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8.1.2021

Toisenlaisia jouluja - Happy New Year!




Hei pitkästä aikaa ja onnellista uutta vuotta kaikille blogini lukijoille!

Ihminen suunnittelee ja Jumala säätää. :) Joulunaikaa ei vietetty perheessämme aivan suunnitelmien mukaan, mutta onneksi pystyimme juhlistamaan yhdessäoloa varsinaisten joulunpyhien jälkeen.

Sydämellinen kiitos hyvän joulun ja uuden vuoden toivotuksistanne. Koetan ehtiä vastavierailuille mahdollisimman pian.




...
Enkelin laulu rauhaa, rauhaa toistaa.
Seimen yllä joulun tähti valkeuttaan
kirkkaana silmiin lapsosen nyt loistaa.
...




...
Rauhainen mieli rukousta toistaa.
...




(Yllä olevat lainaukset ovat Aune Perälän runosta "Jouluhymni", joka tunnetaan erityisesti Ahti Sonnisen säveltämänä lauluna.)




Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit.




Hello dear all - I send you my heartfelt thanks for your good wishes and hope you will have a happy and safe year 2021.

The year 2020 was - as we all know only too well - very particular. At the end of the year, our family was reminded once more of the fact that man proposes, but God disposes. :)

We have been able, however, to spend some quality time together and to enjoy the beauty of our Nordic winter. It has been snowing. :)










If you miss me, feed the little birds.








Lokakuussa postasin näistä satiininauharuseteista.




Ostin joulun alla Airamin Shine-ledsarjan, jonka värit muistuttavat lapsuuden hehkulamppusarjoja. Linssit on puristettu kulmikkaiksi, mutta ledvalot loistavat silti turhan kirkkaasti varsinkin "pystysuuntaan", mikä alemmassa kuvassa näkyy hyvin (etenkin siniset lamput).






Kevättä kohti! :)




31 kommenttia:

  1. Buongiorno, Buon Anno e buon blog!
    Ci teniamo in contatto anche per il 2021.
    Stay well and safe!
    xx

    VastaaPoista
  2. Kivasti koostettu kuvasarja. Aluksi hopeaa, valkoista ja vihreää. Kuvat huokuvat hartautta. Suomen luontoa, lunta, kuusia. Hieno perspektiivi tuo missä kuusen latva näkyy kaukana. Tip tap tip tap, tonttuja ja hehkuvaa joulunpunaista. Lopuksi sanoma valoisien päivien alkamisesta ja kevääseen katsomisesta. Suosikkikuvani on Qui, Quo e Qua, veljenpojat joulusta iloitsemassa. Onnellista uutta vuotta, Sara

    ❤️❤️❤️ 🐿🐿🐿 🌲🌲🌲 ja vielä siilin eleganssia 🦔 🦔 🦔

    VastaaPoista
  3. All the very best for 2021, Sara. I hope that the vaccine will enable us to kick COVID right out the door. It is quite certain that if we have to rely on common sense by our citizenry it will be here forever!

    VastaaPoista
  4. Magical images of your winter, to add to those of my sons in both Austria and Canada. It helps me to feel cooler in our extreme humid temperatures.
    Best wishes for a more relaxed and healthier 2021.

    VastaaPoista
  5. "If you miss me, feed the little birds."

    Wow! What is this from?

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you for your comment, Sandi!
      The invitation to feed the little birds is mine. :) While I had to be away from home (even at Christmas), I wanted to remind my family members to help our feathered friends.
      Have a blessed new year!

      Poista
  6. Ihanaa tätä vuotta Sara;-))

    VastaaPoista
  7. Gorgeous pictures....No snow here but cold too ;)
    Have a Happy 2021 !
    Anna

    VastaaPoista
  8. Great photos of the snow and your Christmas tree. Hoping 2021 will be a much better year than 2020 was and that the corona virus will go away for good. Have a blessed and wonderful day.

    VastaaPoista
  9. Beautiful snowy photos. I do love the way snow softens and lightens the landscape. The angel on your tree is very sweet. Yes, man thinks he is in control, but in reality, God is.
    May 2021 be a happy and content year for you and your family.

