‘Auld Lang Syne’ …. “Days Gone By …. Goodbye 2016 …. Uncertainty Ahead …. “!!

It Is What It Is

goodbye

~~December 31, 2016~~ 

THE YEAR 2016

During the early months of 2016, the world was shinning.

The promise of progress and positive change was in the air.

I married the love of my life in early January.

There is no doubt in my mind that 2016 has been a difficult year, full of change, challenges, losses, promises, conflicts and uncertainty.

Many loved ones have been lost that we are aware of and plenty must have been lost that we do not know about.

Personally, it’s been difficult for me because I have seen the ‘melting away‘ of institutions that have been very sacred to me.

I do not have today the hope, the joy and the looking forward to the next year (2017) that frequently accompanies this festivity.

I’m very concerned about 2017.

It’s lost the shine and luster that usually comes with new beginnings.

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Salton Sea Shorebirds~

Shore birds from Cindy Knoke

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Snowy Egret hunting for dinner,

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plunges his beak,
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and pulls out a fish!
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Night Herons, White Faced Ibis, Snowy Egrets and Great White Herons, block my path!

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424 different bird species have been identified at The Salton Sea, including this handsome Snowy Egret with striped stocking legs.
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The placid Black Bellied Plover eats bugs in the sand,
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while White Pelicans lumber off as I near.
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They soon skid back,
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flashing irked looks my way!
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Great Blue Herons watch as if saying, “I’m a very big bird, you better be careful, if you come my way!”
Cheers to you from the wintering shorebirds at The Salton Sea~

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Happy New Year to My Friends Around the World

Photograph of brightly lit and highly saturated red lilies with the caption Happy New Year to my Friends around the World
Happy New Year to my Friends around the World

As we enter  2017 I want to thank everyone I follow for being my inspiration on this uncertain journey of learning the art of blogging as it evolves.

Thank you for being part of Art by Rob Goldstein

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