Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Best to You for a Joyous Christmas and a MUCH better New Year

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Just one last picture, taken at the Ranch on Dec. 15. It was another of those -2 degree pictures, taken as the sun was rising, with the air needle sharp and so quiet you could hear the beat of a bird's wings overhead.

Sure its cold, but a good cold if you can imagine such a thing. Bright blue sky, sunlight in the trees, and the blue shadows remind me, now that I see the picture on the screen, of a Maxfield Parrish painting.

Ah but we're not at the Ranch now... we're here in Spokane, and I'll admit I'm longing to be back on the Ranch to watch the snowflakes twinkle and listen to the fire crackle.

Yet its good here too. Here we're getting ready for the annual Christmas gathering, with presents for those who will brave the snow to Gramma's house, where the air will smell of roasting turkey and Christmas tree, and the rooms will be filled with the sounds of loved ones visiting and grandkids playing. Only sad part is that we'll miss the ones who couldn't get there because of the snow.

Yup... Its just a good time of the year, and my hope is that it is all this and more for YOU!

And to all who visit my blog, thank you for your support and encouragement through the past year. I'm a very lucky guy to have such great friends!

My very best wishes


Hook Lady said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with only good thing.

(hooklady from Crochetville)

Genevieve N said...

Dear Jimbo,
Joyeux Noël et une Bonne année.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all your family.


ladylinoleum said...

Wishing you and yours much joy and prosperity in the coming year!

Anonymous said...

Tenha um maravilhoso
Ano Novo com alegria,
Amor, prosperidade e
Desejo a vc e seus familiares
FELIZ 2009
Cheio de muita paz e amor...
Beijos no coração.


... thanks for the affection in which only strengthens 2009nossa friendship.
I wish you and your family for a year full of good things.
What your dreams are made and you just bring happiness!
Happy 2009!
Sandra Coatti kisses .......

JoAnn said...

Happy New Year Jimbo to you and yours. Thank you for al you do for us, I love your stories, your pictures and of COURSE your hooks! May you have a Happy Healthy and prosperous New Year.
Hugs and Love
JoAnn AKA JoBug