新たな始まり new beginnings

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明けましておめでとうございます。本年もどうぞよろしくお願いいたします。
Wishing my dear friends a very Happy New Year.

© 茨原 孝貞(Takami Ibara)
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80 thoughts on “新たな始まり new beginnings

    • rabirius様、
      ありがとうございます!今年もどうぞよろしくお願いいたします。
      Thank you Mr. Rabirius! I also sincerely look forward to following your wonderful images this year 🙂

  1. A beautiful, peaceful photo, Takami, and a lovely way to welcome what we all hope will be a kinder year. Thank you for bringing the wonder of kingfishers into my life!

    Sending my best wishes to you and your family. 💜

    • Dear Carol,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I also hope that 2022 will be a better year for all of us. Despite the ongoing uncertainty, our local birds never fail to bring hope and I am happy if I can somehow convey that hope through this little blog.

      I sincerely look forward to your writings and life lessons this year and beyond!

  2. A happy and blessed new year to you both from my wife and I Takami. We love your Kingfisher, what is this species called ? Kingfishers are such brilliant and beautiful birds, especially when in flight.

    • Hello Ash,
      Thank you for your warm new year wishes. My husband and I wish a blessed year ahead for you and your wife too. We are delighted you enjoy our local kingfisher. This species is called “kawasemi” カワセミ in Japanese, and “Common Kingfisher” in English:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_kingfisher

      In our humble opinion, there is nothing “common” about this lovely bird’s beauty 🙂 As you say, all Kingfishers are such brilliant birds, especially in flight, and it’s always a joy to catch a glimpse of one.

  3. Wishing you a 2022 full of beautiful birdies, Takami. Thank you for sharing so much loveliness over the years. I have followed your blog via email now so I can stay in touch.

    • Hello Julie,
      Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your new year wishes. I really appreciate your warm encouragement over the years and sincerely look forward to staying in touch! Please do continue to take care and stay safe❤️

    • Hello Herman,
      A very Happy New Year to you, and thank you so much for this message of hope. I do pray that things will get better for all of us in the year to come.

      Our very best wishes to you always, and a hug for Jimi too 🙂

  4. A hopeful image, and perhaps there are reasons to be hopeful for the New Year. Sending you and your family very best wishes and may you have many more special bird encounters throughout the year ahead.

    • Hello William,
      Thank you very much for your comment and warm wishes. I sincerely appreciate that you stopped by, and thank you for enjoying my photographs of our local birds.

      I wish you a healthy and happy new year, and look forward to reading your poetry and writings this year and beyond.

      Kind wishes from Japan,
      Takami

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