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A New Year


Have a happy 2023.

Find and reconnect with friends, old and new.

Enjoy playtime and exercise.

Ponder new recipes.

Try new dishes.

Go with grace and beauty.

Enjoy life.

New adventures? Dive right in.

Soar to new heights.

Keep alert for danger.

Greet each day in a positive way.

Could be a good year, don’t you think?

Best wishes for a great year ahead, from the animals in my menagerie. 

Those who were camera shy today also send you their heartfelt wishes for a happy and healthy year.




Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

42 thoughts on “A New Year

  1. Wunderschön!!
    Ein glückliches neues Jahr wünsche ich dir 🤗😍🥳❤️🍀

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  2. That post was “for the birds” Anneli. Good captions and photos. Have a very Happy New Year. Allan

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    • LOL! I noticed that just before I posted it, Allan. I was checking the category list and tags, and I realized they’re all birds. That’s why I added that comment about those critters that are camera shy. Oh well, it’s bluebird day, so why not? Best of the new year to you too.

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  3. What a beautiful post, Anneli! I love how you put it together. You have such gorgeous visitors to your garden. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. 🍀

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  4. Beautiful, Anneli! Happy New Year!

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  5. A very beautiful last post for this year.
    Happy New Year to you and Gary!

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  6. Very beautiful photos, Anneli, happy new year guys! ❤️😎🇨🇦

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  7. A lovely bunch! Happy New Year, Anneli!

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  8. Very beautiful and very clever too. Wishing you and the Captain a very Happy New Year and a lovely, exciting year ahead. Enjoy your evening.

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  9. Lovely. Happiness & Health in The New Year! 🙅😴🛌🕛

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  10. What a wonderful collection of birds, beautifully photographed. I’m looking forward to a new year filled with even more delights — all good wishes for health and happiness as you pursue them!

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  11. So sweet. May this year be a great one for you, Anneli. xxx

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  12. Was für ein wunderschöner Artikel! Hier zeigen uns unsere kleinen Freunde sehr anschaulich, wie wir mit cleveren Tipps und guten Ideen das neue Jahr zu einem Erfolg machen können. Anneli, ich liebe deine Tiergeschichten sehr, denn sie zaubern immer wieder ein Lächeln auf meine Lippen.
    Du hast ein wunderbares, kreatives Talent…
    Ich wünsche dir ein glückliches neues Jahr 2023!
    Rosie 🤗🌹

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    • I keep thinking of my father at times like this when someone flatters me and I like it. He told about a guy who held out an open box of chocolates to a woman for her to take one. She said something very nice to him and he offered her another one. She said more nice things and he said, “Keep it up and you can have the whole box.” “Mach weiter. Kriegst die ganze Kiste.” It’s probably better called a Schachtel, but my dad, being from
      Berlin would have said Kiste.
      Anyway, Rosie, it makes me very happy that you like my pictures and the conversations my menagerie animals and birds have with each other. It’s a bit childish, but that’s the fun of it. Sometimes it’s nice for us adults to smile about childish things again.
      Have a great year, drawing and painting, Rosie. All the best.


  13. So schön. 😍
    Ich wünsche dir und deinen Lieben ein frohes neues Jahr. Bleib gesund und so positiv denkend wie du bist. Ich wünsche dir nur das Beste, liebe Anneli. ❤️🍀❤️
    Und lieben Dank für deine aufmunternden Worte in meinem Blog. ❤️
    Liebe Grüße,

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  14. Beautiful photos, and wonderful words. Thank you, Anneli. Happy New Year.

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  15. Thank you, Anneli, and my best wishes for you, most of all the best of health, for 2023,

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  16. Anneli, may this year share more adventures, wherever and whenever. Your photos and captions encourage all of us.

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