Another year gone down the gurgler. I cannot say I am sorry
to see it go, it has not been one of the better years I have known.
A young Galah demolishing the golden flowers on our
sizeable Grevillea robusta.
TV antennae make handy perches for Kookaburras, singly
or in pairs
and a big thank you to all those who visit and comment
on my humble blog. You all have made this faded year bearable for me.
The above photo of yours truly is a byproduct of my son instructing
me in the use of an added flash on my camera.
Every time my photographer son comes to visit, I glean a
little more of the art of photography.
May this New Year of 2013 be a year of Peace
so sorely needed in this strife torn world.
Linking to OUR WORLD
I love your photo -- say thanks to you son for me!! Beautiful birds and lovely blue skies in your world today!! I do hope this is a better year for you, I'm holding good thoughts!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, Arija. I do hope that 2013 brings better times for all of us, and better health, too!!ReplyDelete
you are beautiful, arija. may 2013 be a kinder year for all...ReplyDelete
Wonderful images Arija... Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Great shots of the birds and I love the one of you. Wishing you a better year to come.ReplyDelete
ooooh, HELLO Arija, so lovely to see YOU.ReplyDelete
You and your daughter *shine* in the same, beautiful way...
And amen to "down the gurgler"!
Yes 2012..not a good year..I am hoping that 2013 will be better for both of us...love to you.. lovely to SEE you...MichelleReplyDelete
What a beautiful photo of you, Arija. The lighting is just perfect. Well done to you learning something new every time your photographer son comes to visit. I pray that you are blessed with health and happiness in 2013. Thank you for being my friend. (((hugs))) JoReplyDelete
Love the portrait Arija. May 2013 bring the best for you and all the world.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
Hi Arija...Lovely Lady.. nice to see you : )ReplyDelete
Do hope 2013 is a much easier year for you and your health!! All my best..
Your smiling face is a wonderful way to end 2012. Happy New Year to you and may the year ahead be filled with peace.ReplyDelete
I really love that photo of the galah!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!!! I do hope 2013 is better for all of us than 2012 was...
A fabulous capture of our delightful Kookaburra Arija, and it's great to see the face behind the name! Thank you for your contribution to the success of our photo blogging efforts. May 2013 be a wonderful, happy and safe year for you.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos and may 2013 be a better year.ReplyDelete
Galahs we get in plenty, but we rarely see the kookaburras now - which makes me very sad. Thank you for sharing these.ReplyDelete
I love the self portrait, and am grateful to you son.
I hope the New Year is full of love and laughter - the two things I think are among the most important in the world.
The photo of you is lovely - such a welcome surprise to see it. May 2013 give many opportunities to express that wonderful smile often. Wishing you improved health, much happiness - and lots more adventures with your wonderful photography.ReplyDelete
Dear Arija, So great to see your beautiful smile at year's end. I hope 2013 is good to you. Happy New Year from CO!ReplyDelete
I love this photograph of you my friend...beautiful.ReplyDelete
I wish that your New Year shall be more calm, more peaceful and healthy in your direction. You are thought of with such fondness of heart...~
Great shots and a better 2013!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Arija you are so lovley! Love to put a face to the name, thank you for letting us see your outer beauty..we have all been blessed through your kind words, to see and feel your inner beauty.I wish for you moving forward into the New Year comfort, hope,courage to walk this new journey.I wish for you an abundance of love of family and friends as you move forward. I count myself blessing in having met your caring and gentle spirit through our blogging friendship. love and light to you dear lady.ReplyDelete
Love the pics of the kookaburra. Have a happy and healthy 2013.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the beautiful photos, and good wishes to you as well!ReplyDelete
Love to see the birds you have on the "other side of the world"! Lovely photos of the kookaburras (I think it's a funny name!)ReplyDelete
Nice to see who's behind the blog too, nice photo of you! And of course I wish you a helthier year 2013! :)
HI Arija, I love your Galah and the Kookaburra. They are both great birds, wonderful photos. It is also nice to see you a photo of you, your son took a lovely photo. Happy New Years to you and your family!ReplyDelete
Hello Arija! That is a very beautiful photograph of you! I am sorry it has been a faded year for you. Losing someone you love is so very painful, but I hope the good memories will nourish your spirit as you head into a hopefully easier 2013.ReplyDelete
Delightful bird shots, love the Kookaburras.ReplyDelete
A great portrait of you too! Happy New Year!
Kookaburras do seem to love antennas and bare trees - esp dead ones! Surprising when they are supposed to be addicted to gum trees! Great photos!ReplyDelete
You are a beautiful lady Arija! It is so nice to see you and I too would like to thank your son for the photo. How nice to have a son who is knowledgeable about photography! The bird photos are lovely. Once again I wish you A Very Happy and Healthy Year. May it be your happiest one yet. From Denise in Virginia xReplyDelete
Happy new year to you too! May it be a good one! Nice to see Aussie birds.ReplyDelete
Love the kookaburras, and a lovely portrait of you. You're never to old to learn new things, and wonderful that your son is helping you. As for your request for photos of the aurora borealis, I would love to do that for you, but I haven't mastered that skill yet. I keep thinking about learning how to do it, but the best time for shooting is in the wee hours of the morning, and clear nights are most often very cold. Maybe one of these nights.... If you do a google search it will pop up with hundreds of fantastic images. I wish you the very best in the coming year!ReplyDelete
I thought the wire things on our houses were just for the birds - they have another function??ReplyDelete
Nice pictures. Hope 2013 is better for you in particular and the world in general.
Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.
Stewart M - Melbourne
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!:)ReplyDelete
Thanks for many lovely glimpse in to things I have not seen before.
Lovely shots, Arija.ReplyDelete
Wishing you the best in 2013!
Dear Arija, thank you for your visit and your good wishes! I love to see your photo - you really look happy - and I wish you the vReplyDelete
ery best for 2013! Maria.
I do so hope your wish comes true -- it is mine as well. I like your self-portrait very much. Isn't it wonderful to learn from our kids! Wonderful bird that gullah -- even if he is eating your pretty tree.ReplyDelete
Boy am I late in commenting. Things here have been declining, and I just haven't felt like blogging very much. I haven't forgotten you Arija, or the special bond we have, I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and I LOVE your picture! You look well! Email coming soon. Take care..ReplyDelete
Happy New Year all the best for 2013. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Just found your blog today. Love seeing your birds, and you! What a blessing to have a photographer in the family.ReplyDelete
Nice to "meet" you face to face, Arija and hoping that this new year is a much better one for all of us.ReplyDelete