With this new year still in its diapers/nappies, I find myself reflecting back on this date in previous years, and this one, sixteen years ago, came to mind. We were happily ensconced in Omaha, Nebraska, and we had had a lovely all-day snowfall. I had just finished shoveling the driveway and took time to go back out again, at 20 minutes after midnight, to savor again the glow of our holiday decorations. I still miss our home of 18 memorable years there, but it’s history now, and we have moved on to wonderful new frontiers.
- New Zealand
- Photo Philosophy
- ScotchChrome 1000
- Street Portraits
- Street Shots
- A Fondness for Ferns
- A Fondness for Fungi
- A Liking for Lichens
- A Penchant for Pareidolia (About Face)
- Family Flashbacks
- Family Friday
- Flashback Friday
- Fleeting Beauty
- Isolation Antidotes
- Melancholy Monday
- Menagerie Monday
- Nebulous Notables
- Night Photography
- Places Remembered
- Point & Shoot
- Portraits of Pets Past
- Saturday Sequel
- Serenity Sunday
- Silly Saturday
- Thoughtful Thursday
- Tweaking Tuesday
- Warm Winter Wishes
What a glowing, colourful, beautiful scene! Makes me smile :)
Me too–both then and now.
I was about to write what Ms Liz has written! How very beautiful and festive. Did you send this photo out as Christmas cards? It would work wonderfully!
It played a leading role in our newsletter that year. Thanks, M, glad you like it!
A warm red glow indeed. I understand how it would make you nostalgic.
It was appropriate for the warm internal glow I had from that shoveling exercise–which I usually really enjoyed. Can’t say I miss it very much now, though!
Nice memory. The warmth coming form your house must have warmed you as you returned from elsewhere.
Although we don’t do lights for the holiday season, several of our neighbors do.The nicest being this one. It is also now a memory as the house has been sold and the display gone.
There was much warmth there indeed, and it continues even though that house is relegated to history. I shudder to think what it would take to be able to have a similar house here, but we are so fortunate to be where we are, and the warmth is still with us.
This looks so magical!
Thank you, Cath, they were good times and we cherish the memories and so they live on in our hearts. And we continue to make new ones as life goes on and perpetuate the magic.
Now that’s a great way to live!
Reading today’s headlines I guess you are now in a better continent…… even though you will miss it. But still many more happy memories no doubt :-)
Definitely more happy memories!
It’s good that you can miss the old place AND appreciate what you have now – holding contradictions isn’t easy. That warm glow on the snow is wonderful!
There were many good times, and there was a fire in the fireplace inside, providing more warm glow. Thanks, Lynn.
Snow and Christmas lights are a favorite memory from my years in Iowa. The color of your house adds to the effect; it looks warm and inviting, and ready for carolers, Santa, or neighbors.
We had all three, but actually, we were the carolers.