Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Little fuzzy pigs (Mangalica) at a petting zoo

waiting to be caressed

Dream catchers at last year's Christmas market near Karlskirche,

an odd stand with stunning headpieces and other handmade things.

Happy New Year 2010!
Hope you get enough shares of kindness and affection,
that your dreams will come true,
and life will be full of pleasant surprises!


Dina said...

Sweet, the sheep at the manger.
But is that a pig?? Can pigs be fuzzy?!

Dina said...

Maria, thanks for teaching me of the Pummerin. Please come back sometime to see my 2-comment response.
Just one more reason to see Wien someday. I hope, I hope ...

Kessi said...

Ein frohes, gesundes und sehr sehr glückliches Neues Jahr voller Liebe und Freuden wünsche ich Dir, liebe Maria - es ist wunderbar, dass es Dich gibt! :-) Deine Kessi

Arija said...

Liebe Maria, muss man die kleinen Schweinchen auch scheren? Die sind ja so niedlich.

We are watching the New Year concert at the moment, were you there? I could not see you in the audience.

To you both, I wish a new decade filled with all the things you like doing best.

Love, Arija

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! Fuzzy pigs! Love 'em! Have never seen such creatures!

Happy New Year, sweetie! May it be your best year EVER.

jeannette stgermain said...

Had the same guestion as Dina - where do these originate, Maria?
A very Happy New Year to you!

Maria said...

The Woolly pig, Mangalitsa, is a breed of pig grown especially in Hungary and the Balkans known also as a curly-hair hog. It belongs to European unimproved lard-type breeds (as well as Iberian Black, Sicilian Black, and Alentejana pigs) that are descended directly from wild boar populations. [1]The breed is admirably hardy and adaptable to mountain feeding and low temperatures.[7] It is also extremely disease and stress resistant.[1]

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Maria, good to hear from you.
May the New Year bring you much happiness and joy and maybe a fuzzy pig. LOL MB

Marie said...

Bonne année Maria ! Meilleurs voeux.

Lady Di Tn said...

Those little pigs are darling. Like they had a bad hair day. LOL
Maybe that is why the guy has the odd stand with all the head gear. LOL

Denise said...

What lovely photos Maria and I was fascinated by that fuzzy pig. I have never seen one like it before. Happy New Year to you and your family. May it be full of happiness.

Wienermädel + Co said...

Wir ünschen euch alles Gute für 2010!

Jeanne said...

What beautiful images and those fuzzy pigs are so cute! Never heard of that kind before. Amazing! All the best in the new year!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Maria:)

Lovely photos. Some of the photos portray some delicious looking animals. I am sure they will make some wonderful mouth watering dishes:)

Wish you and your wonderful family an abundance of everything-HAPPINESS,HEALTH, SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY.

Ces said...

Happy New Year Maria! I have never seen a fuzzy pig before. Wow, what happened to it? haha! I love the perfect picture session on the previous post!

Stine in Ontario said...

Fuzzy pigs? I've never seen one before!

ayamlin said...

Happy new years Maria!
I hope we have wonderful time this year:)
by the way when are you starting to work this year?
My vacation is over today.
Oh, I don't wanna go to work;(
Did you eat something special for new year?
In Japan we make special meal for new year.

Pietro said...

Serene and Joyful 2010 to you, Maria!

Titania said...

Hi Maria, I have never seen fuzzy pigs, they are so cute and they make lovely pets. Markets are fun and always with novelties, so I must admit I do not go often as I do not like crowds.
thanks for the good wishes and the same to you. Let's see what the New Year brings.

Janie said...

The little fuzzy pigs are so cute! I want one of those huge dreamcatchers.
Happy new year to you!

Johnny Nutcase said...

fuzzy pigs you say! this is not fair, i want fuzzy pigs! how cute are they? super cute! thanks for sharing the fuzziness!