January 1st and the sun came out.
There is an anticipation in a New Year’s morning. Will the sunrise be the start of a fulfilled promise from the night before?
High winds, leaden skies and bucketing rain for weeks on end and now…calm…sun!
Walking down to the village the wind felt like a whisper. There is new birdsong in the hedges and, if you look really closely, you can see the tiny song in opaque white against a blue wash of sky.
People are out in the lane; on horses, on pushbikes, walking, wishing everyone a good morning and happy New Year. Molly, just returned from a good field run, barks and calls me over for a pet.
Anything’s possible on a New Year’s morning like this, in this lovely sunshine, in this little pink heart of mine.
I stood on the bridge and watched the reflecting blue and welcomed the new day…and I dangled there. Hanging in that moment, hanging like the birdsong in the hedge, like the aftertaste of harmony on still lips.
Happy 2013. You have bulbs breaking the ground. Joy! Two horses and two bikes…could not planned that shot better. Beautiful photos.
I know Sabra, it feels unbelievable. It’s been so mild this winter. Everyone was out today. Horses all over the place. Can you believe that our little lane is actually meant for cars too…and delivery trucks and the bus? But mostly only local cars bother going down it. 🙂 I really love watching the horses trott past the cottage.
I have bulbs saying hello, too! Both daffs and tulips. Can’t wait for spring. 🙂
Misky, I want to stay here and have spring early!!! Vancouver is a couple weeks behind I think.
I love the spring! I wish it was coming here early… 🙂
Me too Becca. Wish I was staying here for spring. I think Vancouver is a good two/three weeks behind Oxfordshire. 🙁
What a lovely way to start the year! Your words are as beautiful as your photos 🙂
Thank you so much Sara!!! 🙂 I think 2013 will be fantastic for us all.
I LOVE that second photo … It made me feel as though something was waking up inside. I love all the pictures, but that picture really affected me. Lovely post and lovely photography.
Thank you Khara! It’s so wonderful to see the little daffodil tips. Feel free to copy/print/save/use the photo…and any other photos you like. 🙂
I enjoyed reading your blog, Veronica. I found you through Tracy Porter’s site. Your pictures are lovely! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
Hi Julie, thank you so much for stopping by. So glad you left your site for me to have a look. Heading over there now. I’m sure we’ll be friends. 🙂