Saturday, 2 January 2010

Snow For Spellbinding.

In my parents again. And they got their snow! It really did snow. And all our resolutions were somehow all the more meaningful, or magical, or profound. 
And I watched the softly falling snow, the faces all aglow, listened to their laughter as they ran and played, handfuls of snow flying everywhere, and none more enthusiastic than my Dad!  


It was still there this morning, a pristine world we gazed out at in wonder. 


What a perfect way to start the year. And though the old one falls away behind us, the heartache and the joy, the blessings and the burdens, we carry them still, on into the next.


But we find our pockets filled with hope.



2010

Warmest Blessings to you all for a wonderful year to come!


(All this snow meant our internet was gone! Hence the lateness of this post.)

22 comments:

mise said...

How lovely, and isn't it wonderful how the very occasional snow turns us all into children with its beauty and transience. May the new year treat you and the family well!

Paddy said...

Memorable New Year's Eve.

neno said...

always hope can see snows in new year's eve

Gigi said...

Happy New Year to you, Ciara! My pockets, too, are filled with hope; I know of few possessions better.

All best things to you and yours in the coming year.

xoxo Gigi

Shorty said...

And a Happy New Year to you, too! Beautiful picture!

Circe said...

Great post! A very joyous New Year to you, Ciara! And all your dear ones, too!

xo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The perfect new year photo!
All the best to you!!

Sara said...

beautiful beautiful snow... happy new year to you and your family.

Janie B said...

Beautiful photo! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Tracey said...

I love the photo. What an eye you have. Thank you so much for sharing. And your words too, for the new year were lovely.

Many blessings.

Ellen said...

Happy New Year indeed! I especially liked the photograph with the sparklers all lit...a wonderful way to celebrate hope and presence with ones you love.

acornmoon said...

Happy New Year to you Ciara and to your delightful family, I wish you all a year filled with wonder and hope and happiness.

jaboopee said...

Right back at you Ciara ...

Mimi said...

Yes, Ciara, that snow was wonderful, wasn't it?
Softly falling snow and faces all aglow here too.
And snowball fights (but friendly ones) to welcome a new dawn! We didn't bother with resolutions.
Way to go!

Rebecca S. said...

Beautiful picture, beautiful, hopeful thoughts to go with it.

Snow on New Year's makes a lovely blank canvas on which to start the decade. All the best to you and yours.

Mama Stress said...

Beautiful photo Ciara!
All the best in 2010!

Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year to you!

Kato said...

How beautiful and inspiring!

Happy New Year!

Fine Little Day said...

Pockets filled with hope sound so good. Wish you a great new year Ciara.

Jessie said...

Happy new year to you Ciara! Lovely picture! :)xx

Coralee said...

love the photo. ..magical

Dogwood Bleu said...

I truly love the photo!!