New year, new beginnings

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You have not heard from me for almost a year, but I have read your blogs, more or less. 2016 happened to be not one of these nice or normal years. People got sick and died, that included my dog, my special friend. And it affected me, more than expected. Or, none of this was expected. Now it is a new year, and the future starts to look bright again. My best wishes to all, may 2017 be a really good one!

Two of these pictures are from just a couple of days ago. One is just a memory.

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39 thoughts on “New year, new beginnings

  1. I am sorry for your loss Bente. May you be comforted by the Holy Spirit; may the arms of Love wrap around you like a warm blanket, and may you be enfolded in grace and peace. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. blessings and love to you, Yvonne

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about your dog, this beautiful and sweet friend of yours… Unfortunately I know the grief after such loss so well.
    Glad toe hear you start feeling better again. Have a good 2017, with hopefully less sadness and more happy moments.
    The snowy landscape, especially on the last photo is fairytale like, the middle one is a wonderful memory…

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  3. Welcome back Bente.
    Hoping this year will be a better one for you and your grief will soften as time goes by. It’s never easy losing the ones you love, but may the happy memories stay with you and support you into the new year.

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  4. I’m so happy to see you again, and so sorry about your dog. The animals are so special to us. It must have been terribly hard. But it is a new year, and it just improved because I could see your beautiful photos. A happy New Year to you, with lots of good, new memories.

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  5. Best wishes for a productive and satisfying 2017, and sorry about your very nice-looking dog. Offering much and asking little in return, they do come to mean a lot to us, sometimes more than the people we know.

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  6. You and your ultra-sensitive photos have been missed. I am so sorry that you’ve had a challenging year. The end of your post made me think of this song, which gave me comfort once when disappointments clouded my days…

    may 2017 bring better days…

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  7. So sorry about your loss, Bente. I’ve been wondering about you actually, and I was hoping that everything was fine. Sometimes life turns out not quite what we expected, but there’s always tomorrow we can look forward to. Wishing you a better, more kind year to come!

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  8. So sorry to hear of your loss, Bente, I know that your dog was a cherished friend. It is good to be quiet and contemplative in times of loss. Welcome to the New Year, it is wonderful to see you. May it shine for you.

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  9. Happy New Year. I am very sorry about the passing of your dog: I still miss mine, who died in June 2012. It hurt me so much, I was unable to scatter his ashes and I still have them in a ginger jar 4 years on.
    I do hope that 2017 will be a better year for you and everyone else. I think it will go down in history as one of the worst years since WW2.
    All the best and hope to hear from you soon again. 💗

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  10. I am sorry for your losses, Bente. But I am happy for your decision to come back to blogging. I have missed you and your beautiful posts much, but seen something of you on insta. Honestly – so glad to see you.♥

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  11. If there was a love button, I’d be using that one Bente. I am so sorry that 2016 wasn’t a good year for you. The loss of such a beautiful friend and companion is truly heartbreaking. I know you’ll always miss him greatly.

    Even though we don’t touch base, thoughts of you cross my mind time and again. I always remember well the stunning beauty of your images and your country. Welcome back and may 2017 treat you well.

    Hugs,
    Emily

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  12. Nice to see you again Bente ! Happy newyear ! I’m sorry for you special friend I think you have a lot of memories …

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  13. Liebe Bente, ich wünsche Dir ein kreatives 2017 mit vielen schönen Momenten. Der Verlust Deines Freundes ist sehr traurig – ich fühle mit Dir. Sei herzlich von mir umarmt. Lieben Gruss Ragnhild

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