Saturday, January 1, 2011

a very good year

our twenty ten in photos, january through december, and a few words, it was a very good year!
we went, did and saw:

january - camping to death valley, got our puppy and received these !
february - day trip to arroyo grande
march - camping to anza borrego ( badlands )
april - wildflower seeking (and camping) in carrizo plains
may - day trip to the mojave desert, epic month for finding
these and was part of this
june - pt. sal hike
july - day trip to los olivos to pick blueberries
august - carpinteria state beach
september - new york city, and this came out!
october -weekend in terra bella (california) to be with old friends
november - where i spent most of my time (at work) while chuck was off on (work) trips
december - solvang with my sister & home

these were some of the things that filled our year in twenty ten. it's really hard to choose just one photo and one line to describe a month, or even a day. i had fun trying though. last night when chuck and i went out to dinner and a movie (champagne and True Grit) we agreed as we clinked glasses it was indeed a year to be grateful for, with the blessings of good health, good friends, much loved family, one little dog and adventures too, we hope for 2011 to be more of all these things. lots more. and i wish all good things for you too.
cheers and welcome twenty eleven!

♥ lori


  1. Ciao darling mermaid, happy happy happy new year, may it indeed bring more beauty, love and blessings of light.

    Lola xx

  2. Wonderful look back .. Happy New Year, Lori!

  3. Wow! What a wonderful, wonderful year! And what stunning photogrpahy!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, suuport and encouragement, Lori! You always make me smile so much!

  4. Oh, I love your review! Daniel and I were commenting on how last year was one where nothing happened in our families - nobody got sick, nobody passed away. Indeed, there was one birth of a grand niece and my cousins wedding. Years like that are rare for us and we are truly grateful! And...I got to share it all with my blogging friends!! Thank you for all your sweet support and the happiest of New Years! Love, Silke

  5. Lori~ Can't wait to see what you will bring us in 2011. Im ready for your lovely "tours" that you take us through. And your amazing crafty ideas and Etsy items.
    Love to you & your beautiful family. And Birthday wishes to sweet Owen♥

  6. Lori

    Amazing really, that first one with the tiny figures gives such a feeling of granduer.....and Los Olivos too and the badlands.
    Love this post and your positive attitude Lori.

  7. I think your gratitude for life comes through loud and clear with every click of your camera.

    Your blessings show in every frame.

    I'm so glad KJ nudged me here one fine day. So glad.

    All the best you Ms.Lorix5 and to your wonderful family, including the most "fuzzylovable" Mr. Owen!

    I've learned so much from you this year, and one of the things I always try to do is to pay attention and learn something every day.

    Thank you!


    P.S. I'm tickled that you love your little painting :)

    You're special beyond words.♥

  8. Lori, so happy that you had a memorable 2010. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself in your posts this past year. I have enjoyed following your fascinating life that is routed in your family relationships. You are a very special friend to have and you have enriched my life here and otherwise more than you can imagine. Happy New Year to you my dear friend.

  9. Lovely. I am happy to see a new year as 201o was not so good for me, but I am happy it was good for you :-). May 2011 be even better!
    Happy New Year!xoxo

  10. Yep I agree... a lot to be grateful for, a very good year.

    and Happy New Year too

    xx Robyn

  11. Oh!Oh! damn damn damn lori!

    sincre a friend is a gift you give yourself....

    well, have i been generous with myself this year or what?

    you are masterful. i can't even comment on one of these photos. each takes my breath away (plus being breathless and eating cookies at the same time renders me speechless.)


  12. happy new year lori - to you and Chuck. those photos are just awesome. it looks (and sounds) like you are both on the right track x

  13. happy new year lori darlin'! such beautiful landscapes...yip. may 2011 be if not as good as 2010 even better...much love x j

  14. and wishing you a wonderful 2011 -- maybe it brings you to Africa again .....

    Whatever is in store, I'm sure you'll embrace it and make it wonderful


  15. What a beautiful post!
    What an amazing photographer you are!!!!!

    I am happy that our paths crossed last year and coming to your blog is like reaching an oasis in the desert!

    Happy New Year to you

  16. Lori, you are such a lovely person and I am so happy that 2010 was filled with wonderful adventures for you and your family. :) I hope 2011 is just as fabulous, and I am so happy to have met you here in Blogland. Happy New Year! xox Pam

  17. Lori, wihing you a Happy New Year, too. May your wishes come true and have lots of fun. Greetings, Inge

  18. It was an excellent year! May you have just as many beautiful adventures in the year to come. Peace and love to you and yours, Happy New Year!

  19. happy new year, lori! your blog never fails to cheer me up even if i am not remotely grumpy :D

    i cannot believe you've had owen since january!

  20. Happy 2011 to you!! I read your post, and battled to even remember what I did in 2010 - I suspect I shall have to look back in my blog to remember :)

    Lovely tribute to Tessa earlier, too...

  21. I love each photo of 2010!
    Wishing you another very good year to you and all your family!!!
    Happy New Year, dear Lori!

  22. absolutely breathtaking photos Lori! Happy new Year to you, I look forward to getting to know you better, such wonderful world this blogging is :)

  23. Happy New Year, Lori! Wow, wow, wow, what a fabulous year and incredible photos to show for it. It's nice to look back and be filled with all those great memories. Here's to an even better 2011! Wooohooo!


xoxo lori