Tuesday, January 1, 2008

on the first day of the new year

We went for a walk.

It was all brilliant blue and sun-glare off ice here, crunchy and slippery underfoot and full of the noise the tree limbs make when they rub together.

A squirrel scolded and blue jays (and an errant gull) flitted through the sky.

And we talked of many things - of how the big cherry-picker down the next bridge works, why the stop signs don't have 'excitement marks' on them, and how on earth the air can be so crisp and clean and full of possibilities.

Tonight it will rain and snow again, and we'll take down the Christmas tree, letting the living room breathe and seem huge and echoingly empty until we get used to the space again.

16 comments:

TX Poppet said...

Wishing you and yours all good things in the new year.

Caro said...

You paint a pretty picture.

Happy New Year!

A said...

Oh, what a wonderful entry. Happy New Years to you and yours.

tut-tut said...

Yes, I like the image of getting used to the space again. And the feeling of the space of the new year, too.

Sarah Louise said...

ooh lovely. and you turn a pretty phrase.

meggie said...

What a nice calm picture you paint!

Happy Happy 2008.

OvaGirl said...

That sounds lovely, I hope you get more beautiful bracing weather and less of the dirty snow and rain on the way to Spring you mentioned in your earlier post. Your blog looks absolutely fantastic, that header photograph took my breath away when I clicked on just now. Happy New Year!

kurrabikid said...

How lovely that walk sounds. Wishing you a fantastic year ahead.

Kim said...

Can NOT imagine being in snow at the moment. Can NOT imagine it at all. Blazing heat here. The kind that makes you go nutso.

jAMiE said...

Sounds like a lovely walk. It always feels so bare when you take down the decorations until you get used to it again, you are so right.

All the best for 2008!

Beagle said...

We started the year with a walk as well. We hand fed some chickadees. The brave ones will land on your open palm for a peanut.

Happy New Year!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

It sounds quite lovely.

a beaverhausen said...

So glad all our Christmas is coming down today. We were out of town and so no "elves" came by to clean and organize while we were gone. I'm ready for things to go back to normal.

a beaverhausen said...

So glad all our Christmas is coming down today. We were out of town and so no "elves" came by to clean and organize while we were gone. I'm ready for things to go back to normal.

Rick said...

I love the photo on your header.

Happy New Year to you. I'm having a little give-away on my blog my self. No gmicks, just my way of celebrating one year of blogging. Please come over and sign up.

http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

Joke said...

That will teach you to anger that squirrel.

-J.