Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

The New Year is just hours away...I hope that 2009 was a wonderful year for you and that 2010 will be even better. I'm wishing you the best from sunny Florida. When I went to the grocery store this afternoon it was 77 degrees. Wishing you were here? It's a little warm for me, it was cold enough to wear a sweater yesterday and I love winter clothes.

The grass is brown but the flowers in my yard are all in bloom. I picked a bouquet of roses and sunflowers today.

I rescued this orchid from Wal Mart for $2.00 on the "Oh my goodness I'm almost dead sale rack" last year and this is the beauty I got for my small investment. I had no idea what the bloom would look like when I purchased it...I am pleasantly surprised.

The ferns must think it is spring. They are sending up lucious lime green shoots.

The bouganvilla is so tall it is cascading over the tops of the orange trees. It won't be long before this fruit is ready to pick. I think I will try some in my ambrosia tomorrow.

The wildlife is out and searching for a winter meal. With watchful eye and quick reflexes this heron dove for many a minnow at the edge of the lake.

Mr. Squirrel Nutkin posed for his picture as he hid in the Bleeding Heart. This beautiful pink and red flower has crept through the grass for about fifteen feet and is covered with bloom.

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends. I wish you sunny days filled with love and happiness for the coming year.

Another fresh new year is here
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear.
To love and laugh and give.
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest...
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs.
To pray for peace and plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs.
William Arthur Ward


  1. Happy New Year, my Florida Friend

  2. Happy Happy New Year! :)

  3. Happy New Year my friend. These pictures you have posted are beautiful. However, where I live it's covered in snow! LOL Make 2010 and Artful Year!

  4. Happy New Year to you too! And what a treat to have flowers in bloom during the month of January.......

    Best wishes,
    ~ Johanna

  5. Happy New Year to you Dellarae and a great big apology! I forgot to send your prize!%**?
    I had it all ready to go sitting in my packaging room and in the meantime my preemie granddaughter ended up back in the hospital, just days before Christmas and I just simply forgot.It has been chaos playing catch -up!
    Your prize will be in the mail first thing tomorrow morning and again I am so sorry and embarrassed :(