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Monday, December 28, 2015

Our World Tuesday!!

Well, my world has been a rainy, wet, snowy, cold one all through the Christmas holidays!! It will be interesting to see if it will improve to welcome the New Year??? Somehow, I don’t think so – if the weathermen know anything!!! It does look as if it will continue for a while!!
But, in spite of my whining about it, it has been a wonderful holiday with a little of everything!! I’ve been more concerned about my son and his family in Dallas where a number of people died due to the terrible storms they have had there!
I hope you are preparing to welcome the New Year in your world just as we are here in the northwest!
Celebrate and enjoy and come back to share your world with us!!!

Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.
-- Jesse Herman Holmes

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
-- Phillips Brooks

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
-- Dr. Dale Turner

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
-- Voltaire
Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.
-- Nolan Bushnell


TexWisGirl said...

oh, the hummingbird against snow is magical!! glad your son and family are safe, too. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, the storms across the South have been horrendous! LOVE that shot of the hummingbird in the snow. That would never happen here as our hummingbirds leave Ontario in September and don't come back till May.

Lowell said...

The hummingbird shot is superb! I'm not sure what to think about the weather...it seems we have family in several areas where things are getting worse. Hopefully, your family in Dallas has come through the storms just fine.

John's Island said...

Hi Sylvia, Wonderful photos and thoughts! I am happy to hear you had a fine Christmas Day despite the weather. We Northwesterners are strong, aren't we? I do pray your son and family are well and without any damage! That weather in Texas looked really terrible! Thank you for your blog and your kind comments on mine!

Fun60 said...

The weather has been extreme at the moment so glad to hear your family is all safe. May 2016 bring health and happiness to you and yours.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sylvia, I am glad your son and his family are safe. The weather lately has been crazy. The poinsettia is beautiful. I love the view of the mountains and the moon! The hummingbird with the snowy background is amazing, great photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week! I wish you all the best in 2016, Happy New Year!

My name is Riet said...

Your post and photo's are always so delightful Sylvia. Happy NewYear.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography! My favorite is the hummingbird at the feeder ~ a delight!

Wishing you a Happy New Year,
artmusedog and carol

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures!!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images. Very nice variety.

Al said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia - you already know that the snow-covered mountains over the water is my favorite. I hope your son and his family in Dallas are okay, and I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!

Arija said...

Wonderful photos and wisdom dear friend. Hope your next Year is the happiest you have ever had!

Anonymous said...

Hope your son and family are safe! Wishing you and yours a new year filled with good things!

Stewart M said...

A hummer in the snow? Is that normal? Its a great picture.

Very hot Christmas day here, and we are due for the same on NYE - oh well!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures ... I hope your Texas family remains safe! Strangest weather in some parts of the country .... My daughter says at least the Oregon weather is normal, even if wet and chilly. It's humid here in Florida as well, but a very different kind of humidity. Hot, hot, hot!

NatureFootstep said...

never seen a hummer in a snowy world before. Amazing :)

Wishing you a Happy Mew Year and hope all your family is good :)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Nolan Bushnell certainly hit it on the nail. :-) Happy New Year!
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