Looking Ahead to 2020

Here we have come to the last of of 2019 and the last day of the decade. It’s tempting to look back at the past’s challenges and victories, but I prefer to focus on the future.

This photo of Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’ perfectly captures my optimism for the future. I am grateful for Gary and Christina for the gift of this flower from my former garden. It points to the potential beauty that we can experience in the next year, the next decade.

To that end, my Arranger and I want to wish all a most prosperous and meaningful New Year. The greatest aim in my prayers is for peace, peace among people and peace among nations. 

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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9 Responses to Looking Ahead to 2020

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Peace to you both John. Happy New Year!

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  2. Cathy says:

    Happy New Year to you both!

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  3. arlene says:

    This is just lovely John. Happy 2020 🙂

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  4. Christina says:

    A very Happy New Year to you and the arranger, John. I admire your positivity, I’m afraid I don’t feel as positive about the future of the earth as you.

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