Wednesday, January 1, 2014

~JANUARY 1ST~

HAPPY NEW YEAR...
Once again the new year finds us...January, the month of new beginnings... it is time to take stock of our lives, reflect on the past and strive to meet those new goals we have set for ourselves..."We" move forward not looking back.. putting one foot in front of the other...
January begins with great personal determination..."organize and simplify" are to be key words of which to guide us through this new year...


For me, there is always room for personal growth as well as physical and mental well being...my attempt to "give back" remains intact...
"Ring out the old,
Ring in the new,
Ring happy bells,
Across the snow!
The year is going
Let it go;
Ring out the false,
Ring in the true."
~Alford Lord Tennysom~
 
Winter's chill has settled here in Maine...trees remain coated in ice...unfortunately, there are some who remain without electricity...a snow storm is in tomorrow's forecast... a foot of light fluffy snow will blanket the cold earth...it is winter in her finest...

13 comments:

Janice said...

Lovely photos and sentiments. Happy 2014 to you.

Primitive Stars said...

Lovely post Julie, always enjoy hearing from you and to see your beautiful pictures.....Hope you and yours have a healthy and happy 2014, Hugs Francine.

Farm Girl said...

I do love how the ice decks out the trees though. I wish you and yours a wonderful Happy New year in 2014
It is always nice to turn the calendar to a new year.
I wish you all of the best and look forward to seeing more at my favorite place DogTrot farm.

An Historical Lady said...

Dear Julie,
Wishing you a most happy New Year! Hope you feel better after your surgery.
Mary

jaz@octoberfarm said...

the storm starts here tonight and i can't wait. i sure hope we get lots of snow! happy new year!

Julia said...

Julie, I love your positive attitude and you never wine or complain no matter what.

I hope that some of that attitude rubs off on me in the new year.

Wishing you and yours the best that the New Year has to offer.
Warm hugs from New Brunswick, Canada

JUlia

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gorgeous photos!
I hope you don't get as much snow as predicted. Our stopped for the day but we are supposed to get more. I've had enough, thank you very much!
Happy New Year.
Hugs :)
Lauren

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful pictures and post! Would love to have a bit of snow here in my neck of the woods.Praying that the new snow storm will not be to bad,and for those still struggling.Happy New Year,may it bring much laughter and good health to you and yours. Stay warm and safe. Blessings,Jen

Michelle said...

Happy New Year!

jody said...

I too always feel like its a new beginning and hope to be more organized and i know simplifying will help! Its so frozen outside that its quiet and still.. Enjoy your day!

Barbee' said...

Such pretty photos. Remind me of our ice storm 2003. Hope you will be okay during the coming new storm.

Terry and Linda said...

I love your Christmas card! And the New Year wishes!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Your photos are just beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing them!! I also love the quote you used and almost used it in my New Year's post!! So happy to see it here! Loved your post!!
Happy New Year!!
Warm Blessings~
Julie