Happy New Year!

New Year’s Timku
Happy twenty-three
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!

    • 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.

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


  5. 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.

  6. 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

    • 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.


        They are the life of Earth, they complete us.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

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