Monday, January 2, 2012

Misty mornings and missed kitties





Well, here we are! 

A brand new year 

clean, fresh and unspoiled!




And I must say, 
welcoming it in from up here in Maine was a real treat. 

The weather has been remarkable.

From sunny warm days
that stumbled into foggy mornings
topped off with a Christmas day snowfall.


 Alas,
all wonderful things must come to an end,
otherwise I don't
think I could stand such beauty.

: : : 

The Professor and I will be heading back to Philly this week
where I have sorely missed my backyard critters
and this guy ...
Kitty Kramer!
He's a bit chunky ... sort of like me these days.

But it's a new year ... 
anything can happen!

Even a slimmer me!

I'll toast to that!
~clink~
And I toast to our continued travels together, my friends.

Until next time,


64 comments:

Ms. Becky said...

those are spectacular photos. I love that lime house! the scenes are fairytale perfect. wishing you all the best in 2012 Reena.

TexWisGirl said...

i'd miss that chunk o' kitty, too!

your images are beautiful! each of them better than the last! can't pick a favorite!

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures, Reena! What a beautiful place, but I'd have missed your chunky friend, too! What great looking friend and I know you'll both be glad to see each other! Enjoy!

Sylvia

TSannie said...

Kitty Kramer looks not in the least happy. I assume this photo was taken shortly after you told him you were going to Maine on a vacation withOUT him??? :)

As far as chunkiness, it's a look most of us embrace...sort of like me...POOH!

grammie g said...

HI reena...I must say even with cold days and snow I would not want to live anywhere else than here...
Your photos are great...love your coloring on the last one that is one flashy house lol!
Kitty Kramer is a big fella ..and I thought my Mandy was...hmmmm..a bit chunky??

Grace

grammie g said...

HI reena...I must say even with cold days and snow I would not want to live anywhere else than here...
Your photos are great...love your coloring on the last one that is one flashy house lol!
Kitty Kramer is a big fella ..and I thought my Mandy was...hmmmm..a bit chunky??

Grace

Arija said...

Slimmer is not always better. My grandchildren firmly informed me that they preferred a comfortable grandma, not someone full of poky angles.

Main seems like heaven to me. I was under the erroneous impression that you had moved there.

Ah well we all must do a reality check now and then . . .

ladyfi said...

Cheers! Thank you for so many inspiring and beautiful photos throughout the year.

Ann said...

Gorgeous landscapes topped off with a heartwarming furbaby face.

Jill said...

Beautiful photos! Ahhh...kitty is so adorable...I would miss him too. Safe travels.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous photos! Happy New Year!

Kanelstrand said...

I toast to countless shared travels with you! I have enjoyed your photographs and I hope there will be many more to come in 2012.

The misty photo is so mysterious - just like our expectations of a new year.

Marcie said...

The scenes from Maine are absolutely magical! We're still waiting for even just a little bit of snow here. Happy 2012!!!

These Nine Acres said...

I miss Maine and the scenery there. Happy New Year my friend!

Sandra said...

wow on that green house, i would say i would not like a green house, but then i saw this. beautiful kitty

Claudia said...

Gorgeous photos, Reena!

xo
Claudia

Liza said...

Happy New Year Reena! Love the fog shot.

Lois Evensen said...

What a lovely post and gorgeous pictures! :) Happy New Year!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Funny how our cats get heftier right along with us! My Angus is a little chunk, too. Maybe he and Kramer can go on a diet together? Is there a Nutri-System for pets? Oh -- I think I just hit on a moneymaker! :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Love your pictures and I am sure kitty misses you too. I can remember when I had a special cat. If I was gone for very long, when I came back .. that cat would actually hug me.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Chunky just seems to sneak up from behind and happens to the best of us. :-)

Ivanhoe said...

Beautiful colors! And the foggy one is just amazing :)
Welcome home!

beth said...

i love a fat cat.....i really do....and this one looks like a keeper alright !!

you make maine look even more beautiful then it already is.....xo

Madi and Mom said...

Gorgeous pictures Reena!!
Safe travels as you head home.
C

Oh Ms. Reena...you have made this ladycat's heart skip a beat by showing me a picture of the most handsome Kramer...and OMC he has a pink nose and emerald eyes. I think I feel a case of the vapors coming.
Hugs and nose taps to Kramer
Madi

ds said...

