Building bridges

This photo was taken during the deliciously cold winter of 2010.

I like the symbolism of the bridge connecting two small islands of land:

It reminds me that we are all connected

And that it’s never too late to reach out

And mend bridges.

Stop being who you were, and change into who you are. — Paulo Coelho
Cold bridge

For more connectedness, please visit: Our World.

90 responses

  1. Love this:-)

    December 31, 2012 at 12:55

  2. Muito lindo! Feliz 2013! beijos,chica

    December 31, 2012 at 13:00

  3. It looks poetic! Lovely shot and composition on nature… Happy New year:)

    December 31, 2012 at 13:04

  4. Yes, we’re all connected. Happy new year.

    December 31, 2012 at 13:19

  5. Love it,
    Seems like too many people now are trying to burn down the bridges.

    December 31, 2012 at 13:31

  6. your bridge is really magical in all the snow…love what it does as well to the trees….ther eis great symbolism in the bridge…and def our connectedness….

    December 31, 2012 at 14:16

  7. denise

    Oh my, that is absolutely gorgeous! Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2012 at 14:17

  8. Hudson Howl

    The insight and depth which saturates this image makes it a mystical nirvana of sorts, well at least to me -cool blue tint, yet warming and thoughtful but still fragile.

    I relate to the words; yours and those of Paulo Coelho. Some bridges can be mended, where as others require a complete reconstruct.

    December 31, 2012 at 14:25

  9. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2012 at 14:47

  10. That is a gorgeous photo. Great winter scene! Great symbolism.

    December 31, 2012 at 14:49

  11. Bob

    A beautiful sight, have an excellent new year in 2013.

    December 31, 2012 at 14:54

  12. Such beautiful images, love that first one best of course! Keep snug and happy 2013 to you :)

    December 31, 2012 at 15:01

  13. Pat

    Such a beautiful photo!

    December 31, 2012 at 15:11

  14. Amy

    What a lovely shot and symbolism! Wishing you and your beautiful family the very best New Year 2013!!

    December 31, 2012 at 15:22

  15. what a wonderful winter wonderland! Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2012 at 15:23

  16. So very beautiful, love all the snow =)

    December 31, 2012 at 16:04

  17. Oh yes … and a GREAT way to start 2013!
    Wishing you
    All the BEST for the new year!!

    December 31, 2012 at 16:16

  18. A lovely shot, and a equally lovely quote…it’s a good one to remember.

    Happy New Year.


    December 31, 2012 at 16:36

  19. That bridge is so small, yet so important!! I love that quotation, too!! Seems so appropriate for this time of reflection before the new year!

    December 31, 2012 at 16:43

  20. When I come here….I am enlightened. Xxx Love

    December 31, 2012 at 16:49

  21. Perfect capture for the day!! You always brighten my day!! Wishing you a very Happy, Prosperous New Year, Fiona!


    December 31, 2012 at 17:17

  22. That photo is magical! Everything seems so still and peaceful. Great quote, too. The picture symbolizes your words perfectly!

    December 31, 2012 at 17:25

  23. Fabulous photo… OH–how I love seeing the snow. AND–life truly is all about building bridges.. We all need to continue stepping across those barriers and checking out the new territory on the other side….

    Happy 2013.

    December 31, 2012 at 17:39

  24. TexWisGirl

    it is beautiful. happy new year to you and yours.

    December 31, 2012 at 18:27

  25. Lovely!!! And so true!

    December 31, 2012 at 18:32

  26. Never seen such a beautiful shot and that quote is so impactful.

    December 31, 2012 at 18:55

  27. I actually got a chill when I looked at that photo. What breathtaking beauty you captured. Your eloquent words are equally stunning. I love what you do and how you make me feel!

