Andre Rieu and bagpipes - Auld Lang Syne
The last of the season
An evening at Butchart Gardens and wonderland of lights ( The 12 Days Of Christmas)
This has become a season tradition and we've gone with family and/or friends before or after Christmas . It's one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and pure magic at Christmas.
It's a fond farewell to a most amazing year. We took an amazing trip to our roots and visited cousins and friends, - and my more ethereal photo greeting cards began to sell. There have been changes in our families, challenges and heartaches, yet we prevail.
What can I aim for in the new year? more mindfulness, letting go of expectations, better relationships and my biggie of less procrastination. The list is long and as my Zen habits prompts, maybe one challenge a month might be more easily doable.
Namu myoho renge kyo -and just breathe!!
Blessings to all and happy Hogmanay to my Scots cousins. Bhliain nua sásta to our Ireland and Bliadhna Mhath Ùr to the wild highland hearts.
Buon Capodanno a Caterina e Roberto e tutti in bella Italia and ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος to my Nick!!
the sunken garden
the tunnel in the slumbering rose garden
the snail garden
The night garden- the opening looks onto the lagoon where you get a glimpse here of the 5 Golden Rings
one of the nine lords(frogs) a leaping
outdoor ice skating with hundreds of kids
some wild highland hearts and one Irish hooligan send us a greeting
|Tamra calls these "the creepy puppets"|