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Friday, December 31, 2010

The last for 2010....

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”

~Lady Bird Johnson

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
~Henri Matisse

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”

~Indian Proverb

“Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.”
~John Ruskin

“Stretching up his hand to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.”

~Jeremy Bentham

“So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, 
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

“Life is like a rose…More exquisite and precious, when shared with others.”
~Jane Oechsle Lauer

“Plants are like people: they’re all different and a little bit strange.”
~John Kehoe

“You don’t need to know anything about a plant to know 
that it is beautiful.”

~Montagu Don

“A flower that has not bloomed…has not lived.”
~David Uthera

“The seed is hope; 
the flower is joy.”

“Earth laughs in flowers.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Flowers are happy things.”
~P.G. Wodehouse


Thank you for bearing with me as I post this year's Review in everything these past few days.
For some reason I feel the need to sum up my year in all I've seen and experienced.
I love nothing more than the outdoors and seeing Creation...in everything.

I truly am grateful to all of you for reading these posts, and am thankful for your comments. I may not always respond, but what you send me in the way of your thoughts, truly brightens up my day. I read and cherish every comment!!
Thank you!

I want to wish all of you a very Blessed New Year in 2011.
Aren't you so very excited to see what lies ahead?
I know that some of you are hoping things take a turn for the better....I hope that for you as well.
Some are wishing life will continue on in the same pleasantness of this year...I wish that also.
Regardless...I hope we all continue to grow and bloom into what we were created to be!

Saying Goodbye to 2010....
Happy New Year of 2011!


Anonymous said...

Another great collection of photographs!
There are some incredible colors here...
Makes you always happy!

Thank you for your sweet and kind words and comments!!
Have a wonderful evening with your Family and loved ones!!
See you in 2011!

Anonymous said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful
you have such a sweet heart Dawn
blessings to you this coming year...and YES it is so exciting to see what is ahead!!!
love and light

Unknown said...

Beautiful blooms and thoughts Dawn.
Happy New Year to you.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Such beautiful photos and thoughts...it was wonderful catching up with your blog again.

Wishing you the best for 2011.


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous way to wrap up 2010..
I so appreciate you and the world you share with us each day. Every time I come to your blog, I leave feeling so much brighter. Thank you.

Happy New Year!!
(ps-trust me, you really don't want to hear me sing that poem.lol:-)

Nancy C said...

Just wanted to say that I have so enjoyed our interactions this past year and look forward to more of the same in the New Year.

Your posts are always sprinkled with such lovely words and pictures -- I would truly miss them and often wish I had "met" you earlier.

But, I'm happy to know you now and so enjoy seeing what's going on "up there" with Dawn in the Great White North.

Wishing you and your family and happy and prosperous 2011.

Changes in the wind said...

I am new and have truly enjoyed your prospective and creativity...I look forward to visiting in 2011.

Leah J. Utas said...

What a bright way to end the year.
Happy New Year to you and yours, Dawn.

TexWisGirl said...

I loved all of these beautiful photos and quotes! I am with you - hoping 2011 somehow continues the pleasantness I've had in 2010. God will bring what I need, whether I know I need it or not! :)

God bless you and yours. Hug those kids. Hug those 2 beautiful pups. Hug that hubby. And go for a run with a smile on your face! Love from Texas!

Out on the prairie said...

A nice selection to wrap up the year and bring in the new one.I love to see the new blooms , but find equal beauty year round enjoying the outdoors.I wish health and happiness to you and your family.

Judy said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. I would like to wish you a very happy and healthy 2011 and I look forward to coming here in the new year. What a beautiful way to end the year.

Jayne said...

Beautiful eye candy to remind us of what is just around the corner! It's been a joy making your acquaintance this year Dawn and I look forward to sharing this coming 2011 as we all learn to embrace the moment and live in the joy. Happy New Year new friend!

Rambling said...

Nice to see flowers this time of year. Wishing you & your family a wonderful new year!

Unknown said...