    December 31, 2012 at 18:58

  28. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2012 at 19:21

  29. Wonderful winter wonderland shot and I love the little bridge and your thoughts on bridges.

    December 31, 2012 at 19:56

  30. Oh, wow, sensational shot! I love bridges for all the reasons you mentioned. Wishing you a beautiful new year!!

    December 31, 2012 at 20:01

  31. Exquisite photo, you have a fun New Year’s Eve.
    I wish you a 2013 full of dreams and hopes fulfilled.

    December 31, 2012 at 20:18

  32. Wonderful photo and words.
    Wish you a great year in 2013.
    From Hilda

    December 31, 2012 at 20:20

  33. Happy new year…god bless u

    December 31, 2012 at 20:23

  34. A heart-warming sentiment to underline a chillingly beautiful scene. Warm wishes for a bright New Year!

    December 31, 2012 at 20:58

  35. Glorious photograph LadyFi, and I love the quote…We all are indeed in the different stages of becoming who we are inside xo

    December 31, 2012 at 22:17

  36. So beautiful:)

    Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!

    December 31, 2012 at 22:33

  37. beautiful image and thoughts Fi! May this New Year be one of realized dreams… even those we did not realize we were dreaming!

    December 31, 2012 at 22:56

  38. So pretty!

    I’m sorry you had problems getting to my new blog — for some reason WordPress wants to go to my old one — sigh.
    My new one is at


    December 31, 2012 at 23:28

  39. Fabulous photo, inspirational words. Thank you.

    December 31, 2012 at 23:39

  40. Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in 2013!! Lovely photo! In answer to your question..Chance is eight..and he is a little stiff in his front baby aspirin a day given with some peanut butter or in some cheese makes him feel much better. He was on a fancy prescription Remadryl..but that seemed not to work as well as the baby aspirin. Kisses for Oscar!:)

    December 31, 2012 at 23:41

  41. I just realized it is almost the New Year at your house..twenty more minutes! Did AB1 and AB2 stay awake until midnight? I am not sure I will make it..I may be ushering the New Year in asleep..we are really party animals here:)

    December 31, 2012 at 23:45

  42. onceupona

    It’s like something out of Narnia- “always winter never Christmas”. But where is the White Witch? Beautiful but brrrrrrrr….. Cheers! -Danette

    January 1, 2013 at 00:15

  43. Lady Fi, I love the message and the beautiful photo. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2013 at 00:29

  44. I think I should change into some warmer clothing! So very pretty though. teh snow, not me.

    January 1, 2013 at 01:43

  45. So exquisite it doesn’t even look real. I’m always transported to such wonderful worlds when I visit you.

    January 1, 2013 at 03:26

  46. A perfect reminder in words and photo as we head into the New Year. Happy 2013 to you and your family, Fi!

    January 1, 2013 at 04:21

  47. Stay connected for sure and stay happy through 2013 and beyond, Lady Fi:)

    January 1, 2013 at 05:24

  48. This is so beautiful, even though it looks so COLD! Happy New Year!!

    January 1, 2013 at 05:29

  49. Lovely photo and that is a great thought about bridges and connections!!
    Happy New Year! :)

    January 1, 2013 at 07:11

  50. Maggie May

    The photos are really beautiful. Love the bridge.
    Happy New Year.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

    January 1, 2013 at 08:26

  51. Beautiful.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year!

    January 1, 2013 at 11:01

  52. imac

    What a beautiful Christmas card this would make.

    Be well – be Happy – Here’s wishing you a Great 2013 – my Friend.

    January 1, 2013 at 13:11

  53. indrani

    I have never seen such a beautiful snow covered bridge.

    January 1, 2013 at 14:41

  54. Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    January 1, 2013 at 15:11

  55. This picture and the words you have chose for them are a beautiful way to start the year! Thank you.:)

    January 1, 2013 at 15:12

  56. all the best in 2013.

    January 1, 2013 at 15:31

  57. Truly beautiful image.

    Happy New Year


    January 1, 2013 at 15:35

  58. JM

    GORGEOUS!!! Happy 2013.

