December 31, 2016

Year Old and New

I've seen better years, but 2016 is about to end. I'm not terribly optimistic about 2017. Perhaps I can get to some more of our beautiful natural areas ... while they're still there! Guess I should start with the lowlands like our barrier islands; they'll be the first to flood! We've been to Tangier Island and the residents are well aware that their homes are at risk. And of course we've been to Chincoteague many times and neighboring Assateague.  Wonderful places! 

Oh well, there is beauty to see and I am fortunate to be surrounded by it.  
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
~ Matthew 6:26

I hope that you, dear readers, have many opportunities to enjoy our natural world in this coming year.

And may we all get along with our neighbors! 

And have fun! 

Best wishes for a peaceful and satisfying year.


  1. I'm with you...tough time ahead.

  2. Hello, pretty birds, I love the cardinal and the deer. You Flash is a cutie. I agree about the tough times ahead. Thank you for linking up your post. Have a happy day! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  3. Flash kind of likes the bow, Happy New Year

  4. I thought your comment about lowlands flooding was interesting. I do believe we are near the end and many natural disasters are around the corner, but I thought your comment unusual for this venue. Most people don't project their feelings like that here, I have found. I hope 2017 will be a good year, but I do have serious doubts. Still, we all have to hold our heads high and do the things you suggest, and also look to God for guidance through the trials. May you have a blessed new year! Pet that pup for me...we hope to get another dog some time this year!

  5. We have an unusual mild, sunny day today in upstate New York and I saw a beautiful red cardinal on the walking trail I walk on - no chance to take a photo. Maybe one day. A happy New Year to you, too. Alana

  6. Happy New Year, Linda!

    "Perhaps I can get to some more of our beautiful natural areas ... while they're still there!"

    I know what you mean. Let's keep snapping pics while we still can!

  7. Love your blog photos, there is always hope may you have a safe and healthy new year

  8. Haha! Flash looks quite festive! Wishing you a happy new year filled with many blessings.


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