I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.  Oscar Wilde

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.
John Selden

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.  Hal Borland


Lowell said...

This is a glorious set of photos -- I especially like the flowers in #2.

The first of the year is soon upon us. But I get a kick out of our hoopla over certain dates. We (humans) made up those dates! We can change 'em if we want to. We can celebrate New Years in July if we want to! Or Xmas. :-)

It is rather freeing to think of things that way. We can choose what we want to celebrate any time we want 'cause all celebrations are arbitrary. Christmas is one of the most arbitrary. The Christian Church didn't even celebrate the birth of Jesus until the 4th century. And most of the Xmas traditions come from other religions/myths. But even if you put any credence in the two Gospel stories of Jesus' birth, he sure as heaven wasn't born in December. The reason Xmas is Dec. 25, is because the god Mithras, a very popular god in Rome and a huge rival to the Christian god, was born to a virgin in a cave surrounded by shepherds on Dec. 25th! The Xtn church simply adopted Mithras birthdate.

Okay, I'll quit now. I'm thinking of throwing a New Year's bash on February 1 this year. :-))


Al said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia, and I love Sam with his new cigar in the previous post. Have a wonderful New Year!

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos, Sylvia. It has been a wonderful year and it was great to see your part of the world through your eyes. Thank you.
I wish you happiness, health and prosperity in 2013 and may you continue to take great photos to share with us.

magiceye said...

Beautiful pics and love Lowell's thoughts!

missing moments said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year Sylvia.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oscar Wilde came out (?) with some beauties oui!! All the best for the New Year Sylvia, catch you next year, take care.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - more golden skies!

Thanks for all the comments during the year. Hope the memes keeping going into 2013.

Cheers and have a good New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

TexWisGirl said...

i like that last quote. happy 'going on', sylvia. :)

Mridula said...

Wish you a very happy 2013 Sylvia. May we do many more skywatch together.

Dianne said...

And a very happy "going on" to you Sylvia .... Thank you for all the wisdom and all the laughs and I know we will be treated to many more wonderful posts in 2013.
Much happiness and health to you and yours.

ilovepink1078 said...

Beauty picz! I love the pink one very amazimg.

Have a prosperous New Year!

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Kathe W. said...

You have Rhododendrons whilst I have 24 inches of snow- but we all have some sort of shadows dont we!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sunsets and a very beautiful flower. I wish you a Happy New Year!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos, I hope that you have a great New Year.

Bia Hain said...

Lindas imagens, sombras naturais e perfeitas! Um abraço!

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