Today is Monday, December 31st and it’s the last day of the year 2012.
My reflections of the year of 2012 have been good ones; and, “I hope yours have been the same.” So, here’s a toast to closing today with celebrating at midnight and singing “Auld Lang Syne” with each of us looking forward to a New Year for 2013!
“Auld Lang Syne: Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne. Chorus:For auld lang syne, my jo, For auld lang syne, We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, For auld lang syne”….
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, December 31, 2012
If there ever was a puppy that I wanted to pick up and hold, it was this one.
My path often crosses those of pet owners walking their dogs. There are big dogs, little dogs and most of them have great personalities. When asked permission to take a photograph of this fluffy little brown dog, she actually stopped and posed for me. She reminds me of a teddy bear I once had when I was a kid.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, December 30, 2012
In 1886 the world of Coca-Cola began in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a pharmacist created a distinctive tasting soft drink that could be sold at soda fountains from a flavored syrup. His partner and bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, is credited with naming the beverage “Coca-Cola” as well as designing the trademarked, distinct script.
To end my holiday vacation this December, I traveled downtown to enjoy a brisk walk around Pemberton Place. If you ever visit Atlanta you might want to add this to your list and take the tour to learn more about the wonderful world of “Coca-Cola”.
The 2012 holidays will be over soon. After I review the list of things that I wanted to accomplish this year, I will remember not to cross off those I didn’t finish but, simply move them over to my new list. Have safe travel and celebrate life’s blessings “every day” of the year.
Happy New Year 2013 !
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, December 29, 2o12
Creations made from wood have always intrigued me. Photo 1: a close up of carving, could it be a young Aztec warrior. Photo 2: a Welcome board, with the head of
a mallard. Photo 3: a shoe, perhaps where the old woman lived, a 1697 folk tale.
Note: Permission was given to photograph these sculptures
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, December 20, 2012