Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Year's Light

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The theme for this post is very loose. It's about one of my favorite words: light.

It's the first word Jessica said, at seven months, pointing up from the back seat of the car.


Into the Light.

Lighten Up.

StarLight.

Bud Light.

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It's New Year's Eve Day in Northampton...

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...Into the Afternoon...

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...And through the lights of the #9 Walkway...

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...Starting with Drinks
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and ending with Chocolate Pudding Cake
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And Everything in Between...

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...Good Friends and Laughs Well Past Midnight...

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....(One of the good friends being Stella)...

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...And out into the Night...
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...Where the Colors of the World will Shine just for You...






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Shine Over and Over sometimes,

Until You Finally Look Up

and Say, 'Thanks."

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Love
kj


31 comments:

  1. Nice post with good memories and lots of light to light up your life and your new year!

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  2. I just love light!
    I will wait a while before I take down my Christmas lights
    Wonderful post
    I am home again.....

    ♥>M<

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  3. Uplifting post with great photos. Hey, guess what! My first word was light also. :)

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  4. lynn, some of the memories i'm leaving behind but never the light...happy new year to you, lynn.

    marianne, i'm glad you're home safe and sound. my christmas lights are staying up a while too.
    xoxo

    lydia, thank you. that's funny--your first word also. i think that is auspicious.

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  5. what a delightful post!
    really enjoyed watching your pics...

    wish you a new year full of light and happiness, Karen...

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  6. I love the light :)

    ... time heals all wounds... but it is up to us to make sure that the wound heals well.

    love to you..
    thinking of you
    x Ribbon

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  7. you really love this time of year, don't you? lovely photos as always

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  8. Dear kj - what a glittering post! I'm back and catching up with you! Thank you so much for your gift of cards waiting for me - they cheered me up so much after a VERY long journey back from Australia! I look forward so much to 2010 with you! Caroline x

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  9. hb, how wonderful to see you here. i know your new year is not until march (?) but boy do i wish you light and happiness. i think of you often, my dear friend. ♥

    mark, light and airy which for me is progress!! hee hee

    ribbon, sigh, i know.... thank you and love to you too, xoxo

    renee, thank you moon sister.

    soulbrush, here's an honest admission, i hope you may find it helpful: i do like the holidays but last year was horrible and this year i decided to really TRY, not to be frenetic or put demands on myself, but to let myself spend time with people i sought out, to let myself be generous with others, to enjoy good company and good and my own hand at baking and creating. i gave myself time without pressure. and soul, it really helped me. i had a very nice christmas. my heart is still sad and sometimes lost, but i did it! i'm kind proud of myself...♥

    caroline, welcome back! i hope your holidays were all you hoped for. how nice to know you are back because i look forward to 2010 with you too. ♥

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  10. Beautiful!! Happy New Year, KJ!! love, Silke

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  11. Ahhh, I love your photos...what better topic than light? Light at any time brings warmth and love and comfort to me...Thanks, kj, and Happy New Year and beyond to you and yours (especially lovely Stella!)

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  12. ah silke, i'm so liking seeing your avatar and comments here. thank you and happy happy new year to you too. keep painting! xoxo

    marion, you probably left this comment at the moment i was thinking about you! happy new year to you my friend. how about we soar some and stumble some together this year? xoxo

    hee hee cs, i think stella liked it too! xoxo

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  13. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! THANKS kj :D you are a sweetheart and this is all so beautiful, very, very beautiful ;)

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  14. val, i LOVE you!!!!! ♥

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  15. I'm really not looking forward to having to take down my tree and fairy lights. In fact, I may leave the fairy lights up all year round! Ooh and three glasses! Is one mine?

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  16. and then...and then....Debby Boone breaks into her chorus....
    Youuuuuuuuuuuuuu liiiiiiite up myyyyyyyyyyyyy liiiiiiiife, youuuuuuu give me strengthhhhhhhhhh to carrrrrrry oooooooooon.

    ;)

    I loved this post. I really did. And Stella, the party girl. She's a pooped pup!

    My first word was nkhdbtifbnss!

    xoxoxoxo
    Lo

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  17. I'm not ready to take down my ellie yet-so I'm not going to.

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  18. good, good debra kay, ellie stays...

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  19. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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  20. now that i'm back from the beach (and the desert), i was able to read all your posts i missed.

    kj, blue moon made me sigh.
    simple made me nod my head yes yes (and it made me hungry).
    and your new year's light made me happy. your photos are so sweet and glow with light, and as you know it's the most important thing in photography.
    but truly, it is very touching and lovely. your posts always touch my heart. always.

    keep taking those great photos!

    ♥ lori

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  21. I like your blog I stumbled here. Sounds like you had a great evening.

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  22. Lovely post with beautiful memories. Warm. May your new year be filled with many blessings. Thank you for all of your love, support, and encouragement. It means alot. xo

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  23. hmmmpf, anonymous. you gave me a compliment, right? for now. but not for then...right? thank you :)

    lori, you know, i know you know, i just take my camera and point. i use auto settings all the time and i have no clue about night shots. so thank you for your kind words, me who would be your entry level student, at best. your photographs are wonderful. and the ♥'s you add to everything-well, i just kinda really love you, lori. :)

    hello tom, so you stumbled in here, welcome. i'll be stumbling your way too. :)

    sophia, i am ROOT TOOT TOOT-ING for you, girl. happy happy new year. i really do think we'll be surprised. it might even be easier than you thought. ♥

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  24. Light words, lovely images, what a perfect post! Stella looked great! x

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  25. And wishing you ~Love~ & (((hugs))) & all gOOd things huNNy <3

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  26. Awwww.....I love sweet, sleepy, Stella!

    You are a bright, shining light yourself, you know.

    Have a happy ole New Year too!

    xoxo
    Linda

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  27. Beautiful photos. I am a light fend myself and my motto for now is lighten up :-), in all areas. Attitude and house hold items as well. xoxo

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