Beautiful and I must say, so glad I stumbled across your blog and sincerely looking forward to what you have in store for 2011!

Happy New Year!

Paul C said...

What a beautiful photo collage. Happy new year and I wish you well with your online journal.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Beautiful! Happy New Year, Dawn!

A Prelude To... said...

Those flowers were amazing! You're making me wish for Spring already :-)

Jane said...

Dawn, I just love all your posts. They are like a breath of fresh air for me-- the beautiful images and thoughts you share. I hope you have a wonderful new year too!

Farm Girl said...

I wish you the same and thank you for all of your well thought out blogs, and always your lovely pictures. I look so forward to reading you in 2011
Blessings for the New Year

Tracy said...

I am so thankful for you! I love your photos, especially the Columbine and the quotes and ever so grateful you offer beauty into my daily world...Happy New Year to you!

LBB said...

Thank you for posting all those beautiful photos.... made me long for warmth & spring. Happy New Years to you as well!

What Karen Sees said...

All these images are just breathtaking! And the quotes are perfect to start a new year. It is cold and snowy where I live so I chose to end the year with pictures of flowers, too! I wish you a very happy NEW YEAR with lots more beautiful images to share with us!

Kathy said...

What a wondeful set of quotes to make us think about life ... and such lovely flowers to brighten up the gloomy day we've had here!
Good wishes for 2011~ see you next year!

Val said...

I hope you have a wonderful New Years, my friend. May all your dreams come true in 2011.

Evie said...

Happy New year, my dear! :D Talk to you next year! (i can't help it, that line never gets old!:)

Tiggeriffic said...

What a breathe of fresh air and color.. Beautiful flowers..
I bought a amyrilus plant and it's growing.. In 5 weeks I will have a gorgeous flower that will bring me the promise that Spring will be here in 3 months. Yeah~!
Loved your pictures as usuall they were tiggeriffic~! have a great New Years, be safe and be careful.
Happy 2011 ta ta for now from Iowa

Jimmy said...

Everything in Gods creation is a blessing and taking a step back to look at everything around us will reveal the things we would normally miss, Thank You for sharing some of these things of beauty.

I too pray the new year will bring hope to those who need it and comfort to those who are in pain, health and happiness to all of my friends and family.

Happy New Year Dawn

Lowell said...

This a fantastic collection of flora! And a terrific way to brighten our walk into 2011. Thanks for your kind words on our blogs and we'll look forward to much more of your gorgeous photography next year.

May the New Year bring happiness, health and prosperity to you and yours!

sage said...

For some reason, I don't think you snapped these photos this afternoon! Beautiful! Have a wonderful New Year.

Patrice said...

Such pretty photos! Have a Blessed and Happy New Year:)

Allison said...

Happy New Year Dawn!! Hugs! xoxo

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What could be prettier than all those gorgeous flowers? Thank you for sharing, and Happy New Year!!

Randy said...

I love these posts of your. The red flower (2nd to the last) is amazing. I have never seen anything like it. Looking forward to seeing your blog bloom ha ha in 2011. Happy New Year.

Barbie said...

PERFECT PREFECT PERFECT. I hope you have the best 2011 that life has to bring. Love and hugs from Oz.

Carole Barkett said...

what a nice surprise to see flowers this time of year instead of winter. Happy New Year to you and your family, I hope it brings you all you want

Jordanna said...

OH I love your recaps Dawn! I've gotten so behind with blogging and reading your blog! :( Sorry I haven't been commenting as much - but I'm trying to get back into it. Your blog is such an encouragement! I still have recap blogs in my mind to post :) so way to get it done IN 2010! hehe. Happy new year, friend!

Rick said...

Beauty in the photos and in your thoughts and wishes, Dawn. I've appreciated coming here since I 'discovered' your blog. I also appreciate your visits and comments.

All the best in 2011 - keep on blooming !

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks for the flowers!
Here's to a happy 2011 for us all...

Kirk Mantay said...

nice looking columbine!