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Friday, December 31, 2010

THE END AND THE BEGINNING

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Closing the door on 2010, full of  good and not so good things, now called "the past" and entering into the new!

The new may bring unexpected and even unpleasant changes.
Where once was only sand, the tides brought pine cones and branches
(this pic is a closeup of the pic below)

 Where has my beach gone? I called out.
This used to be a small sandy beach  ands one of our favorite vacation spots to eat lunch
which I'll rename now to Pine cone Beach:)


Season of Fall came to an end and Winter began

welcoming new life
new hope emerging
a clean slate
a myriad of promises

OPENING the door of 2011 to you!
That it may turn out to be a room of unexpected pleasures.

17 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Every time I come to your blog, I am hooked by the red "berries?".

Sylvia K said...

Great post for the day, Jeannette! Beautiful little one! Wishing you a very Happy New Year with lots of laughter and love! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Woody said...

Happy New Year!! I don't work in that building. My company supplies equipment to Comcast and I was at a meeting.

jeannette said...

Rainfield,
Finally I've posted the red berries:) Have a happy New Year, you and the ones close to you!

Sylvia,
Our newest grand child -I thought she would be a good symbol for a new year being born:) Thank you and wish you the same for 2011!

Woody,
Ah, so you saw the chance to get this pic in, while you were working - not a bad deal:)
Thanks - that we may have many great posts for our blogs in 2011!

Anya said...

Happy New Year!!
We wish you a joyful life
full of healthy, happiness and pleasure :)

Hugs Anya

Kareltje =^.^=

Betsie =(^.^)=

Francisca said...

HaPpY hApPy NeW yEaR, Jeanette!

Shaista said...

Happy New Year Jeannette!!
Congratulations on becoming a granny again :) Your grandchildren must love coming to you and being able to paint pictures with you! x

California Girl said...

Happy New Year Jeannette! Love the masthead photo. Those berries are poisonous. I just can't think of the name of them...had them in CA.

Reader Wil said...

Happy New Year, Jeannette! Yesterday my 4 Polish young guests from the Taizé left together with all other visitors from Rotterdam and surroundings. We had had a busy week and we talked a lot and grew more or less attachede to eachother, so there were tears shed when we were taking leave!
Today I will meet two Greek bloggers: the sisters Marina, who lives now in Brussels and Antigoni from Athens.They come to see me with their husbands and children. I hope they like "oliebollen"for I have still a bowl full of them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year Jeanette. You wrap-up of the year gone by is beautiful really; thanks for sharing it and may 2011 bring you joy and happiness.

jeannette said...

Anya,
sorry I was going to write you, but I'm hopelessly behind! Keep hearing about snow and ice in Holland - do you like snow?

Francesca,
Thank you, friend! Any travels ahead of you this year?

Shaista,
The same to you, dear friend! They love art till they are about 10 years old, then they lose interest:) and are rather on the computer -but it's okay!

California girl,
The same to you, and that we may produce some great blog posts this year!
A good thing I never tried to eat those berries! (just kidding)

Reader Wil,
Wow, you're a busy lady!I've been in Greece on vacation, but I'm curious what the Greek think of Nederland! Yes, I'm trying to eat the rest of the appleflappen:)

Sallie,
Thank you! I'm really curious what this year will bring! For sure, I would like to see a change in the global economic situation!

Dick said...

De eerste foto zou in ons bos gemaakt kunnen zijn. Helaas maar ook goed dat dingen veranderen. Life goes on.

jeannette said...

Dick,
Guess you are used to those kind of changes since you live at Texel:)
Before I forget, of all my paintings, I STILL get people gasping about the painting that I made from your photo (since it's the header of my art blog)!
Don't know why you haven't been posting a lot last year, but I hope it inspires you to keep up your photography!!

Rebecca said...

I kind of like the pine cone beach. Makes a great photo at any rate.

Dick said...

Ik heb even gekeken op je art blog en waarachtig hij staat bovenaan maar zonder te kijken had ik je ook geloofd hoor, hahaha. Eigenlijk ben ik er nu wel een beetje trots op maar jij bent degene die er zo'n mooi kunstwerk van heeft gemaakt en daar ben ik nog trotser op. Het laatste jaar heb ik niet zoveel inspiratie gehad voor zowel fotografie als wel bloggen. Ik vind bloggen vooral leuk om te zien wat andere mensen denken en doen. Ik weet niet of je hier nog een reply op geeft maar ik zal proberen er naar te kijken. Ik kan niet automatisch een bericht laten sturen als er hier een comment komt omdat het email adres waar ik toendertijd het blog heb opgestart niet meer bestaat.

Groeten uit Holland

jeannette said...

Rebecca,
I agree the pine cones and drift wood make for very interesting pics!

jeannette said...

Dick,
I looked how to change your email address linked to this blog.
Go to your dashboard. On top you see "setting" -click on it. Then you see several tabs. Click on "formatting." Under "Comment notification email" you can change and type in your new email.
Also, on dashboard on the left you can click on "edit Profile." Change your email on that page.
Hope this helps:)