by Leslie Cox; Tuesday; January 1, 2019

My pipe is out, my glass is dry;
My fire is almost ashes too;
But once again, before you go,
And I prepare to meet the New:
Old Year! a parting word that’s true,
For we’ve been comrades, you and I —
I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!

~ Robert W. Service
The Passing of the Year (1912)

Papaver orientalis

 

Island bed

Hummingbirdfall pond scene

 

Basket of veggies for dinnerSpilosoma virginica moth - front view