Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Within A Tiny Acorn

January is probably the coldest month here in northern California.  Time to wear warm sweaters, boots, and sip on hot drinks throughout the day.  Here's a few pics around my town and the next.
The trees are all bare now.
Lots of rain yesterday.
One white rose still blooming
at the rose garden.
It was a gloomy day,
but the sun started to shine above
the church steeple.
Soft and gentle,
yet endures the harshest weather.
I thought this fence was
decorated so pretty.
Nel told me that I must try the
chocolate chip cookies
at Disney.  Nel, I had mine this
morning with my coffee,
and you're right, it was so good. 
Frost and fog at the trail.
Within a tiny acorn,
a mighty oak is waiting!
Great things always start small,
so embrace beginnings
and take joy in the journey.
~Pearl Sanborn
Got my coffee early one morning
when it was still dark out,
and drove through the shopping center
where everything was all lit up.

Off to a good start in the new year!



Susie said...

Sheri, When I catch a glimpse of sunshine on a cloudy day like you showed us, I call it a smile from God. It just makes me smile. So nice to have a wonderful cup of coffee and a cookie. I am beginning to think ..roses grow where ever you go .:):) I those roses on the fencing were adorable. Blessings to you my sweet friend, xoxo,love, Susie

Pilar said...

I love to drink hot chocolate when the weather is cold! It's been rainy here the past few days as well. Happy New Year Sheri!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my, these photos of the trees are just spectacular! Love the foggy/frost ones too! Happy New Year!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri I am always in awe of your amazing photography. Your coldest month is January, ours is February with much snow, ice and howling winds. I hope your Christmas was beautiful, ours was very nice, thank you so very much for stopping over to leave a New Years message. I am in Day 7 of dealing with the flu.. Sending you much happiness and health wishes for 2017.

Stephanie said...

My dear, sweet Sheri, what a delight to visit you this morning...it's good to be back from my blogging break :)

Oh, what lovely and magical pictures, my friend. The raindrops on the rose petals make my heart go pitter patter :)

Thinking of you, sweet lady, and wishing you a joyous and beautiful New Year!

Regine Karpel said...



Love seeing that frost and fog. BEAUTIFUL.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri the photos you have shared today are exceptional! I've always loved bare trees as they become silhouettes against the sky. The frosty photos sure are pretty!. We had rain yesterday and today as we take down the Christmas tree and the decorations. Have a lovely afternoon, my friend. ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Aren't the palm trees gorgeous with the lights! And I love those big shabby roses on the fence. It was in the 80s here today but may cool down in a few days. I could use some cooler days and nights. Love your photos my friend. It's always a joy to visit your blog. Hugs, Diane

Karen said...

Wow you got a collection of great photos for winter. That decorated fence is really nice!! I bet your springtime comes early there.

Carla from The River said...

I like the quote you shared, I am writing it in my journal.
Beautiful photos of California in Winter. Thank you for sharing.
xx oo

Imogen said...

You truly capture the beautiful. It is hard to picture it being cold given it is summer where I am.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sheri, your photos are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!! I just responded to your email this morning and answered some of your questions about how I take photos, but woman, YOU DON'T NEED any of my tips! Gorgeous depth of field with that tree and you've also given me an idea for a January wreath of roses! Your musings are stunning dear friend. How special you are.

baili said...

Here in our country we too finally get winter started .
you have very nice camera and really amazing skills for capturing as your photos have an artistic shine within!

It is third day that our sky is hidden under the blanket of dark grey clouds , in afternoon sun showed up among the clouds and my son called me out in front yard and asked " mom is it moon or sun"? as sun was looking a round white ball as like me he too got cold .

Hppy new year to you and family !

janice15 said...

Dearest Sheri, Happy New Year, may it be the best yet... loved your photos... its been rain rain and rain here in San Francisco. As long as I'm inside I don't mind though. But today I have to go out so I'm hoping it will stop for a bit, will see. Have a wonderful blessed day, with love Janice

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Sheri, what a lovely post to ring in the new year. I love your words and beautiful photos. Love the phrase by Pearl Sanborn. This is a good one to remember. Wishing you all the joys of the new year filled with many blessings and lots of love. xo

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Such pretty pictures Sheri! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. I wish you all the best in the new year sweet Sheri!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Add me to your many admirers Sheri. Your photos are stunning, and achieve exactly what they should...they tell a wondrous story of the beauty of our world.

Happy New Year to you and yours, and forgive my absence. We gave been traveling and quite busy, but things are becoming a bit more settled now. Thank you for visiting and your well wishes.


White Lace and Promises said...

Sheri, it's beautiful there. I never knew there was cold in California. All we see of CA from the movies is the sand and the sea.

Patricia said...

What beautiful white and frosty photos you have taken for us Sheri. You are a real artist! Glad to see you have some winter in California too. Happy New Year my friend.

Jeanie said...

That church is so beautiful! And I love the garland with the pink. That might be one of the nicest I've ever seen.

Your gloom will release before our winter ends. Trust me on this!

Red Rose Alley said...

Wow, these photos are amazing, Mom!

I loved your past 3 posts. :-)


Lowcarb team member said...

You wrote "Off to a good start in the new year!"

You certainly are.
What glorious photo's you have shared.
Thank you

All the best Jan