Thursday, December 30, 2010

We’ll take a cup ‘o kindness yet

I created this video last week to post while I was away. And then, of course, the snow came . . .

The video is a compilation of several of my photos from 2010, beginning with January and ending last week. It was difficult to fit my favorites in, and very time-consuming to sort them all out and get them in the right order, and although I’m not thrilled with the end result, I’m happy with it.

And that’s enough for now.

I fell completely in love with this song after hearing it in a movie. And it’s a perfect fit here, I believe. I was glad to have found it to download.

I want to thank each and every one of you who visits me here, whether or not your make your voice heard. I think we all need to take a cup ‘o kindness ~ for Auld Lang Syne.



Here’s hoping your new year is filled with love.

Your friend,
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55 comments:

Angie said...

I LOVE the bird photos...well, all of your photos :) That is a GORGeoUS Cardinal photo, btw

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Very nice! I think I am going to create a compilation of my own... you inspired me. I just have to figure out how to do it, myself.

Happy New Year! :)

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Karen said...

...the bird calling in silhouette - gorgeous. Haunting even!

Jeanne said...

I really enjoyed that a lot. Your beautiful dog reminds me of a border collie my son had. The music was beautiful too. Great job!
Happy New Year!

tj said...

...Wow. Just, wow. I got goosebumps watching this, it is just beautiful! Everything about it is perfection my dear, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g... :o)

...Thank you Kate & Happy New Year to you and yours!

...Many, many blessings... :o)

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

Probably the most beautiful video I have ever seen. Stunning, as are you.

Thank you Kate. Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year filled with love and gorgeous photography.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Kate - I cried throughout - not with sadness but with joy at the beauty of it all. Love to you at new year.

Char said...

can't watch videos at work but i'm sure it is beautiful.

what's the song?

The Japanese Redneck said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Look forward to all the beautiful pictures you'll be taking this next year too!

texwisgirl said...

Just beautiful - all of it. Perfect music and gorgeous photos throughout. I too love the little wren in silhouette. And George's expressive and loving, curious eyes. :)

Yvonne said...

Awesome! Love George peeking out from behind the tree. Wishing you much love, happiness and peace in the new year.

Linda said...

Beautiful! I love that version of the song too.

Carolynn said...

Truly beautiful, as everything you do is. Love the photo compilation. I must try putting one of these together one day....

Lovely rendition of that song, although, I have to say, it always makes me feel very sad.

May you enjoy the happiest of New Years!

suzyQ said...

This was so wonderful! I love the song and your photos. I want to live where you live... it looks so beautiful and peaceful! Hope you have a wonderful New Year's!

xoxo

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

....got my hankie out...i have to tell you...this was THE MOST BEAUTIFUL video i ever saw...just beautiful... you did a wonderful job..the photographs...the music...thank you...thank you.....

what a special treat...

wishing you and george and miss blackie all the most blessed of new years in 2011...

sending love,
kary and teddy
xxx

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm rarely at a loss for words, but the beauty of your video leaves me speechless...

Kat :)

SouthernSass said...

I enjoyed your video very much - the cardinal that was a finalist in Pioneer Woman's bokeh challenge is my favorite! Happy New Year!

jgrimsleys said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Annie said...

That was wonderful Kate. Loved it. Much as I loved all the photos, I especially loved the (setting?) sun streaming across the grass through the trees. Also the beautiful little blue bird towards the end, followed by the snow covered branch.
Thank you. And thinking of you for 2011.

Nancy said...

Thank you. That was so touching and inspring in so many ways. Happy New Year Kate.

Di said...

Such a beautiful collection of photos and the music so sweet. Is it hard to do? I'm still trying to figure out elements...one thing at a time:)Happy New Year!

Mental P Mama said...

Love this. Love you.

Gail said...

You are a true artist.

Happy New Year.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Happy New year to you and yours, Kate.

Lovely complilation of photos, and the music is spot on. i remember listening to the "director's commentary" on the DVD/movie (the commentary was better than the movie IMHO) and they went on about the singer. I'll have to remember to do a look-up on her.

izzy57 said...

Thanks for sharing Kate. Best wishes to you and your hubby for a safe and healthy 2011.

Lili said...

Oh Kate, that was really so lovely, your photography and the music. Your world is beautiful. xoxo ~Lili

Kerri said...

PERFECTION my friend!

mrs mediocrity said...

Yes, a cup o' kindness would be lovely, what a great year's worth of photos.

