away for the weekend: scene and story & photo challenge week #9 - beverages

Sunday, January 8, 2017

scene and story & photo challenge week #9 - beverages

Okay - yes, I groaned when I saw that my next prompt was "beverages"
- and yet, sitting back, bidding farewell to 2016,
this was our scene for the new year
welcome 2017!


- a bottle of pink champagne - left over from Laura and Jeff's wedding
- a warm fire in the stove, casting a soft glow
- watching Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance (?? - yikes...)
- sharing a comfortable moment to end the year
2016 wasn't a bad year for me, but I can't say I am sad to see it go

2017 will bring some substantial changes to our family
- new worries, new adventures...
- but as Greg and I enjoy this peaceful end of one year,
it's with optimism, hope - celebration - that I look forward to the new one

I am joining Sarah @ Paisley Rain Boots & Lee @ Sea Blue Lens for Scene and Story


Canon EOS Rebel T31
EF50mm f/1.8 II
ISO1600
1/13 sec at f/2.2

23 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! I am excited for the New Year, so ready to put 2016 behind, take the lessons learned and move forward. So glad you are back to the regular blogging. You are always a bright spot in my day when I read your posts.

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  2. I echo Sarah's sentiments! I'm so glad to have found your blog through her recommendation. I love your warm and cozy photo, perfect for welcoming a new year. I wish you a wonderful 2017...and a happy Sunday!

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  3. oh golly karen, this image is gorgeous!! 2016 created some great memories for you and brought you back to us - enough said!! i do hope 2017 is amazing for you!!!

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  4. So warm and inviting! I found your post through Sarah's linkup, and look forward to exploring your blog. Happy 2017!

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  5. Great story to end 2016 and welcome in a new year. So glad you have returned to blogging because you always bring a sweet note to the day...Happy New Year...

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  6. What a lovely photograph this is, Karen.
    May 2017 bring you all wonderful things.

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  7. This is my idea of perfect New Year's celebration! A beautiful photograph for a beautiful memory! I think we fell asleep before the new year rolled in!

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  8. I found you through the Scene & Story Link-up. What gorgeous light in your photo! A puzzle, a fire, lovely beverages: an introvert's perfect cozy evening.

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  9. I think many of us are glad to see 2016 go. While it wasn't real bad, there are many things I am glad to leave behind. I look forward to growing and learning and searching and making new memories in this gift of another year! Happy New Year!

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  10. Hi! Fellow New Englander here - we're in Salem, NH. Recently relocated...and still work in MA. Our NYE included puzzling, a fire and (yes, Yikes!) Mariah... So glad I found you through Scene & Story!!

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  11. Love the reflections.....of your thoughts and in the glass! I hope this year brings health and happiness to you and your family! xx K

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  12. What a lovely photo of pink champagne and a puzzle in the making! This New Year will bring new experiences, that is for sure!

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  13. Gorgeous image and great words to welcome 2017.

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  14. Glad it was a cheerful eve and I wish the cheerfulness continue to be your favor! Great capture for the challenge

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  15. It looks like a perfect ending to the old year!

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  16. Very optimistic photo scene & story! I can see you are a glass half full kinda girl!
    Love the rosy glow!

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  17. Happy New Year! We have a puzzle out in our basement too. It's the perfect time of year for one.

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  18. A lovely post and a wonderful way to bring in the New Year of possibilities. This is the first year my hubby and I got to stay home...alone! We even made it up until the ball drop! It was perfect. Except for the Mariah Carey bit...oh well. Aloha!

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  19. I am enjoying Sarah & Lee's Scene & Story too, and look forward to reading everyone's posts. The beginning of a new year is always exciting... how nice to spend it in a special place!

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  20. What a lovely way to begin the New Year! I'm looking forward to seeing more of what 2017 brings you!

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  21. Looks like the perfect way to celebrate!

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  22. A salute to the past and a nod and sip to the future......perfect. Such an inviting photo.....like quenching my thirst.....

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