Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Shhh..Sleeping Dog

Well, 2017 has come to a close.

 The Christmas decorations
 are sort of put away,
 tucked in with a few visions 
of what next Christmas might look like.

  Just can't help myself!

 The days are still sunny 
but not necessarily warm.
  The nights are becoming 
colder and colder 
and a few more quilts 
are added to our beds.

 A new year 
is a time for reflection 
of what came before
 but, also, 
for looking ahead 
to the hopes and dreams
 of what is to come.

  We all have our own special thoughts 
and, hopefully,
 they will be realized.

for right now,
 let us just let
 sleeping dogs lie,
 and I hope you will enjoy 
taking one last look back
 with me 
to the top ten posts of 2017
 Gold Country Cottage...

Our wish 
for you all 
is a 
Happy and Healthy
 New Year.



  1. Dear Judy, I enjoyed going through your previous posts, even thought I've read most of them before. We have sunshine this afternoon, but snow still on the ground. I send you wishes for a healthy and happy New Year as well.

  2. Happy New Year, Judy! What a lovely peek back. I enjoyed each post and everything looks so lush, a stark contrast to the view outside my window today! Looking forward to what you share moving forward! Have a great week!! :)

  3. Judy, I wish you the same for the new year. I loved seeing some of the hi-lites thru the past year. You home is always so inviting to me. I always like the porch and the gardens. Blessings to you and yours. Stay warm and safe. xoxo, Susie

  4. Hi Judy, enjoyed all the looking back..
    Have a great year ahead XOXO

  5. thanks for sharing your top 10 post. It was fun re-reading them or some for the first time. I might have missed one or two.
    Hope 2018 is good to us all.

  6. I enjoyed looking back at your posts Judy. They are all great my fave is the one on your daughter Tami and the good news you all got after all the tests and worrisome nights. Glad you shared these great posts again with us. Happy first week of the new year. Yeah!

  7. Happy New Year! Looking forward to your posts going forward.

  8. I found you from Krishna's blog. Look forward to getting to know you more as I became your latest follower from snowy Michigan! Janice

  9. Happy New Year Judy! I missed some of these posts it seems, but I remember some as well. It's always interesting to look back isn't it? We can easily forget all that happened. That's one of the good things about blogging I feel.

    I definitely remember the stressful time with your daughter and her health. So glad that's behind you all.


  10. Lindas imagens. Feliz Ano Novo para si e sua família.

  11. Beautiful post looking back on 2017. I wish for you a wonderful 2018.

    Lots of hugs,

  12. Great post. love the pictures you shared.
    I am your new follower.
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