Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Favorites

As I was packing up Christmas decorations,
I was thinking back over the year.
(yes, I am one of those who take down before New Years)

Where did the time go?
It seems as though the year melted away
like an ice cream cone....
gone before I really had time to enjoy it.

Here are a few of my favorite things
shared with you in 2011.

This gorgeous day in January when
the sky was so blue reflected in the lake.

A spring walk in the park with another
blue sky framed with the fresh green leaves
of spring.

Dogwoods of Easter.

Do we detect a nature theme here...............

Surprise wildflower "secret garden"

Sunflower Trail

Fall trip to the Ozarks

Beautiful Lake Greeson, Arkansas

Melrose Plantation tour with my
lovely daughter.

Home for Thanksgiving and Mama's
Rio Somba rose.

Beautiful Christmas gift of Pelicans
on the lake.

Not all was lovely....the drought, the unexpected
surgery, the relentless, record high heat of our summer..
but, for some reason,
 my heart chooses to remember the beauty.

I pray your 2011 was beautiful........
looking forward to the blessings of 2012. 

Till next time.....


Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Beautiful photos of your 2011 favorites!
I hope you have a Happy New Year filled with more beautiful moments!

S. Etole said...

Such beautiful photos ... we do have a choice, don't we, on what we focus on. So glad you chose the beauty!

Jenni said...

Hello, dear friend! how I have enjoyed all your photos this past year.... I feel so blessed to have found Aunt C's...

Surely the place y'all live must be so pretty. Even in the drought you found glimpses of nature's beauty and shared them with us!

Happy New Year!

Southern Lady said...

Visiting with you always brightens my days, Carolyn, and I enjoyed reminiscing with you this morning.

All of your pictures are beautiful, but if I had to pick my favorite, I think it would be the one of Melrose Plantation. Isn't it nice that we can bring back pleasant memories through our pictures!

Best wishes to you for a new year filled with beautiful pictures and lots of sweet memories in the making.

mississippi artist said...

I think the people who are happiest in this life are the ones who choose to focus on the beauty-and the good in people.You can't focus on the negative without becoming negative and bitter yourself.Thanks for reminding us of this.