Saturday, December 26, 2009

It's a Brand New Year.


What are you going to do?

New Year. New Trails. New friends. New Adventures!

Past year. Quality time on my favorite trails. Good Friends. Family. New Adventures. Inspiring places. Good people. Life Is Good.

I started sifting through my photographs for this post, to do a retrospective of the year in photographs. I'm off for a hot weather escape this week and I thought I could do the post quickly before I left town for the week. What I quickly realized after being sucked in for hours looking at my photographs of the year is this:

Holy shit. It's been a good year!

Pretty profound, huh? I won't rehash it all for you and I barely touched the surface with the photographs. I had a lot of great adventures this year on the trails of Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. I saw a lot of new places and new trails. Adventures by myself, adventures with my hubby, adventures with old friends and adventures with new friends. I'm going to borrow a quote from Meghan, who borrowed it from Edward Abbey:


May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. ~Edward Abbey









































12 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

Thanks to everyone out there for being a part of an amazing year. Especially to my hubby!

THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU!

Gary Robbins said...

As ALWAYS, AWESOME SHOTS!!
GR

Gretchen said...

WOW!

Stina said...

Hi! I'm a new fan to your blog (found via Danni's). Your photos are AMAZING, and wow, what adventures!! I'm looking forward to reading more in the new year. I lived in Calgary 10 years ago, and seeing your photos makes me wish I'd never left.

HappyTrails said...

Awesome pics as always! That Summer Skoki 46 pic is one of those take-your-breath-away perches ~~ Lucky YOU! Can't wait to see more of your travels this coming year, Happy New Year to you both - S&K

Dan said...

Wow, amazing photos! Now I want to move.

DEANNA STOPPLER said...

First, love your quote by Ed Abbey, he is one of my favorite authors! Two (joking, get it, first, two . . . ha, nevermind), your photo spread makes me all teary- eyed. You are such a beautiful person, full of life and the motivation to explore and see the amazing places you live in. I am happy to know that you're out there enjoying life as much as I am! Keep it up punk ass!

Alexandra said...

I arrived on your blog via Doug & Maria's blog! What gorgeous photos and it looks like you had an amazing year. My favourite is the shot of you riding your bikes on a frozen lake! Amazing!

Alaskan Assassin said...

If I am ever depressed I know I can always go to your blog to cheer me up. Thanks.

Love the pics!!

Information said...

Hi friends! I'm back from a week in Mexico, relaxed, happy and over-fed. Happy New Year to everyone and I'll be posting soon.

Leslie

Jo Lynn said...

Wow, those are gorgeous pictures. Just amazing.
Happy new year!

Sunshine Girl said...

Welcome Jo Lynn and Alex! I've perved on both of your blogs a few times....:)

Hi Stina and welcome! It sounds like we have waaaaay too much in common as well.

And of course a big howdy to Gretchen, G.R, Evan, Dan, Deanna and Steve and Kathleen! I hope y'all enjoyed the holidays and some happy trails...

Thanks, Deanna! I love and appreciate that you are always out there Givn'r as well. And thanks for passing on the book! It's making the rounds of Banff right now....