Friday, December 30, 2011

Good Things Happened - January - December 2011

Sometimes there was beauty in unexpected places. 

Or in a familiar town where loved ones live and spring comes early.

Or traveling through Georgia on the way to see mom.

In a park where I learned that walking for fitness can be fun.

And standing in the rain in Times Square.

The whisper of the river.  Always beautiful.

A summer so hot that these guys got water every morning and rewarded me with their beauty.

The fruits of a master gardener's garden.

And watching the Braves play on a blue sky day.

Shimmering beauty in the fall.

And at the site of a famous battlefield, now peaceful and quiet.

This barrel outside a recovery shelter for men reminded me of an important lesson I often forget for myself: "Live your Life" - enjoy it, be happy and love whatever it is you choose to do.
I wish just that for everyone.
Happy New Year, my friends.

32 comments:

Granny Annie said...

oH Happy New Year Lynn! This is a great post to ring out the old. See you next year!

happygirl said...

I remember almost all those pics. You certainly have the eye for beauty. I wish you a happy 2012 and look forward to more of what you see around you. :)

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ I had not seen the shot of the umbrellas in Times Square; very nice! I enjoyed traveling back through 'your' year! I will go back and take a gander later today, again.
'Happiest' New Year Lynn!
lg :-)
<2012!!>!!

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Happy New Year to you, too! There wasn't much going on at work this week, so I had time to put this together there. Sometimes I had multiple photos in a month I liked and sometimes (like July) there weren't many to choose from. See you next year!

happygirl -

Thank you and will always be on the lookout for beautiful things. :)

lg -

Happiest of New Years to you, too, lg. The black umbrella closest to me belonged to my height challenged sister (she is 5 feet tall.) I have six inches on her so suddenly realized the umbrella shot would be a good one. I had to get her to hold mine while I took the picture. We were standing in line for same day theater tickets next to those red steps. :)

Jannie Funster said...

Loving what you choose to is a wonderful plan, Lynn!

Really beautiful post.

The fruits of a master's garden includes YOU and I'm grateful for another year of your beauty, grace and kindness.

xoxo

Jannie Funster said...

Loving what you choose to is a wonderful plan, Lynn!

Really beautiful post.

The fruits of a master's garden includes YOU and I'm grateful for another year of your beauty, grace and kindness.

xoxo

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I was pondering that loving what you do question yesterday and that is really what it's all about, I think.

Thank you, my friend, and you pinged on my favorite photo - the flower from my sister's North Carolina neighbor's garden. She is a master gardener. I call that photo "Two Ants" and have it as my screensaver at work. Enlarge and see if you can spot the two ants. :)

Happy New Year, Jannie Muffin!

xo

TALON said...

Happy Happy New Year, Lynn! Your post was like the 12 days of Christmas - every one was a gift. :) Thank you, always, for sharing the beauty in life.

Sparkling Red said...

Stunning photos! I especially love that first one of the glowing pink sky. It's absolutely heavenly.

Fireblossom said...

I remember most of these!

Happy New Year, Lynn. :-)

G said...

A very wonderful recap of the year.

You've always had an eye for beauty and it's always a pleasure to see the less hurried side of life in the south.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy new year - what great and beautiful pictures you took. sandie

Lynn said...

Talon -

Thank you for saying that - it is a gift to have you visit! This was fun to do. :)

Happy new year, my friend!

Sparkling Red -

Thank you. I don't have a key to the front door, so I walk around the back to go in during the early morning hour before we open. This is the back of the printing plant and is the reason I always have my camera with me.

FB -

Happy New Year, to you, too!

G -

Thank you - it's my goal in life to not hurry. :)

Sandie -

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Riot Kitty said...

Happy New Year! Lovely pictures.

The Elephant's Child said...

That is a beautiful photographic journey you took us on. I love the river shot best I think, but they were all a delight. Thank you and happy new year to you and yours too.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what an inspiring post, lynn!

love all of your wonderful photos.

wishing you and yours a happy new year and the best for 2012!!
betty

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Thank you, RK, and Happy New Year, to you!

The Elephant's Child -

Thank you and Happy New Year to you, too!

That is my beloved Hiawassee River that runs behind my sister's mountain cottage in the North Carolina mountains. So peaceful and it's my other favorite photo, too.

Betty -

Thank you and Happy New Year! I hope your holiday is lovely. (Just saw your comments off post.)

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful pictures, Lynn! Happy New Year!

Judy (kenju) said...

I love seeing your photos; Happy New Year!!

John McElveen said...

Happy New year Lynn.

May God bless you with all the best in 2012!

Hugs,

J

Scarlet said...

What a vacation for the eyes! Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos and I wish you a happy 2012 with much love, joy and peace...and all those little things that make you smile!! :D

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

Thank you, MZ! Happy New Year!

Judy -

Thanks, Judy and Happy New Year!

John -

Same to you, John, and Happy New Year to you!

Scarlet -

Thank you, Ily - I love that thought - a vacation for the eyes. And thank you for the New Years tip - I'm eating 13 grapes at midnight. :) Happy New Year!

sage said...

They all look lovely except for the Braves playing (unless they lost). Yep, I'm still sore at the Braves beating the Pirates in the NL finals in 1991 and 92. Have a very happy New Year, Lynn!

Snaggle Tooth said...

What a great collection of good Life moment pics you have here!
Happy New Year to you Lynn!

BragonDorn said...

Beautiful pics! I love this blog :)

Lynn said...

Sage -

Well I am sorry to read of your bitterness toward the excellent baseball skills of my Braves. :) lol!

I hope your year is happy and blessed, Sage.

Snaggle -

Happy New Year! I hope this is YOUR year, my friend!

BragonDorn -

Thank you very much - that is lovely of you to say.

Claire said...

Loveliness abounds. Happy New Year!

Shionge said...

Awesome Lynn....here's wishing you a Blessed New Year 2012 ;D

BlueShell said...

Indeed!
You have great photos, here!

Nice; well done!
XX
BShell

Lynn said...

Claire -

Hey there - thank you for coming by. And Happy New Year!

Shionge -

And a blessed New Year to you, too!

Blue Shell -

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Sara said...

Lynn,

I had to read and view this post! What a lovely trip back through your 2011. Every picture and caption was perfect.

I hope your 2012 will be just as beautiful as 2011 was.

The barrel was a favorite and the message important for anyone who reads it.

Happy New Year back at you...a few days late:~)

Lynn said...

Sara -

Thank you and I visited the place behind the barrel just yesterday. It's kind of a touchstone for me.

Happy New Year!