Happy New Year!


Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes to everyone. I've been offline a lot this month -- and it's been a long, long month -- hosting two Christmases, plus dealing with the decline of both my camera and my computer. Gosh, I have so many Christmas photos, but I think I'm having trouble posting them because it's been such a hectic month. So, back to the archives for these chickadee photos. On the upside, earlier this evening I celebrated the finale of my photo 365 project. It brought me a lot of joy to look back through the photos, so I'm happy that I kept at it (though, I did miss a few days here and there). I'm hoping that things will even out in the New Year, and by that I mean starting today! ;-)


My resolution for the New Year is going to revolve around the wise words of Howard Thurman - a resolution I feel confident I can keep throughout the year:

Don't worry about
what the WORLD needs.

Ask what makes
you come ALIVE
and do that.

Because what
the world needs
is people
who have



  1. It will probably come as no surprise to you that my resolution is more or less the same as yours. Happy New Year, many happy returns, and keep right on comin' ALIVE, baby. :)

  2. Happy New Year Candis to you and yours! Now that is a proper resolution! To a wonderful 2011.

  3. Good to see you again. Love your resolution and sorry to hear of your camera and computer woes. Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year!

    Also go US and Canada Jrs Hockey!

  5. Happy New Year! Darn I was hoping your New Year's Resolution was going to be to visit a friend in Brown County Indiana so that a friend in St. Louis could drive over and see you too! But as an alternative to that, your resolution is pretty wonderful.

    Sorry about your computer and camera. I'm convinced 2011 will be better, even for cameras and computers.

  6. Love the photos, Candis!! Really nice. Those little chickadees are soooo dear.

    Now, what's this about camera and computer woes? Did I miss something? What happened to them?

    Hope your holidays were wonderful... but I don't know, hosting two Christmases. Wow!

  7. Look at that sweet little Chickadee! Such patience to get one to eat of your hand!

    Wishing you the best in the new year, Candis, and hopefully your camera and computer issues will right themselves soon. Love the resolution.

  8. {{{{ Jen }}}} <--- big, squishy hugs! :)

    Best wishes to you too Scott. Hope you and Jen have a wonderful New Year's Day. :)

    Thanks CG! Happy New Year to you and your family. I'm trying to not to get too down about the equipment woes -- still have the backup cam for instance -- but my poor laptop, oh the double hit was a little hard to take, lol.

    LOL Andi ... here's hoping they both make it as far as they can. :)

    Oh, maryb ... :D ... now that sounds like exactly like coming alive! I would love to make that happen this year.

    coyote -- Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope you are doing okay with all that snow and wild, winter weather!

    Hi CF! So good to see you ... :) My D300 has developed a sticky shutter and the other day the laptop let out a very scary noise. I'm going to have to send them both to the doctor I think. Bummer.

    Thank you Sharon -- best wishes for the New Year to you as well!

    (Actually, I guess it's my turn to remind everyone to make sure important data is backed up. So, right now -- go do it! ;)

  9. Oh how I LOVE that quotation! And of course, I always ADORE your chickadee photos! Wishing you all the best in the new year, and may your camera and computer woes soon be resolved. :)

  10. wonderful thoughts for the new year. that chickadee collage would make a lovely Christmas card :) ~ with the pine needles in the centre.

  11. Thank you Mary! Best wishes in your new pursuits as well ... :-)

    Thank you Caitlin! And I will have to remember that for next season ... :-)

  12. Beautiful photos and wise words Candis!! we should all try to live by them :)

    Happy New Year!!!

  13. Hiya Candis,

    Going through every adjective I can think of the only one that keeps coming to mind is beautiful.

  14. Thanks Jennifer and thanks Whit!