Monday, January 9, 2012

It's Been Awhile!

Wow!  It's been awhile since my last blog post and I thought I would share a few of my fave pics and moments from the last quarter of 2011:

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 :)

11 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Robin, what beautiful pictures (and words) depicting your last quarter of 2011. I hope 2012 is full of goodness and happiness for you and your family!

SmallWorld at Home said...

I'm so glad you are back online! You look stunningly gorgeous! And thank you soooo much for my Christmas card. It made me incredibly happy!

Lin said...

Robin, thanks so much for sharing these special pictures! Love seeing your face!

Tiffany said...

So good to see you back and blogging! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics. Can't wait to see your creations in the New Year!

Brenda said...

These are gorgeous photos Robin! Hope to see you crafting soon. Wishing you all the very best for 2012! Hugs, Brenda

sheila said...

what great pictures Robin. Thank you so much for sharing. The nature/falls pics of your hike are incredible!

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely photos, Robin! The Falls are amazing, and I love seeing your happy crafting face! Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Enjoyed your pictures Robin, I feel like I know you a bit more :) I've always admired your cards - you do beautiful work!

Trinh said...

Hi Robin! Your photos of the Falls are stunning! And I'm so glad I got to meet you & Denise this past year.

chrystinanoel.com said...

There's something so awesome about the Northeast in the fall. I recently moved to Philadelphia and it just doesn't cut it when it comes to autumn. Great pictures!

Greta said...

Oh my, Robin--what a wonderful post! Love these pics. Seeing your Scrapfest photo makes me wish I'd been able to come & meet you guys--feel like I know all of you. Hope you're well--love seeing your work!