“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Frosty New Year




   Winter
"Standing on the snow-covered plain, as if in a pasture amid the hills, I cut my way first through a foot of snow, and then a foot of ice, and open a window under my feet, where, kneeling to drink, I look down into the quiet parlor of the fishes, pervaded by a softened light as through a window of ground glass, with its bright sanded floor the same as in summer; there a perennial wave-less serenity reigns as in the amber twilight sky, corresponding to the cool and even temperament of the inhabitants.  Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."  ~~~ from "The Four Seasons" by Henry David Thoreau





It's plain to see here on the frosty window, that we are in the depths of winter, even though the calendar says winter started just a mere week ago!  We are heading into the deep freeze again on New Years Eve with a predicted high of minus 2 degrees. At least we have heat and have not struggled with power outages as some of our friends in the Eastern USA and Canada have.






Thank you to all of my loyal readers and friends in blog-land.  You all mean a great deal to me and I have enjoyed getting to know you all over the years.  I look forward to another year filled with new and magical discoveries.  I wish for all of you a very Happy New Year ahead!  ~~ Diane


13 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Diane. I've really enjoyed all your posts in 2013 and can't wait to see what you have in store for next year. Keep warm xx

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  2. Happy almost New Year to you Diane. Minus 2 as a high?! Wow. I'll no longer complain when the temp goes to just below 32 above here in Oregon. (Well, i might, but i'll try my hardest not to.) lol. I love your new wintry header, by the way. It's wonderful!

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  3. Happy New Year Diane ;o) Here's to a great 2014 ;o) I love your picture! So magical and crisp ;o) Your opening paragraph is so beautiful! Let's hope the power doesn't go out again! I know there is still people without power! Big Hugs and keep warm ;o)

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  4. Sweet vintage pictures! A blessed, peaceful new year to you and yours :)

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  5. hard to believe it's almost 2014

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  6. A blessed New Year to you, Diane! I look forward to another blogging year with you!

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  7. Beautiful photos, even though it is freezing. Love the postcard also.

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  8. Dear Diane - your pictures of those old vintage illustrations are beautiful...I especially love your winter banner. I am so glad we have become friends. Your posts always are wonderful and uplifting. Now lets join forces and hurry spring along (LOL). I am always ready when Christmas is over. Have a lovely New Year! Hugs

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  9. That is so beautiful! Happy New Year. Have lots of warm drinks and cat snuggles :)

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  10. Beautiful images and words, I love having you in my little blog community!

    Happy New Year! xx

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  11. Happy New Year my friend .
    May all your days be magical !
    Willow

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane