Monday, December 23, 2013

A Wish For You

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas,
my wish for you this week is the same.
 Whether you are spending time with family, friends, your pets or by yourself,
 may you find joy in simple things.
 May you treat yourself and others well,
 may you find something to laugh at,
 may you have faith to fortify you,
 and gratitude in your heart.
And may you feel wonder and awe at something beautiful.

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Kate said...

Thank you, my blogging friend, for such thoughtful, important and kind wishes!

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful post and pictures. I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Pam :) said...

That's a wonderful wish for each and everyone around the world, Theresa.

I wish you the same, my blogger friend :)
Hugs n Love

georgettesullins said...

Thank you, TWG. Thank you for fulfilling these wishes every day of the year.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Thank you, TexWisGirl, for those lovely wishes! And I hope you have a merry Christmas and special holidays!

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful sentiments, Theresa! Merry Christmas!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Tex that is a wonderful wish. Thank you. And may you enjoy that same wish. Sweet pictures.
Happy Holidays!

Brk Trt said...

Well said.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

napkins, por favor

may you celebrate the beauty of your surroundings

filled con amor(with love)

y lo mismo a tu gente, mi amiga
(the same to your family and friends)

Felicidades a todos
(happiness to all)

en estos navidades
(in these holidays)

Mi amiga (my friend) LOL!


Sandra said...

perfect. i love all that stuff stuck on the tips of their bills...

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

A wonderful Christmas greeting conveyed beautifully through your fascinating pictures and endearing words. Merry Christmas TWG. Hope you have wonderful New Year 2014. Best Wishes Ram

Buttons said...

Morning Tex this is beautiful I wish you the same and a little birdie told me it is going to be an exceptionally good holiday for you. All the best my friend to you and your family. Hugs B

Tom Stewart said...

May you also have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I love your pictures and the best ones are the Ducks! I live in N.C. and they do not come this far north.So your pictures are the only way I get to see them. Thanx!
Tom

Dicky Bird said...

That is so nice. I love the neck in the last picture! May you have the same.

Molly The Wally said...

Tex, we wish you and your family, a happy holiday, a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Pom Pom said...

Thank you, friend.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely post Theresa

I wish you , your family and all your followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

warm greetings from Holland, Joop

Lynne said...

Very well said my friend . . . and there you have it, my wish for you as well. Perfect photos . . .

magnolias&tea said...

Thank you, Teresa!
And may you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

Judy said...

Thanks T and I in turn wish you the same things!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.

DJan said...

Thank you, Tex, for introducing me to these wonderful creatures. They seem a bit like a minor miracle to me, these young ones! Merry Christmas to you, as well. :-)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice-I love it! In looking at the ducks though I think you left out the part about... "and may your face be full of figgy pudding"!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas:@)

holdingmoments said...

Thank you Theresa. I wish you all the best too.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Thank you! Beautiful photos!
Merry Christmas to you and yours and my best wishes for the New Year!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Beautiful words and photos! Thank you. And may you experience the same. Peace and joy to you and your family, Theresa!

Jan n Jer said...

Right back at ya Theresa. It is the simple things that really do bring us the most Joy! Merry Christmas to you and yours and May 2014 treat you good!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This post made me laugh with the bird seed sticking the beaks. So cute!

Beth said...

A beautiful post! Thank you!

Merry Christmas to you and to your family!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Wishing you a blessed yuletide.. with you family..and all your lovely animal visitors.
Thank you Tex for your constant blogging friendship. Its been great getting to know you.
looking forward to more in the new year.
happy days.. val xxxx

Ela said...

They have such beautiful faces, so sweet and so funny.

Ela said...

They have such beautiful faces, so sweet and so funny.

Primitive Stars said...

Lovely post my friend, warms my heart.....Christmas Blessings to you and yours, Francine.

ellen abbott said...

that's lovely.

Magia da Inês said...

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Inger said...

What a beautiful sentiment for the season. Thank you and thank you for your friendship. Have a wonderful Christmas season.

Andee said...

So nice. Have a Merry Christmas!

Irma said...

What a great photo of the whistlers.
Really perfect focus, so beautiful I have not seen them.
Merry Christmas to you and to your family.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great pics as always ... Have a great Holiday Season.

Dang Sparrows and Finches are eating me out of house and home, they empty their feeders in a day (large feeders), had to go buy another $20 of bird food.

Patty Woodland said...

Thank you.
That last shot is fantastic.
Merry Christmas

joeh said...

Merry Christmas

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

"Say Betty, I wish we'd get a new feed tray for Christmas. Quack"
"I know Ruthie, but this is Run*Around*Ranch. What more can we expect? Quack"
"You're right. By the way, you have seed on your beak. Quack"
"I know. So do you. Quack"
"Merry Christmas. Quack"
"Quack to you too."

Giga said...

Piękne życzenia w treści i na zdjęciach. Dziękuję za nie i wzajemnie, radosnych Świąt !
Beautiful wishes in the content and the pictures. Thank you for it and each other, Merry Christmas!

Andrea said...

Your wishes come from the heart and are so thoughtful and kind. I wish all the same for you, knowing that all you have to do is look out your window to see things of beauty. It has been a pleasure sharing this blogging year with you ... I look forward to more to come. Peace, my friend ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Lynn said...

what a wonderful post for us all, and LOVE these photos, the bits of seed on their little beaks, marvellous!

Sylvia K said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful photos that always make me smile, for your friendship as a fellow blogger and for all the help you've given me recently! I do hope to stay in touch! Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and Happy New Year!!!

Sylvia

Farm Girl said...

I wish all of the same for you. What a wonderful Christmas wish. I love your Christmas card. I love the last shot so much. Have a wonderful time.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Thank you kind friend same back with you.

This year Sid and I are wanting to just stay around home and enjoy the quietness with each other.

My pictures today is him and the snow blowing.

Most places are out of power.

Roads are too dangerous for old folks like us to even suggest to go.

Love ya my friend.

You are Tops.

Love your takes as always.

Stephanie said...

These are so sweet to look at. Wishing a very merry Christmas, great post.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Thank you, Theresa, for such a perfect Christmas wish for your blogging friends. I wish the same for you...and for an erasing of any painful memories of Christmases past.

Gail Dixon said...

Very sweet sentiments! I have a similar wish scheduled to post, but on Christmas Day, when probably no one will read it. Shoulda thought ahead...anyway, I hope you receive tenfold what you have wished us all. Thank you for being such a wonderful, caring, thoughtful, and LOYAL blogging friend. I love ya more than my luggage. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh love it! Merry Christmas to you too!

Jo's World said...

Hi Tex!

What wonderful wishes, I accept them all and will think of you often!

You are one of the blessings of list life!

Happy, Merry to you,

Jo

Gail said...

That is the best Christmas wish ever.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Maggid said...

THIS - is THE BEST Holiday Wish of ALL TIME.

THANK YOU!!!!!
Merry & Bright!

(from one of your biggest fans)
-g-

Poppy (aka Val) said...

Lovely photos, wishing you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas :)

Birdman said...

I'm trying!

Birdman said...
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Stephen Hayes said...

I feel wonder and awe at something beautiful every time I visit your blog. And I thank you heartily for that. Take care and Merry Christmas.

Raggedy Creations said...

Awwww so sweet. Love the seeds hanging on their beaks.

Merry Christmas Theresa.

Felicia

Small City Scenes said...

Thank you so much and right back atcha!!!
MB

Our photos said...

Thanks for your post on our blog.
Lovely photos,
Greetings, RW & SK

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful pictures.
Your duck is a real actress.
Merry Christmas.

Jeanne said...

i just love your post! and these are truly the best wishes ever for anyone. May you have all of these back for yourself doubled. Have a wonderful holiday what ever you are doing!

Nancy J said...

Photos and words going together so well, may all these be true for you and yours this Christmas. Fond greetings, Jean.

ladyfi said...

Wishing you a magical holiday season!

Love these adorable shots.

Bev said...

Have a Merry Christmas!!

DIMI said...

What a beautiful post Tex! What a wonderful Christmas wish!!!Thank you for your friendship!!!Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!Happy holidays!!
Oh,i love those ducks!!!
Dimi...

