Gosh, this is scary
Do we really want to do 2021? 2020 Was a crazy, over-the-top year!
Okay…here we go!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
I wish for you to get to walk this planet no longer battered by being an adult,
To no longer be crushed by the every day of every day
That your hearts will be lifted
You can recapture your innocence
And claim some of the joyous magic that surrounds us each and every day.
Then when you lay your head down at night you have found wonder,
wherever you live—rural or city, country or town…where ever you call home
My wish is for you to reclaim, it not all, at least some of the magic which is part and parcel of our days.
That your year…this year of 2019…is a most magical year for you.
With all my heart and my love,
Happy New Year, My Friends
The challenge for Sunday Stills is to post your favorite photo from 2011 and your photographic hopes for 2012.
I hope to be able to continue to ‘see’ what I’m photographing—looking for lines, lights, and colors. And apply it to people.
I’m still learning how to photograph people…it’s a skill I would love to have.
Have a wonderful 2012…It doesn’t seem possible we are here. When I was in the first grade this year seemed ages and ages away.
It has taken many years for me to understand that material things (which seemed so important) can be replaced by the beauty and simplicity of the views from my our backyard —
Like watching the last of the leaves blow off the giant Cottonwood tree
Seeing Fuzzy running alongside the four-wheeler, as we go check the water
Watching the chickens busy scratching in the dirt
Feeding the cows, brushing their fur
The shadows of the buildings slowly working their way across the place until fading into the darkness of the night
Grandchildren playing outside in the late summer evening with laugher floating on the breeze
I used to be too young to care about all these things
Then as time progressed too busy weeding, or mowing, or canning, to notice
But I am old now; these things are my most precious memories
And my most favorite of things
After spending the first part of my life rushing through it I think I’ll spend the last little bit enjoying every minute I have left.
Have a Happy New Year! I’m taking some time off and will return on Monday, January 4, 2010.