Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Last Look at 2014

New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
~Hamilton Wright Mabie

last dusk of 2014
Just one photo today, but I'll probably be back before too long with my usual collection. This is my final view of the lake at dusk for 2014.

Wishing all my beautiful bloggie people a very Happy New Year. May 2015 bring you much contentment and joy.



       



And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if your blog post is named as a POTW.









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A GOOD READ

A Lesson for CJ
by Stephen
at The Chubby Chatterbox


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JUST PLAIN ALL AROUND GOOD

Keeping Baby Safe
by TexWisGirl
at The Run*A*Round Ranch

 
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PHOTOGRAPHY

Sky and Water
by Andy
at Eye Candy


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CREATIVE FUN

Rock Monsters
by Gary
at Gary's Third Pottery Blog

 
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GOOD ADVICE

To Its Time
by Leah
at The Goat's Lunch Pail
  
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YOU'LL LAUGH

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
by Jenn
at Cottage Country Reflections

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READERS' CHOICE

Apologies to Joe and Tabor for my having missed this request for the last POTW.

Recommended by: Joe
Walking in Someone Else's Shoes
by Tabor
at One Day at a Time
 

 
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Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.
 
Thank you

46 comments:

Cloudia said...

Happy New Year!!! <3

Kerri Farley said...

Wishing you all the Best for 2015.
Happy New Year!

ADRIAN said...

Happy New Year Hilary.

waldlaeufer68 said...

Hi , with so great photo can start the new year well You and your family a happy new year Regards Frank

ladyfi said...

A lovely view!

Out on the prairie said...

Happy New Year to you

Andy said...

Thanks for including me in your "Post Of The Week"... again. Happy New Year Hilary!

Betty Manousos said...

Happy New Year! xoxo

DJan said...

I love that quote by Mabie, it's so very true. And thank you for being a friend during the past years. I look forward to reveling in your art for yet another year. A brand new year! :-)

sage said...

Happy New Year!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

May your 2015 be a marvelous adventure.

TexWisGirl said...

awww! thank you! i had just begun reading your quote at the start of this post when joeh popped in with a comment about me starting the year with a POTW. woo hoo! thanks, hilary!

EG CameraGirl said...

The lake was lovely in 2014. I look forward to seeing more photos of it in 2015. Happy New Year, Hillary!

messymimi said...

Happy New Year! May it bring you blessings and great joy.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

HEY! Me! Thank you :) Happy new year!

Anvilcloud said...

I wish you many happy lake views.

L. D. said...

Your photo is so wonderful. It is great to see the snow on the iced over lake and the cloud colors are so great.

Bob Bushell said...

Happy new year to you Hilary, and what a picture, excellent.

Grayquill said...

Happy New Year....best wishes to you and yours and. Thanks for always adding beauty in every visit.

Terri Buster said...

A beautiful shot! Happy New Year!

Red said...

Your quote makes me think that every moment is marking an anniversary. Jan. 1 is arbitrary. Happy New Year!

Mage said...

Just a thank you for all the gifts you have shared with us this last year. :) May you enjoy health and happiness in the coming year.

Stephen Hayes said...

Love the iridescent water in your photograph. As always, it's an honor to be included in your Posts of the Week. Wishing you a prosperous and healthy 2015. Happy New Year.

Rita said...

And a beautiful last sky it was. Happy 2015!! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for the POTW.

Linda said...

Happy New Year, Hilary. I'm looking forward to another year of great photos giving me a glimpse into your neck of the woods.

imhkki said...

beautiful photograph

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Several people commented! Thanks for the Shout Out! Happy New Year. Hope all is well this year for you and yours!

Glo said...

Looks like a perfectly good night to be inside, warm and cozy! ~ love the blushing clouds floating above the lake. Will enjoy checking out your POTW links :) Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!!

William Kendall said...

Such a lovely shot!

yaya said...

Happy New Year to you! I'm looking forward to the beautiful pics you will post in 2015!

Joanna Jenkins said...

That's a perfect photo to end 2014 with.

Thanks for a great year, Hilary. I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the beauty you share with us.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2015.

xo jj

Pauline said...

Happy New Year to you and Frank. Thanks for a year of spectacular posts and for all the PsOTW that have led me to some wonderful reading!

rosaria williams said...

Happy New Year, Hillary. Looking forward to your beautiful pictures in 2015.

Daryl said...

and a belated (on this blog anyway) wish for a very happy healthy photo filled new year!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hope it's a wonderful, wonderful new year! And thank you for all the incredible photos from years past, they really do bring such joy.

(And btw, I wonder, with the new blogger changes, if continually asserting "I'm not a robot" will have a positive impact on our personalities? Or just drive us bananas?)

photowannabe said...

Happy New Year Hilary.
It's always a delight to catch up on the POTW and your beautiful photos.
Thanks for stopping by my blog all the time.
Looking forward to all the new adventures in 2015.

Ruby said...

Happy New year Hilary!!

Gail Dixon said...

Spectacular view! I hope you had a very happy new year and wonderful Christmas. I'm so behind with blogging I feel I'll never catch up or get in a routine again. Sigh.

Scott said...

At least you got a pretty sunset to say farewell to 2014. See you again soon.

ellen abbott said...

happy new year Hilary!

Kat said...

That is a beautiful last glimpse!
Happy New Year!

christopher said...

Happy New Year, joy and contentment to you as well.

Michael Manning said...

Hope the New Year brings you all good things, Hilary! :)

Indrani said...

A very happy new year to you and all your loved ones Hilary :)
You make blogging a good experience with your POTWs. You make so many bloggers happy. :)
Thank you for that!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Nice to know meet Benny though your photo essay. The moon shot and the lake pics are amazing.

Wish you a happy and prosperous new year!