Mary said...

Such a beautiful post. And i wish the same for you. :)

The Dancing Donkey said...

Lovely post. Wishing you the same for this holiday season.

Brian King said...

LMAO! Okay, these two take goofy to a whole new level! Messy eaters!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Duckbutt said...

Happy Holidays to you, Teresa! And to your family and your furry and feathery friends!

Duckbutt said...

Happy Holidays to you, Teresa! And to your family and your furry and feathery friends!

RedPat said...

Thank you for this wonderful post! ;-))

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful!
lovely close-ups!

don said...

An amazing series of images with such thoughtful wishes. A very strong post!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Awww! Same to you!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful!!!!

Thank you.

Ellie said...

Awe T, this is a beautiful post. Thank you!!
I hope you have a lovely Christmas too.
Take care :))

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful words and photos! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

Annette Mickelson said...

Here's wishing all the same back to you. Merry Christmas!

Laura. M said...

I wish you a good Christmas with your family, Teresa :))
Merry Christmas - feliz Navidad!!
Un beso.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely words and wish, Tex! I wish the same for you too! You have already put a smile on my face sharing your cute Whistling Ducks today...

Merry Christmas!

Willow said...

Love the sentiments and the funny faced little whistlers ! :))

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely said, and Whistlers.

damian said...



Merry Christmas Theresa :))

Greetings from Poland
-Damian :)


Helma said...


A dear wish of my favorite duck :-)

For you and all your loved ones a few very merry Christmas and a beautiful, healthy and photogenic 2104

cieldequimper said...

Thank you. And enjoy every minute!

Karen said...

Beautifully stated! Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2014 to you and yours :-)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Merry Christmas!
Thanks for all the Lovely posts you shown us.
Love Majsan/

Margie said...

What beautiful wishes for us all. Same to you dear T. Xx

mick said...

Great photos of the ducks and your wishes are perfect - thanks. I wish the same back to you!

Leovi said...

Definitely a nice pair of ducks photos!

Red said...

Thank you! I wish you a happy Christmas!

Sally said...

Merry Christmas and God's blessings on you T!

xoxo

Terry and Linda said...

Beautiful!!! You are extremely talented in so many ways! I'm so glad I found your blog! Merry Christmas, My friend!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
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parker said...

Beautiful wishes! I accept them in good cheer and with Joy! May they be returned to you tenfold! May the Ranch and all it's hands be blessed with a Merry Christmas!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh t....such a beautiful, heartfelt message!!!

love "our" whistlers, love you my bestest blogging bud.

merry christmas, have a wonderful holiday!!

Janey and Co. said...

Very nice!.....and the pictures as well. Hope your Holiday is special

Frank said...

Glorious pictures Theresa.

We both hope you also have a joyous Christmas.

Best wishes ... FAB & Anita.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

I hope YOU have a pleasant time too over the xmas break......me i just want the weather to improve. I wonder if Santa can pull that off.


peter

amanda | wildly simple said...

This may be my favorite message I've seen all season.
I love it. Thank you, Theresa, and I wish you all the same and every happiness, too!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is really beautiful, thank you and Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

Oh Theresa, what a beautiful post. Merry Christmas!

Carole M. said...

a really nicely worded post; thanks Theresa, best wishes... (love your ducks/whistlers I think?)

Book Dragon said...

That was beautiful!

Thank you, back to you too

Mama Zen said...

Merry Christmas, Teresa!

diane b said...

Super series of shots. Thank you for the Christmas wishes and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Lovely sentiments!! Wishing the very same for you, my sweet friend! Merry Christmas!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Christmas is for ALL creatures; large and small...
Your poetry through your lens is fabulous but your wording straight from the heart makes the BEST POETRY!
May God bless you for that; you know the secret of a happy life.
Hugs and a Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Mariette

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos and words!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

S. J. Qualls said...

What beautiful sentiments! I wish the same for you, my friend!

Randy said...

Such a wonderful post. I wish you all the same ten fold.

genie said...

What beautiful thoughts accompanied by such pretty pictures. I wish the same for you. I have enjoyed your blog so much this year. It is a special one.

