|Yesterday while on a walk, we spotted this White Faced Heron.|
Perhaps, we'll celebrate with a glass of wine on the veranda, (if the skies clear) and do as many do throughout the world, have a quiet evening at home often heading to bed before the strike of midnight.
|Leftover from Halloween?|
"New Year's Eve:
In both the Gregorian calendar, currently used in the United States, and the Julian calendar, which was used until 1752 in the British colonies, the last day of the year is December 31st."
|Masses of yellow daisies grow along the road.|
In our old lives, each year we enthusiastically celebrated New Year's Eve with a theme based party at our home. For days, I'd prepare a wide array of foods for the party and decorate our home befitting the theme based occasion.
|Fluffy yellow blooms.|
From cookie cutout baloney sandwiches to pickled eggs to homemade White Castle burgers to gruyere cheese fondue with chunks of baguettes for dipping, we had every imaginable dish as a result of a huge turnout. For a list of 70's type foods, please click here at this great site.
|These flowers are so dark they're almost black. We'd seen these in new Zealand as well.|
From there, on several occasions, we got together with friends and neighbors or stayed at home keeping the festivities low key. This time of year in Minnesota was often bitter cold. The idea of heading out on the icy roads with the potential of drunk drivers spinning out on the highway didn't hold much appeal.
|Wishing well planter in side yard of neighboring home.|
With few friends in this area, its unlikely we'll do anything more than enjoy one more pleasant evening together, feeling blessed and grateful for the quality of our lives, for those we love and for each other.
|Rocky beach on a cloudy day walk.|
As for where we were one year ago please check below for our "Photo from one year ago today, December 30, 2015." Please have a safe and happy end of the year.
Photo from one year ago today, December 30, 2015:
|When we walked through the Pacific Harbour, Fiji neighborhood, one year ago, we crossed this river. For more photos please click here.|