Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bright New Year!

Our winter red-bellied woodpecker is back once again bringing with him some nice bright color on this wintry day.

While Mister Cardinal in all his bright red finery likes to grace us year round.

We’re blessed in New England during the winter with not only bright colorful birds but also with orange berries popping out begging to be seen against the snow.
As we’re about to embark on a bright New Year Dylan is definitely not going to be looking back…..

But forward to all the new adventures that await us.
I feel so grateful for all the friendships I’ve made throughout the years and blessed that you’ve invited me into your lives through your blogs. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and friendship and wish all of you a bright, healthy and Happiest of New Years going into 2013!
Much Love to you all!


A Perfect Gray said...

so lovely and serene looking, debra. wishing you all the best in the new year...donna

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst said...

I am loving the weather; it has been a wonderful winter already!
Wishing you and yours all the best in 2013,

The enchanted home said... much snow, as Iam staring out at our paltry dusting. I am a little jealous if I am going to be stuck inside, I want to see feet of snow outside my window! Dylan looks like he has done that before:) Your pictures are so pretty, do you ever feel like you are living inside the pages of National Geographic, every day just walking around must feel like a wonderful adventure, nothing like the country!
Thanks for the gift of friendship and your wonderful blog. Wishing you the best in 2013!

Lee said...

Well I'm sure I speak for your followers, we all have loved looking at your blog.
Happy New Year

I Dream Of said...

Hi Barbara, I am so thankful for you, your blog and the connection we've made! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my last post. It meant a lot. We are hanging in there! I've moved back to my childhood home to care for my mother for now while my dad regains his strength in a rehabilitation center nearby. I'm very grateful for the time with them. I look forward to returning to my cherished conversations with all of my blog friends soon. Until then, wishing you a very happy new year and looking forward to hearing about the adventures that await you in 2013! XOXO

Karena said...

Debra I feel the same way; I appreciate your friendship and encouragement! What beautiful scenes to look out on every day!

Wishing you all the best in the Year ahead!

Art by Karena

Woodside Park said...

Dear Debra -
Send us some of that white fluffy snow please :) Beautiful photos. I love fresh snow on the landscape. Enjoy this New Year. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2013.

Fashion-isha said...

Wow these photos are incredible! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

These are truly beautiful photos. I miss Cardinals, they are my favorite.

Maison de lin said...

Hello Debra,

I wish you all the best for 2013!!


Helen said...

Dylan is GORGEOUS!!!
I love his "LOOKING BACK" pose, what a superstar he is!!
Love Helen xx

Victoria said...

You live in paradise, Debra. Have a very Happy New Year.
All the best...Victoria

designchic said...

Your yard is equally as gorgeous in the snow - just love seeing your beautiful images and of course, Dylan!! Thank you for your friendship, Debra and for all of the inspiration this year. Wishing you every happiness in 2013!!

debra @ 5th and state said...

when i heard about the snowstorm heading towards the east coast my thoughts went to you. i am thrilled to see your stunning property in it's winter coat. this snow lover is still waiting. by the way, dylan is so handsome!
love to you my friend

Divine Theatre said...

We had one flake...and it was me! LOL!
I am so glad we are friends, Debra!
Looking forward to visiting with you in this new year!

Kisses to Dylan



Decor de Provence said...

Thank you for a year of beautiful/inspiring posts! Your beautiful spirit shines through your blog and lifts others! Thank you for your friendship and sweet comments this year Debra!! Look forward to 2013!!
I wish all the best to you and your beautiful family!

much love

therelishedroost said...

Love watching birds form my kitchen window! Something very calming about it, and that Dog!! WHat a mush!! Have a great New Year!!!
xo Karolyn

La Dolfina said...

You are the best Debra!!!
Happy New Year my friend
Much love always,


Beautiful photos!

Kathysue said...

Such a lovely post, the bird in the snow is just beautiful as is your beautiful Dylan!! Just gorgeous!
Happy New Year, may it be a prosperous, and content year for you,

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Beautiful, magical pictures! Wishing you, Dylan and mister all the very best in 2013!!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Debra, beautiful images of Dylan , your birds and wonderful New England day. I hope you have. Very happy new year filled ith good health, happiness and adventures.

Xx Elizabeth

Leslie said...

Good Morning Debra!

Look at all that snow! I woke up to a chilly 26 degrees. No snow but lots of ice!

I wish that we lived closer.. I'd be out there walking with you! Nothing better than a morning hike to start the day;) Excellent bird photos! We have some beautiful birds that my husband has enjoyed photographing. I've noticed some of them stop by less frequently (environmental issues). We are considering becoming part of a state guided sanctuary program whereby we have specific feed and "safety zones" for some of the birds that have dwindling populations.

The pops of orange berries in the white snow is so pretty.

Wishing you the best all life has to offer in 2013!!


Heather Robinson said...

Happy New Year Debra!!

Oh, it looks so beautiful there. If only I could somehow magically teleport myself and Ben to go for that same walk with you and DD...

Sending wishes for a wonderful 2013 ahead.

cindy said...


Honestly you take the most beautiful photographs. I am origanally from East of the Miss so I so appreciate the winter garden photos...and Mr. Dylan always looks so grand...happy happy new year...always enjoy your blog...

Garden, Home and Party said...

