Saturday, January 2, 2021

JANUARY - New Year in the Winter Woods

  This long-awaited new year - 2021 - dawns, infused with our most timid hopes and wildest  dreams.

Three hundred sixty five days, 
8,760 possibility-infused hours.

           Christmas Wreath Lichen

Turkey Tail Fungus

A hugging tree

  We all offer up our heartfelt hope that we can travel, embrace loved ones, see strangers’ faces, expect health and security, kindness and civility.

Ice forms on a pond

In January

Let your fields lie fallow, for seeds must rest before life returns.  

Pause your busyness to 
                     Dream. Imagine. Plan.

Rest and refill your cup.


  1. "Timid hopes and wildest dreams" - very nicely phrased, Cynthia. All the very best for 2021.

  2. Love your poem! Happy New Year to you. Here's to another year of blog-friendship!

  3. Beautiful. Every blessing for the new year.

  4. THe photos to herald a new beginning are beautiful. I love the giant tree and small you in the last photo. Happy 2021!

  5. Happy Happy New Year! Yes I need a rest!! and maybe a cup of hot chocolate!

  6. Such color in nature even in the middle of January. Welcome 2021! Please don’t disappoint. The world is watching to see what you do!

  7. What a lovely little post. Thank you.

  8. I hope your whishes come true, all the best from the Netherlands for both of you.

  9. Dear Cynthia, thank you . . . and thank you for your Christmas posting. I so need to reach out and try to understand the majority of President Trump's followers--not the White Nationalists and Qanon and anarchists--but those who simply have been caught up in the web of his lies. I need to truly see them in Oneness. And you reminded me of that with your Christmas posting. Thank you again. Peace.

  10. What a nice post! I wish you a very happy 2021, and delighted to meet your blog, I saw your blog and I thought you would like us to follow each other. Follow me and I will follow you as soon as possible. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you! :) 💜💜💜

  11. Nice collection of photos Cynthia.
    Interesting fungus and one can see why it's called Turkey..