Lady Lilith said...

Happy holiday to you. The birds look really cute. I like how they are together.

Muffy's Marks said...

Thank you dear blogging friend. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Linda said...

Great shots! Have a lovely Christmas!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I'm wishing all the same things for you dear Tex!

ashok said...

Merry Christmas TWG !!!

Paula said...

Good advice in the form of wishes. The same to you all through the year 2014.

SweetMarie said...

You make me smile.:) Beautiful and I will. :)
hugs to you from me. xoxo
Merry Christmas sweet Theresa!

Aditi said...

TeX that was such a beautiful wish and lovely captures... Esp loved the last shot!

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year! Lots of love...

Paul said...

Very nice post, and the very best wishes back to you too!

petspeopleandlife said...

This is a very nice set of of photos.

Theresa, may your holiday be safe and peaceful.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Such a sweet wish, thank you :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

A lovely post!
Wishing you and yours a blessed and merry Christmas!

~Lindy

Karen S. said...

Thank you so much and I wish the same for you!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So perfect and beautiful, Theresa! Wishing you all those things and more.....My very best wishes to you and those you love, to have a blessed Holiday! Hugs xo Karen

Marit Sønstebø said...

Thank you for your kind wishes!

Merry Christmas!

MarmePurl said...

I wish the very same to you dear one.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very cool pics of your lovely ducks.. I wish you a Merry Xmas and a happy new year. A hug from Madrid.. :-)))

Indrani said...

Such lovely shots!
Merry Christmas!

Mike Biles said...

You really do take some great pictures. Have a wonderful Christmas and all that's good in 2014.

Daryl said...

wishing you a very merry!

McGuffy Ann said...

Merry Christmas to you & yours! Hugs.

Crafty Green Poet said...

What cute photos, have a lovely Christmas

Filip Demuinck said...

Talk about balance, standing on one leg on the second picture.

Greetings,
Filip

and Merry Christmas.

JM said...

Wonderful series again. Happy Christmas!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Merry Christmas.xo

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, exquisite!
Searching for beauty and find hope
  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! Hugs from Spain. Leovi.

~mel said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thank you for the gift of your blog that you share with us ... a true treasure.

P.S. LOVE THE DUCKS!!!

waldlaeufer68 said...

you and your family a beautiful and peaceful Christmas and a good start to the new Jahe 2014

Dianne said...

absolutely beautiful!
I wish you all that and more

Findlay Wilde said...

I really hope you have the best Christmas ever and get lots of wonderful wildlife visiting the ranch to say Merry Christmas. From Findlay.

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful post!
Merry Christmas!!

Tammy said...

A very touching post, Tex! So very well said! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in 2014:)

Ron said...

Mele Kalikimaka Tex! :~)

Ash said...

Lovely photos. I wish you a merry Christmas!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! Such sweet faces. Have a merry Christmas!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

An absolute perfect greeting and I pass it right back to you. Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Blessed New Year. I am so thankful that we were placed along each others pathways, through this thing called blogging ;)

KB Bear said...

That was a beautiful and kind and wonderful holiday message with amazing photos to go with it. I wish the same for you.

Kathleen Scott said...

Beautiful wishes, beautiful ducks. Hope your holiday is serene too.

Jeanne said...

Nice... Merry Christmas!!!

Donna said...

Merry Christmas to you, sweetie!

bailey-road.com said...

I love this beautiful post, Theresa. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Ileana said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Deanna said...

Merry Christmas, you bring a lot of joy to us with your beautiful captures of life around you. Enjoy your holidays, may it bring you peace, joy, good health and happiness!!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope you-all have a very Merry Christmas!

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Oh, so sweet :)

Merry Christmas to You, Theresa :)

DeniseinVA said...

Sweet sentiments and love those photos. Merry Christmas :)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love this post, Theresa...I always find those things when I visit you!
Merry Christmas to you and everyone at the ranch.
xo, T.

MTWaggin said...

Okay I just love the shots of those kids with the seed stuck on their bills. Merry Christmas and best wishes back at ya!

Munir said...

Oh my Goodness. So many of such nice wishes. Thank you.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Melissa said...

