Friday, December 28, 2012

My year in pictures…


I send my apologies all around for not being here.  I have no excuses except that sometimes life gets in the way of my enjoyment of it and there is never enough time.

At the end of last year, I decided to go through my photos and pick one out for each month that illustrated the way things were going for me at the time.  This year I am doing the same.  So here are my first six months of my 2012 in pictures.

In January, Greg and I took a drive down to Charleston, South Carolina.  It was a wonderful trip and we saw lots of beautiful things, but the experience that stood out to me was being in the presence of the Angel Oak.  The Angel Oak is a Southern Live Oak that is estimated to be between 300 and 400 years old.  Standing near this magnificent tree was a spiritual experience for me that I will not soon forget.



February…well, what can I say?  I imagine that I drink more coffee in February than in all the rest of the months combined.


In March, we were lucky to be able to travel to St. John with our good friends and travel companions, Dona and Bob.  We had a great time in this beautiful place, but if truth were told, we have a good time with Dona and Bob pretty much any place we end up.  After all, isn’t that what friendship is all about?  



In April, I got together with my daughter Carrie for one of our field trips.  We went to Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.  We had fun watching the ponies eating the rainbows and pooping out the butterflies…


In May, our son Evan received his Master’s Degree in Information and Library Science from Syracuse University.  As a reward, he and I embarked on a wonderful journey to Budapest, Vienna and Prague.  I took this picture on the last day we were in Prague.  We ate lunch at a sidewalk cafĂ© called La Gare.  La Gare in French means “the station.” 


Carrie and I got together in June to check out The Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen, Massachusetts.  This place is a wonderland of color and creativity.  If you ever find yourself in Goshen, you must walk around here with your camera.  But call me first, because I want to meet you there…



The adventure continues...



14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you have 6 mos. full of interest and imagination! :) i LOVE that oak. *sigh*

Deanna said...

Wow, you have had a stunning year...such wonderful trips and glorious sights. Hope 2013 blesses you with more glorious sights!!

Robert Geiss said...

Excellent work !

Please have you all a wonderful weekend.

Debbie said...

what a wonderful, creative idea!! your images are perfect!!

Tricia Hays said...

Those are some awesome Oaks, so incredibly HUGE & oh so beautiful!
I don't drink coffee, at all! =0
LOVE that rainbow saying... that's a really good one! =)
Ok, eating & pooping out rainbows? Hadn't heard that Dr Suess one before! LoL! =0
You get to go on so many awesome trips... I so wanna travel. =)
Don't hold your breath, but if I find myself in Goshen, I'll message you =)))

Happy New Year, Barbara

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

really enjoy the Dr. Suess quote. so fun. great shots. looking back through the months always is such fun. so enjoyed. ( :

Pamela Gordon said...

I think this is a great way to commemorate the events of the year. I love your photo choices and the quotes on them. They are beautiful! Wishing you a blessed new year! Pamela

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Great series!
Wishing you a blessed new year! Robert

Chatty Crone said...

I love all your photos - but that first tree - wasn't that just awesome - all those beautiful branches?

MEcoy said...

that tree shot was just so lovely
you are one of the best indeed

Nancy Claeys said...

What a great first 6 months, Barb -- so many exciting adventures and wonderful captures. :)

Brian King said...

Wonderful photos! I love the tree and butterfly!

Sandra said...

these are really cool, all of them...

Nicki said...

holy crap, these are great and perfectly matched with your quotes. My favorite so far is an arm-wrestle between the tree and your Prague shot.