Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Blessings


Red-Backed fairy Wren - A tiny Australian bird.


May you sing your song with all your heart,




May you notice the colours of life anew and be refreshed as you serve others.




May you take opportunities and pursue your passions,




May you take time for creative endeavours and find friends to join you on your journey,




 May you dance in the rain, play golf on the sand flats and enjoy some crazy fun,




And when you feel like the tide has gone out, may you find God's presence and grace to be more than sufficient to keep you safe and loved at all times.

Looking forward to a wonderful 2013, rich with untold possibilities and filled with the grace to handle the challenges which help us grow. Happy New Year!


* All photos taken yesterday, while on our mini holiday. We'll have no internet access come midnight until we reach home in a few days.......looking forward to catching up again then.
Blessings,
Karen


Sharing at Wild Bird Wednesday, SkyWatch Friday, Weekly Top Shot.

79 comments:

Sarah Jane said...

Happy New Year Karen!
xx

Leeloo said...

Happy new year !!
Thank you for all !!
Best wishes for you and your family !!

Ash said...

Happy New Year Karen!

ju-north said...

Thank you for these inspiring photos and words! Many blessings to you and your family for 2013!

Jenni said...

So beautifully expressed.Happy New Year for you and yours, jenni

Jo said...

beautiful pictures
Happy New Year :)

tinajo said...

Happy New Year - let´s have a great 2013! :-)

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

That is so beautiful.
Happy New Year, my friend. May all the best find you in 2013.

einfachtilda said...

So ein wunderschöner Vogel und herrliche Fotos.

♥ HAPPY NEW YEAR ♥

LG Mathilda

Giga said...

Cudowne zdjęcia do życzeń noworocznych Życzenia już składałam, i powtarzam, wszystkiego dobrego w Nowym Roku !
Wonderful photos of New Year wishes to the wishes of already composed, and I repeat, all the best in the New Year!

geanina said...

gorgeous images!!
Happy New Year!!!
xo

s.c said...

Great photo,s again and I like the composition of the children on the beach. Beautiful colored bird and may you and your family have a very nice new years eve.

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosa serie, muy bellas todas las fotos!! Un abrazo grande y feliz 2013!

Ruth said...

A beautifully composed post, and thank you for sharing some sunshine and colour for it is lacking here! Wishing you a happy new year :)

Cinzia said...

Happy new year Karen, to you and your wonderful family!
Kisses and hugs!
Cinzia

Beth said...

Beautiful photos and words! Happy New Year!

AllyJo said...

This is lovely. So pretty and I do feel blessed after reading that. Happy New Year! And thank you for following my blog. I look forward to getting to know you. ((hugs))

LynCC said...

Happy New Year to you and your family :D Love that little bird singing his heart out up there.

Talibra said...

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!
Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful post for the day, Karen! Wishing you and your family a beautiful, blessed and very Happy New Year!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Deanna said...

Happy New Year, Karen. Thank you for sharing your wonderful images with us and your obvious love of your family and God. Many blessings to you and yours in 2013!!

Stiletto said...

Happy new year to you. I like your first picture of the Red-Backed Fairy Wren warbling. You captured it at such an opportune moment.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

As I'm pondering on what my word for the year should be, you used some in this post! Sufficient, Grace, Challenge, Pursue. Lovely photos and wonderful sentiments for the new year. A happy and blessed 2013 for you and yours!!

akwamaryna said...

Thank you for beautifully composed post.
I wish you a happy new year 2013!
Hugs

Cary said...

Blessings to you in this new year!

TheChieftess said...

Happy New Year to you Karen!

Doug Hickok said...

These are all wonderful blessings (and lovely images too). I hope you and your family have a fantastic New Year :^)

Serline said...

Pretty photos! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Rosemary said...

Lots of joy and happiness to you and your lovely family in 2013.
What a pretty little Wren.

Cristina Ferreira said...

Lindas palavras!
Feliz Ano Novo!!!

Beijos

Happyone said...

I've never seen one of those birds. What a pretty little thing he is!!!
Happy New Year!

Seeing Each Day said...

Such lovely photos to mark the end of the year - that first one is typical of your amazing captures, HOW do you do it!! It's News Years Day when I'm sending this and I want to wish you a very content 2013. Have a relaxing next few days.

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Deborah Tisch said...

What a lovely series of images and blessings! So full of love and promise.

Amanda said...

