january 2011…welcome to the year of the rabbit.

for those of you born in 1963….

or 12 years before that

or 12 years after that

you were born in the year of the rabbit…

ceramic animals for the new year

every year, our local liquor shop gives out “hakata ningyo” ceramic dolls to their very best customers.  there are 14 animals in this picture (12 in the cycle, so we have 2 cows and two tigers). We have been in this neighborhood for 15 years now so this year we collected our 2nd rabbit.   We display the animal of the year in our entry way.  This year is my year…. i am “Toshi onna”, a rabbit…… 


water drops

this year is my high school 30 year reunion

i hope to go to that… hard to believe that high school was so long ago.

my oldest starts high school this April..

this is my year….

to create more

to be more

to listen to my past

live in the present

and move toward the future.

Happy New Year !!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jude
    Jan 03, 2011 @ 01:24:31

    i’m a rabbit. nice pics


    • whereishenow
      Jan 03, 2011 @ 22:31:02

      i should have noted that my oldest took the snow pictures…. he caught the drops….

      i think that going through the cycle 5 times is especially special…..all five elements of the animal years…… it’s your year Jude!!!!


  2. debbie
    Jan 03, 2011 @ 04:43:04

    happy new year to you, too….the year of the rabbit will be a good one…i have faith in that.
    i love the water drops shot…very cool.
    you need to go to that reunion…i missed mine and really regret it.


  3. marianne
    Jan 03, 2011 @ 06:25:50

    “every year, our local liquor shop gives out “hakata ningyo” ceramic dolls to their very best customers.”

    Yet another reason why we will get on like a house on fire;)


  4. Mariko
    Jan 03, 2011 @ 16:09:27

    Happy New Year! My husband is a rabbit, too. It’s kind of a cruel irony that his name is Peter, right? Here’s to a great 2011!!!


  5. Jazz
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 01:28:22

    Beautiful post! Happy Year of the Rabbit to you!!!


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