New Year’s Timku
Hope you keep your flame burning
Prosper and be free
New Year’s Spunku
Will things go to pot?
Black-eyed peas will help us through
See in twenty-three
The last moon of 2022
Cranes flying on the Crow highway
Landing gears down
Large bird in the clouds
Moon, clouds, contrails, and Tangle Heart Tree
Roadrunner in the clouds
Fuzzy moon over Shey’s tree
Crossing beaks for a great 2023
118 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”
Happy New Year!
Thanks, Creative. Happy New Year!
Happy New Years … with no mess-ups…
Happy New Year. Floggy Molly is a good start.
Yeah .. to be sure 🎶
Love the misty and cloudy look of the fading last moon and nature’s 2022 reflections; and the incoming 23 well it is simply stunning the way your lens captured the event
Gosh we are on our fourth day of 23.
What a gorgeous age, I so vividly recall, fearless and courageous were the years, the innermost wrestling to save the world.
Moving with a cautious and reflective pace now 23 is a new age for me.
New adventures are around the corner, I wish you a sparkling and Happy New Year.
Thank you for your fascinating comments.. very kind words indeed 🤗📘📖
I delight, my heart is full with your appreciation. Thank you ivor20🤗
Happy New Year, Tim! I am looking forward to the adventures that are around the corner. Thank you for a brilliant 2022.
Thank you Rebacca for adding to a great 2022. I’m looking forward to 2023. Happy New Year!
Beautiful pictures. Happy New Year…may it be a good one.
Thanks, Gigi. Happy New Year!
I see the roadrunner!
“In coming” doesn’t seem real – what a great shot!!
I want that fire pit!
Thanks, Leenda. Happy New Year. The fire pit is easy. All you need are 24 8x8x16 inch cinder blocks, 16 8×1.5×16 inch pavers for the top, and four 2×2 foot pavers laid down with space around them for airflow for the bottom.
And a handyman… as my body can no longer carry those cinderblocks!!
I really like the built in airflow spaces!
No handy friends to help you out? Cats aren’t much help when it comes to building fire pits.
Nope. I can’t even find someone to do a simple repair to keep raccoons out of my roof crawlspace.
Raccons love crawl spaces. You need a couple of Great Horned owls to take care of them.
A beautiful selection of photos to start the new year, Tim! That is a well built fire pit, too. I like that. Happy New Year! I’m turning in for the night now. See you in 2023!
Tristan and Craig build the fire pit for us on Fridsy. The photo is from the trial burn. Thanks, Lavinia. Happy New Year!
All these beautiful crane-photos! I like the Timku and the winglike cloud among the others. Happy New Year!
Thanks, Heidi. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, Tim – to you and your family, the two-legged and the four-legged members!
I see the birds in those clouds! Beautiful shots.
Thanks, Dale. Happy New Year!
Thank you, kind sir!
Happy new year, Tim. Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures and those beautiful lines.
Thanks, Eunice. Happy New Year.
Happy New Year, Tim! Thanks for all the wonderfull posts of 2022. Wishing you and your family all the best and a safe and healthy 2023!
Thanks, Herman! Happy New Year! Here’s to a wonderful, espresso filled, chocolate laced, musical 2023.
Happy New Year, Tim!
Thanks, einfachtilda. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, Tim! Love your cranes!
Thanks, Leya. Happy New Year!
Timothy… firstly let me get my breath here after seeing these pics. They are seriously breathtaking. Secondly the very best to you and Laurie xxx
Thanks, Shey.. Happy New Year! I hope the dudes are too seriously hungover.
Oh the dudes had a ball and will be ‘partaying’ again today x
They are making the best of the government-mandated holiday.
Yeah so kind of the government,….
I wish you a Happy New Year !
Thanks, Inge. Happy New Year!
enjoyed the pictures.. happy New Year,..
Thanks, China Dream. Happy New Year!
I love your New Year’s Day Timku–and you’ve outdone yourself with the stunning bird photography.
Thanks, Liz. Happy New Year! Here’s to 2023 kinds of kus.
You’re welcome, Tim.
Cooking a cat, 😉😂💗🐈❤️
Spunk is hot stuff. Thanks, Meli.
Happy 2023 to you, your wife, all pets, especially Sasha 💗
Thanks, Meli. Sasha sends you new year’s purrs and kitty kisses.
Lovely photos and your perfect Timku and spunku!
Happy new year, Tim, and family!!!!
Beautiful. Happy New Year Timothy! 3️⃣1️⃣🕛1️⃣
Thanks, Cindy. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Tim!
Thanks, Brad. Happy New Year!
This is an amazing photo spread. I love how the sense of movement in the cranes “parachuting” in it is created with the repeated images in a single frame or eyes move across the images and get the feel for the movement.
The cranes landing reminded me a bit of the Concord trying to look graceful landing; head tipped forward, wings held steady, and feet dangling for the contact.
Cranes are so graceful, except when they land. Thanks, Brad. BTW. I finally the found the photos of the Cooper’s Hawk who buzzed me and chewed me out for being in the way when he was pursuing a dove. I thought I posted those photos but apparently not. I will post those photos and story soon.
You’re back with your wonderful poems and pictures that are always gifts! Happy New Year Tim💗
Not really. Thanks, Cindy. Happy New year!
