Wanderings & observations – urban & rural.

2013…

December has flown by and a new year is about to dawn.  For those of you who’ve had it tough in 2013, I wish for you a much easier time in 2014.

To all who come here, thank you for looking and sharing your thoughts.

And thank you for all that you do on your own blogs – you can’t imagine how much that nourishes me.

Here’s to another creative year!

And here is (I hope) a visual treat to end the year  –   some favorite photos, from 1/3/2013 to  12/29/2013:

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63 responses

  1. I absolutely love walking with you here…it is such a treasure, Lynn. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

    December 31, 2013 at 10:49 am

    • You always say it from the heart Scott – best to you!

      December 31, 2013 at 9:17 pm

  2. Happy New Year Lynn – a beautiful reprise of your work!

    December 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

    • Thanks Ken, I have really enjoyed your blog this year!

      December 31, 2013 at 9:16 pm

  3. Great photos!

    December 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

  4. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

  5. Whoa! If your photographs from 2013 are an indication of things to come, than 2014 will be spectacular! Happy New Year, Lynn!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:21 am

    • Thank yo Elisa – I think I’m improving, little bit by little bit. Have a wonderful New Year with lots of great photo opportunities!

      December 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm

  6. Beautiful Photos. Happy New Year.!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:21 am

  7. Stunning image gallery and what a beautiful message. Happy new year!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:34 am

    • And best to both of you! Thank you for being so faithful!

      December 31, 2013 at 9:14 pm

  8. Thank YOU and my best wishes for the coming year, may you continue to see the world your way!

    December 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    • Sweet! I like that sentiment! You too! :-)

      December 31, 2013 at 9:13 pm

  9. Anne Hohenwarter

    Your photos are so sensitive to the beauty of our world, Lynn. I love them all.

    December 31, 2013 at 1:08 pm

  10. Marvelous pictures! Light and colors! ( except the dead bird? Did I see wrong)…
    I love the way you show us what s around us! Happy new year

    December 31, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    • You saw right – it wasn’t a happy subject, but in my eyes there was great beauty there – I believe a hunter shot that goose and left it in the field. Thanks for your kind words, and Happy New Year to you as well!

      December 31, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      • Don t take it personal, I dislike these type of “nature morte” even from great painter.
        Happy new year

        January 1, 2014 at 12:45 am

  11. Such a gorgeous range of beautiful images. Absolutely love seeing the world through your eyes!

    December 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    • Gunta, that’s really nice of you to say – I am always happy to see your beautiful images. Have a healthy New Year filled with photos!

      December 31, 2013 at 9:11 pm

  12. 2geeks3knots

    Happy 2014, Lyn. Discovering your blog was a highlight of 2013 for us :)

    December 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    • You’re too kind! Happy paddling to you both!

      December 31, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  13. I can see why these were your favorites, Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 10:36 pm

  14. I love your photos, thank you for sharing them!

    January 1, 2014 at 12:41 am

  15. Always such a treat to visit your part of the world Lyn, wherever you happen to be. Thank you so much and wishing you and your family all the best of the New Year to come!

    January 1, 2014 at 5:35 am

    • PS. Still adore that brilliant car park shot!

      January 1, 2014 at 5:36 am

      • I remember you liked that one! You’re an urban soul, and I’ve got that urban piece too, but lately it’s dormant. For a while…

        January 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm

  16. Very beautiful pictures !!! Happy new year !!!!

    January 1, 2014 at 6:22 am

    • THank you – Happy New Year to you too!

      January 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm

  17. A wonderful collection, Lynn. Wishing you a very happy New Year and I look forward to seeing more in 2014. Patsy

    January 1, 2014 at 6:36 am

    • No doubt you will! thank you so much, and a wonderful 2014 to you!

      January 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm

  18. A wonderful set of captures Lynn–if forced, I’d choose the first and second as tied for favorites but I enjoyed every single shot! All the best in the New Year to you!

    January 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

    • Thank you Tina – that frost, when it happens is something to take advantage of. I hope you have another big trip planned for 2014!

      January 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm

  19. Beautiful! Happy New Year to you—all the best in 2014!!

    January 1, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    • Thanks Vlad, happy paddles to you both!

      January 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

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  21. What an absolutely stunning gallery to begin the new Year! My favourite is the old barn and the well- used truck. Happy New Year to you. :)

    January 1, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    • I’m glad you liked the photos – that old barn was east of here, over the Cascade mountains, where the “real West” seems to be. Have a great New Year.

      January 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

  22. Oh WOW!! I’m catching my breath here…spectacular images all! I keep going back and looking at them again and again! A very Happy New Year to you and yours! Can’t wait to see what you capture through your lens in 2014!

    January 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    • You are TOO kind. I hope you find ways to make the cold weather you’re getting work – I expect some great snowy scenes soon. Be well!

      January 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

  23. Fabulous shots, Lynn! Wish you a happy new year.

    January 3, 2014 at 11:43 am

    • And you – thanks very much – good words from someone with so much photography under his belt!

      January 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

  24. What a gallery of stunning beauty! I definitely am looking forward to your 2014 work!

    January 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    • Maren, thanks for your comment – I’m sorry I’m not bilingual and can’t read your blog but I’ll keep visiting & looking!

      January 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

  25. Your photography makes me want to do back flips, cartwheels and hand claps. Since the two latter would put me in the hospital I’ll just sit here and smile ‘brightly’. Keep up the wonderful work.

    January 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    • Yes, may as well keep yourself together so you can keep on making images! Thanks for a great comment – your brain must be working overtime!

      January 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

  26. Great seeing many of those images again, including some I totally don’t recall.

    A very big “like” for your dead goose photograph, an image which has a profound ache and which suggests a still from a film yet to be made. Wonderful. I also don’t recall your lily pads image. This is a composition which you nailed right down to the pixel. :)

    Best wishes for the New Year Lynn, and may you find many wonderful new subjects.

    January 4, 2014 at 5:55 am

    • So good to hear from you – and thanks for your comments, which are always listened to carefully. Re the lily pads – composition is something I really have to work at so that’s a nice thing to hear – Best to you as well & I hope to see more of your work soon.

      January 4, 2014 at 9:50 am

  27. You photography is fabulous BB. Thank you for sharing your 2013. Happy New Year.

    January 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

    • Thanks for that, and for your own dedication to wilderness and all that comes with it -

      January 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

  28. What a gorgeous walk through the kaleidoscope of the seasons! Your photography constantly amazes me and brings a smile to my face. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! ~Terri

    January 6, 2014 at 5:11 am

    • Thank you – it’s good to hear from you – and you have a great New Year!

      January 6, 2014 at 10:02 am

  29. The most sumptuous of visual treats. An visual thread of poetry.
    Best wishes for this new year, Lynn, may it be a beautifully creative one.

    January 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    • If anyone knows visual poetry inside out it’s you, Karen. May your year also be full of creativity. Thanks for stopping by, thanks for commenting, and thanks for doing inspiring,thought-provoking work.

      January 6, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  30. Lynn, you produce the most emotive images of the natural world I’ve ever seen. Ah, if only I could manage to come remotely close to this level of expression. :-) These photographs are something else! I enjoyed each one. What is the image of the “boulders” ? I think #12. There are so many here that I love. I have to follow more closely. I get lost around here and have obviously missed something significant here. :-)

    January 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  31. Thank you for this very beautiful gift Lynne! A very Happy New Year to you!

    January 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  32. Liana

    Standing ovation…bravo bravo!!

    January 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

  33. Amazing photography!

    January 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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