Friday, December 31, 2010

Another portal

Once again, we are crossing another gateway.

We are leaving the year 2010, and the first decade of the new millennium, behind.
A new year beckons us, and at the entrance,
Janus is standing guard.

He is facing the past, and he is facing the future.

To understand the future better, we look to the past too,
and also, in memory, to remember what we have lost or left behind.

But may we look back, not too often, causing us to stumble.

May the year 2011 hold many new experiences,
and may you be able to face them all with enthusiasm.


Changing the world into miniature...
One thing at a time.


The Old Maid said...

Beautiful photos! As usual:D Have a very happy New Year!

Lara said...

I wish you and your family a Happy New Year too.
Love, Lara

Garden of Miniatures said...

So great photos,this promise a good new year. I wish you all the best for the follwing 2011,may all your wishes come true !!!Hugs,Jeannette

cockerina said...

I hope things better for you and your family, too!
it is a year full of joy, new emotions, so much happiness!
with affection, Caterina

Josje said...

How festive the table looks! The perfect place to end the year and welcome the new one. A new year in which I hope some of our wishes will come true. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Ingrid said...

I wish you and Your family an verry Happy New Year
with love Ingrid

It's me said...

My dear Lize......



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Papillon Bleu said...

I looooove your comment! You are such a witty lady!

The photos are stunning Lize.

No looking back for me but have learnt my lessons well ( I hope) .Let's hope that the next year will bring us all Peace and Wisdom .
I wish you all the best for dO11!!!

Sans! said...

Well said , Lize :):) I found this poem that I thought you may like :

by Jay O'Toole

The Past, the Present, and What Comes,
have fans of each their own,
For those who live in other times,
seem odd near what is known!

The past seems great to those who love,
the simple, fresh-air life,
The present trudges and it moves,
through joys and many strifes!

The future is the way that glows,
with Hope's potential grace,
It carries blessings that should grow...
we think, "A wondrous place!"

I've heard it said that "Future Shocks"
so much that human minds,
Pull back to cherish...daily "Box,"
and the left behind!

We see that terms of time are verbal,
when they are expressed,
"The Future's tense, the Present's stable,
The Past is Perfect and best!"

Yet backward looks will cause defeat,
for those who fail to see,
That Time will never call, "Retreat!"
Thus forward it will be!

Lize said...

Thus forward it will be.

Loved the poem Sans,
Thank you!

miniacollection said...

All my best Wishes to you and your family for 2011!
Your posts are always wonderful, photos and text.

Susanne said...

Oh, Lize, I love your miniatures. Best wishes for you and your family too!
Love, Susanne

Minna said...

Happy New Year Lize!

De said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Please stop by my blog to pick up an award. :)

malu2 said...

Felicidades,tienes un blog maravilloso,he llegado aqui a traves del blog de Sans,ya tienes una seguidora más,te invito a visitarme.

malu2 said...

Felicidades,tienes un blog maravilloso,he llegado aqui a traves del blog de Sans,ya tienes una seguidora más,te invito a visitarme.

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

Your miniatures are so great I have become one of your followers. I also make miniatures. Please visit my blog.

After Dark Minatures said...

What a wonderful display, both in miniature and full size!

I love your miniatures in the candle light, there's just something really nice about that.

Katrina said...

How lovely scenes. Love Kati
(Welcome to my new blog)

Katrina said...

I am happy to find your blog. How beautiful ja moody scenes!

Plushpussycat said...

This is so lovely that I don't have words for it! I can't wait to see more. I am so glad I found your blog! :-)

cockerina said...

Hello sweetness, how are you? hope so!
a big hug, and positive thoughts for you! :))

Andrea (Softer Side of Me) said...

I have noticed that you haven't blogged in a while and was hoping that you're ok? I miss your beautiful tablescapes!!

Obscure Creations said...

lovely blog - you have very good taste for quality miniatures.

good luck
From Tyla @

Papillon Bleu said...

Will you make it a year Lize?

Thevisionarybutterfly said...

I too have been missing your posts as it's a while, glad I stopped by tonight. That room is amazing, it has a dream like quality :)

House of Artistique said...

wonderful pics! happy new year

Maria said...

Wonderful pictures, i love the candlelight.
Long time no posts Lizelund, are you ok? I miss you.

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Jody said...

Lize, where are you?
I miss your miniatures!


Raminhos de Pano said...

Encantada, amei tudo isso, muito belo mesmo.

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Margaret said...

Love the sentiment in your last post and it is advice I should take to heart. Hope you are doing well on the opposite side of the world, miss your post even though I haven't been on blogger myself so much lately.

miniaturista said...

No sabia si era una casa real o miniatura, hasta que me he acercado a la mesa, PFRECIOSO
Felices Fiestas
Un abrazo

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