Saturday, January 01, 2011

Last Year is Merely a Shadow...

Father Time Waits for No One! 

I meant to post this 'last year' and shcedule it to appear this year but, ran out of time and find myself posting this in what was next year and now is this year! Did I loose you? Hope not.
My gosh...2011 is now here. It will be a good year. I believe that with all my heart. As to whether or not all of it is happy, I'm good with any amount of 'happy' that comes my way. Really. I mean that with all my heart.

The New Year was rung in with my husband and some friends present-much of tonight's gathering at my house had several layers of spontaneity to it. That's what made it all the more special! I think we Westerners overplan so many things and forget to leave room for spontaneity. Perhaps it's not unique to Westerners though. I just think that it is.

A few years back, Mark (hubby) gave me an hour glass for Christmas. Not sure why, as I never had a desire to own one, but now that I've owned one, it is a bit unique to have one. And, it came in handy this afternoon in using it as my image for today's SSS!

I raise my glass in toast to all of you out there:

"Here's to the present-and to hell with the past! A health to the future and joy to the last!"

Happy New Year, everybody!

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2009 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here and then select the "Shadow Shot" set.


Ralph said...

The time of 2010 has passed, a new beginning is in order. Not just for the year of 2011, but for always (as we look to Jesus as a new beginning as well). Therefore, we look ahead and forget most of the bad history of then and use a renewed sense of purpose to move on...

Thank you for that lovely prayer. Even at age 22, we as parents never give up parenting. We hope and pray for the best as they continue. A wonderful and beautiful hope!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

gigihawaii said...


Sylvia K said...

I love the hour glass! And what a great shot for the new year! Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year, Paula, with lots of love and laughter and light! Thank you so much for your visits/comments over the past year! They are so appreciated! Peace, Love and Blessings to you throughout 2011!


Miss Becky said...

this is a beautiful shadow shot, and how appropriate for this, the first day of a new year. It's a visual reminder that time passes for us all. Happy New Year, and happy SSS!

Kay L. Davies said...

The hour glass casts a beautiful shadow, Paula. Perfect for the first day of the year.
Happy (sometimes) 2011.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

rebecca said...

perfect shadow shot...for this bright new day.

so glad we will welcome all the seasons...together.

much love,

EG Wow said...

Nope, you didn't lose me! :))

Happy New Year!

Meri said...

Hi Paula --- a hell of a toast. I'm still chuckling.

Hey Harriet said...

Haha! You started to lose me there but I'm back on track now. Only briefly confuddled! That's a neato shadow shot! You're right about us overplannng everything. I'm very much like that! Here's to a magic year ahead filled with lots of wonderful spontaneous surprises!

sarayutouched said...

the sands of time...keep an sifting through our fingers. amen in the moment!!! here's to a great 2011!!!

love the shadow shot!!!

Arija said...

It does make a splendid shadow shot and is apt and topical at the same time.

With us, all is spontaneous. Whenever we make plans, God changes them anyway.

Have a great New Year!

Arlene said...

I love the post title. 2010 is now merely a shadow of our past but thanks to 2010 challenges because we are now facing 2011 with a hope that it is filled with love, peace, and blessings for everyone.

picture perfect for the theme and he season - shadow of an hour glass.

Here's my first for shadow shot.

Junk Whores said...

As long as we get that old year outta the way FAST...and on to the new one, this is gonna be a doozy!

Can't wait to see what the economy does to us small biz owners this year, don't have much left to give, but blood, sweat n tears...but there's always that little twinkle of hope...have a fabu New Year!!!

Spadoman said...

I've just been too busy to SSS again. I hope I can jump back in next week. I like the hourglass. I've had the little 3 minute egg timer ones, but at three minutes, my soft boiled egges are much too hard. I use the clock on the stove and count to 30 after two minutes have past.
I do like the shadows through the glass.
So, it's this year, is it? It always has been you know, unless it was last year that you talked about it, then it was next year.


Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Sorry, I forgot to log out of my Junk you were wonderin' who that crazy person was...ha!

Millie Price said...

great idea and timing for such a shadow shot!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Perfect Shadow Shot...and I love the toast :) Happy New Year!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a great pix shadows, looks like an art? a pretty quirky one §;-)

Happy SSS & hope you had a great holiday & welcome the new decade with a big bang.



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