Lovely series of photos! Happy New Year

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a wonderful collection of photos! So love the little upturned beak all primed for singing in the first photo! Gorgeous!

May said...

Happy New Year Karen and family!! That looks like a gorgeous sunset!!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful well written post! Happy New Year!

mick said...

The photo of the red-backed fairy wren is perfect! Beach scenes are great too.

Mama Zen said...

So beautiful! Happy New Year!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful bird and wonderful beach skies!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Rosemary Aubut said...

Just beautiful! Happy New Year!

Gary said...

Happy New year Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful post! The beach sky shots are lovely. And the Wren is adorable, great capture. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Linda R said...

I always catch myself smiling while I am here on your blog. Your photos are amazing. Wishing you and your family a happy 2013! Hugs~

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful post. Love that pretty fairy wren.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Beautiful. Words and photos. So happy to know you through this bloggy world. Your posts bring a smile to my day. Happiest New Year to you, friend!! xo

Neil said...

Happy New Year.

Rick said...

Lovely shots and thoughts, Karen.

May you and yours enjoy abundant blessings in this new year.

Jana said...

happy+lucky+sunny 2013 foru+your lovely family! such amazing colours, tons of smile are flying to down under:-)

Merisi said...

Such beauty, in your images and words, thank you!
Happy New Year to you and yours,
safe travel home,
Merisi

American in Norway said...

Happy New Year! - love the pink sky... all of your photos are fantastic! :-)

HansHB said...

Lovely photos! Great colours!
I wish you a Happy New Photo Year!

beyondwandering.com said...

So many beautiful photos to see for the New Year!

vincibene said...

Fantastic series and awesome colours in the last pic.

Tricia Hays said...

And may I take photos as beautiful as you!
Those skies are absolutely & undeniably GORGEOUS! =)

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos,Karen!Happy New Year 2013!

Karen said...

Great shots! Love the pink sky!

Laura said...

So beautiful! Thank you for your lovely blessing sprinkled between the photos. Wishing you a wonder-filled New Year from beneath this beautiful sky we share!

Marie said...

Such important words, such inspiration for each of us to follow as the new year spreads forth in front of us....May yours be filled with God's greatest blessings! Love the photos! They are wonderful! I couldn't believe they had all been taken in one day!

What Karen Sees said...

Lovely thoughts, and one would be lucky indeed if all these blessings came true!

Light and Voices said...

Simply wonderful photos. Happy New Year!
JM-Illinois

diane b said...

Great family and seaside shots and nice dreams.

Jesh St Germain said...

All great captures of beautiful and fun times. Happy New Year to you and your family:)

Dorothy Adamek said...

Happy New Year. What amazing pics... especially the last one with the boats at sunset. Gorgeous. xx

Joyful said...

Beautiful shots. I just love the little bird. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Jedidja said...

Great family shots and thanks for the hopefull words. Its a pleasure to read them.

Happy 2013. Psalm 121.

Zizi Santos said...

Lindas fotos!
de uma delicadeza imensa!
bj
Zizi

Valerie said...

Once again a fabulous series of images Karen, complemented by thoughtful words of encouragement. That first one is a stunner, together with the "golf on the beach at sunset" shot. Thanks again for sharing. Blessings

Carol L McKenna said...

Magnificent photography ~ Something about the first one that I love ~ so sweet and adorable ~

A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol)

Nancy said...

Love the photos (the bird is beautiful) and all the sentiments...thanks so much for sharing!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic photographs! The first few were especially great.

Jeanne said...

Karen each one of these shots is just gorgeous, and what you have written here is like "The Australian Blessing". I especially love the last one as i work with the elderly, and know that many older people so need to remember this! How we are still held in His hands!!

Madge Bloom said...

Love that little Red Wing Black bird... he's singing his heart out. Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #64!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It's a tiny Australian Red-Backed Fairy Wren, no doubt similar to your Red Wing Black Bird, beautiful all the same.

PinkOddy said...

What amazing pictures. It's lovely what nature provides.

Pam ;) said...

Hi Karen, the loveliest of words and photos you shared we us for the new year.
Your creative endeavors are amazing.

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the singing Fairy Wren!
Happy New Year!

Liz said...

Happy New Year, Karen!! May 2013 be all you have hoped & prayed for and then some.
Your sunsets are stunning and the Red-backed Fairy Wren is beautiful!!

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