Monday, December 31, 2012

Good bye 2012

The Year
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That’s not been said a thousand times?

The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of the year.


Wishing you all the best for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!  Like many of you 2012 has had some highs and some lows and some life lessons.  We've laughed, we've cried and we've said eternal good-bye to family and some friends, in some instances our good-byes, were too soon.  We've had fun, we've cooked, baked and made a pie or two, we've decorated and designed.   We've celebrated our personal and family achievements.  But what I cherish most are all your friendships.  Happy New Year my friends!  XO


  1. That is a poem I've never read before and how perfectly it states the situation. Wishing you a delightful 2013!

  2. Oh, how I loved all your wonderful photos----the tree by the see, the lights in the church turret, the Victorian mansion, everything!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    And I hope you have a delightful new year! Susan

  3. That pretty gazebo made me "Ohhh!" outloud!
    Happy New Year to you as well!
    Papa and I are sitting here alone tonight...we had steaks at home :)

  4. For you and yours, all the best in 2013, Mary!

  5. A very fitting poem, from a wonderful friend

  6. Excuse if this is a double post but it looks like the first comment didn't go through...that has been happening a lot lately. Have a great New Year...I enjoyed your poem and photo. A perfect way to end the year. Karen (Back Road Journal)

  7. Wonderful photo of your gazebo!

    Wishing you and your family all the best in 2013!

  8. Happy New Year to you too! I loved the poem...than you
    Blessings, Joanne

  9. Happy New Year, Mary! Here's to many more memories made! Salut!

  10. Happy New Year my dear friend! Wishing you every happiness in 2013.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  11. What a touching poem! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  12. Back at you Mary!!! Looking forward to a wonderful New Year.

  13. Sending wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family!

  14. Hi I just found you lovely Blog, Happy New Year to you.

  15. Great post.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year too :)

    Hope it's full of blessings, and much happiness, my friend.

  16. Wishing you a healthy, peaceful 2013, filled with happiness.

  17. Well.. that rhyme sums things up nicely! I think I've missed your last couple posts. Looks and sounds like you've had a wonderful holiday and New Year. That Inn in Maine is gorgeous!

    Hope the first week of 2013 was off to a great start!


  18. Coming to this lovely post later than seems correct, but we have already had a bad start to the New Year, but still looking with optimism to great things for 2013. May you have a fabulous, healthy happy year, and I look forward to your delightful posts. Robin.


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