Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Catching up on Life

Life has been moving at a rapid pace for me lately. The short version, as to not bore you all, is after the trip to Arkansas, I went to London & Paris with my husband, entertained my family for a week and then flew to NYC for a long weekend, which then turned into a week thanks to being stuck in Chelsea during Hurricane Sandy. I arrived home just in time to make a portrait photo shoot I had to do for my neighbor and her family before turning around again and flying to Arizona for a week of visiting with my friends, family and of course, doing a little birding in Sedona. I've been home for a little over a week and I can't believe how far behind I am on everything. Plus, I had two outings with Lita (one to Key Biscayne, another to Loxahatchee) that yielded even more birds and nature pics! The year is ending and a new one is beginning. This means old goals to try to catch up on, new ones to set for the year.

Birding has been taking up free time. I do so enjoy it. I have plans to begin art projects inspired by all my new feathered friends. I am looking to make 2013 another year of living the best life I can and fitting creativity into my everyday life. I've got some amazing trips scheduled for 2013...both Phoebe and Luke will be coming down to enjoy Florida and Phoebe and I will be hitting Costa Rica together in the early part of summer on a yoga retreat. And finally, my big trek of the Pennine Way is happening in April. I still have in the works, a trip to both NYC and Sedona again next fall for the Fall Migration. We shall see if it pans out, but it's all going on the Dream Board. Also going on there: Peru, Ecuador, New Zealand, Africa and Japan. If you are going to dream, why not dream BIG?  Have you all started your Dream/Vision boards for 2013 yet? Get crackin'! Time is running out! I'll share mine when it's done. ;-)

Until then, It's time to start processing and posting hundreds of photos from all these adventures! Here are just a few from each trip:

 Old World

Visions of Moulin Rouge

Flood Fascination on the Hudson
The day of Sandy's arrival

Naked Cowboy

 Great-tailed Grackle, Thunderbird Mountain, Glendale, Arizona
Lifer #141

 Arizona Sunset

Anna's Hummingbird
Lifer #150

Hopefully, I'll be able to keep up with my blog a bit better in 2013. If you don't hear from me for a while, don't worry, I'm just off exploring somewhere. ;-)

5 comments:

Catherine Constance said...

Big Ben and the houses of Parliament...ahhh, can smell the traffic fumes. The smell of London..love it. And Paris, a different smell but just as wonderful. Interesting cowboy. Love the photos, glad you had a good time and loving your big plans for 2013 :)

Laura said...

Thanks Catherine! I finally got back to drawing yesterday. sigh. I so missed it! I did a hummingbird in colored pencil. I will post it soon. Have a wonderful holiday! xo

Luke A. Bunker said...

I am so pleased to be spending part of my 2013 having travel adventures with you! And then, on to 2014! I am so glad to have you as a friend and am eager to get to you know you better in March and all of our future travels!!

Also, if you need a travelmate for ANY of those places, you know how to get a hold of me! ;-)

Have a fantastic week, friend!

Lita said...

Fabulous, coffee-table quality photos Laura ♥ And I love that you're off exploring somewhere, especially when that somewhere is with me ;)

Laura said...

Thanks Luke! I look forward to our Spring adventure and all those to follow! Lita, I love it when I'm off exploring somewhere with you too! see you in an hour! ;-)