Thursday, 1 January 2009

Necky Knoll New Year Greetings!

Happy New Year Everyone! To all our friends, human and giraffe, bloggers and readers!

Our fancy dress party yesterday was hilarious! After wishing our guests a merry farewell, we grabbed a couple of hours' sleep, then got up to watch our early Giraffe World sunrise.

Gathered on our drive, we experienced a magical moment as the sun emerged from the grey sky. Shafts of golden light illuminated the Knollshire landscape and the copses of bare trees seemed to reach up to drink in the new sunlight. We stood in silence for a few moments. Gently Maureen started to sing our special family song, 'With our Necks Entwined'. (Click on song title to hear).

May your Year be luminous, harmonious and fun, dear friends!

Birthday Greetings to our special friend, Brendy Neckson!

12 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Greeting to you dear giraffe friends - may the shoots on the bushes be high enough to avoid being eaten by anything with a shorter neck. Very besy wishes.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you dear Weaver - that is a true giraffe greeting indeed! Happy New Year!

Anna Lefler said...

Lovely! Happy New Year to you, too - and thanks for all your kind words. I really enjoy your blog, too, and I look forward to lots more fun in 2009!

XO

Anna

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Anna - here's to a bloggily-brilliant 2009!

Jeanne said...

Visiting via Anna's place -- have a wonderful 2009!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hi Jeanne - thank you for visiting, and a Happy New Year to you!

The Solitary Walker said...

Happy New Year! Aim high, think tall, and remember - the most succulent leaves are always at the top of the canopy. (Or are they?)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you SW, and a Happy New Year to you too!

In our garden nurseries we have developed plants where the leaves grow deliciously from ground level to growing tips. From Littl' Nicky to the tallest giraffe - all can browse!

(You can't beat the sight of a 6 metre high plot of early sprouts in the spring sunshine!)

Tom Atkins said...

A luminous new year! I like the sound of that. Best wishes for your year as well!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Tom. The sun is shining today with that magical early spring feeling already!

Barbara Martin said...

Happy New Year to my new dear giraffe friends. I'm looking forward to all the neat new posts.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Barbara - A Happy New Year to you too!