Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Blooming in 2008.....
"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."
~~ Benjamin Franklin ~~
Wouldn't you love to frame and hang this beautiful botanical print? It is a hand~colored lithograph by Mrs. Jane Webb Loudon (1840-1848) and it is actually for sale online. Why a botanical print you ask? Yesterday, we took a drive to look at a house and when we arrived in the village of Soest here in Holland, we were greeted by daffodils already starting to bloom. That put me in thought about the New Year. I started this blog to learn not to rush the seasons any longer and appreciate each season for what it brings.
Mother Nature is rushing the seasons. Or is she? I started thinking about how I don't like to make resolutions. I like to let life happen and only resolve to do my best in dealing with whatever life brings. Daffys in December and January is an odd thing to see but maybe it is a reminder that life will continue to surprise me.
I hope this new year will bring you many surprises and allow you to bloom. I thank you all for your kind comments of support last year and hope you will continue this blogging journey with me in 2008!