Love Maine! Marvelous pictures. Happy New Year, Reena!

Barb said...

Picture perfect!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Reena, glad you've loved your stay in Maine. Isn't it a pain how reality gets in the way sometimes??

Mama Zen said...

Exquisite pictures!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Oh I love Kramer, he is so handsome and he makes our Jack look slim in comparison ... hurry home, I need a Reena fix!

Brian Miller said...

awww...you know the kitty has missed you as well....smiles...gorgeous pics...love the fog and its mystery....

Ashley Sisk said...

Absolutely beautiful shots - love that fog.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Wonderful editing, Reena, esp that 1st shot! Love the kitty! =)

Lasse said...

Wonderful light, wonderful pictures !

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Reena..
I hope 2012 is a great year for you..

mick said...

Magnificent scenery - picture postcard perfect! I do like 'the look' the kitty is giving!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Safe travels. The photos are beautiful.

latebloomerbuds said...

You know Reena, whatever you do to alter your photos takes photo manipulation to another level. I have never seen better. Seriously. Back to reality! Margie

Linda R. said...

What a lovely shot.. I wouldn't want to leave.. It truly looks heavenly..
Your chubby kitty is to cute. I am looking forward to seeing all your photos in the new year my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Michaele said...

Well I for one have been missing your backyard birds. The kitty is delightful!

S. Etole said...

These look like they are made for a card! Lovely.

Jennifer Richardson said...

my eyes and soul love to wander
happy here:)
thanks for the beautiful share,
Jen

EG Wow said...

Lovely light and colours!

Barbara said...

Happy New Year, Reena! I look forward to more travels with you and your camera!

ELK said...

wow what a cool series of photos.. i think your kitty is adorable ~ Happy New Year!!

Debbie said...

gorgeous pictures reena, you have a real eye for the beautiful!! it sounds like you are enjoying the best of everything!!

cute kitty...

Seeing Each Day said...

You have such a way - truly - look at that third photo - just incredible.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful photos. The cat looks happy.

Steve said...

Beautiful work Reena!!!

Catherine said...

I love that green house just popping out around that white and reflection!

And look at green eyed kitty ~ I bet he will be happy to see you!

Looking forward to more of your photos in 2012!

xo Catherine

bon bon said...

oh, that center image is just poetry, it's so peaceful.

then i scroll farther down and see the cat, and bust out laughing! his expression says "don't you dare post this with comments about my weight!" oops, sorry kramer.

Evelyn S. said...

Visiting your blog is somewhat like visiting a gallery, Reena! So glad you had a wonderful break. Happy New Year!

CherryPie said...

Such lovely scenery and photos. But I know you will love the views when you get back too!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Reena, lovely post. Your photoS are gorgeous. The snowfall capture is just awesome and would look great framed. Have a wonderful week!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful images. Image 3 is my favorite followed by 1. :)

bobbybegood1 said...

Happy New Year!! I have been laid up with the flu for about a week now. Wonderful post. Kitty is just gorgeous. A slimmer you? How about a slimmer me? Maybe we could become diet buddies - ya think? Great post, reena. I missed ya. Cheers!!

Jillsy Girl said...

That green house and icy lake is picture/postcard perfect! I'd love to be there! Happy New Year, Rena!

Judy said...

Wonderful photos, I had to laugh our Sadie (chocolate lab) it a tad bit on the chunky side as well :)

Hilary said...

Wonderful photos, Reena.. just beautiful. And that kitty is great!

Oliag said...

Between FL and ME I have been having fun catching up with your posts! Happy Happy New Year! Gorgeous photos Reena!

♥ Lisa RedWillow said...

Wonderful captures. Love the kitty.
All the best in this the New Year

Beth said...

great photos. you are a real master. i love the colors. i sure hope you frame up some of the photos & keep them to dream & look at later. (:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your third photo....wow....so beautiful!!! Are you going to frame this one?

Pat Tillett said...

All of them are very nice, but the one with the reflection off the frozen water is AMAZING!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

omg, reena!

what exquisite shots! the second one is my favourite, but all of these are beautiful!
i'm really, really impressed!