LIfe at High Altitude in Colorado

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

-Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

Happy 2013!

I feel as though I'm waking up from a long rest!


I'm rejuvenated and ready to begin the new year.
How about you?



Right now, at this moment, Life is presenting us options - each of us chooses a unique path.




Each day brings us seeds of new possibilities and opportunites.




Best Wishes to you whatever path you choose.
I hope to follow your progress along the way.


Happy New Year!

(I'll be posting small stones daily during the month of January at One Good Thing.)

49 comments:

Alexis said...

Here's to new possibilities friend! Again, Happy New Year!!!

Hildred and Charles said...

I can see that joy in life and rejuvenation in your last picture, - they are all just gorgeous. I wish you much happiness and thank you for your caring over the last few months, - I too feel the new year urging me to gracefully immerse myself in a new way of living, which I know would please Charles. Happy New Year to all of us...

ladyfi said...

What a hopeful and beautiful first photo!

Wishing you a year full of possibility and also impossibility achieved!

Nancy J said...

Pure snow, tracks made, paths trodden, a wonderful start to 2013. Lovely words Barb. Greetings from Jean

georgia little pea said...

Happy new year Barb! Good to see you back. Choosing a path will be the biggie for us this year. Let's hope we don't get lost :) x

Kerri said...

Happy New Year! All the BEST for you in 2013!!

Arkansas Patti said...

What lovely shots but then I expect that from you. Thank you for your gift to Arkansas. It was grately appreciated and so sweet of you to share.
I'll check out your other site.
Have a wonderful 2013 with exciting trails to follow.

Olga said...

Just so beautiful--you icluded. Have a wonderful, healthy 2013.

Red Rose. said...

The first day of 2013 started with the beautiful weather here in Nara Japan.

What a lovely post fitting for the New Year. I like the third photo very much and your word with it. I feel as if I can hear each flower whispering in a gentle voice. Yes, we can always find a seed of new possibilities around us.

Today, my husband, family in laws and I celebrated the New Year with the traditional dishes I made. I have a full stomach now. Tomorrow, our sons and younger son’s family: his wife and a daughter: will come and
spend four nights at our house. Now, I need to keep my strength for going out with our lively granddaughter.

Happy New Year, Barb!

Tomoko


George said...

Happy New Year and happy trails to you and your family, Barb. The journey continues . . .

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hey you are back!! Wonderful photographs, Happy New Year to you and your family!

Al said...

Have a wonderful 2013. After a couple of weeks off for my daughter's wedding and Christmas, it's back to work for me for the new year.

Maria said...

Happy New Year Barb!
I loved reading your update on your checkup...
"Healing is different from cure" is an amazing thought I will keep close and remember.
It was great to hear of your "extended warranty!" I love the way you write!

I was thinking of you at Christmastime... Jason's girlfriend spent her Christmas week in Breckenridge skiing with family.
Her photos are so beautiful.

Barb, I wish you and Bob a beautiful New Year ... Filled with joy, health and wonder-filled moments!
God bless you always,
~ Maria
Ps... Thank you for sharing your beautiful words...

Gaelyn said...

Welcome back to blogland. Rejuvenation is always good for the soul. Enjoy a marvelous 2013.

susanvg said...

It looks like you are already starting to carve out a path for the year. I'll be delighted to come along on your thoughtful photographic journeys (at least virtually). Wishing you and all your family good health, joy and peace (and a little kicking up of the heels) in the coming year.
Susan

Carol Mattingly said...

Happy New Year Barb.

The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...

Happy New Year! Barb, lovely photos as always, and I must say beautiful sentiments from over at your other blog, I seem to have been wrapped up in my own worries lately, hopefully this next year will bring a little light relief among other things. So glad all went well in your check up, i will go back and read your thoughtful words again, they were wonderful.

Bobbi and Gracie said...

I am not a snow fan, but these pictures are gorgeous!! Stop by my blog to find out what we did with our snow... LOL. Have a wonderful, healthy 2013!

Wanda..... said...

Visiting here with you, on the many paths you've taken these last few years, always leaves me with a sense of gratitude, Barb!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Welcome back -- that first picture is just wonderful and I hope an omen of brightness and love for the year.

June said...

Love that sunny golden glow in the photo of the snow-capped weeds!
And look at you, so healthy and cute!

This feels as if it will be the best year ever for us. It certainly has been a perfect New Year's Day. I hope yours has been as well.

teri said...

