Friday, December 21, 2012

The Journey


They say a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step...


Followed by another


and many more.






36 comments:

  1. Dear Rosemary,
    Great photos of these footsteps!
    Did you also follow this guy those thousand miles?

    A big hug,
    Willy

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    1. This guy, a squirrel, is underneath my bird feeders every day, I never have to follow him because I know he'll be back :)

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    2. This guy is not so much brought up well, as he is well-fed :)

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  2. . . . and if you're fortunate, you don't leave too many footprints that go in circles.

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    1. Haha Lee, I see you've guessed that these footprints belong to a squirrel, round and round, back and forth he goes :)

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    2. Indeed, I'm well acquainted with squirrels, with whom I share outdoor table space. They're also fond of eating on top of stones and cairns. Send me some snow so I can compare their prints with yours.

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  3. Snow, footsteps, shadow and light...
    Great photos, Rosemary.
    Happy Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Nadezda, you and I will spend the next new months finding magic in the snow for our photos :) Happy Christmas to you and your family as well!

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  4. Lovely photos, Rosemary, I didn't guess it was from a squirrel, but then we don't have snow very often so I don't see their foot prints! We do however have plenty of squirrels!! They are really bad in my garden right now, digging up my crocus bulbs and coming with peanuts they store everywhere for later in the winter. I am forever trying to clear up after them.

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    1. Helene, this is the time of year I like the squirrels the most because they are hibernating for the most part :) Either way they can't dig up the garden because it is frozen! Hope you have a wonderful holiday Helene.

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  5. Dear Rosemary - thank goodness the journey still continues and did not end as predicted by some today. We can all now take our footsteps into 2013 with that assurance.
    I have loved our exchanges of the past few months and enjoyed your exquisite photos accompanied by your poetic wording.
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family and a very Happy New Year.

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    1. I love that our posts seem to resonate so well, yours with me and mine with you. I hadn't made the connection between my post and the incorrectly predicted end of the world :) And now that I see your comment, it goes perfectly :)

      I have enjoyed the artful photos from your garden and all over the world and am in awe of your talent to fill your posts with history, leaving me wiser and thoroughly entertained.

      Merry Christmas to you and your family as well Rosemary, and a Happy New Year.

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  6. I love footsteps in the snow. Reveals so much of what's going on there...

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    1. Mysterious footprints... They have such a sense of mystery!

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  7. I love footprints in the snow! I hope it snows here soon.

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    1. I think everybody deserves snow, if only for the holidays :) Wishing you and your family all the best, Connie.

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  8. Very good photographed Rosemary.

    Greetings, Joop

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  9. Makes me smile. You build the story nicely and leave us wondering which animal has walked before us.

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    1. I can't help asking questions when I find footprints with no owner in sight :) Who do they belong to, what were they doing, where are they going...

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  10. Beautiful images Rosemary, where these footsteps go is a question.
    Have a nice weekend, Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, these footprints went on in a straight line quite long, so I don't know, even now, where they were going :)

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  11. Hello Rosemary,
    Very nice shots!! Funny to follow the trace of this animal. Who knows how far this goes?! Wonderful.

    I wish you a good weekend and a Merry Christmas!!
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, all I know is this animal has a lot of energy, hop, hop, hopping along :)

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  12. Those look like some tiny little feet on a journey to who knows where:) Hope your walk was delightful! ps...it feels cold enough for snow here today, brrrrr!

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    1. I thought the footprints looked so cute and evenly spaced :) I hope things warm up for you and your lovely birds!

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  13. Cool & funny pictures!

    Have a great weekend, Rosemary!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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    1. Thank you Juliana, enjoy this special holiday weekend.

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  14. LOL!
    That's really cute!
    Let me guess... A squirrel maybe??
    May these footprints lead you happily into the new year!
    Merry Xmas Rosemary!

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    1. You're right Noushka, it was a squirrel, hoping to find some food on this wet, icy day. I will definitely keep following the footsteps, the squirrels, the birds and the flowers into the New Year, thank you! Wishing you the best as well.

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  15. Hello Rosemary,

    great pictures with these footsteps in the snow :-)
    Beautifully captured.

    Greetings, Helma

    I wish you some very merry Christmas with all your loved ones around you.
    And for 2013, all beautiful and good, and that in the new year may reach what you expect.

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    1. Thank you Helma, I have enjoyed meeting you and discovering the beautiful photos on your blog. Wishing you and your family all the best! I'm looking forward to seeing what you will photograph in the new year.

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  16. How beautiful, I'd like to see the squirrel too!!!
    I wish you very happy festive days, Rosemary!!
    Merry Christmas
    Dany

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    1. Dany, I think the squirrel saw how wet and icy it was and went back to sleep in its cozy nest :) Wishing you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!

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  17. "If I take one more step it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been." Your pics and quotes sum up the way I try to live life. Pretty exciting stuff:)

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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