A clear patch of blue smiled at dawn
But the sun couldn’t show its face
At year’s end lavender cast
A Great Bue Heron reflects
The sun lies down, pulls up covers
Another year has passed away
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Another Year Passes Away
A clear patch of blue smiled at dawn
69 thoughts on “Another Year Passes Away”
Happy 2022 to you and Laurie, the kitties, Tristan and Jake…
Thanks, Susan. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! May 2022 bring you even more occasions to showcase your numerous talents! Of course, good health and happiness (yes, yes, you are allowed your grumpy moments…)
Thanks, Dale. It’s getting to be all grump all the time. I’m getting fatter and my patience thinner. I’m becoming a grumpy old man. Let’s hear it for a better year in 2022.
Oh you! Hear! Hear! for 2022!
Here ther and everywhere. It’s raining. How about that?
Was snowing here lightly earlier.
Great image of the heron, Tim, and enjoy the verse as well. Sher and I wish you and yours a prosperous 2022.
Thanks, Maj & Sher. Wishing you lots of fun trips in 2022.
Wishing you, Laurie and Tristan and very Happy and peaceful New Year.
Thanks, Juanita. Happy New Year.
Wonderful poetry, and pics stunning as always. I always love the lavender pics. Amazing, Tim. Happy New Year!
Thanks for the wonderful comment, Jeff. Happy new Year!
You’re welcome, Tim. Always. Thank you!
Happy New Year, Tim. Hopefully, it will be better than the last two.
Love the photos…you can make even a dreary day look beautiful.
Thanks, Kt. Lets hope for a great 2022.
Beauteous! Happy Everything in ’22 Tim.
Thanks, Cindy. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Timothy
Thanks, bullroarin. Happy New Year.
That’s a great sketch of the Heron
Happy New Year Timothy 🎊🎉🥂
Wishing you and your wife, the family a blessed 2022.
Happy New Year 🎊
Thanks, Ribana. Happy New Year!
Beautiful photos and poem, Tim.
Freezing fog and 28 degrees outside right now. Should start warming again after tonight.
We are at 40 degrees with rain. Yahoo for the rain.
Wishing you and Laurie a safe, healthy and happy 2022, my dear friend!
Thanks, Herman. Happy New Year. Give Jimi a big hug for me.
You put up favorite things here TImothy. YES!!!!! Wishing you, laurie and the kitties wonderful times in 2022
Thanks, Shey. Happy New Year. I hope the Dudes didn’t overdo the vodka and Cossack daning.
Well I am ashamed to confess they did and they were not alone … ……………………….
You bet. Got to keep the side up whatever x
A year of great beauty through your eyes passed. Here’s to another one! Happy New Year, my friend! 🌟🌱🎵
Thanks, Marina. Happy New Year. We got greetings from our wolf.
Ah that’s great! Mosby is sweet! 😉🐺
They had a video of the wolves howling. Loved it.
Awwww…. or should I say Howwww!!!!!
A wonderful way to close 2021 – and we are full of hopes of bright, glorious skies in 2022. Happy New Year, Tim.
Thanks, Frank. Happy New Year.
Beautifully said and photographed, Tim. Wishing you all good things in 2022. Hugs on the wing!
Thanks, Teagan. Happy New Year.
Here’s to a fabulous 2022! Filled with beautiful skies, happy kitties and gorgeous birds!
Happy New Year!
Thanks, Nancy. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, Tim x
Thanks, Katie & Evee. Happy New Year!
Best Wishes and Happy New Year !
Thanks, Inge. Happy New Year!
Beautiful Lines and pictures Tim and thanks for the great year! 💖💖🌷🙏
2022 here we come for year of joy and fun! 💖
Your pictures are beautiful.
I hope the new year will be beautiful too.
I wish you and your family all the best
Such a beautiful sky and Heron is spectacular.. Love the dramatic black and white sky Tim..
Wishing you a very Happy New Years Day… Here the first day of January thirty minutes away from ending already… 🙂
Sending Happy New Year well wishes Tim…. and I so enjoy the cottage 🙂
Take care.. Sue 🙂
Thanks, Sue. I’m happy you are having fun with the cottage. I heard it”s addictive.
I don’t think this is a downer post. I also think the heron in lavender cast photo is gorgeous. The photography is too beautiful for this to be a true downer post
It’s not a bubbly post. The lavender heron is really pretty. Thanks, JYP.
Eh, I think bubbly beverages are better than excessively bubbly cliched posts.
I’m only bubbly if you consider flatualance bubbly. I commented on Dale’s blog that since there seems to be a lot of bloggers who post challenges, I was thinking about adding Flatulent Friday, challenging people to post classical gas. What do you think?
I was a chemistry major, so I’m more of a noble gases person myself. But I love your prompt idea
Chemistry? Cool. Did you ever blow anything up? That’s what was fun about chemistry. Noble. Yes, I can see you are noble. Magically majestic miasma?
We did an experiment using a bomb calorimeter once. But there actually weren’t too many crazy explosions or anything.
Sounds like it was fun.
Bittersweet – always look forward to what the new year might bring, but at the cost of putting me one step closer to the ground.
True. Thanks, Brian.
Can’t say I’m at my wit’s end with grief over the death of 2021. Still, I had some great creative times, and sure enjoyed knowing you, RR, the AGM’s, RB. and many others.
We all have had our creative moments. It’s wonderful knowing all of you. Thanks, Resa.