You do indeed look ready for the new year!! Your images are always refreshing. Happy New Year Barb.

Regina said...

Amazing winter!
Happy New Year Barb.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Loved your beautiful photos (as always) Barb. May your new year be filled with all things good and wonderful journeys.
Good wishes to you and yours!

Patti Groetsema said...

Hi Barb - thank you for stopping by my blog today & commenting! So glad to meet you & find your blog(s). What beautiful photography you have & what a wonderful look you have on life.
Happy New Year - I'll be back soon & visit you often.

forgetmenot said...

Your photos are awesome-so creative and beautiful. The pic of the poinsettia tree was taken by my daughter on her trip to Phoenix last week. It is very cold here in Kansas right now. We did have a "dusting" of snow for New Years Day which was nice. Happy New Year to you--hope it is filled with peace, joy, and many blessings. Mickie ;)

Jim said...

Barb, these are lovely photos of your world! Happy New Year!

KB said...

Welcome back!!!! You look happy and healthy. And, I sure hope that you didn't really get frostbite the other day. It sure has been *cold*, even more so for you than for us! Enjoy the winter wonderland!

Trinny said...

Beautiful pics! Nice to "meet" you. I look forward to reading your stones. Happy 2013!

Janie said...

I love that first photo, Barb! It's inspirational.
You seem to have plenty of snow for ski touring. We went out today for a 2 hour tour. No frostbite, thank goodness, on our 20 degree day.
Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy new year, full of possibilities and new beginnings.

missing moments said...

You are looking good and ready for the new year. Wishing you a prosperous and healthy one Barb!

missing moments said...

You are looking good and ready for the new year. Wishing you a prosperous and healthy one Barb!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

December was tough, but I am looking forward to the New Year and new beginnings...

xxoo,

RMW

Jana said...

dear Barb,
a very happy+sunny+healthy 2013 to you+your family...thanks for your visits and beautiful comments, I was travelling in Thailand for 2 weeks and was not very active in commenting! enjoy the snow and sunshine+all the good things in life! warm hug from the Netherlands!

Filip and Kristel said...

Excellent pictures Barb, Happy New Year.

Greetings,
Filip

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love snow and I love snowy photos! Very, very beautiful. Happy New Year!

Kat said...

WOW! Those are amazing photos! Just absolutely gorgeous. I was just saying today how I am ready for summer now, but those pictures may have changed my mind. Just lovely!
Happy New Year!

Patrice said...

Great photos, Barb - looks like winter has taken over!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love your positive attitude! Yes, I'm ready to negin a new year full pf possibilities.

Vagabonde said...

Just to look at your pictures make one feel alive and happy! I wish you a happy healthy and fulfilling 2013.

stardust said...

Hi, Barb! Nice to see you on this blog again afresh in the New Year. I’ve been away from the blogging for a while, too. Thank you for the encouraging and inspirational words and perfectly fitting photos to the the very beginning. I’d like to cherish each moment that life gives me and keep smiling even in the time of life’s difficult challenges. Wish you a year full of smiles and good health. With best wishes to you and your family.

Yoko

Serline said...

I will follow but maybe later when it isn't so cold ;-p

Leslie D. said...

Gorgeous. Love those snow pops. And yes I do feel like maybe the tides of fortune are turning in our (human) favor. At least I hope I'm right!

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a wonderful post Barb! Love all pictures and you look great!
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year filled with much happiness, joy, good health and peace!
Cheers!

becky said...

Hello Barb- Happy New Year! Glad you are celebrating the new year out in the natural world that you love. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I am on my way to San Diego to see family & should be there by tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing them & resting, too. :)

Lisa Wilson said...

Happy New Year!! I love these photos! I admit I am always sad to take down the Christmas tree, and then Garrett left for Camp Pendleton on New Year's Day, but I am ready for 2013, and hopefully more snow this winter!

upwoods said...

So glad to see you back & blogging, Barb. You always take such a long restful break--much longer than I can summons. Can feel your energy! It's zinging!

Christine said...

the sunrays and your tracks get me excited to get back out in the snow : ) thanks for your kind comment today ~ happy new year!

Martha Z said...

Wish I could join you in those ski trails. I thought nothing of the cold when I lived full time in the Eastern Sierra, now I'd think twice about getting on the skis and probably stay in front of the fire.