Exit 2014

It seems appropriate today to join many of my fellow bloggers in looking back as the year exits and a new year begins. Each year is another adventure, another journey filled with many blessings, a gift for which I am grateful.

January of 2014 brought cold, snow and hoarfrost, and a few ventures out into the sunshine to explore.
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In February we hunkered down inside and enjoyed the frosty views outside and the sunrises from the warmth of our home.
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March brought packing for the cruise with the Artistic One, our Bon Voyage dinner and the cruise itelf.
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In April we had daffodils in bloom and the return of the robins and hummingbirds.
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May gave us crabapple blossoms, visits from the squirrels and girls’ week on the coast.
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In June there was the cat in a hat and daytrips to Crater Lake and Westfir with the Artistic One and her Zoey
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July brought Gep and Kat which meant time with some of my favorite people at home, on the coast and a road trip to the Portland Beer Fest
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In August, Kat and the Artistic One goaded me into my first (and only) tattoo, we took road trips to some of our local scenic spots and we enjoyed glorious sunsets.
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September arrived, bringing with it goldfinch at the feeder, bright leaves and a double rainbow.
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Followed by October, of course, and a trip to the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York to visit a long-time friend
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and some storm clouds when The Artistic One left us to begin a new life adventure in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now we have a new place to visit!
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November, nearing the year-end now, with deer in the back yard, a snowfall and Lily in the house finding warm spots for naps.
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December, the culmination of 2014, a time for venturing forth to meet Gep and Kat in Vietnam for time on a tropical beach. Except it is not the season for tropical, but it was the season for great fun, good food, fishes nibbling on the feet and loving time together.
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As we enter another year, I wish for each and every one of you a year filled with enough. Blessings and love to all of you.

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About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 2 dogs, 1 cat, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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14 Responses to Exit 2014

  1. suzicate says:

    Love your year in photographs! Happy New Year to you, Carol!

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  2. Carol – Loved looking at 2014 through your camera’s lens!

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  3. lakeafton says:

    Great photos. Good year!

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  4. I enjoyed your photographic review of the year. I hope 2015 brings more happiness and good times to you and yours.

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  5. diggingher says:

    Great shots. Hope 2015 brings more adventures.

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  6. Karma says:

    What a fabulous post Carol! The photos are wonderful and colorful and very reflective of what, all in all, looks like was a pretty awesome year!

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  7. It’s so nice to see your year in a nutshell. I love these kinds of recap posts because they help us relive and remember. I know in five years, I’ll be saying, now what did I do in 2013/2014, etc.?? You had a fabulous year of travel and friendships. I was just sorry to see the Artistic One leave. Like you say though, at least you have a new place to visit! Happy New Year, Carol. šŸ™‚

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  8. orples says:

    . It looks like 2014 was a pretty good year for you, Carol. May 2015 be even better!. šŸ™‚

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  9. Mike says:

    What a wonderful review of a very adventurous year! Great images Carol. Happy New Year!

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  10. jay53 says:

    What gorgeous pictures – and what a lovely record of a fun-filled year. You certainly don’t sit at home and mope, do you? And quite rightly so.

    If you haven’t done so, you should definitely get a book made of your blog!

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  11. dawnkinster says:

    What a year, so filled with adventure! And enough at home time to feel contented as well. Glad you got to spend as much of it with your kids as you did. Special times.

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  12. Lisa says:

    Fantastic selection of memories for 2014. May you have enough in 2015! I’m trying to get back into the blogosphere after my hiatus. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

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  13. Heather says:

    A good year, then. May 2015 treat you kindly and bring you enough.

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