Happy New Year!

I had my final walk around the wood near the house for 2015 in the rain. It could be the final walk, as many of the conifers are due to be felled early in the new year. The wood has brought me many hours of creativity over the last year and that I will miss it when it is gone. I will miss my walks too as even in the worst of weathers you can still enjoy a relatively dry and comfortable walk.

It is likely that 2016 will bring us more rain and floods, but as the final leaves of 2015 are blown away let us hope for new growth.

May 2016 bring us lots of laughter. May we find time to indulge our creativity and no matter what life throws at us may we will find the grace to deal with it. And may the sun shine through it all.

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful New Year.

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24 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thanks Eliza. Yes it’s a plantation and will be felled for lumber. It will be replanted but it’ll take years to get what it is like now. We have some young deciduous woods around us too which will remain. I’ve had a year to come to terms to it but it will still be a loss. Best wishes for 2016 and thank you so much for being such an avid reader and commenter. I really appreciate all your feedback.

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      1. Eliza Waters

        As nature lovers and observers, we see more than just trees. We see the web of life that makes its home in that forest. That’s why we feel such losses so keenly. Clear cutting is an ecologically devastating practice.
        I love reading your blog and glimpses into your life Ireland, so thank You! Looking forward to the year ahead. πŸ™‚

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  1. Jane

    Your sentiments for this year are spot on; those beautiful woods go with a lot of love and will not be forgotten. I love the tiny ladybird captured in a raindrop – such a clever picture as always. Happy 2016 to you and thank you for all your brilliant blogs.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you Jane and good wishes to you and yours too. It’s actually just an ash bud and not a ladybird but you were not the only one who thought so!!

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  2. aj vosse

    I hope you all have a great year! May just enough rain fall to wet the plants enough to get good results… and may the sun shine as often as it needs to get us all tanned and warm!! πŸ˜‰

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