Such a postcard worthy snowfall. The cardinal is so pretty and how fun to have visits from the woodpecker.
Happy New Year, I always enjoy your posts.

pve design said...

Love to know what things you cherish during the winter months to keep you warm and cozy. I do love how our dogs keep us looking forward to walks and being outside in any kind of weather.
Happy New Year and thank-you for sharing all that you do with us so eloquently.

michele said...

i am diggin dylan's 'tude and not looking back either. it hasn't been written yet! it's bound to include blessings and new lovely to experience!

i am always so happy to visit here and hear from you, my friend. find an excuse in 2013 to head to the heartland.

peace and joy to you in the new year!

smiles from HL.


Purple Flowers said...

Hi Debra:
Are you the dear woman I use to correspond with some time ago. I live in N.J. Does "Maine" ring any bells?
If not, Happy New Year anyway! You have a lovely blog.

LaPouyette said...

All my very best wishes for you, Mr. Man and Dylan, dear Debra!
Heartily greetings and love,

Sorry for being a bit late - but...:), just working myself through the blogworld and my electronic letter box.
In Germany we can send New Year's greetings up to the 7th of January, I am!
And Oskar sends a deep and big purr-purr over the Atlantic to YOU! He sounds like a sewing machine right now!
Happy sewing!

Pura Vida said...

what a wintry snowy wonderful scene with brilliant pops of red! just loved looking at it all!

carolyn bradford said...

What a sweet friend you have been this year and I'm so thankful that we have become friends! I love hearing about your life and Dylan…I love seeing your beautiful pictures! I am truly thankful for you! I'm looking so forward to another year of getting to know you and reading your blog! Much love and a Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are gorgeous!!! Love the red cardinal photo. Looks like a postcard. My Mom thinks red cardinal's are good luck, so perhaps 2013 is going to be a very lucky year for you. I see Dylan is happy playing in the snow!!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this coming year. xo

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Dear Debra
I never tire of the beautiful pictures that you show us from your property, these are really stunning.
My very best wishes to you for the year ahead

Stacey said...

Happy New Year Debra!
I share your sentiments in this post too about blogging and the friendships formed. Beautiful snowy pics and Dylan seems to love all the snow. Here's to 2013 being the best year yet! XX

Mona said...

Gorgeous images...your photography skills are need to give me a few pointers. Dylan looks pretty happy too. Happy New Year.XO, Mona

Stacy CUrran said...

Lovely post Deborah!

zanetastyle said...

Hello Debra! Happy New Year to you too and what a poetic post, those images are stunning and once again your property and where you live are beautiful! Even woodpeckers!? I just showed your photos to my son at breakfast(: beautiful snow and birds ...

Hugs zo

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- Happy New Year to you! What a beautiful winter wonderland you have about you - the pictures are breathtaking!

I am so fond of cardinals - they were my late grandmother Honey's favorite bird, and I always think of her when I see them.

On to 2013!


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Debra, how are you? I hope that you are enjoying your weekend and were able to get Haute Cuisine. I enjoyed it tremendously! But I have to tell you that I do not think I would enjoy that food, I have simpler taste.

Looking forward to hearing about your latest projects.

Have a great night, Elizabeth

Room Seventeen said...

Oh, I missed this post... that's a thick blanket of snow!!
We have only 1 centimeter ;-)

Yes, my mother (in law) is travelling to Thailand. She is a very healthy and jaunty lady.
I don't think I will be able to do that when I am 75!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year!! Your photos are phenom and the one with Mr. Cardinal needs to be enlarged, framed and hung somewhere prominent!

Wishing all good things for you this year!
xoxo Elizabeth

Ivy Clad said...

Hi Debra,

Happy New Year! It looks like you are having a wonderful sort of winter. Someday I hope to experience a New England winter with plenty of snow. Here, it is just cold, cold with occasional ice and a few snowflakes.

I hope you are able to get some hyacinth bean vine seeds and give it a try! They grow so fast that they're super fun to watch.

All the best,

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


I have been thinking of you lately! I hope that you are not keeping yourself too busy and have had time to take in the beauty of your beautiful land this winter.

Today on La Pouyette there was a beautiful post about the London antique and Textile Show, I am sure that you know if it but if not here is a link.

I hope you have a great weekend! Elizabeth

Splenderosa said...

I do love me some Dylan doggie!
And, I love you because you take such good care of him. Us dog people (or animal people) really are special.

Joan Troyer said...

The photos are awesome. Happy New Year to you dear.

for the love of a house said...

Hi Debra! It's been awhile! Hope all is well on your side of the mountain! Happy New Year to you and Rick and Dylan!!

for the love of a house said...

Hi Debra! It's been awhile! Hope all is well on your side of the mountain! Happy New Year to you and Rick and Dylan!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


Hello! How are you? Are you staying warm with the frigid temperatures? The wind and temperatures have been below normal here in the Midwest where I am visiting my family. I cannot even tell you how excited I was to see the snow!

I too was out walking and had terrible wind burn. I am sure that your area is stunning with the snow.

How are you? Is your work keeping you busy or are you able to relax and read a bit?

Looking forward to hearing what you are making!

Take care, Elizabeth

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

those pictures are sublime!

Especially the one with the red bird on the branch.

Really lovely

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Anonymous said...

Breath taking pictures... Absolutely gorgeous!! I wish we had the snow in lower Alabama!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely breath taking! I wish we had this snow in lower Alabama!

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