Happy New Year!!

I just celebrated my New Year’s Eve birthday  and I’m not sure how I feel about that! But the day was glorious and frosty and sparked my motivation though I’m still in a fits and start mode!! Bear with me friends!!  🙂  The sun warms the soul and I’m brimming with New Year’s resolutions.

It was a quiet birthday, even a sad birthday, I’m still struggling,  I had a few calls and emails, twitter greetings etc

But…… Jack Frost left me clumps of diamonds on the woodland path! What more could I ask?

Jack's gift2
winter diamonds ( best seen on attachment page)

And at the Royal Theater we watched  Elsa (Frozen) dance in the innovative Victoria Ballet Production of The Gift – a different interpretation of the Nutcracker. We laughed when  the children from the local ballet school huddled together as little frightened mice with their tiny knees knocking together.

ballet
The Gift
the mouse queen ( Miss T) sneaks up on the Nutcracker
Miss Tittlemouse  aka Pickles- soft ball base stealer extraordinaire

Last year at the Nutcracker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aint she sweet
and this year all dignified on her way to the Ballet

a cold daisy

I’m sure it was Elsa, the ice queen who also left me this gift of a wilting seaside daisy in a frozen ice puddle near the beach. I think our sweet T told her it was my birthday when we met her backstage.

May your path have heart and your heart be strong.  May we all have grand adventures and plenty of stories and photos to show and tell in the new year.

 

48 Comments Add yours

  1. suzjones says:

    Happy 2015 and belated birthday greetings to you Cybele. Wishing you much joy and many blessings over the coming year.

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    1. thanks hugely Suz!! and for you the same!!!

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  2. Aquileana says:

    Happy 2015 dear Cybele!… May love and peace be with you and yours!,
    Aquileana 😀

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    1. and I wish you the same!! Many blessings in 2015 Aquileana!!

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  3. DG MARYOGA says:

    Happy New Year Cybele and belated birthday wishes ! Lovely photos included,each one telling its own interesting story … Have a brilianr day 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Doda!! I wish you a very happy new year too.

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  4. sixpixx says:

    Belated happy birthday and my very best wishes for the new year. Oh…. and, wonderful frozen daisy.

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    1. Thanks so much Six!! I wish you the best in the new year as well!!

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  5. smilingtoad says:

    Divine birthday wishes to you and happy, happy New Year to you. Beautiful post, indeed!!

    smiling toad

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    1. So happy you dropped by Autumn Jade!! Thank you for your wishes and comment my friend. All the best to you in the New Year as well!!

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      1. smilingtoad says:

        It is always a grand delight to drizzle into your blog. I look forward to every visit. All the best dear Dune Mouse (I so love that name). CHEERS! *clink*

        smiling toad

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      2. Thank you so much toady!! Slainte to you as well!!! ( Irish/Scots) cheers!!!

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  6. Maria F. says:

    Happy Birthday, and I love how you photographed that daisy!!

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    1. thanks so much Maria!!!

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  7. Wishing you a magical new year, Cybele. ♥

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    1. and you as well Debbie, thank you!!! I love your photographic impressions!!!

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  8. joshi daniel says:

    stunning image 🙂
    happy new year 🙂

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    1. thank you and same to you Joshi!!

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  9. Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity to you and yours in 2015!

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    1. Thank you so much Russel and same to you!!

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  10. A happy belated birthday to you and I hope the New Year brings you many reasons to smile. while you explain you struggled on your birthday, I hope that the freshness of a new year brings you some comfort xx

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    1. thanks Christy and to you as well!!

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  11. What a delightful post, Cybele! Happy belated birthday wishes and a happy new year! 😀

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    1. thank you so much Linda!!

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  12. Leanne Cole says:

    Happy Birthday Cybele, and Happy New Year, new beginnings all round. I love that you got diamonds for your birthday, mine is next week and I know there won’t be any here.

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    1. 😀 Thank you my friend and to you as well. but you have sunshine!!!

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  13. Trisha says:

    Happy new year and happy birthday!

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    1. thank you Trisha and to you also!!

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  14. katieprior says:

    Happy birthday and all the best for 2015. Beautiful find of the daisy, surely left by something magical!

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    1. yes I combined two magic shots in that one!!! Thank you Katie!!!

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  15. suej says:

    Happy New Year, Cybele! All the very best for 2015

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    1. thanks Sue ( I found this in my spam!!) and same to you!!

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      1. suej says:

        Thanks, Cybele! I don’t know what it is with WP and spam…..

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  16. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Cybele – nature gave you some beautiful gifts – no frost for us today, but a few daisies blooming. And I just watched Frozen for the first time today – that’s a great song 🙂

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    1. Isn’t it!!! Thank you Andrea!! I wish you magic in the New Year too.

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  17. riverpearl says:

    Happy belated birthday Cybele. May 2015 be kind and inspiring for you.

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    1. thanks so much Pearl!! I hope the same for you!!

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  18. lauramacky says:

    A belated Happy Birthday! Seems your birthday did you well….these photos are so beautiful!!! Did you take that ballet photo from your seat? I don’t dare bring my camera into the ballet. They’d kick me out! Happy New Year Hannah. 🙂

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    1. thank You Laura!! Yes I used my cell phone- bad girl!! Blessings to you and continued healing of your knee!! Wonderful new camera you have!!!! It’s perfect especially for the photos you are so brilliant at taking!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Youre welcome and thank you too!

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday Cybele! I wish you all the best that 2015 has in it. Happy New Year!

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    1. same to you Circ in the New year. Thank you!!!

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  20. Peter Nena says:

    I missed to say happy birthday to you. Myself I have one today. Probably the only person born on 1st of the year. I have never met or heard of any other.
    Happy birthday to you, Cybele and Happy New Year. Have an awesome one. You’ve been a good friend.

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    1. no worries Peter!! Happy Birthday to a fellow cappy!!! We are the mountain goats!! 😀 Thank you and all the best of everything to you in the New Year!! Keep telling us stories!!!

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  21. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Beautiful as always! Happy birthday, Cybele. And hapy new year. I look forward to seeing what 2015 brings forward from you.

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    1. thanks so much Emilio!!! Here’s to more great photos for us in 2015!!!

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  22. Roy McCarthy says:

    Yep, my knees were a bit Frozen doing my New Year run this morning 😦 Happy New Year Cybele and looking forward to more magical work from you in 2015.

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    1. Many blessings Roy and thank you so much for your encouraging support. Don’t forget to let me know when the download is available for me!!

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