Tuesday, December 31, 2013


The start of a new year and my memories go back to happier 
times when my husband and I would take autumn trips to
the Victorian Hightlands and birds different from home

A King Parrot, nervously sizing up the feeder, 
not at all happy with my presence


taking heart and cautiously nibbling at a seed or two


finally he got quite used to me and gobbled up all the food.


I hope the coming year will be a better one than the last with the 
loss of my husband and two dear friends.

The older we get, the more we cherish the people who share 
our memories.

Wishing you all the Happiest of New Years!

Linking with Stewart's


PS . . . Oh, HAPPY DAY!!! The young pullets which have been
indeterminately sitting on a clutch of eggs gleaned from
my granddaughter's bantams that lay blue eggs,
have produced a chick.!!!!

I am ecstatic and live in hopes of more.

34 comments:

  1. so very sweet, arija. i hope 2014 will be kinder to you.

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  2. My heart breaks for your losses. This past year has brought real troubles to so many. I am happy to bid it farewell. I pray you will be surprised at the joy you discover in the new year and I wish you all good blessings. Much Love, Pamela

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  3. May the New Year bring healing and peace to you.

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  4. Hope 2014 is a better year for you.

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  5. Oh, yes, so very sweet indeed, Arija. You and I have shared a lot over the years and I do hope you have a beautiful new year, with new joys and less pain!! You are always in my thoughts!! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend!

    Sylvia

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  6. WONDERFUL news about the chick. Health and happiness, love and laughter to you and yours. This year, and every year.

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  7. May you find happiness and healing in the New Year.

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  8. May the new year bring you more beautiful days and blue eggs.

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  9. I also hope that 2014 is a kinder year for you. Is the chick a sign?

    Thanks for all the comments look forward to staying in touch.

    Cheers and have a good New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. Hi again - thats not me in the first picture! One of the reasons I like photography is that I rarely feature in pictures!!

    SM

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  11. HI Arija Although you have had sad times last year, I amsure you also have wonderful happymemories so as 2014 starts I hope you will have less sad times in your life and many more happy moments. I love the shots of the King Parrot. I only saw them a few times when I was in Australia. Be blessed in 2014

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  12. I know so many that were challenged by personal sadness last year - including myself. But somehow, the thought of another journey in another new day energises the spirit. Your king parrot is certainly a striking character. And the chick is such a wonderful sign of fresh beginnings.

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  13. A lovely post to end the year, what a lovely bird

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  14. I am sure 2014 will make you stronger, enjoy every day

    Dave

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  15. So long as there are those left to remember, our loved ones remain with us...I do hope that your New Year will be filled with joy and good health, beautiful times with family and friends and looking forward to sharing life with you..this long pathway from Australia to Kentucky, USA...got to love this thing called blogging. Love, hugs and blessings my dear Arija~

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  16. I love your beautiful parrot and congrats on the new chick!!

    I wish you all the best in 2014, a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  17. Your loss saddens me, but I know that you carry treasured memories each and every day and I hope the good memories bring smiles!!!

    Beautiful, bright birds.

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  18. Dear Arija, I hope the coming year brings nothing but happiness and good health for you. Happy New Year!

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  19. So cute!
    Happy New Year to you!

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  20. congrats to the little chick. :)

    love the parrots!
    Happy New Year!

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  21. I hope 2014 brings you better times and healing.

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  22. I wholeheartedly return your new year wishes Arija.

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  23. What a stunning colour the parrot is. Hard to miss. Happy 2014 to you :)

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  24. I am sure that nature in all its myriad form will provide you with solace. Be strong.

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  25. Have a happy new year from my country, the Philippines, to yours. :)

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  26. Wonderful shots of the birds. I hope you have a good year ahead. I am sorry for all of your recent losses.

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  27. Gorgeous parrot. I wish you all the best in 2014, Arija!

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  28. From Oz, I wish you a healthy, happy New Year.Thanks for your visit.

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  29. I so hope this year is a good one for you Arija...last year was certainly difficult (that isn't a good enough word, if there is one, to describe it) . I admire you so much for showing us that you can go on...cherishing your memories, but still looking forward to what happens tomorrow!

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  30. I can't imagine seeing a parrot at one of my feeders! It's so wrong that I having only seen one in a cage...Thanks so much for sharing. Happy New Year!

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  31. Gorgeous colours! Great captures of this awesome bird.

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  32. They're gorgeous. Happy New Year, Arija!

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