Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Walk

It wasn't about resolutions or starting the new year right.  

It was just a walk.

It was just dried berries and salt air and reeds rattling in the afternoon wind.

It was just a squirrel finishing his supper before sunset.

It was just the black lace of bare trees tatted to pink satin clouds.

It was just the sun showing off her finest gown 
before she rode away over the mossy hills.

It was just a catch in the throat, a halted step, 
as night filled in the spaces 
between the branches of the apple trees, 
and we realized 
with wonder that we 
were not alone.


  1. Lovely and really an awesome way to start the year!

  2. What a relaxing way to start the year. I hope this year for you is the brightest and happiest!


  3. What a beautiful way to start the year! Yesterday my daughter and I took a nice long walk and it was glorious! xxoo :)

  4. The serenity of these images is the sweetest way to begin a new year, a new chapter, Gigi. Hubby & I always take a walk on New Year's Day. :o) Great to be back in blogland after two weeks away for Christmas in the USA, and catch up with you here now. Wishing you all the very best in 2012--PEACE, LOVE & JOY! ((HUGS))

  5. Just beautiful Gigi...... the photographs and the words.
    Many, many thanks for all of your support last year and your blogging friendship.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year filled with magic, love and a whole lot of fun !!
    Sent with much love from my family to yours. XXXX

  6. Your photos and words are just lovely. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful and poetic observation of the beauty around you. Happy New Year.

  7. Oh Gigi, how beautiful! Not just your lovely photographs but your wonderful words as well.
    May this new year bring you peace, love and much to be thankful for.

  8. Beautiful photos, and beautiful words, as ever Gigi.

    Happy New Year to you, dearest. May the year ahead bring happiness and abundance to you and yours. x x x

  9. quiet moments with such quiet images. lovely.

  10. How lovely to not be alone on this very special beginning of the year walk. The noticing is what makes it so beautiful.

  11. Wonderful photos and perfect words -- reminded me of William Carlos Williams -- not a bad way to start the New Year! Hope it is a rewarding one for you.

  12. Oh my goodness... those two trees! They are all lovely, your photos are always incredible...but some part of my gushy insides have clung to the branches of those 2 trees!


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