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Friday, December 30, 2016

Just about there....

It is a clear, cold and frosty morning here on the West Coast.
I am up and out in my robe and slippers marveled by who's
hands have come in the night.
 They have swirled and twirled with the moist air and magically 
left crystal strokes of feathery designs everywhere!
Gingerly I make my way across a VERY slippery back deck to
find the rails sparkling with the new dawn...
So many stories could accompany this blog title!
But I'll begin with just a few...starting with
The New Year.
What will be waiting at the end of that road, 
the one we have so much hope and anticipation about in these
fading days of 2016?
Like this beautiful morning, I start new and clear...
Things will change slowly right along those which come quickly, 
leaving us to once again to adjust, accept and roll alongside life whatever it may bring.
I am not one for resolutions but it's natural to feel the closure of one year and the start of the next.
In our parts spring comes early and we begin to see signs of it already.
The earliest of the flower bulbs have already begun to sprout
through the moss at the bottom of the oak trees.
This coming month will see two VERY big changes in our lives.
One will be Tom's new knee!
It will be a bit more complicated than your average run of the mill knee replacement
(he blew out his whole knee in a motorcycle accident when he was 16)
 and recovery will be tough and long but
we hold big hopes that it will ease some of the difficulty he's
had for the past several years.
Maybe by summer he will be able to come for walks again
in the fields near our house. 
The second big change I will keep a secret for a few more weeks!
Lets just say that new knee will come in handy!!
I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and here's
wishing you beautiful, peaceful, healthy blessings for the coming year.


farmlady said...

Mary Oliver says that we must all "pay attention" to our lives and of those lives around us. I believe this is why I love this friend, named Kerry, who lives and breathes a life that sees a lot of the same things I do. This is a beautiful New Year post. When we "pay attention" to frost on a deck railing, with the cold morning sun making sparkles all about, we are soul sisters... we are connected despite the distance from each other.
Best wishes to your husband. I hope all goes well and his recovery is fast. Happy New Year my friend. May the New year bring you many blessings.

Suz said...

WI truly wish the best in 2017. Sounds like you've been through a lot. I guess no word on kitty. How sad to miss such a grand puss. Chin up for spring. He will walk the fields. Hugs to you

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Yes indeed Connie...we see the beauty in the small things, the's just the way our brains are wired.
I too look forward to your world and how you observer the seemingly ordinary. Soul Sisters we are! Thanks for the wishes and all the same to you...happiness, health, love and light in 2017.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I wish the same to you Suz as word on Rueben but Georgia and Gus the newcomer are doing great...I still look for Rueben on a daily basis so I will not give up. Thanks for following along on my wandering!

gz said...

Breathtaking icy pictures!

All the best for 2017

Lucinda said...

Happy New Year Kerry!!!!
Beautiful shots as always!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Thanks Gwyenn...Happy New Year!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Thanks Lucinda...Happy New Year my southern friend...look forward to viewing that beautiful state of California through your beautiful state of mind!