Wednesday, January 8, 2014

So, Here We Are...

Sunset over Pikes Peak
The same morning view on a crisp clear day...today!!!
The same morning view, yesterday w/ low clouds...so beautiful!!
Instagram pic of above...detailed...

So, here we are at the beginning of 2014. Our birthdays, Christmas and New Year were lovely, low key, uncomplicated. We were grateful. I know that I have said it before. I was grateful that the year had passed, that my birthday 'felt better' than the year before, as it was the first one w/out Mom. So w/ a much lighter spirit, as a Family, we cruised through all of it, quietly. On the 18th of this month it will be 2 years since we left our sweet Dutch Colonial in Rhode Island and made the big move to Colorado Springs. I have literally seen my vision expand w/ the breathtaking skies, the majesty of Pikes Peak, which I wake up to every morning. The sun is brighter (and hotter 6000 feet closer to it's warmth), the sky is bluer. And, now, w/ my new camera (w/ WIFI!!!!) in tow, I can capture more detail from far away, and the close-up/macro shots, well, more 'macro-y'. I am still very much playing w/ the camera and have barely scratched the surface. But, these shots are telling. So, w/ hope in my heart for this new year of 2014, I continue to step forward...

Girl Whirl, sunning...


'But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.'
Deuteronomy 11:11-12

2 comments:

hjcote11 said...

gorgeous photos Amy!!! You are working wonders with your new camera already, but that doesn't surprise me!

Happy to hear your birthday "felt better" than the year before...time can be a good thing!

I can't believe it has been two years since you moved to Colorado Springs, my how time seems to slip away!

Girl Whirl is beautiful as always!!!

May happiness, health, love and prosperity be yours always my dear friend!
Take care...H

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Heather...thank you, as always for your love and good wishes...I pray the very same for you for the New Year; health, love & prosperity ALWAYS...to my dear Heather!