It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Old Year..., Goodbye

My pipe is out, my glass is dry;
My fire is almost ashes too;
But once again,before you go,
And I prepare to meet the New:
Old Year! a parting word that's true,
For we've been comrades, you and I
--I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!

~Robert Service~
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Madeline's Album said...

Love the poem. Wishing you and yours a great and wonderful 2010. Madeline

BrasherGirl said...

What a warm, inviting photo and a lovely poem!

Wishing you and the Prospector a very Happy New Year!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Hope its a wonderful year for you, Connie. And for a certain barnfull of goats, too.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Happy Sweet New Year to you my dear friend who chats with goats, lives delightfully in the moment, and shares it all with me! I am blessed to be here with you!

I wish you peace and joy abundantly in 2010!

Give a sweet pat to those delightful goats. I look forward to many more wise moments with them in 2010. : D

Angela said...

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(¸.*´ (¸.*´* HAPPY NEW YEAR *


Roslyn said...

Happy New Year my friend, may 2010 be gentle sweet & kind to you.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

That is such a beautiful poem. I had never heard of Robert Service before, but have now searched Wiki and will be borrowing some of his works through the library system.
It's the beginning of the year and I've already learned something!
Thank you!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2010!

Jan Ely said...

Hope you have a happy New Year! Please let me know ahead of time next time you're here, and we'll get together!