A Pictorial Toast to 2012

As this year ends, my heart is bursting with thanks for the amazing journey I have enjoyed and shared with you all. There has been an incredible 7500 views (from 79 different countries) of my 87 blog posts. I have fallen in love, with my country and Canada, the mountains, the sea, the National Parks, so many people who are now irreplaceable friends, country music, dancing, writing, sharing Shakespeare with youth, acting with open honest people, a canyon, a pond, mountain tops, fringe boots and above all myself. I go into 2013 a braver, more empowered, confident, sassy, flirty, fabulous female. Here are just a few photo memories to relive but there are so many, many more that I could include of the amazing world that has embraced me this past year. May our 2013 bring more love, more encounters, more adventure, compassion and peace. Happy New Year my friends!

IMG_1001Yosemite NP, California in April 2012…the beginning.

lovelykayakKayaking with Kathy, Lake Tahoe, NevadaIMG_1193Trekking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Arizona.

IMG_1420Dawn at Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

IMG_1459Rooftop magic during the eclipse with Robert in Telluride, Colorado.

IMG_1592Dream comes true to be in Mesa Verde NP in Colorado and clamor around cliff dwellings.

IMG_1799James and motorcycling in the hills around Mountain View, Arkansas.

IMG_1872Nightlife of Nashville with the hospitality of Debbie

IMG_2023View from my room in Savannah, Georgia.

IMG_2200Charleston, South Carolina sunset with new, lovely, friend DeAnne.

IMG_2272Fabulous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina with Jane.

IMG_2329Long, lovely hikes in the Great Smoky Mountain NP, Tennessee.

IMG_2692Niagara Falls, Buffalo, New York with niece Stephanie.

IMG_2796Smiling with Marjie in Dover, Massachusetts.

IMG_2983Beautiful Acadia NP, Maine.

IMG_3139Stunning Quebec City, Canada, views, accordions, and Coquille St. Jacques.

IMG_3246Darling Colin in Toronto, Ontario.

IMG_3352Beach time in Chicago, Illinois with daughter, Audrey.

IMG_3403Lots of giggles with Caitlin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

IMG_3429And more with Robert…


And even more with Sarah and Gordy in Peoria, Illinois.

IMG_3615With Goddess Tina Packer in Boulder, Colorado.

IMG_3635Mushrooms in Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado.

IMG_3695Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyoming with the Taggart clan.IMG_3824Canoeing with Forest amidst the Tetons of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

IMG_3870Old Faithful, Yellowstone NP and the first time a post was Freshly Pressed on WordPress.

IMG_4018With mesmerizing Iam in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
IMG_4087In Rosebud, Alberta, Canada with Nathan.

IMG_4172Glacier NP, Montana.

IMG_4345With adored Kristin in Missoula, Montana.

IMG_4596Cattle drive at the Medicine Wheel, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming.

IMG_4645Crazy Horse Monument, South Dakota.IMG_4646Meeting Willie, Rapid City, South Dakota.

IMG_4715Badlands NP South Dakota.

IMG_5183Back in the Berkshires at Shakespeare & Company with the four most amazing women.

IMG_5472Woburn, Massachusetts with wise, kind Lisa.

IMG_5452Unforgettable Persis Ballou in Boston, Massachusetts.

IMG_5580Fall in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

IMG_5748My beaver pond.. Berkshires of Massachusetts and the 2nd post that was Freshly Pressed on WordPress.

60771_10151346075044924_754973379_nThe Fall Festival of Shakespeare, Lenox, MA with the astounding Kevin Coleman.

IMG_5945Caucasian Chalk Circle, Stockbridge, MA with Matt.

IMG_6086In Seattle with the best daughters in the world. Happy New Year, may as many smiles and joy be yours.


7 thoughts on “A Pictorial Toast to 2012

    • Hi Robin! Yes, the girls hijacked my phone one night and that was one of their candid creations! They are so fun. I will call you before I leave Seattle, I miss you! xoxo

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