Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ringing in a Pink New Year.

Happy New Year To You

Happy New Year to you!
May every great new day
Bring you sweet surprises--
A happiness buffet.

Happy New Year to you,
And when the new year’s done,
May the next year be even better,
Full of pleasure, joy and fun.
                                                                                                             J. Fuchs


        Yesterday my daughter Gwen, her son's fiancee Jonni,  baby Aiden and i took in the Christmas tree display at the Frederick meijier Gardens in Grand Rapids.  It was a rainy day here and so was a perfect time to do and inside    Before viewing the decorated trees we went into the sculpture room. We were not allowed to take pictures and I so wanted to as this one entitled In The Wall called pink Saturday to me. I found this picture when browsing their site and was thrilled..


    Doesn't it look like a lady with her head looking into the future ? Maybe the new year and wondering what it will bring.  
                       Below are some of the pictures I took  on our girl's day out.


                                                  This tree represents the Ukraine
               The spiderweb is to symbolize an old Ukraine ledgend about a poor family.

                   This tree represents the Netherlands with it blue Dutch Delftware

This is Korea..I love those little dolls.

              Meijer has Christmas trees decorated in the themes of over 40 countries.

These next pictures were taken in the botanical garden  rooms.

                                                               Jonni and Aiden


A beautiful orchid

  They had some nice replicas of   local buildings

                                                              Golden barrel cactus


 I hope you enjoyed  these.. It is a great place to visit any time of year. 

The best of good wihes to you all for  a wonderful, happy, prosperous and healthy  New Year.

                                                 I am joining Beverly at

 Wishing everyone a safe end to this year and to the new year coming in.

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  1. Nice new header again! Looks ya'll had a great trip. I bet those 40 countries were represented well on those Christmas trees. Happy New Year! Love, T

  2. GORGEOUS Header, Elaine!!! It looks like you had SOOO much fun! Happy New Year, my friend!!!

  3. The Netherlands tree with the blue Dutch ornaments is so sweet. I want to thank you for your friendship this year, Elaine. I hope the New Year shines a bright face on you and brings you much joy.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  4. Hi Elaine. I just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a happy and healthy New Year. I especially loved the Dutch ornaments. Take care.

  5. Happy New Year Elaine ! The trees are beautiful ! The pink "In the Wall " sculpture is amazing ! Looks like you girls had lots of fun !

    ps. I love the poem,too

  6. Oh what fun! The baby is precious here and your family outing was such fun! I love all the different trees you shared!
    Grand Rapids is the home of my favorite Christian people at the Radio Bible! I have read their devotional since 1983!
    Thank yo for this lovely share.

  7. beautiful photos. i especially like the white orchid, almost looked like an Iris. Hope to see you in my Pink Saturday entries one and two. Happy New Year!