Saturday 31 December 2011

Last post for 2011!

New Year's Eve has ARRIVED!!! What are your plans? New Year's Eve has always been a big deal in my family. We used to have HUGE family parties at my parents' place until they moved. It will be just me, Brad, Aaron and Beau this New Year's Eve and we will be enjoying a movie marathon...and maybe play some board games too as we wait to bring in 2012 at midnight! I'm EXCITED!!

As promised, here are some photos from Burgess Park, our favourite picnic spot in the country. It's about a 1 hour and 10 minute drive from home.

It's so, so peaceful here and I always feel better after visiting this beautiful spot.

We parked near the Queensland Bottle tree which is one of my favourite tree species.  We laid out and relaxed on the picnic rugs and just breathed in that fresh country air. Blissful! Beau brought along his pastel paper and coloured pencils and started a new art piece. I even managed a sketch which I'll post tomorrow.

The bridge right beside Burgess Park. It spans Christmas Creek.

There is a path down to the creek so Beau and Aaron went for a swim. The water level had dropped significantly since the last time we were there so I guess it was more wading than swimming. Last time, the water level was quite high due to all the rain we'd had.


It's already New Year's Eve here and I haven't yet decided on my word for 2012. Have you?

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Safe New Year! Thank you all so much for your amazing support throughout 2010...DUH!....I mean 2011! 

You guys are THE BEST!!!

~ Love, light and peace ~


  1. This place looks amazing! The weather looks lovely, too.

    I haven't thought of my word, either. In fact, I can't even remember my word from last year. That's bad, isn't it?

    Enjoy your last few hours of 2011, Serena!

  2. this looks amazing and that is a gorgeous tree! have a wonderful new year.


  3. What a peaceful place and a magnificent tree. I can see why you love it there. What a wonderful get away!

    I don't pick a word. At least I never have before. I do make my goal (suggestion) list that I have yet to get to today. I have been vegging out watching "Survivors". Guess I should get moving. It's already 3:30pm here.

    Best to you, my dear friend! Take care of yourself and be well! Happy New Year! xoxo

  4. Oh, you are lucky! What an awesome park. It's freezing in Pennsylvania. Wishing you a very wonderful 2012!

  5. The park looks like a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the day. I hope 2012 is a great year for all of us, and I wish you good health and lots of happiness, my friend. Happy New Year!!

  6. Hi Serena,
    Happy New Year my friend!
    May our friendship keep growing in 2012! Wishing you and your family many blessings, health, happiness and love.

  7. Hi Serena. The park looks great. Enjoy your new year. I wish you the best in health, happiness, and a painfree year. Happy New Year!!!

  8. I love that clear water in Christmas Creek! So pretty! Happy New Year to you and your family, Serena!!!

  9. I'm panicking slightly as I havent thought of a word yet, not even close!

    that picnic spot looks so pretty and cool there in the shade!

    happy new year and heres to mor blogging and art in 2012~!

  10. Happy New year!! Great pics. Looks like fun.

  11. Is there a place to see Beau's art?

    This park looks wonderful and such a relaxing scene.

    Happy New Years to you and the kids.

    We don't do anything special..Haven't in years. Just stay in.

  12. Happy New Year to you and the family Serena... never been to Burgess park but thinking it may be worth a visit after seeing your photos... everything is so green at the moment isn't it!!! have a great movie marathon and games night...xx

  13. A beautiful, peaceful spot for picnicking. Happy New Year to you and yours, Serena. Wishing you health and happiness. I look forward to visiting you in 2012. Best wishes, Tammy

  14. What a lovely place - I just stared at it for a few minutes - the vibrant colors the sunshine (it's all gray here). My word for 2012 is start - I used the same word for 2 years so I thought it was time to pick a new one...Happy 2012!

  15. Beautiful place, looks so calming. I'm so pleased to have 'met' you & to have discovered your beautiful work & blog this year. Hope you have a fantastic 2012 x

  16. happy new year!!

    really hope things go good for everyone there

  17. Wishing you a very happy New Year with good health and lots of lovely art.
    Next time you go to Burgess Park, I am coming too, for a picnic:)
    Gad to have found your blog and look forward to seeing more of your amazing artwork:)

  18. Happy New Year! Oh just look at all that lovely warm weather.... [dreams.....}

  19. There were always big parties in my family too; some of the family still make a big deal. Personally I don't though... It's just not the way I am, I guess!

    I've picked a word; it wasn't planned though. If you read my upcoming posts about the holidays you'll understand (I think it was post 2 I mentioned it in; I've split my holiday posts in to 3... They'll be starting in a couple of days time).