Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year - Snapshots on a Grey New Year`s Morning.

Wishing all of you , wherever you are, a very Happy New Year!

Hoping that this new year brings you health, good times and peace.

On this grey New Year morning, we walked the dogs up on Stonechat Hill. They came home with wet paws.

The Ginger Man curled up on an old jumper, pleased to be inside.

In the mild, damp garden, a perlagonium flowers out of season.

A camelia flower shows splashes of brown damage from a morning rain shower.

Teasel tops wait to feed seed eating birds.

Woody munches his breakfast hay in a muddy field.

Bluebells spears spike early out of the earth.

A tight, white camelia bud will bloom tomorrow.

Arabis already in flower.

While back inside the house, Lucy crouches by her scratching post........

...and Forest Cat waits on the stairs, until Lucy comes to play.


rachel said...

It's pretty much like that in this house too - wet dogs, lurking cats, flowers a little out of season. Happy New Year to all!

WOL said...

WOL and the kitties wish you and yours a happy new year filled with all the best that life has to offer.

Bovey Belle said...

Happy New Year to you all. Lovely to see all your animals enjoying life (our cats have decided that the sitting room is THE place to be as it's warmer than the kitchen!)

I abandoned all ideas of a New Year's Day walk when the monsoon arrived!

angryparsnip said...

Absolutely lovely.
What I love the best is the photo of the wet but darling paws. What a beautiful friend he is.

I can't believe the New Year is here already ! Yikes @_@
It's looks like you had a great start to the New Year. What more can we ask for.

cheers, parsnip

Toffeeapple said...

Unseasonable flowers indeed, I have Wallflowers still in bloom.

Wishing you all the best for the new year!

Mum said...

Love the last pic. Ahh!
Love from Mum

The Weaver of Grass said...

Wet feet and dogs go together like peaches and cream at this time of the year. Happy New Year to you all.

Kath said...

Yes we all came back with wet paws, including Husband who slipped down th river bank and got water in his wellies LOL
Loving the pic of the sweet old dog.
Plenty of buds on our camellia but no flowers just yet.
Happy new Year!

Rowan said...

There's always something worth seeing in a garden or the countryside even on a grey, wet morning. Happy New Year!

bellaboo said...

Happy New year to you all...from a very wet Sussex! :0)

Karen said...

Happy New Year to you, too, DW. Although the morning started out sunny and warm-ish for January, we're now in an icy grip of Canadian cold. My crew have disappeared to the duvet in my bedroom.

Isabelle said...

Happy New Year. We have crocuses out - a sign of spring.