along the way , take care and keep on taking pictures , It always amazes me to see things thru the lens that I didn't notice with my eyes. Malcolm

  17. So sorry to hear the news that BW is closing, I have only been here for a short time but have found everyone so friendly and I have realy enjoyed seeing other parts of the world that I shall never have a chance to visit. Thank you for all the hard work you have put into this blog Mandy it has been greatly appreciated. Hope to keep in touch with others on here. Take care everyone. x

  18. Am travelling and catching up as I go. Thanks for a lovely place to share our work!! :)