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!
Yosemite NP, California in April 2012…the beginning.
Kayaking with Kathy, Lake Tahoe, NevadaTrekking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Arizona.
Dawn at Bryce Canyon NP, Utah
Rooftop magic during the eclipse with Robert in Telluride, Colorado.
Dream comes true to be in Mesa Verde NP in Colorado and clamor around cliff dwellings.
James and motorcycling in the hills around Mountain View, Arkansas.
Nightlife of Nashville with the hospitality of Debbie
View from my room in Savannah, Georgia.
Charleston, South Carolina sunset with new, lovely, friend DeAnne.
Fabulous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina with Jane.
Long, lovely hikes in the Great Smoky Mountain NP, Tennessee.
Niagara Falls, Buffalo, New York with niece Stephanie.
Smiling with Marjie in Dover, Massachusetts.
Beautiful Acadia NP, Maine.
Stunning Quebec City, Canada, views, accordions, and Coquille St. Jacques.
Darling Colin in Toronto, Ontario.
Beach time in Chicago, Illinois with daughter, Audrey.
Lots of giggles with Caitlin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
And more with Robert…
And even more with Sarah and Gordy in Peoria, Illinois.
With Goddess Tina Packer in Boulder, Colorado.
Mushrooms in Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado.
Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyoming with the Taggart clan.Canoeing with Forest amidst the Tetons of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Old Faithful, Yellowstone NP and the first time a post was Freshly Pressed on WordPress.
With mesmerizing Iam in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
In Rosebud, Alberta, Canada with Nathan.
Glacier NP, Montana.
With adored Kristin in Missoula, Montana.
Cattle drive at the Medicine Wheel, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming.
Crazy Horse Monument, South Dakota.Meeting Willie, Rapid City, South Dakota.
Badlands NP South Dakota.
Back in the Berkshires at Shakespeare & Company with the four most amazing women.
Woburn, Massachusetts with wise, kind Lisa.
Unforgettable Persis Ballou in Boston, Massachusetts.
Fall in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
My beaver pond.. Berkshires of Massachusetts and the 2nd post that was Freshly Pressed on WordPress.
The Fall Festival of Shakespeare, Lenox, MA with the astounding Kevin Coleman.
Caucasian Chalk Circle, Stockbridge, MA with Matt.
In Seattle with the best daughters in the world. Happy New Year, may as many smiles and joy be yours.