Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The morning after

There was a time when I would never (ever) have been the first to leave a New Year's gathering (or any other sort of gathering for that matter).  Times change and I'm happy to change with them.  I only had to walk across that paddock but three little children accompanied me and Archer told me how to kill a possum with my bare hands.  So perhaps I am better prepared for 2013 than I would otherwise have been.

The weather was perfect for a bonfire, not cold but cool enough to stand around a fire.

 Fireworks and sparklers for children of all ages:

Happy New Year to all! 


  1. Last photo I like
    Let me get this straight, In the middle of summer you burn trees. I thought you were just rounding them up. Silly me. I've got that bit.
    But why?
    Just worked it out. Good job we got rid...nothing but pyromaniacs in the antipodes.... We sent the right ones. .Happy New Year.

  2. Lovely 'warm' pictures Pauline. I love bonfires (and sparklers) but we are on a complete fire ban down here in Hawkes Bay.

  3. What a fun way to celebrate the New Year! All the best to you in 2013!

  4. Doing a quick round of all my blogging friends to wish you a very happy and successful new year.

    Best wishes


  5. Leaving parties early is exactly what I do too now. Life is too short to waste it on idle chatter.

    Happy New Year, Pauline. (seems wrong somehow, pictures of greenery when it’s meant to be winter)

  6. I am undecided about parties as I have been to too few lately. I am impressed by your fire and fireworks, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Um, I prefer killing possums from afar. Their tails creep me out and there's no way I would touch them with my bare hands. But I suppose good to know in case of emergency ;) Stevie@ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

  8. Great pictures Pauline, and A Very Happy New Year to you and your family.

  9. Very impressed with the last photo in particular!!!


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