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With love and passion, everyone can have a nice garden...Elaine Yim

Count Your Blessings!
Count The Garden By The Flowers, Never By The Leaves That Fall.
Count Your Life With Smiles And Not The Tears That Roll.
..... Author unknown.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010 and Happy Happy New Year!

Good Morning, this is the start of a brand new year 2010. Happy Greetings from Malaysia, truly Asia! I am extremely glad to see this bright red inflorescence jutting out among the torny blades of green leaves of my pineapple plant. This pineapple is from a species we locals call the 7th Heavenly Fairy Princess. It has produced quite a number of suckers and fruits for me since I planted it in a container 6 years ago. Hopefully, this is an auspicious sign for a bright New Year ahead.
Now, I'd like to see a beautiful sunrise before I begin my day. I'd like to breathe in the fresh and invigorating morning air.
“May God’s blessings come to you a thousand fold;
may the love in your heart never get old;
and may you find treasures more precious than gold.
Have a blessed and Happy New Year to you and your family!”
Also, a clown to put some laughter and cheer in our hearts before we start a new page and a new chapter in our Book of Life. May each day of the New Year bring happiness, good cheer and sweet surprises to you and all your dear ones.
A quote from Albert Eistein:
Learn from yesterday,
Live for today,
Hope for tomorrow.
My post today is dedicated to my first commenter for my previous post, Auld Lang Syne 2009. She is Flower Lady of Plum Cottage Gardens, Flower Lady Musings and " A Treasure Garden of Thoughts, Quotes and Words", from the USA. Her lovely quotes often brightens up my day.
P/S: Have you downloaded the latest Internet Explorer Version 8.0? This is a good time to do so, otherwise, you may not be able to load or open the web pages of some of your fave blogs.

This is my entry for first Blooming Friday of 2010. The theme this week is "Four Seasons". In Malaysia, we have everlasting summers. My grateful thanks to Katarina at Roses and Stuff for hosting Blooming Friday. To see what others have posted or to participate, click here.

This is also my entry for Today's Flowers #73. My grateful thanks to the TF folks: Santilli, Denise, Pupo and Valkyrien for hosting Today's Flowers. To participate or view other floral displays around the world, click here.


  1. Beautiful inflorescence! Looks lucky to me :)) and what a lovely colour to start off the year! Hope your wishes come true!

  2. Happy New Year to you. We have about six more hours before we will see the new year, and I am looking forward to seeing it.

    Always Growing

  3. We have quite a few hours to go, since we are one of the last to welcome in the new year. But that also means we get to celebrate longer, LOL.

    Happy New Year!


  4. Beautiful pineapple flower. Happy New Year!

  5. I learn that there is a Malaysia Law saying that we must be happy in 2010.

    Happy new Year.

    And be healthy.

  6. Thank you for this inspiring post. I love that pineapple plant! it is beautiful. I enjoy eating pineapple very much - wish i could grow that here.

    May the blessings you have bestowed upon others return to you in 2010. Deborah

  7. Lovely photos and beautiful words, Autumn Belle. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

  8. Happy New Year Autumn Belle! Have a wonderful and safe celebration and may the new year fulfill all its promise of love and happiness.

  9. Happy New Year.... count the blessings and pray for more!!

    ~bangchik and kakdah

  10. It is indeed! Beautiful photos!! I'm sure It's a good sign for the new year. Love the sunrise photo too!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful country through your posts!

  11. Autumn Belle, I love your pineapple flower - so suitable for the first day of 2010...reminds me of fireworks!Also, i wrote down the Einstein quote so that i won't forget it - so wise and true!
    Happy New Year!

  12. The pineapple flower is so pretty!

    Happy New Year!

  13. Selamat Tahun Baru juga! Bunga nanas kelihatan bagus sekali. :-)

  14. Stunning flower...first time seeing one up close! And, love reading quotable quotes that usually have such wise sayings to ponder!
    Thanks for your lovely New Year wishes, Autumn Belle! Best wishes for a healthy, joyful and blessed New Year to you and your family too!

  15. Happy 2010 Autumn Belle! Love these morning rays. Hope this new year brings happiness for you.

  16. What a lovely flower you were started this clourful blogpost.
    Happy New Year to you too!/

  17. sure looks like an auspicious sign! I never would have guessed it was from a pineapple plant. Fun clown pic to end with. Happy New Year to you!

  18. Wonderful New Year Bloom! Lovely photo Autumn Belle! Happy New Year! Best of everything in 2010! Carol

  19. HI Autumn Belle sweety!
    Happy New year! I have missed your posts! I hope this year is prosperous,healthy and meaningful for you and your family.

  20. Here's wishing you A very Happy n Blooming New Year ahead....Whoa what a Stunning photograph in Red :) A great way to start afresh.

    Cheers! Radhika

  21. Belated New Year's Greetings, Autumn. I'm a little envious of everlasting summer tonight, when we're being pounded by a blizzard, but your blog brings summer to us all.

  22. Happy New Year to you too!
    I love that red flower, very appropriate for holidays!

    ...Weird flower!

  23. That flower is just breathtaking!

    Fantastic shot!


  24. Happy New Year, Autumn Belle! Thank you for your inspirational post! Pamela

  25. So pretty to me too! unfortunately most people would not give this harsh flowers a second look.

  26. It's a very interesting flower, great colour!

    Happy 2010 to you too!

  27. Very nice pineapple leaves! TQ for your greetings. You have a very happy and blessed year yourself too! Have a pleasant evening :-D

  28. a bright and happy greeting sandy

  29. Simply gorgeous..

    Happy New year

  30. Happy New Year!!
    Great shots!!Lovely flower pictures.

    When words escape, flowers speak.
    - Bruce W. Currie

  31. Happy New Year! That is a beautiful post. Love that first flower.

  32. what a great entry you have!wishing you all the best in 2010!

  33. That's beautiful, I miss having a pineapple plant in my backyard.

    My flowers are frozen

  34. Happy and Prosperous New Year to you. This has been one of the best New Years posts I have been to.

    The Pineapple looks great. I hope to be photographing one in person in a couple of weeks.

  35. wow, the flower is extremely beautiful, i never see how beautiful the flower of pineapple is...

    Happy New Year to you

    mine is here

  36. I have gown a pineapple in a pot by planting the pineapple top but have never seen an inflorescence like yours on the pineapples that are grown in tropical Australia.
    Great photo too.

  37. My dear friends, I am so very glad to receive your visits and great warm wishes for the new year. Please give me a little time before I return the visits to all of you.

  38. Hello

    I dont know the flower´s name...but I found one like taht, last month when I vsiited Brasil..
    I love it the your macro shot,.

  39. I may be late but I wish you a great 2010...may this new year be a better year to you and your family!!!

  40. Grace, it is a pineapple flower bud. The flowers have not appeared yet. They are many and purple in colour. I'll be updating with new pictures later. It takes some time for the flower to bloom. Thank you very much for your warm wishes.

    Ayie, you are definitely not late! Good wishes are always welcomed, all through the year. Thank you very much for your warm wishes and nice gesture.


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