    VastaaPoista
  10. "Man proposes and God disposes...We make plans and God laugh..." We are in His hands and He is good.Your photos are just fabulous!!! Happy 2021!

    VastaaPoista
  11. Hyvää tätä vuotta Sara:)
    Loistava kuvasarja taas, ihania maisemia ja tunnelmia ja oravakin.
    Meille hankittiin uusia lintujen ruokkimisjuttuja, siemeniä ja talipalloja. On kuhina käynyt :D Lintuja on niin mukava seurata.
    Kirjoituksestasi sain käsityksen, että jotain on sattunut. Mitä ikinä se lieneekään, niin tsemppiä sinulle ja hyvää vointia!

    VastaaPoista
  12. We have been feeding the birds. You have way more snow than we do!

    VastaaPoista
  13. Such beautiful photos! I can always rely on you for some stunning "frosty" images. I am sorry to read that you have had a family loss.

    VastaaPoista
  14. Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs, I so enjoyed seeing them.
    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2021.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

    VastaaPoista
  15. Beautiful scenes.

    A happy new year to you!

    VastaaPoista
  16. Thanks God you could gather and spend Christmas with your family, Sara. I love your red pictures, but I don't know what does this one 1945-1949 mean?
    It's snowing here as well. temps are -15 C, cold and I cant to visit my cottage. I hope on Sunday will be -3 C and will feed the birds:-)
    Hugs!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Happy New Year, Nadezda!
      Thank you for your comment and for your question! What you see in the Disney photo is the book cover of a collection of Christmas Stories by Carl Barks (my favourite) from the 1940's.
      Stay warm! Hugs!

      Poista
  17. Precioso post amiga. Por aquí también nos llegó la nieve.
    Te deseo un buen 2021 amiga. Me alegro si habéis podido pasar las fiestas juntos. Nosotros no, esperenos que las próximas sean mejores.
    Buen fin de semana Sara. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

    VastaaPoista
  18. Precious Sarah

    each image is master piece believe me ,i never loved the snow as much as your photos made me to do :)))

    MAGNIFICENTLY taken indeed ! Christmas tree is specially so ELEGANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    sending you much love ,best wishes ,heartfelt prays for new year!

    VastaaPoista
  19. Ihanan kauniita kuvia ♥️

    VastaaPoista
  20. Seu Blog é
    maravilhoso!
    Já seguindo adorarei que
    vá visitar um dos
    meus Blogs.
    Bjins
    CatiahoAlc.

    VastaaPoista
  21. dear Sarah
    i am sorry about health issues in family ,i really wish and pray may all get well soon and you feel better by the Grace of Lord !
    in your latest post IMAGES ARE DIVINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    oh i felt like i was able to touch the snow specially in first photo YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED WITH GIFT OF WONDERFUL TALENT !
    i think i have watched show on tv with same name when i was in my middle school probably Agatha Christies ,it was about a lady detective .

    oh that cat photo is amazing and first thought touch mind is " an observing eye"
    health ,peace and joy to you and yours!

    VastaaPoista
  22. Hola Sara. Deseo que los problenas de a salud se vayan resolviendo y no sea graves. Desde Béjar te mando mucho ánino amiga.
    Buen fin de semana Sara. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

    VastaaPoista
  23. Hi Sara, I hope your family is well.
    Being healthy is very important.
    I love your white landscape; but it is very cold!
    Here where I live the snow falls but it is a super thin layer; but
    it is very rare but it happens in our winter.
    I have a lot to celebrate my 78 year old mom caught
    covid and recovered was my christmas gift.
    In Brazil, the numbers only increase;
    But we stand firm and believe in better days ...
    Good entry for February.

    VastaaPoista
  24. Gorgeous pics! :-) Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

    VastaaPoista
  25. Nice winter photos, I like Christie ❤

    VastaaPoista
  26. Have a great weekend ❤

    VastaaPoista
  27. Hi,dear Sara!I hope everything is OK with you and yours...I miss you.God bless. Wonderful snow pics!

    VastaaPoista
  28. Dear Sara,
    I am sorry for your mother's illness.I will pray for her,for a fast and complete recovery.God bless you and yours. Thank you for taking time to hear my son's music and sharing.Big hug!

    VastaaPoista


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