Happy New Year!

As 2011 ends and the next calendar year begins, I'm reminded that as impressive as many of the human-created celebrations and spectacles are, the ones provided by the natural world will put us in our places.


Fireworks pale in comparison. How can we compete with this?

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There was one small group of clouds in the otherwise empty sky yesterday morning, but they were perfectly positioned to be colored by the rising sun:





See, I told you winter trees were wonderful!

Wishing everybody a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012!

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Linda/patchwork  – (January 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM)  

Those are great photos! You're right...nature does give us the best shows.

Happy New Year!

Christine @ The Gardening Blog  – (January 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM)  

Thank you for sharing your "firework display" with us! Its beats any man-made one hands down.
Happy New year to you and yours :)

Stupid Garden Plants  – (January 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM)  

Nature had us beat a million years ago. Beautiful photos, and a Happy New Years to you. Keep snapping photos and digging holes.

Green Goose  – (January 1, 2012 at 4:44 PM)  

Beautifully said and proven! Nature is the best beauty we can find. Starry nights have been incredible in Oklahoma this week.. Happy New Year!

HELENE  – (January 1, 2012 at 6:44 PM)  

Beautiful photos, Happy New Year to you Alan.

scottweberpdx  – (January 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM)  

So true...nothing can compete with nature...nothing!

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