Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Years - going tropical

The dandruff has decided to fall from the sky once again, and so I have decided to bring some more SoCal warmth on this New Years Eve!  Looking back on this year, it has certainly been wonderful.  But usually at this time of year we look forward.  We look forward to new beginnings, we set resolutions, we hope, we dream.  If you're like me, your mind drifts off and gets lost in a sea of dreams. I guess that's just apart of me.  I love to dream.  And part of my dream for 2013 is to live life with a sense of vibrancy. That is, to love more, to laugh more (like the hyperventilating tear inducing type of laughter), have luau's for the heck of it, and just soak it all in.  That type of dreaming, that type of living to me is expressed in a tropical garden!

My gardening wishes are that we would be BOLD!

Forget caution... this planter is more of a celebration.

Embrace your plant lusts! Why not plant a palm!?

I hope to embrace the lush side of things.

Stop and enjoy the little things.... like the way sun illuminates your favourite plants.

I hope we pick plants that evoke a feeling.

Why not plant an avenue of palms?! In fact, such a walkway invokes the spirit of my dreams for 2013.

It's no surprise, but I think that spirit can be summed up in the word summer! I kept saying, "this is the year of summer" over the past months.  Maybe a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy.  Because my heart says "live like it's summer!"

That best describes my wishes and dreams for 2013.  I hope this year would be filled with joy, warmth, memories with loved ones, and that God would bless you all this coming year.  Now there's just one thing left, party hearty!!!!


  1. Beautiful thoughts and pictures Louis! May your 2013 be a blessing-filled celebration of life. I, myself, hope to embrace the lush side of things too by becoming an old lush. I'll have to take up drinking on a more regular basis and probably start smoking. Thanks for the inspiration!;)

    1. Thanks! Haha I love it. I don't judge :P and your garden is already quite lush!

  2. I love the sentiments behind this post Louis, and I share the spirit. Why not! Life's vibrant. Hopefully 2013 is the year you make it down to Portland and we can share a crazy fun visit to Cistus!


    1. I knew you'd appreciate the nod to summer living!!! And yes, let's make a trip to cistus happen!!! That would be epic fun.

  3. Wish you happy new year to you and your family ..Nice beautiful blog..Nice snap