Delray Beach- A New Year

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Delray Beach- A New Year

 

This is trite, I know, but where did 2016 go?  It’s been a busy week

in Delray Beach because not only is it The Season but it’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

You can always gauge how cold it is up north by how crowded the beach gets.  

It doesn’t matter, though, because it just makes it more festive.

 

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

The beach chairs were lined up and waiting for beachgoers early one morning.

 

 

 

 

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...but that wasn’t the only thing waiting on the beach...a Man-of-War and even dead, the tentacles can sting.

 

 

man of war on delray beach

 

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Hal Borland

 

 

green cay cooper hawk green owl baby alligator

 

 

We took a walk out at Green Cay Wetlands this week and were treated to a Coopers Hawk and a baby alligator (in the Nature Center.) Just for you Barbara Todaro 

 

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin

 

 

While out for dinner Christmas Eve, Larry and I stopped by again to look at the 100 foot Christmas.  We took this shot from the parking garage.

 

christmas tree old school square

 

New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. James Agate

 

 

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Great dangers give birth to great resolutions. Auguste Escoffier

 

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Have a Wonderful New Year…

And be safe!!

 

happy new year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kathy Streib
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Donald Urschalitz Thank you and wishing you a wonderful 2017!!

That we do Harry F. D'Elia 

Barbara Todaro I had to think of you when we saw the baby gators.  And, yes, it must be our age or a sign of the times when we add "be safe."

Dec 31, 2016 08:44 AM #15
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HI Sheila Anderson hope that you are staying warm.  I watched the weather yesterday and saw the snow. 

That is so true Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com 

That one is a favorite of mine as well.  Michael Jacobs Happy New Year to you!!!

Dec 31, 2016 08:46 AM #16
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2016 was an interesting year for sure.  I am looking forward to what 2017 has in store for us!

Dec 31, 2016 09:12 AM #17
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I love your pictures! Happy New Year, Kathy!! Much love. 

Dec 31, 2016 09:24 AM #18
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Kathy, Thanks for sharing the beach with those of us that are landlocked :)  Happy New Year to you!

Dec 31, 2016 09:27 AM #19
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Kathy

There is going to  great New Years Eve party tonight on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 31, 2016 12:58 PM #20
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Kathy,

Love your post and the Emerson quote you used, and we agree with it and live by it as often as possible.  A

Dec 31, 2016 12:58 PM #21
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Hi Kathy - Great photos and quotes. Happy New Year - may 2017 be your best year ever!

Dec 31, 2016 12:59 PM #22
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Looks so fun! I headed for warmth myself to ring in the new year.

Dec 31, 2016 01:35 PM #23
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and back at you for this upcoming year! Happy New Year to all here in the Rain!

Dec 31, 2016 03:48 PM #24
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So many folks I talk to say the same thing. . .2016 went by faster than a speeding bullet!  Happy New Year, Kathy!

Dec 31, 2016 04:09 PM #25
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I like your quote selections.

Best wishes to you and your family for a Very Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2016 05:01 PM #26
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Hi Kathy

I love this post - the quotes, the photos, and the sentiments.

Wishing you much success and happiness in 2017.

Happy New Year!

Jeff

Dec 31, 2016 05:40 PM #27
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I love the Agate quote. I was going to disagree with it until I read the whole thing.

Dec 31, 2016 07:42 PM #28
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Great quotes and great photos! Wishing you the best this coming year!

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Oh, this is totally beautimous! One of the most genuinely uplifting posts I've read in the last few days. I've never seen a Man-of-War dead or alive. Every picture told a great story. 

Interesting New Year's Eve...we watched "About Time" last night, a movie that Debb Janes and Bernie Stea recommended and just about 10 minutes before its conclusion, Larry (who is our only paramedic volunteer here in our community) got an EMS call and had to leave. He ended up transporting the patient and was gone from 10pm to 2am. 

Changes the idea of bringing in a New Year when things like that happen. So, today is about being low-key and being together (along with football, taking care of the animals, etc.). Please say hello to Ole Sol and the beach for me, it's always inspiring!

 

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Well, we are obviously connected across the universe, because out-of-the-blue, I came over to comment after reading your glorious post (and, yes, I agree with the light-speed with which 2016 disappeared), AND you were mentioning bubbly and me over on Beth Atalay's post. Funny how that stuff works! 

Jan 01, 2017 02:33 PM #31
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Kathy

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the quotes, Have a great New Year.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 01, 2017 06:10 PM #32
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Kathy some interesting Quotes, wishing you a Fantastic 2017, Endre

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Thank you for sharing the Holiday Spirit from Florida

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