Great pictures! Happy New Year! Love all your Timkus and great captions!
Thanks, Nancy. Happy New year!
Wow, those birds! All the best for 2023!
Happy New year, Geoff.
Happy New Year! Wishing you health, wealth, and happiness in the year ahead.
Happy New year, Victoria.
Wow, some fabulous photos here Tim, Mother Nature putting on a grand show with those extraordinary clouds. Happy new year. 🥳
Thanks, Miriam. Happy New year!
Happy 2023 Tim and all your family.
Happy New year, Couriers.
Happy New Year Timothy 🥂
Happy New year, Holly.
Happy New Year, Tim!!
Happy New year, Mary jo.
Happy New Year!
Happy New year, Patty.
Stunning photos you have here!!! Happy New Year! 😎✨
Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2023!
Thanks, Dawn. Happy New Year!
Beautiful photos! We got to see the cranes today from a distance. I’m always thrilled to hear that sound. 🙂
Thanks, Rebecca. I love their sound.
Great end of year pics! ❤
HAPPY NEW YEAR dear Tim!
Fab TimKu & SpunKu!
Is Spunkie-Poo 💋 actually in that pot? Love the festive reflections.
Grabbed Shey’s tree!
Thank you!!! xox
Yes, Spunk is in the pot. He love getting in stock pots. Thanks, Resa.
Sooooo cute! xo
Whatever Spunk did, you need to forgive!! : )
These photos are awesome, and I love those dangling feet in the air!
Thanks for following us again.
Thanks, Dawn. If Spunk were a Catholic kitty, he would be in a perpetual state of reciting ahil Maries and our Fathers. He put himself in the pot, however. I noticed I wasn’t getting notifications when you posted, so I renotified. Had to do the same thing with some other blogs.
Yes, perhaps he would. I’d love to hear that in “Meow” form. I knew he wanted to sit in there, he worked for it a bit. Murph once walked off the counter into a bowl. i snapped it, blogged it, and titled it “Murph-a-roni.” We’ve had to re-follow as well, glitch in the system perhaps. Thanks again
I saw your post on “Oral Health For Lizards: The Doctors, The Cost…” I tried to comment, but WP won’t let me. Your site is one of those sites I can’t comment on or like unless I do it in the Reader. Your post hasn’t shown up in the Reader, either. I was going to say that Murph is looking good in the photos. I would say it’s best to do preventative care. Reptiles don’t always do well with anesthesia or major procedures.
Thank you for this input. Strange, I couldn’t comment on another post in the last 2 days. Good to know it’s happening to us too. Thank you so much. Don’t know how to fix it, but much appreciated. Our Murph seems happy(ish) doesn’t he, Timothy? Thank you for the advice because I’m at a stalemate of sorts here. Analysis paralysis is in effect.
It’s tough to work these situations out. I have spent a lot of money on surgies for animals and they never recovered. But other animals survived the surgeries and lived long, happy lives. Other’s survived, but I had to treat them daily. Those critters had two to five years of happiness before they died.
You certainly have loved many animals very much. They were lucky to have you as their dad. You’ve offered some food for thought. Considering Murph’s issue does not seem life-threatening, his beard is never blackened for no reason (only when he wants out of his enclosure), seeming to me he is in no distress or behaves as if he were hurting, I think we definitely will not risk his going through something from which he may not recover & add suffering where there seems to not be. Thank you
People think we are nuts because of the amount of money we have spent on animals. I tell them, what’s money good for if you can’t use it to help your loved ones and give the gift of life? Out animal family members gives us a lot of happiness and comfort. We owe it to them to take care of them when they have issues. They are not objects you just put down and throw out when they become inconvenient and expensive. We haven’t had a pet put down in years. We put them in home hospice and let them die in the environment they are familiar with.
That is not nuts, that is the most right way to be. Home hospice – like a family should be.
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.
CHIEF SEATTLE OF THE SUWAMISH TRIBE
They are the life of Earth, they complete us.
Tim, the best to you and yours for 2023. Hoping it will be a great year for all of us…fingers and beaks crossed!
Oh my goodness, Tim, your Inner Creator is alive and well!! Awesome pictures!! LOVED the one of Spunk of course which made me laugh!!! Your skyscapes are incredible as are your crane pictures. Enjoyed every single one!! What a way to start the New Year! YES!! May all of us artists create create create in ways that go above and beyond what we have known. Beautiful post, Tim!! Happy New Year!! xoxo
Thanks, Amy Rose. You didn’t get spammed.
Happy New Year, Tim, Laurie, and your cat family. I’m the 100th comment! Maybe luck is with me in 2023. Hope the same for you! 📚🎶Christine
I hope it brings you good health, prosperity and lots of books sales. Thanks, Christine.
I go for all of that! Thanks, Tim! 📚🎶
Excellent. Happy new year, Tim.
Happy New Year Tim! Thanks for all those wonderful posts!
Stunning series, Tim, a great way to end one year and begin another.
Thanks, Randall. And 23 is off and running.
Very late on this, but Happy New Year to you as well Timothy. Looking forward to seeing more sunsets, reading about more of your adventures and, of course, more Spunk in ’23!