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Saturday, January 1, 2011

a ONEderful start

...to what I hope will be... a wonderous year for you and me...


....and this was dusk tonight...


Sydney was sizzling hot today so naturally we were on the water.  I am very lucky to live in a city which is surrounded by waterways, lakes, rivers, our beautiful harbours, our amazing beaches and that bountiful ocean...but... what is insane is that other parts of Australia are experiencing terrible floods, which -although are now abating- will take months to recover from and this has subdued the nation somewhat...  very sad... my father-in-law lives up there but he's currently with us for the Christmas/New Year period...

...So although those not affected are engaged in revelry... we are still very aware that our Northern compatriots are suffering.  Most of us help in whatever way we can, through active or passive action and through spiritual and/or religious prayer.     Hopefully good will come out of the deluge.   Usually does but that is only seen in hindsight.

14 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Happy New Year, Dusk!
Wise words, beauty and colour as always. Thanks for your wonderful comments and friendship over the past year, you are a fabulous woman who never fails to make me smile. xxx

Leia said...

Oh, a rainbow start to the day, absolutely fitting for a colorful year! So sad to hear about the floods, I've experienced floods firsthand (had to take a boat to school once when I was 10...!!) so I know how horrible they can be. I will definitely be sending my prayers and hope that the water recedes soon!

Leia

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh Dusk you look amazing in that rainbow crocheted dress - AMAZING!

Happy New Year to you and thank you so much for your wonderful inspiration since I have started my own path in blogland.

Between you, Vix and Helga I reckon you could all run the UN, solve world hunger and find a solution to the middle east situation AND look amazing while you are doing it.

Happy New Year!

Sarah xxx

Corie said...

I've read about the floods on the news...I feel bad about what's going on.

On a good note, you look great and I can't wait to read more and see more of your blog.

Happy New Year!

Corie

Corie said...

I've read about the floods on the news...I feel bad about what's going on.

On a good note, you look great and I can't wait to read more and see more of your blog.

Happy New Year!

Corie

L1L2 said...

new year wishes to you too... n you have lighted the gloomy winter days with your vibrant rainbows in this n the previous post. your wardrobe must be so colorful:)

jemina said...

Happy New Year to you beautiful!!!

Wishing you Love & Happiness always

HUGS
Jemina
xoxo

Polka Princess said...

You are one gorgeous & vibrant lady!!! It's been such a pleasure to "meet" you on the blogosphere.....you've inspired me & made me smile continuously over the last year.....hope this year is no different!! :)

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Hey Dusk,

I was little preoccupied. Hence could not reply to your email earlier. You look lovely. Such nice and vibrant colors of your dress, captured very well.

Lots of Love and best wishes.

Have a great year ahead.

tanvii.com said...

What a sight! Love the colorful start :) How I have missed you ... though it has only been 6 days away from the internet felt like eternity :P

I read about the floods and felt bad for the people. Every year such natural disasters in one place or the other. I wonder what's God's plan!

Hope all is well with you!!!

tanvii.com said...

What a sight! Love the colorful start :) How I have missed you ... though it has only been 6 days away from the internet felt like eternity :P

I read about the floods and felt bad for the people. Every year such natural disasters in one place or the other. I wonder what's God's plan!

Hope all is well with you!!!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

Happy New year to you too!!

Thanks for ur friendship and for laughing so hard at my jokes:-) This was my first venture into blogosphere and ur support meant a lot to me - more than you will ever know!!

I know 2011 will be great year for all us!!

Praying for all the people who got affected by the floods..

frenchleaveblog said...

I am quite enjoying how you're back to being your vivid self in the last few posts! :) Happy New Year hot mama!

Pray for the flood victims to feel better. I literally know how it feels.

And you're bringin' sexy back, aren't you?! ;)

Prutha said...

that crochet dress is incredible hunny..u can pull off anything with that fab figure of urs