Dear Sir [2009]



Footnote: I'm sure you all know this is a bit of jest, although the Wild Abandon isn't a bad idea. I've given 2009 the flick and decided to take up with his big brother 2010. I hear he's got the goods!!
IMAGE SOURCEBasilica di San Marco - Venezia .
All original photography and artwork [Being Ruby]


Jane said...

Gawd have to do again -

What a lovely letter - happy 2010 and big hugs to you - have fun with the fireworks in flashy brightly lit Sydney - I will be in the west of Victoria behind the mountains behind the surf coast - no fireworks, probably only deep foresty silence and hopefully lots of red wine. Notwithstanding its negative effect on my brain. xoxo

Unknown said...

Brilliant Julie.....this really made me smile :)

Such beautiful images too.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a very happy 2010....bring on the wild abandon....for us all!

Simone :) xo

Sally said...

Beautiful images and I love your words. We are lacking a tad in that wealth and wild abandon. Always something messing with us.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I had started a blog months back and something happened and one day it wouldn't let me signin. Very annoying! Alas, I had to start a new one. I guess I should post my blog address..........just in case someone other than you wants to read it.
I do enjoy your blog!

desde my ventana said...

I have just discovered your blog via Brabourne Farm ..... beautiful images and brilliant words.I will visit often in 2010.

I wish you a great year 2010 full of all the big moments for that you wait,


Ange said...

Julie - give 2009 a kick in the butt and tell him to bugger off and to take the 'project that stole your life' with him! Grab the silver lining and waltz on in to 2010 where the party is rocking and 'Wild Abandon' is waiting on the edge of his seat for your arrival. As for romance... blogging's much more rewarding ;-) Have a wonderful 2010. And thanks for being a big part of my inspiration! It blew me away when you started following my blog!!! I'm blessed!

Berta F said...

Dear Julie...I wish you that next year brings many nice things ... a trip a Venice....¡¡¡¡¡an embrace Berta

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

happy new year to you, sweet ruby....i mean, julie! again, you made me smile. i can always count on you for that. x

rjerdee said...

ahhh, Venezia...San Marco...your images bring back memories of time I spent there... Thanks for taking me back...

Loved your farewell to 2009 and, yes, I agree, blogging has been a wonderful enchantment added to our days. May 2010 be the best ever year for us all!

anythinggoeshere said...

I have a good feeling about 2010; I am glad you discovered blogging. Me too! Love Ange's comment.... xo Joan

count it all joy said...

Dear Miss JulieRuby,

With great may have not received wealth, health or wild abandon in the quantities you had desired, however, you gave a wealth of inspiration, a healthy dose of romance and a slice of wild abandon in your photography, perspective and writing through this blog.

I hope that 2010 recognises your 2009 achievements and pays them back ten-fold. Can't wait to see how you record it all. You, my dear friend, have been a highlight of my year. Meredy xo.

Anonymous said...

Wow absolutely amazing...
you are really inspiring!
I adore your blog and am really happy to have just discovered it... I will definitly be visiting again... in 2010!
by 2009
by noughties!
Tomorrow x

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

My dear friend, Julie,
At least ther is only one more day of 2009 and a whole new world will be opening up for you. You can put the *"^~*** project, that took up so much of your time and energy, behind you now and I'm sure that there is LOADS of wild abandon just around the corner.
Here's to 2010, I say, filled with fun and romance ....hang on a sec, Ange is right, blogging is much more fun !!!!
Lots of love for 2010. XXXX

Giulia said...

Very amusing, Jules. Let's hope 2010 is better for everyone than the let's-face-it hideous 2009.

xoxoxo from GG & me....

Tamerie Shriver said...

I suppose I could have written the same letter to 2009! However, I think that it all happens when it is meant to and, to me, that just means the timing wasn't right. Yet. For you and for me and for everyone, I know 2010 will be the best year EVER! Just keep on believin'.

Hugs from Coronado,

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Such a beautiful post...and message! I have a feeling that 2010 will be both Julie's and Ruby's year! I wish you many blessings and hope that all your dreams come true!

Les Cotrions said...

What a beautiful letter with faboulous images!
Happy to meet you in 2009! See you in 2010!
A bright and joyful new year!!!

Unknown said...

Wealth and wild abandon can bring you romance, Julie, but it will be your sensitivity, intelligence and wonderful sense of humor that will bring you the true love you very much deserve. :-)

What you did with the Basilica photo on this posting is gorgeous! The crosses on the domes look like magic snowflakes!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

gorgeous blue.... practice for the moon shot.
i love the feeling of possibility that the new year brings.
may all your dreams come true!

Carole said...

I feel good that the new year will be better having you to go thru it with. You make my smile more then you can ever know. I get a good warm happy feeling during the day when my mind wonders to you and your blog.
thank you Julie for making 09 a better year!
The world of Ruby is a great world indeed!

Happy New Year!

erin's art and gardens said...

no...THANK YOU!! and "love and romance"...well can be over-rated! and WHO is this "Sir" guy anyway? here's to MORE "sanity and laughter" and spectacular imagery and voice from our Ruby, our Julie! i have sooo enjoyed getting to know you!!! now RING in the new year with "wild and abandon"...there's still time!
love you, my dear,
erin (ee)
p.s. is it a blue moon tomorrow?

Pinecone Camp said...

I totally agree with your note to 2009! Oh well, the year is not over yet!
Happy New Year!

Heather Scott Partington said...

Happy New Year to you. I'm glad you're blogging too. :)

simon said...


Elaine said...

Pleased to make your acquaintance in 2009. I thoroughly enjoyed your blog this year.

Here's to a wonderful 2010!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear JuliebeingRuby...Bring on the Wild Abandon...I'm with you there!!! Another wonderful post...Farewell 2009 and bring on 2010...Happy New Year to you...Dzintra♥x

Alicja said...

Hello my dear Julie!
I wish you all the best for 2010!!!!
Let the health, love, peace be always with you!
I wish you a lot of inpiration and wonderful creations!
Warm hugs from Warsaw -
P.S. Can you imagine that all the snow melt away just before Christmas Eve and we had no snow at all for holiday?:))))) Now snow is again....

Shellbelle said...

Brilliant Julie! Loved everything about it, you are so darn creative.

Thank you for sharing your world with us, it has been a real joy.

All I can say to Mr. 2010 is — Bring it on! I made it through the trials and tribulations of your brother and I remain steadfast in my resolution to make it through you.

Happy 2010 Julie!

Renée Finberg said...

when i read your words and feelings,
i know i am not alone.
thank g-d for you and people like you.