Saturday, January 2, 2010

...things that have never been...

and now let us welcome the New Year
full of things that have never been.
~rainer maria rilke
the month of new beginnings and cherished memories,
Come, let winter weave
her wondrous spell:
cold, crisp, woolen muffler days,
long dark evenings of savory suppers,
lively conversation,
or solitary joys.outside the temperature drops
as the snow falls softly.
all of nature is at peace.
we should be, too.
draw hearthside.
this is the month to dream,
to look forward to the year ahead
~simple abundance: a daybook of comfort and joy
and so it begins.
the new year.
let the excitement
of new possibilities,
new dreams,
carry you through one day
at a time,
as to not be overwhelmed
by 2010 as a whole.
baby steps.
it can happen.

light + objects= shadows
it's here again
hello 2010.
just BE.


Ralph said...

I suppose the berries are beyond ripe. Yet their form reflect the light and accept the shadows well. The sunlight that allows for the shadows is a faraway orb up there, but the warmth of the sun makes feel wark in the cold new year. A beautiful picture surrounded be wonderful thoughts...

Quilt Works said...

Lovely moody shot. In the same style as your opening banner (which I love)

...Old wood window!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hello Rob,

As always. Ur pix + your words= wonderful and so true.

Wishing you all the best of 2010.

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot and beautiful words as always! Wishing you a very Happy New Year, may it be full of love and laughter, peace and prosperity! Enjoy!


Serendipity said...

Great shadows!

Jonny Hamachi said...

You're one of my favorites.

Sweet Repose said...

Are those black walnuts...I'll have a bumper crop again this year, the squirrels were burying like crazy...boy was it cold today, don't think it got above 6 all day!

Mr. Linky wasn't working this morning before I had to head off to the shop at 7:30, so I was a little late, but Tracie came through again for me and automatically put my name in...can't miss these shadow days!

The store did wonderful today, we were surprised under the circumstances and everyone was really cool about it all and actually thought it was funny how we were getting by the zoning issues...junkers prevail!!!

Have wonderful Sunday lil' friend, I'll be over early for coffee, work doesn't start till noon...yayyyy...

See ya then...s

Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely sense of mystery and secrets in these gentle shadows! Simply delightful!

sarayutouched said...

yup miss sharon...those are black walnuts...last year didn't have a dozen between the 3 trees...this year must be close to 1000!! give or take.

i'm glad the shop went well!!! YEAH!!

-4 around 5 o'clock tonight!! we put up 2 cord of wood today tho it didn't seem so cold when we were working!! there is a definite chill in the house despite the wood heat!! it's cold!!!

coffee will be on in the mornin'!!

Hey Harriet said...

Your photos are always so calming. You have such a flair for capturing simple beauty. I love the beginning of a new year and you are right about taking baby steps a day at a time. It can be overwhelming to think of all the things need doing. Want to be doing...

Dianne said...

baby steps are good

the light in the photo is extraordinary

32˙North said...

The golden hour! Such lovely tones in this shot. Happy New Year!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photo and words... have a very peaceful new year...


Always great shots and this one in particular!