Mary Lou said...

Thank you, Kate. That may be the most special gift I've received this year. The music is perfect for the gorgeous photos. I really like the way George matches the house!
Happy New Year, my friend.

deborah said...

Love this. As always, perfect!

Joy said...

Beautiful photos, enjoyed them all. Thanks for your effort.

nancy in ks said...

Hi Kate - What program did you use to create your slide show? I've spent the week making a power point (MS Word) on my Mac, and now I realize I don't think I can burn it to a DVD to play on a TV. Should have used Keynote or iMovie. So just wondering what program you used.

The photos in the slide show are so beautiful. Love your birds. Thank you.

Country Girl said...

Thank you so much, everyone.

To Nancy in KS ~ I couldn't reply directly (your e-mail isn't enabled for me in your profile) but I will tell you that I used Windows Live Movie Maker. I've got a PC. Good luck!

~ C.G.

blackeyesuzie said...

hey. loved the video! BLACKEYESUSIE

michelle said...

This is my first time to your blog and I am so excited. I love bird photographs and I love - I mean crazy love dogs (although I don't think I will ever be brave enough to own the energy of a border collie!) I will be back from more!

michelle said...

This is my first time to your blog and I am so excited. I love bird photographs and I love - I mean crazy love dogs (although I don't think I will ever be brave enough to own the energy of a border collie!) I will be back from more!

sharon said...

Thank You, what a way to end my day. Now I bid you adieu! My bed is calling me! :)

tea4too0 said...

Oh Kate, thank you.
T

Hilary said...

That was just perfect, Kate. Thank you for taking the time to put such a lovely montage together. The music is wonderful. It's all so you. Happy New Year, my friend.

Barb T. said...

Very melancholy, very beautiful!

troutay said...

Lovely Kate, just lovely.
Beautiful and bittersweet. Just like the year in passing.

BUSH BABE said...

As usual I have no sounds and not enough bandwidth to play these videos but I am sure its gorgeous...

Happy New Year from Oz to you KAte and all your lovely readers... we have just survived enormous floods and are wondering what 2011 will throw our way.
:-)
BB

altar ego said...

Lovely. Absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing your life, your year, your gifts with us. I love George.

Happy New Year.

Beth said...

Thank you for the sweet video and for all the lovely posts you have given us throughout the year. Best of luck and many blessings to your family in the coming year.

Beth

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...i couldn't let new years eve pass without watching this again...and again...

it is perfection

happy new year, my friend

kary and teddy

Jeanne Walker said...

BRAVO! Well done! Loved every picture...of George, Blackie, the birds, the flowers, the homestead!
But where are you and DH? I saw a blur of him in one photo!

Wishing you both a very blessed new year...and new decade, filled with abundant love, joy, peace, health, wealth, happiness and many more new friendships!

Hugs, Jeanne W.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Happy New Year, Kate!

Love, Pete and Pat

Sweetpea said...

Raising my glass to you, CG, may your new year be as filled with beautiful images as was the last!

Anonymous said...

Dear Country Girl,

I am a regular reader of your blog. I just wanted to say thank you. I always feel so calm and lovely after reading your words and looking at your beautiful photos. I am not a photographer myself so I am so amazed at the magic you capture. Hope your New Year is a Happy One.

Claudia in Austin, Texas

Joanne said...

Love the song.
Love the photos.
Here's to another year of beauty!
Happy 2011!

FireLight said...

Kate, I know you did not sit down and tell yourself that you would make this video just for me...but what I want you to know is that it certainly feels that way (and for many others judging from their comments). After I watched it once, than I watched it again, and again....then I had to share it with my husband....he loved it as well. I know you are merely "happy" with it...but I think it is just totally wonderful!
Mairi's voice is so perfect for the song...and the song so perfect for your art. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Deb said...

A very happy new year to you, Kate! Thanks for being my blog sister. I hope this year is the year we finally meet!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Lovely, lovely! Have a blessed, wonderful New Year! Looking forward to even more in 2011! Thanks for sharing

Alisa said...

Oh Kate, this is as lovely as you! Thank you for making me smile...

deb said...

Kate ~
This just made me cry.

pierced me right through. I listened to the song from a FB link yesterday for the first time ( have a soft spot for anything Celtic, even the years my girls competed in Highland Dancing I never tired of it on endless repeat)

so to combine the beauty of that... with your photos, the seasons gently rolling over my soul.... I don't have words. I don't.

thank you from the bottom of my heart.