A view of the top of Taughannock Falls in upstate New York on a gorgeous autumn day:
And here's a shot taken during the short hike to the bottom of the falls:
While my husband and I walked along the trail we were met by folks pushing baby strollers and wheelchairs, college kids taking a break from their studies, gawking tourists, young (and old!) lovers. The sheer joy we all felt to be privy to such beauty was palpable. So thankful to be healthy enough to experience days like these.
My mom lives in an assisted living complex that happens to be part of the Butterfly Beltway Project Release program. The complex maintains a garden abundant with nectar producing flowers and milkweed and each year staff from Seneca Park Zoo release some monarch butterflies they have bred into the garden. Below is a pic of one of the staffers placing a butterfly on the back of my mom's hand. So thankful to be able to still share these kinds of moments with my mom:
Here's a pic from Scrapfest at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN. So thankful to have a truly good friend to share my cardmaking hobby with:
And so thankful to finally meet some of the online Hero Arts Flickr gals:
Here's hoping 2012 is as equally full of blessings :)