    January 1, 2013 at 15:55

  59. Beautiful photograph and I LOVE the quote. Happy New Year!:)

    January 1, 2013 at 16:49

  60. Smooth transition from 2012 to 2013! Symbolic!

    Wish you and yours a delightful 2013!

    January 1, 2013 at 17:40

  61. Al

    This is truly exquisite, a winter wonderland indeed. I’m sure you’ll get more snow this winter, there’s plenty of time yet. Have a wonderful 2013!

    January 1, 2013 at 17:54

  62. I will hold onto that thought.. it’s a good one:) Stunningly beautiful photograph! Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2013 at 18:25

  63. daryledelstein

    words to lead a good life by/with … happy healthy new year!

    January 1, 2013 at 18:31

  64. oh wow! Thats a fantastic image! I am feeling cold!

    January 1, 2013 at 18:59

  65. Wonderful!! Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2013 at 19:26

  66. Dear Lady Fi
    In your so beautiful, fairytale winter?
    Wonderful photo!
    I send greetings.

    January 1, 2013 at 21:19

  67. love your winter wonderland!

    happy new year!

    January 1, 2013 at 21:34

  68. Perfect message for this time of new beginnings (and beautifully illustrated). Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2013 at 22:43

  69. Beautiful thoughts, Happy New Year.

    January 1, 2013 at 23:25

  70. Beautiful as always Fi!!!

    January 2, 2013 at 00:26

  71. There are so many commenting here I have to squeeze in and say Happy New Year and I always feel like you have given me a gift when I arrive here and see your photos, I come empty handed and leave with such wisdom, joy and a beautiful image in my mind. cheers.

    January 2, 2013 at 01:50

  72. Jim

    Timeless. We all need to ‘bridge’.

    January 2, 2013 at 02:19

  73. Talk about a winter wonderland! And I love the words you put with it.

    January 2, 2013 at 02:58

  74. I wish Monet would come along and paint that, though even he couldn’t match your skill. Happy New Year, my friend.

    January 2, 2013 at 03:19

  75. Very beautiful! I like the sentiment too.

    January 2, 2013 at 03:51

  76. beautiful. if only not so cold.

    January 2, 2013 at 04:54

    • as always… FANTASTIC Fi! :-) Hope you and yours have a very blessed 2013!

      January 2, 2013 at 05:29

  77. Happy New Year to you and yours!:-)

    Greetings from London.

    January 2, 2013 at 13:03

  78. Thank you for this beautiful photo and wise words … Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors … I wish you a Happy New Year togetger with all the ones you love … Greetings from Istanbul

    January 2, 2013 at 15:34

  79. Ah, what a beautiful image… And that quote, LOVE him and such a perfect accompaniment! Great reminder.

    January 2, 2013 at 15:56

  80. Amazing winter!
    Happy New Year!

    January 2, 2013 at 16:35

  81. · I am very glad because we are connected so I can watch your lovely photo.
    · Let’s go on.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    January 2, 2013 at 18:30

  82. A winter wonder land…everything is so beautiful when it’s white. Happy New Year!

    January 2, 2013 at 18:35

  83. The bridge is such a lovely shape, too!

    January 2, 2013 at 21:37

  84. Beautiful photo. And I like your thought about how it’s never to late to mend bridges.

    January 2, 2013 at 22:40

  85. A fitting goal for 2013 for me LadyFi–mending bridges. Thanks. Also, I prefer to look at wonderful snow pics like yours from the warmth of my cozy front room.

    January 3, 2013 at 00:56

  86. Breathtaking beauty!
    I picture this enlarged and hanging on a wall for all to see.
    I feel so fortunate to have met you here, and I wish you all wonderful things in 2013.

    January 4, 2013 at 01:18

  87. You couldn’t get a more perfect image for Christmas Fiona, superb!!

    January 4, 2013 at 14:41

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    January 10, 2013 at 23:52

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