Happy New Year to all!

Well, it’s my birthday and I want to start the year out right.  I am wishing you all a wonderful year to come. The rains have finally stopped and a cold front from the north has moved in – and the sun is shining on this day!

crystal cave contrast

In beauty may I walk
All day long may I walk
Through the returning seasons may I walk
Beautifully will I possess again
Beautifully birds,
Beautifully joyful birds
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk
With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk
With dew about my feet may I walk
With beauty may I walk
With beauty before me may I walk
With beauty behind me may I walk
With beauty above me may I walk
With beauty all around me may I walk
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty….Navajo Prayer

frost

late afternoon on Triangle Mountain

Rod Stewart at Stirling Castle- singing a stirring rendition of Auld Lang Syne

Sing it again Rod!!

62 Comments Add yours

  1. Robyn G says:

    Truly beautiful words and images Cybele.
    Wishing you a very happy year ahead xx

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    1. ha ha Robyn I”m so behind these days!! Thanks so much for dropping by- sounds like you have been busy too.

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  2. lauramacky says:

    Happy belated birthday! I’m so sorry I’ve missed all your posts. I’m definitely not seeing them in my reader. :-(. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that you’re caught up here now!

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    1. no worries Laura!! I am in a constant state of catching up lately lol!! Thanks for your good thoughts!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        I had to restart my computer to comment! lol Oy the joys of technology.

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  3. DG MARYOGA says:

    Happy Belated Birthday and a Happy,Healthy and Prosperous New Year,dear friend Cybele!
    Wonderful photos adorned with “sparkling gems” and a lovely prayer 🙂 ❤ xxx

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    1. and a thousand thank you’s Doda!!

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  4. Mél@nie says:

    bonne année, DéMé! I love the Native Americans’ wisdom… 🙂

    N.B. as a Darwinian-Cartesian(or vice-versa!), I’ve adopted their 10 Commandments:

    1. The Earth is our Mother, care for Her.
    2. Honor all your relations with your fellows.
    3. Open your heart and soul to the Universal Spirit.
    4. All life is sacred, treat all beings with respect and tolerance.
    5. Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
    6. Do what needs to be done for the good of all.
    7. Speak the truth but only for the good in others.
    8. Follow the rhythm of Nature: rise and retire with the sun.
    9. Take full responsibility for your actions.
    10. Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no tracks; look after the well-being of Mind and Body…
    * * *
    may the Universal Spirit be with you this new year, now and always! 🙂

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  5. Maverick ~ says:

    A belated Happy Birthday and best wishes in the New Year!

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    1. sorry to be late in reply!! Thank you and a Happy and productive New year to you also.

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  6. Ali Isaac says:

    A very happy belated birthday, Cybele! Sorry I read this so late… hope you had a lovely day. Xxx

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    1. no worries and yes I did!! Hope your new year brings many blessings to you and your family!!

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  7. Amy says:

    Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂

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    1. thank you Amy , may it bring good things to us all!

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  8. sixpixx says:

    Cybele, a very happy and fulfilling new year to you and yours. Oh, and a belated Happy Birthday.

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  9. Oh I’m so sorry I missed your Birthday!!! I hope it was lovely and your year is filled with beauty, health, and love. Happy New Year Cybele!

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    1. thank you dear friend!! And to you too!!

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  10. Trisha says:

    Happy birthday and happy new year!

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    1. thank you and to you too!!

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  11. Mark Simms says:

    Happy Birthday Cyb

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  12. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Cybele.

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    1. You too Debbie- thank you!!!

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  13. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good stuff! >>> a very Happy Birthday to you, Cybele! Adrian 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Adrian and a happy new year to you!

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  14. Happy belated birthday and Happy New Year !!

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    1. thank you Marje and to you a happy new year!

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  15. Happy New Year, Cybele! We’re going to your beloved Scotland this year. Where are you going? OH, Happy Birthday, too!

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    1. oh how wonderful!! I would love to be back again this year but as you may have heard our dollar is at an all time low!! argg- hoping that will change! Happy New Year – you will have a great time there! Can’t wait to see what you post on it!

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  16. kazg10 says:

    Happy New Year Cybele, best wishes for a great 2016 🙂

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    1. and to you too Kaz!! thank you!

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  17. disperser says:

    Happy birthday and Happy New Year . . .

    Don’t know if you are interested, but I just came across this version which I quite liked:

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    1. how wonderful! love it!! thank you for sharing it! I hope you took a cup of kindness last night and have a very happy new year!! Thank you for your well wishes too!

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  18. Love Rod!!! Great song and a very happy birthday for yesterday…You have a cold front coming in, it’s very warm here in Canberra Australia!! Happy New Year to you too.

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    1. me too!! Thank you Sue!! yes it’s cold here but I prefer it crisp to soggy lol!! Happy New Year!

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  19. Suzanne says:

    Happy birthday and happy new year. I hope you walk in beauty all year (and share some of your visions of beauty with us here.)

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    1. thanks so much Suzanne!! I will try though I have slowed down some in blogging too!! Happy New Year my friend!

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      1. Suzanne says:

        I started blogging again because I found I was getting too stuck. Several comments helped me move throught my problems with it – the idea that blogging reflects the creative process and doesn’t have to coherent or brilliant work really got me thinking.
        – and blogging again. I am doing it a different way now – its more for me and reflects my day to day experience more. I stopped worrying about reader appeal too. The weird thing is people are responding to it very strongly.

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  20. Anita says:

    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, Cybele! 🙂

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    1. and you Anita, thank you!

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  21. sedge808 says:

    Happy New Year

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    1. thanks Gavin!! and to you!

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  22. Happy Birthday to you, Cybele. How wonderful to have your special day at the turn of the year, and to be able to start a new year. 😘

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    1. Thank you Sylvia and all the best to you!!

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  23. sriramjanak says:

    A beautiful post…have a great year…:-)

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    1. many thanks and same to you!

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  24. rosy365 says:

    Happy new year to you

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    1. and to you!!- thank you Rosy!!

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  25. katieprior says:

    Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! 🙂

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    1. all the best Katie! Thank you!

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  26. Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday. I to have a December Birthday, So depending on time differences we are 1.5 hours from the start of a new year here in Ireland. Happy 2016

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    1. thanks so much George!! Happy New Year to you!!

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  27. Isn’t the combination of frost and plants magical? Happy New Year (and Happy Birthday too!)

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    1. it is indeed! thank you Eliza and to you best wishes for the new year!

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  28. And warmest wishes to you for your birthday and the coming Year.

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    1. thank you Sharon!

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  29. pike says:

    Then Happy Birthday to You! ❤

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  30. sheldonk2014 says:

    Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you Happy birthday dear Cybele
    Happy birthday to you
    As always Sheldon

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    1. thanks so much Sheldon and happy new year too!!

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