Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

While walking in a grassy field I saw a lone mushroom blooming, in a huge area by itself, not another one around. The lone mushroom reminded me I don't have to travel far to see or learn something new. And yet I'm about to set out on a long trip in my quest for a new place to live and set up my studio.

It's a big world and a small world too, so much to discover. I'm looking forward to the new year, an ending and a beginning. You all have, through your blogs, comments and encouragement, made the world very small and yet very big to me. I wish you all a very small and a very big and Happy New Year.


  1. I am sure the new year will bring you every thing you are looking for. Have a safe and happy one.

    May it be as wonderful as you want!

  3. What a lovely mushroom! I half expected to see a Fairy or Gnome relaxing under it's canopy! Wishing you that 2010 is filled with wonderful road trip adventures -Happy New Year Linda!

  4. A very happy new year, and a safe journey ahead.

  5. Happy New Year Linda! May 2010 bring you the pottery studio of your dreams!

  6. Happy New Year Linda. I know everything is falling into place for you and will continue to do so.


  7. Hi Tinkerfeet, thanks so much; happy new year to you and your family.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, happy new year to you.

    Hi Cindy, thanks, now don't be giving me any ideas about what to make in clay, Gary will kill me if I make anything more. Happy new year to you and your family

    Hi Ron, thanks so much, hope you have a great belated xmas with your family, hope to see you in 2010.

    Hi Julia, thanks so much, hope 2010 brings self sufficiency to you and your family with much more ease.'

    Hi Michael, thanks, like manna from heaven hopefully, happy new year to you and your family.

    Hi Jim, thanks same to you and your family, hope to see you in 2010.

  8. Happy new year linda! Best Wishes for 2010

  9. You will soon be seeing a lot more of the world. Exciting year coming up for you and Gary. Wishing you luck and happiness in twenty ten.

    (signing as claygarden instead of Barbara because you no longer have choice of Name/URL on you site, but it's still me.)

  10. Hi Gelisa, thanks so much, same to you too.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, I can't wait.

    Is the signing something on my site? I haven't changed anything, but I noticed someone else didn't leave their url. Maybe blogspot changed something? I am wondering if I can change the settings somehow.

  11. Hi Barbara, If I click on your name here it takes me right to your site. I guess that is good so folks know who you are.

  12. Beautiful mushroom! I have lots of different kinds of ‘shrooms growing on my place. I bought a mushroom identification book so that I might try to eat a few of them, but I still don’t trust myself enough to distinguish the poisonous ones from the edible ones.
    You have so many wonderful adventures ahead of you – I know you are going to have a great year and find a perfect place to settle into!

  13. Awesome the way you captured it.

    I haven't been by to visit in awhile, so have to get caught up.

    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year. I think 2010 is going to be a really good year for all of us. The Blue Moon on New Years eve told me so!

  14. Hi Jewels, thanks, please be careful eating any wild mushrooms they are so similar to one another and some mushrooms can kill you with only a very small amount. I have a photograph I took while we lived in Arkansas that were huge that grew out of a tree stump, they looked like a cabbage. I had the photo enlarged. It was really cool. I bet you find some beautiful ones there in the woods.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, I had to practically lie on the ground to get it from that angle. It's only about 3 inches tall. It kind of reminds me of when I was a kid lying in the grass and looking at the world of insects from their level, different layers to the earth all around us. Yippee for the blue moon for this year.

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