Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!





















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Peggy and I spent New Years Eve by a warm fire listening to 40 some years worth of Bob Dylan songs and sipping Margaritas made with Patron Anejo Tequila while Jimmy went out with some of his friends.

About 11:30 P.M. we walked over to the Stanfield Marsh, and as 2006 arrived, we, and the wild things around us, wondered at the beautiful mystery of the blazing sky above.

Our city of 25,000 humans is swelled to maybe 150,000 for the holiday weekend but Peggy, Dallas, me, and the wildlife had a quiet peaceful marsh all to ourselves as the noisier revelers hooted, hollered and honked faintly from the distance.

Just after sunrise this morning we took our walk along the north shore of the lake while Dallas ran free, frolicking in the water, and this Bob Dylan song played over in my head.

If dogs run free, why not we
Across this swooping plain
My ears hear a symphony
Two mules, trains and rain
The best is always yet to come
That's what they explain to me
Just do your thing
You'll be king
If dogs run free.

If dogs run free, why not me
Across the swamp of time
My mind weaves a symphony
A tapestry of rhyme
Oh winds which rush my tale to thee
So it may flow, and be
To each his own
It's all unknown
If dogs run free.

If dogs run free, then what must be
Must be, and that is all
True love can make a blade of grass
Stand up straight and tall
In harmony with the cosmic sea
True love needs no company
It can cure the soul
It can make it whole
If dogs run free.


It rained lightly here on New Years Eve Day but we may be getting some real snow tonight, possibly a lot of it, we'll see.

Happy New Year...

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6 Comments:

Blogger stella said...

happy new year jim! sounds like a wonderful way to ring in the new year.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Happy New Year! As I drank a champagne toast at midnight, I thought of all the wonderful people who have entered my life this year, blogging friends included, especially you. I have been showing The Hermit your blog, and he thinks you're a person who would be great to have as a neighbor. :)

6:13 PM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

Sounds like a great way to spend new year's eve and day. Happy New Year!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Norene said...

Wishing you, Peggy, Jimmy, and Jamie a year of health, happiness, and renewal. Lots of love...

8:58 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Wishing you and family a Very Happy New Year filled with Joy, Love, Health and Peace.

I am so glad I found and "meet" you, Jim and Peggy!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Me again!
Hugs to Dallas! Love the photo!

2:03 PM  

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