Sunday, 31 December 2017

Hogmanay happiness and sadness

 Our Tree...with a dog from Bristol, a spoon from Whanganui (and a heart you can just see hanging from the quilt on the left..a quilt made in New Zealand in 2012/33.)
A heart from a dear friend in Derbyshire hangs near the top of the tree.
 Our 'natural' decorations, cones, string, glass baubles,and clove studded oranges (the origin of christmas baubles).

At last I've discovered a frame for Dru Marland's art, below Anthony Evans' linoprint..both images of the valley I used to live in.

All the cards we've received this year have replaced the art that gets hung on the strings!!
 Storm  Dylan kept us awake last night..and roared on until it drew breath about 2pm...then we wrapped up warm and braved the mud of our local nature reserve at Hannahston...past the alpacas who were ensconced safely in their barn!

Next year' crops are coming along...garlic
 red broad beans
 and red onions..
We managed to get hold of a friend and found that his wee dog had died..a Patterdale terrier, about 16 years old . A lovely hound.

Here's hoping for good things in 2018...including a return to New Zealand!!


Joanne Noragon said...

I do like the gate. A lonely picture. The best new year to you.

Susan Heather said...

Wishing you all the best for 2018.

Barbara Rogers said...

Happy New the trees and textures!

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Fresca said...

Sadness for the loss of a dog friend, but sounds like he had a good, long life.

Hopes for more happiness (and lots of it) in the year head!

kjsutcliffe artist said...

I can't imagine trying to grow anything in our garden just yet - it is a wet and soggy mud pat at the moment :( Here is to 2018, may she be peaceful, kind and loving x

Peter said...

Happy New Year (from New Zealand!!),
I love your photos, really beautiful and full of a sense of season and "place".