Happy New Year

Longfellow's Wayside Inn and Old Grist Mill in Winter

hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skyI heard the song called Overjoyed,


hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-sky the other day and chose it for this post.


hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skyI heard it first on one of my favorite podcasts,

Old Grist Mill in Winter

hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skycalled CRAFTCAST.

A New England Winter Post Card

hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skyThe song sounds like magic to me...

Winter Post Card

hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skyI love the words, because it is true.

A Snowy View

hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skyBeneath all the noise,

Wayside Inn

hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skyof the world around us,

Snow Viniette

hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skythe joy we are looking for...

Martha-Mary Chapel

hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-sky is right inside us.


hot-air-balloon-ships-against-the-night-skyHope you have a safe and joyful Happy New year.


“all of the world is designed to remind you,
all of the light that you could find is inside
under all of the noise what’s it like to be overjoyed?

Christine Kane, Overjoyed.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Happy New Year my friend, xo Lynn

Blondie's Journal said...

The pictures and the music are beautiful, Karen! And I love your new blog design, very classic.

I wish you a New Year as well, my sweet friend. I have so enjoyed getting to know you in the past year!!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Magnificent, Karen. Yes, maybe that is why I long to have quiet moments, because the rush, the stress, the anxiety of daily work can drown out the call of God in my heart. Thank you for this beautiful blessing for a new year; your photos are calming and marvelous. Maybe that is one of winter's many functions: to keep us still and listen to the silence inside of us. God bless you dearest friend. Anita

Casey said...

Thank you for this beautiful post Karen. The pictures and the song took my breath away!! Happy New Year my dear and sweet friend!


Charlene said...

Oh Karen the wonder of your Winter Wonderland! Thank you so much for sharing!!!! Have a wonderful week & a Happy New Year! Your talent is amazing! Charlene

texasdaisey said...

What a beautiful post. Beautiful music and especially beautiful pictures.

Vee said...

Oh wow. That's going to require several more listens. Thank you for finding and featuring that son and for the beautiful images. A very happy New Year to you, too, Karen!

Beverly said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Karen.

The images are so lovely and peaceful.

Sharon said...

A beautiful New Year to you and yours Karen. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts. I treasure them. Sharon

Snap said...

Happy New Year!

Chatelaine said...

Your snow photos are breathtaking. Makes me realize how much I love Winter.

That IS a great song! Lovely post.

Sabii Wabii said...

HI Karen,
Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year. May the Lord bless and keep you and your family close.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is just gorgeous, Karen! I can't tell you how much I love it!

Wishing you all the joys of the New Year! You are such a sweet, dear person, and I appreciate you more than you know!


Sheila :-)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos and scenery, I loved how you created your mosaics. They are just awesome. Well Done. Happy New years.

Anita said...

I feel that I am on a visual vacation every time I visit your blog! Your photos are gorgeous.
Wishing you many blessings in the New Year!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Kren,
It has been an honor to have you as a blogger friend; you have taught me so much in your generosity, committment to God, and to your art. I will forever cherish the lavender field watercolor and that gorgeous Eiffel Tower card. Blessings to you, Anita

Kathleen Grace said...

What wonderful music! I have never heard this before but I love it:>) I see you are as snow covered as we are. I have to admit it's beautiful, especially if you don't have to go out in it! Happy New Year friend, this is always such a happy place to visit:>)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Nice song Karen and your winter mosaics looked as pretty as greeting cards! I also loved your new blog header.

Happy 2010! Happiness and good health in the new year! It has been nice to be your blog friend through 2009 and I look forward to another year of friendship.

caren said...

Beautiful!!! Happy New Year to you.

MARIA said...

I wish you my dear friend
happy, healthy and successful New Year!

Cathy said...

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Yup, it is.

Please join me in my very first "Amour Valentine Swap". It's going to be easy, peezy and so much fun.

Just drop on over to my blog for the details, then send me an email if you'd like to participate. The more the merrier.



Gabriela said...

Happy New Year, Karen!

All the best for 2010!

~ Gabriela ~

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Wow....the pictures are stunning! So beautiful. I dont see scenery like this in Texas.

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
What beautiful photos of the snow. Hope you have a healthy and prosperous new year!
Hugs, Rhondi

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy New Year!!!!!

Tara said...


Hope you have a wonderful new Year!

Deb said...

Just wandered by and wanted to tell you that your post was so relaxing and peaceful! I love the pictures and the music was just perfect!

Happy New Year!

prashant said...

The pictures and the music are beautiful, Karen! And I love your new blog design, very classic.

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Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful song for a beautiful post! Happy New Year to you too!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen, what a lovely thing to say on my writing blog!!!! Thank you dear one...you have made my blogging experience one of the best things that I have engaged in for such a long time. Your kindness and love for God have been with me, Karen. I always look so forward to your posts and of course your art has been a revelation of God's great creativity to me. I thank you and again, wish you great success, love and peace as we enter into another wonderful year of possibilitities!!! Mille bisous,Anita

jeanne said...

Dear Karen and Family, what a beautiful sentiment and post. This is my sentiment for you.

Each moment in a day has its own value.
Morning brings HOPE,
Afternoon brings FAITH,
Evening brings LOVE,
Night brings REST,
Hope you will have all of them everyday.

Love, Jeanne

Elyse said...

wow, karen, what amazing photos!!!

warmest wishes for a happy and healthy new year!