pathways into the new year

Greetings on this News Years Day. I found a quote attributed to Buddha, “The trouble is, you think you have time.” I love how the words resonate differently with different people. For my husband, it says to stop futzing about and get going. For me, it points to the concept of now, at the present moment, and our whole misunderstanding of time as something to “have”.

While searching through my photographs for one I could use for the quote, I found several scenes that pictured paths and roadways pointing toward vanishing points. The theme seems appropriate as we head into 2015.

13 thoughts on “pathways into the new year

  1. Good Morning Sally

    Happy New Year to you and yours. I have enjoyed your wonderful emails of your dolls and travels. You have a wonderful imagination which is truly a gift. A gift which I wish I had at times when I really needed one. Your pictures are wonderful. My husband and I travelled all around the world in our younger days. Now travel is a little harder on our bodies. We tend to just go and see our Daughter and family in Toronto and our Son and his wife in Atlanta Georgia. But we enjoyed our travels and we lived in Saudi Arabia for two years back in 1979/80/81. And travelling to near by countries from there on our time off. Great experiences and Memories. Great learning experiences for both our Son and daughter at the time. Now our daughter and husband are doing the same with their son and daughter travelling and experiencing the world. Some parts not in such good shape now. Anyway I do enjoy your emails. Keep up the good work. Happy New Year and a great 2015. Regards LaRaine Winmill Winnipeg Manitoba Canada


  2. Great pictures! Canale du Midi reminds me a lot of some dutch landscapes! Time certainly is something we don’t own!!! But must admit that I often feel time-pressured… Sorry to have had to miss Bonnie’s party but our procession here on Main Street started at seven. In spite of cold quite a few people showed up and it was fun!! Some of them came over afterwards. Happy – as happy as possible – New Year to you and your family! Love, Maria (and Al)

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Your pictures and guote for today are thought provoking. When I was younger, my 1st husband died in an accident. I’ve learned to live each day (fully) because I never know about tomorrow. Then in recent years I have focussed on living in the moment. Great peace. Your. pictures speak of peace on the journey. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hello Salley, I was first introduced to your art through the Needlearts magazine article published by EGA. I am so enchanted by your work! I understand to a small degree the skills involved in your pieces and you have inspired me in my own needlework. I had the good luck to be at a needlework workshop in Mesa Ariz in November so I was able to visit “Bebe Woods” and “Rabbitat” at the Chandler Art Center. It was so wonderful to get a chance to see them in person. Your art makes happy, there is so much joy in it. I follow your blog and I am looking forward to what this year will bring. Thank-you!

  5. Dear Salley, This is a thought-provoking and useful quote. Thank you so much. It helps me to frame my attitude and actions in the coming year. May this be an excellent and enjoyable year for you and yours. Warm regards from Oregon, Cathryn

    “An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking: it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to times in which they live.”. ~Maria Montessori

  6. Happy New Year!

    Thank you for your lovely blog, the wonderful photos, and quote. I will keep repeating it to myself when I start to procrastinate.

  7. When I opened this email this morning the say about time struck me, I immediately thought about my favourite say about time, “we have all time in the world”, when I read it to my husband he said “not very encouraging”, so there you have two different points of view. Probably will discuss this again later. I might come back and share with you…. thanks for the post.
    Happy New Year!!!

  8. Je vous souhaite Salley une année 2015 créative, pleine de passion, de belles rencontres, de rencontrer sur votre route une ribambelle de petits bonheurs du quotidien.

    Merci de partager vos créations, vos images et votre univers!

    J’adore cette citation de William Blake et je vous l’offre pour commencer la nouvelle année.

    To see a world in a grain of sand
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
    And eternity in an hour.

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