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Saturday, December 31, 2011


Hello friends!  When I looked out my window this morning there was a light fog and I was compelled to take a little New Years Eve walk in the woods. 

 The area where the fog gathers used to be a solid, deep and beautiful forest.  It was a sad day when I saw the trees falling one by one. The only positive thing that came out of it was that it scared the deer so badly that they stayed away from my garden for two years. But alas! It didn't last forever and the last two years they've returned and dined on my tulips and impatience and hosta! 

Nature is slowly reclaiming the once totally naked ground. It's not very pretty, as a matter of fact it's full of brambles and undergrowth so thick you can't walk through it - well, the deer don't seem to have a problem.

But from my vantage point, there is a kind of beauty in the fog.

I saw a lot of moss covered limbs.

 I think they're so beautiful.

This brings back sweet memories of sweet youngsters whose imaginations knew no bounds...a few boards left from a once beloved tree house. Oh the fun that was had among the branches.  It was a Jaws boat, it was a Star Wars ship, it was a Ghostbusters hideout.   

Beautiful Lichen and Moss abounds in the woods. 

And look at what is peeking through the leaves in the garden!!!  Hyacinths are already thinking of Spring, and so am I!

Happy New Years! I hope you have a safe celebration.  I pray 2012 will be a good year for one and all.


  1. OMGoodness, you have bulbs coming up already!!!!!! Fabulous!!! I will be your newest follower. Hope you can follow me back!! Happy New Year!!! XO, Pinky

  2. Love the lichen covered logs and the fog. Beautiful pictures.
    Happy New year

  3. What a delightful post how nice to 'meet' you Leslie and what a lovely walk. Happy and Healthy 2012 to you.

  4. You captured some beautiful photos on your walk and it is good to see the beauty of all the seasons.

    Happy new Year!

  5. Oh I love winter walks in the woods. The moss always stands out against the backdrop of fallen leaves. Happy New Year to you!

  6. Fog does have a beauty of its own. And how wonderful to see your bulbs coming up already. I have a couple of pots with crocuses peeking out. It's been such a mild winter here so far.

    Happy New Year, Leslie, and a blessed 2012.

  7. What beautiful pictures. I am always on the lookout for gardens to admire and am so glad I found yours. I am following you now so that I can watch spring come to life at your place. My gardens are in desperate need of clean up this month but seeing your bulb poke through has inspired me to get outside. Have a Happy New Year. Patty

  8. Hi Leslie, your pictures are charming. I love seeing the little green coming through all the brown. I am beginning to think of Spring also. It is fast becoming my favorite season.

    Happy New Year and many blessings,

  9. Leslie,
    What a lovely sight to see the moss and bulbs coming up! As we left for Worship this morning, I saw two rose buds on my rose bushes...we're on the Prairie and usually everything is covered in frost or ice this time of year. Yesteday it was near 70 degrees!Thank you for stopping by with your sweet comment and visit! 2012 appears to be full of wonder as our year begins to unfold before our very eyes!