Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Farewell 2013

I do not usually want to wish away a year, but I am not unhappy that 2013 is leaving us. It hasn't been the worst year of my life, but it certainly hasn't been the best.

I hope 2014 is better.

Here are some photos of the past year:

In hindsight, perhaps this picture that I took in JAnuary was a hint of things to come.

February brought us interesting weather.

The snows came in March, right as I as began teaching my journaling class.

Spring arrived in April, and I remember being grateful for the color and change of season.

In May, my husband began his big farm project. It commenced with the drilling of a new well.

 In June, I turned 50, and then 20 days later had my gallbladder removed. My husband turned 54 in June, too.

July was a continuation of one of the wettest years we'd had in a long time, causing mushrooms to spring forth like hobbits from holes after each rain.

In August, our garden gave us an abundance of tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini. By the time the garden gave up the ghost, I was glad to not be eating those three particular vegetables for a while.

September gave me some great spider web photos.

October had a lot of fog.

November gave us what little color we had for Autumn; it was one of the dullest years for tree leaf viewing I can recall. We also celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.

In December, my husband finished up his project and received recognition from the state for his efforts.


  1. I won't miss 2013 either, I got a lot done but have a lot of concern about what our government is leading us into.
    I wish that we could be a clean water farm, I have battled the dairy farmer up stream who dumps manure in the creek from his manure lagoon. Nothing lives in our stream except insects. That is a wonderful award to display. Happy new year.

  2. What a beautiful photo review of 2013. Congrats to your husband for the award! That is so awesome.

  3. A busy and gorgeous year we had, other than ALL that rain and no fall foliage color. But good despite Mother Nature being so bad to us.

  4. I love the pictures to chronicle your year! Well, except for the buzzards. OK. I guess I like them, too. Cool and creepy all at the same time.


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