Happy New Year!! 2015 has arrived. I cannot say I'm sorry to bid 2014 goodbye! It seemed to be a year with a lot of sadness. Too many tragedies, too much sadness in the goings-on of the world, the loss of too many good people. Yes, good riddance to 2014. On to bigger, better and brighter things in the new year!!
(Did you celebrate in style last night? We had a quiet night at home, but we did see some fireworks. We have a new neighbour who runs a fireworks business, he does all the "events" in the city. When Canada won the hockey game last night (World Juniors) he set off an impressive little display right from his backyard, which we have the perfect view of, at the front of our house! How nice!!)
I seem to have lost my blogging Mojo more than once this past year. Once you're away from blogging for a while, it seems even harder to "get back at it." Combine that with our less than jolly Christmas and, well, you can see I haven't been here for over a week. Some things just didn't get done this Christmas, and I don't have the energy to even do a "Year in Review" type post as many have done. So, onward, I say! Onward to a new year.. new beginnings... a fresh start.
Speaking of new beginnings, look what I have to look forward to. Two buds on a new Amaryllis - looks quite red for what was supposed to be a pink one (!) but we'll see. And my orchid has TWO new stems with a total of 18 buds!! So at least we're going to have some color here in January!!
The view outdoors is not so pretty right now- the ground is bare and ranges from green to brown depending on where you look. We had heavy rains on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so most of the snow was taken. However we have a weekend storm coming with a forecast of 6" of snow, so things will look fresh and clean after that. I much prefer snow to bare ground at this time of year. Give me white over bare ground anyday, in the winter. The snow insulates my perennial beds and makes the house feel warmer too. However if we're still looking at a lot of white come April, as we were last year.... well now, that's a different story... But we won't think about that right now, okay?
Santa must have thought I was a pretty good girl, as he brought me an Ipad!! I'm not the quickest learner when it comes to technology so I've been slowly trying to learn all the ins and outs of the Ipad.... (yet another "distraction" that has kept me away from blogging!) There's a steep learning curve for me, I'm afraid... One thing I'm really looking forward to is playing with that Waterlogue app....can't wait!!
So dear friends and readers, as we start another journey around the sun, I want to thank you for reading, commenting, following, or just occasionally dropping by to see what's happening here. I sincerely appreciate your visits and comments, and your friendship; I hope you'll hang with me for a while yet. You'll have to forgive my occasional silences, when life takes me elsewhere, I know you'll understand.
"The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!"
~ Edward Payson Powell