Happy, Snowy New Year!!!

Yes- S N O W Y ! ! !  It started snowing early Wednesday morning.  We awoke to a beautiful blanket of snow, totally transforming the landscape,  and it snowed HARD until early afternoon. We decided to drive downtown- and oh my!- the roads were covered, the snowplows were out, and many motorists were stuck in drifts.  We were out for a little over an hour, and during that time, the snowflakes fell thick and fast, covering our roads, including the road up our hill.  We had no problems, however, and I managed to take lots of photos (mostly through the windshield) with my Lensbaby Edge 80.  Here are a few of my favorites.

20141231-DSC_9606_melinda_anderson 20141231-DSC_9539_melinda_anderson 20141231-DSC_9534_melinda_andersonAs 2014 was drawing to a close, I started thinking about 2015 and what my intentions are for the year.  I used to make resolutions, which often seemed to set me up for failure. I like the idea of choosing just one word to aim for and use as a sort of mantra, so I’m doing that again this year.

This year my word is . . .

20141229-DSC_9121_melinda_andersonJoy within myself.

Joy with my family.

Joy in all my relationships.

Joy in my creative life.

Joy in as many moments each day as I can fit in!

By the way, I am starting year FIVE of my blog.  I had no idea I would be posting to it for this long, but it has become part of my life.  And I will continue it, as long as it brings me JOY!

Thank you for being a big part of my 2014!  I appreciate your kind comments on my photography (on my blog and in REAL life too)!

Best wishes to you for a Happy and JOYFUL 2015!

7 responses

  1. Love seeing the snow up there and your images with the Lensbaby, lucky you to have a driver who doesn’t mind going out in it. Awesomeness to see. Congrats on year 5 of your blog, I am on year 10 with mine. The blogger one is shut down to viewing when I started my Squarespace blog this year but it is fun to go back and see how far I have come in photography with the blogger one. It really makes me feel good in the fact that I am growing, now to stop growing in inches around my waist. 🙂 Happy New Year to you.

    January 1, 2015 at 6:38 am

  2. Oh what a wonderland you have with all that snow. I really love the first photo – a pretty place and would make a pretty card. Wishing you a really Joyful New Year! A very good word for a New Year. I haven’t settled on mine yet.

    January 1, 2015 at 8:22 am

  3. And a very JOYFUL new year to you! Congratulations on continuing your blog. Your wonderful photography has become a daily inspiration for me! And, of course, these are great pix. I detect Lensbaby in them! Great job.

    January 1, 2015 at 8:39 am

  4. Wishing you a joy filled 2015, loved these snowy pictures and so glad you got home safely!

    January 1, 2015 at 11:22 am

  5. Barbara

    Happy New Year Melinda! Beautiful pictures. The one with the wreath is my favorite. Joy – I like it.

    January 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

  6. Gorgeous snowy shots, Melinda! I especially love that wreath – such an amazing effect with that lens. Happy (Joyful) New Year!

    January 1, 2015 at 8:32 pm

  7. I love that first shot! Good job.

    January 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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