Merry Christmas, T W Girl!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! You do so many wonderful posts of nature but this one is my very favorite! We hope to be outside enjoying the beach. Merry Christmas my friend! Holiday hugs, Diane

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. cheers.

Debs said...

What a beautiful Christmas wish.

Louis la Vache said...

Outstanding! What a fine combination of words and photos!

Christmas blessings to you!

Stewart M said...

Nice words - and of course nice ducks!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: Christmas day is ending here - its a wonderful warm evening - hope you have a good day.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Such a beautiful thought and photos. Hope y'all have a very blessed day.

Hawk aka BrownDog

Betty Manousos said...

merry christmas!
xoxo

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Merci pour cettesuperbe série. On retrouve dans ce couple de canards, de la douceur, de l'amour, une véritable envie de vivre dans leur regard. Bref, cela est un beau programme que nous pourrions tous adopter en ce jour de Noël.
Très bon Noël à toi et très belles fêtes de fin d'année.
J'espère que notre amitié durera, autour de la passion-photo, pendant 2014.
A l'occasion des vœux, je t'embrasse bien amicalement.

Roger

A View From A Brown Dog said...

What a wonderful message here. Merry Christmas Theresa to you and yours!

Montanagirl said...

Terrific post and lovely thoughts, Theresa! Where we are with daughter and family it's 37 degrees below zero this morning!! Whose idea was this, anyway? LOL. Anyway, you have a wonderful Christmas. I just thought I'd try to do a few quick comments this morning before anyone else gets up.

michaelswoodcraft said...

Beautiful pictures as usual!!

Merry Christmas Tex!

Michael :-)

Lois Evensen said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Theresa! :) Love those ducks!

Willow said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Tex .

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful post and gorgeous photography ~ Merry Christmas to you ~ thanks for visiting ~ carol, xxx

wayside wanderer said...

And I wish for you....

seed on your beak all year round! :)

Big hugs from down the road a piece,
Leslie

Gert said...

Your photos are always amazing! I love them! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and blessed!

Gert

Fjällripan said...

Thankyou very much! and I wish the same for you! Beautiful photos :))

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
I DO hope you also had a Great Christmas, my dear friend in America♡♡♡ What SWEET messages from lovely birdies.
I loved reading all of them♬♬♬

PS>Thank you SO much for your heartfelt comments. I always appreciate your thoughts. I finally can start getting ready for new year; I have made rice cakes today p;)

Wishing you a happy Year End and New Year season. Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

bon bon said...

just beautiful, dear. merry christmas. <3

rainfield61 said...

Time never grows old. It stays young to witness us growing older. And wiser. Wiser in such a way to laugh at ourselves not being successful after these all years.

Anvilcloud said...

What a sweet post with many nice pics and thoughts.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa noite,
Venho desejar-lhe um ano novo repleto de felicidade.
Abraço
ag

Lady Lilith said...

Nice. Thank you for the kind warm words. Have a happy new year.

Our photos said...

Those two are so cute!
Greetings, from Holland

Laura. M said...

I'm late ... and thank you Teresa for this beautiful message:)))
a kiss.

Joanna said...

Piękne zdjęcia:) Pozdrawiam z Polski!

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks so much! What wonderful sentiments! And beautiful whistlers to go along with them! Hope you had a nice, peaceful holiday!

Hilary said...

Lovely.. as you always are. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful post, pictures and sentiment!

Merry Christmas to you and your family. And critters.

Stephanie said...

Awwwww, they are so cute!

Kathy said...

Ah, how sweet!

Linda R said...

What amazing snaps my friend.. Love that last close up shot..

Hugs~

Catherine said...

Smile!
xo Catherine

Helma said...

You had a great desire for everyone Texwisgirl and that is really fun to read. Unfortunately I had to work both Christmas day itself amar I still had a good Christmas. I hope you have had. A beautiful and blessed Christmas

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful wishes Teresa! And appropriate even for latecomers. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a joyful 2014. I'm still on my lazy break -- just had a few minutes to drop by some of my favorite bloggy people.

edenhills said...

What a beautiful wish! I do hope you have the same (even though I'm really late).

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