Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve!

I’ve always loved New Years Eve; the concept of stepping over a line to a fresh start is very appealing. I’m not one to make many New Years resolutions, although their have been a few. For the most part the ones that I’ve made I’ve managed to keep.

Past New Years Eve’s have included a few wild crazy parties, in fact the closest I’ve ever came prior to breaking a bone was on a New Years Eve when I lived in Seattle. Friends and I were out at a bar and somehow I ended up with a full bottle of champagne in my hand. I remember the person who handed it to me saying “be careful!” Then once outside I managed to slip on the only patch of ice in the city and down I went with a severe ankle strain.

There have also been many quiet New Years Eve’s spent at home with family, friends, a movie (often Cinema Paradiso) or now, my husband. For me it’s a milestone night where I try to reflect at least little on the year that has gone and the possibilities of the one that lies ahead.

2009 has certainly had its bright spots, and its dismal ones. 2010 lies ahead with so much possibility and so much in question. One thing I know for certain is that the danger garden will continue to grow. Both the one in the soil and the one here, online.

I wish you all the best for the New Year! May you make many happy discoveries in the garden, and may you, your family and friends stay safe and healthy. Happy New Year!


  1. I'm so glad to have found your blog this past year. Every time I see a new post from the Danger Garden I get a happy feeling. Best wishes for 2010, and lots more agaves!

  2. Happy 2010! I wish that you would have a very merry new year. Oh, I like the way you grow those succulents on the ground. They are nice to look at them from the top... like flowers ;-)

  3. Happy New Year to you too! And no ankle injuries!

  4. Happy New Year, Loree!!

  5. Pam, thank you for the kind words! And yes, more agaves for everyone in 2010!

    Steph, I agree about the succulents, one of my favorite characteristics. Happy 2010 to you!

    K&V, deal! No broken ankles for anyone in 2010, I like it.

    D+N, can't wait to hear about your party, hope you had fun!

  6. The HAPPIEST New Year to you, Loree!
    You are so great - becoming blogfriends has been wonderful! Finding people who share one's tastes and interests is rare, and I'm thrilled that the internet has opened up a whole world of connections for all of us who garden dangerously!
    I think 2010 is going to be a DOOZY! Hugs for you and warm breezes for your plants!

  7. I'm so happy to hear your new years plans involve continuing with the danger garden blog. It's been so much fun to have you sharing your unique and perfectly executed garden vision.

  8. All the best for the new year!

    Ps. love yr succulents.


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