Monday, December 31, 2012


2012 has been a great year for me and I think 2013 is going to be even better.  For example . . .

Now yesterday it snowed, heavily for awhile.  It left this.

And this . . .

And this . . .

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  (Except Christmas here was brown and dry this year.)

But today the sun has been shining off and on, the snow is melting, the streets are clean.  It's looking more like Arizona, once again.

Contrast this with the first photo above to really see the difference.  Our home faces north so the snow lasts a little longer than near the south-facing homes across the street.

New Years Eve makes me think of that traditional song, Auld Lang Syne.  But as some of my friends would say, I'm a little kinky.  So it also reminds me of this version, sung by the late comedy song writer Allan Sherman.

For you traditionalists, there are many versions of Auld Lang Syne on You Tube.  I'll leave it to you search them out and pick your favorite.

With the help of some Gratuitous Critters, I'll just say for 2013 be nice to your family . . .

and your friends . . .

and let's make 2013 a year full of joy.


  1. Glad to see the snow is departing, with the old year.
    Cheers my good friend. Best to you and SWMBO in the new year!

  2. How refreshing to encounter some optimism off 2013. Happy New Year.

  3. Thanks Taylor for the optimism I share with you.
    We need to work something out with the Cochruns (Konk-runz)and hosit a few in 2013.

  4. Great post! Happy New year to you both.

  5. Thks for your wishes: I understood everything and nothing more is needed :-)
    Happy New Year to you and to you family and I am looking forward to read more of all your optimistic views on the world around us all! :-)

  6. Bruce, the best to you and the family.

  7. That snow was pretty while it lasted!

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Cat.

  8. What lovely snow photos. I'm glad it lasted long enough for you to document. Happy New Year to you and yours!


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