Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Beginning

The past year on the first of the month I have stepped out the door to take a picture of the garden from the back steps. The beginning of this year has certainly been the most dramatic of shots. It appears that we have a blank slate here what with at least 10" of snow still on the ground. This snow is left over from the 20" we received a week ago. The snow isn't disappearing very fast because we have had such cold weather.
Like the beginning of the new year. I always feel like there is so much promise. A new garden journal is begun. I am most pleased that I found a journal that fits in the leather cover I like to use.
This quote came to me on a card I received this past year. It is felicitous for the beginning of the new year as well as a new day. 
This sprig of Camillia poking out of the snow is definitely giving me hope for a great gardening year. The snow gives me hope for a break in the drought. Here is to hope, which is what all of we gardeners are especially good at thinking. 
I hope you are all tucked in by the fire, surrounded by loving family, good books with garden thoughts swirling in your head as we get started with the new year.

17 comments:

  1. You and I are definitley on the same page. The snow is deeper here, but I began a new page in my garden journal. Snow fall and white pages. A new year filled with promise and surprise. There are always surprises.

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  2. Lovely post... and I must say, I'm a little jealous of your journal. That's a beauty of a leather cover, and there's so much potential in those blank pages! Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year Lisa. Love the images of your garden all tucked into the snow. We finally received our snow and the wind is biting these days, spending lots of quality time indoors.

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  4. Happy New Year. It will be a great one if you can ever find it under all that snow : )

    When it is too hot to bear next summer, think of this post on this day!

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  5. I wish you the same warm thoughts of love and comfort as we begin 2013. Wishing you the best of everything.

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  6. What a great idea to take a photo of the garden on the first of each month. I wish now I'd taken a few photos this morning while the snow was glistening--though our light dusting doesn't compare to your blanket of snow! That camellia branch does represent hope--wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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  7. oh wow.. snow.. and more snow.. Hope this year is the end of your drought. Love that quote. I am going to write that down to remember it. I love how you name your homes..or gardens. I keep trying to find one for us but nothing comes to mind.

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  8. You can really see the frame of the garden in winter with bare branches and a layer of snow.

    I like your attractive gardening journal. I don't really keep a new one each year. I have a large binder to which I add lists of new plants, sketch maps of garden changes, and planting details, but I don't keep a week to week summary.

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  9. I love your new header, this landscape with a trace of sunshine is full of promise too. I wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2013 wit a lot of magical moments!

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  10. Lisa, your snow-wrapped ode to hope is lovely, a beautiful beginning for the year. All best.

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  11. Lisa girl I am truly in love with your header picture .. it is stunning, and you know how much I love unusual sky shots .. this is a KEEPER !
    I also love the quote .. I usually start with a new journal as well so I have to get one soon .. I have so many ideas roaming around in my head and I know I will forget more than half of them of course ;-)
    Beautiful way to start the new year girl !!
    Joy

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  12. Your header photo is amazing!

    Happy New Year Lisa, I hope it brings you much happiness and prosperity!

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  13. Wonderful post ~ Happy New Year ~ love the 'zen like' photo ~ ^_^

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol)

    Thanks for 'coming by' ~

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  14. What winter beauty! Thanks for sharing, Lisa . Happy new year!

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  15. Hi Lisa! Happy New Year to you!
    Yes this the quiet season a time for reflection a time to make plans for our Spring garden now asleep , a time to fluff the nest and dust off those books and just sit and wait until the diggin begins!
    Have a relaxing winter bundled up!
    love and light Anna xo

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  16. There should be a bit of magic in each day shouldn't there! Happy New Year Lisa. Thanks for sending that snow on to me. It is making the days a bit brighter if boring.

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  17. Oh wow Lisa, what a lot of snow! Love the little branch of Camellia sticking out of the snow.
    Nice journal.

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