Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year

A new year is upon us. I always feel uplifted at this point, unable to contain my excitement at the promise of new beginnings, the chance to start fresh and do better. I've neatly filled in birthdays on my calendar, and picked out the paint for that bathroom I meant to redo last year, (and the year before). Time will no longer get away from me! Ever the optimist, I know this year will be the one when I finish up old projects, explore new ones and finally get published. A world of possibility lies ahead...I grab hold of that anticipation and run with it! I hope the same sense of hope fills your heart.
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Given the busyness of the holiday season, and an adverse reaction to new medication, I have been remiss in keeping my blog up-to-date. My first resolution is to rectify that, to keep my page fresh and to visit each and every one of you regularly.
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Have a wonderful and inspiring New Year, my dear friends...
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The photo above was taken at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver, B.C., where we have our annual Boxing Day dinner. The trees reflected in the pool just begged to have their picture taken.
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I'm linking this post to Weekend Reflections at the link below. Do stop by to see many glorious pictures....
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13 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous photo, Lynette. Makes me homesick again, but I'll be out in early February. We must see about getting together, but let's not compare our adverse reactions to new meds. LOL
You are much more optimistic than I am today, but I am still fighting off a cold or something I've had for more than 3 weeks, in Hawaii and at home.
Wishing you and yours all the best for 2011. See you soon, I hope.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynette, wishing you a very Happy New Year! I'm so sorry you had an adverse reaction to meds. Boy do I understand that! Hopefully, you will feel much better soon.

All the best for 2011...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful photo, Lynette,I so love Christmas lights, everything all prettied up. It is freezing cold over here, but pretty. I, too, love the sense of new beginnings - off with THAT old year, on with the new which can only be better! Jas got a good report from the vet the other day so that bodes well. Am still sitting here in my fleece jammies, so looks like it is going to be that kind of a day:) Happy New Year to you and Michael and the kids........shall we have a race to see who gets their painting done first? hee hee.

Katy Cameron said...

Happy new year, good like with your resolutions :o)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How beautiful! I love the Van Dusen Gardens but have only been there in the summer. Happy 2011!

adrielleroyale said...

Beautiful picture!! And I like your optimism, I am going to try and run with that same positivity :) Happy New Year!! May it be filled with great health, joy, prosperity and love! :)

namaki said...

nice reflections ... you are right: those trees were waiting for you to take their pics !!

Netty said...

Hi Lynette, just popped in to wish you and yours a Very Happy New Year. Annette x

RNSANE said...

Such a beautiful photograph. I can't believe I didn't get to Vancouver all last year. Surely, I will visit in 2011!

My New Year's poem is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/12/alphabe-thursday-new-year-dawns.html#links

msdewberry said...

Glad to see you are back and hope you are feeling better. Van Dusen was on the list of try to get to this year but missed it. I am going to get there in the spring though!
Hope you have a Happy New Year!!

Pat said...

Awesome Christmas lights! I love the way the lights were put on the trees!

Debby said...

Great, festive photo!

Arti said...

Beautiful pic, so very colorful... Have a wonderful New Year:-)