Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and Few Wishes

One of the advantages of being an early riser is to be able to witness the most magnificent sunrises, the one photographed below was breathtaking, the colors were spectacular.  I talked about the West Point Inn before.  This century-old inn is located on Mount Tamalpais, is reachable only by foot or bikes, and has the most amazing views of the San Francisco Bay.  It was build for people coming up with a gravity cable car which has long been dismantled, and luckily  for us it has survived for all of us to enjoy.  I recently spent two nights up there with my family and a group of friends.  We cooked, we laughed, we hiked, we had meaningful conversations.  Life is good


I am wary of making New Year's resolutions because I rarely keep them, but I can't stop wishing.  My big wish  for myself is to find a meaningful and fulfilling job this year.  A job where I can use my creativity, be challenged and also have fun. 

I wish my readers a year full of meaning, happiness, and peace.  If you wish to share your wishes for this new year please add them in your comments.


My wish for the earth, this magnificent place we inhabit, is that people and their leaders will wake up and realize that we need to slow down our depleting of natural resources, use less, re-use, and re-purpose more.  I wish all my readers would make few changes in their lives, even small, to use less plastic, eat less meat, use less energy, and spread the word with their actions.

Be well!


20 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Beautiful! I am an early riser too, at least most of the time... ;-P

Best wishes for 2012!

Cheers,

Rosa

Oscar said...

Guarda io non sono un fotografo professionista, anzi non sono nemmeno un fotografo quindi dovrei stare zitto, ma il mio intuito mi dice che non sei solo una brava cuoca/pasticcera. Le tue foto trasmettono emozioni e arrivano al cuore. MI sa proprio che dovresti sostutuirmi nella conduzione del mio blog. Complimenti davvero. Ti assicuro che la mia non è retorica. Cio' che scrivo è cio' che penso. Auguro a te ed alla tua famiglia un buon 2012! P.S. martedi vado a ritirare la mia nuova macchina fotografica. Ciao Laura!

Laura said...

Rosa, best wishes to you too!

Silvano, ti ringrazio infinitamente per questo complimento incredibile. Le foto sono un veicolo per esprimere tante cose, emozioni di sicuro. Ho la fortuna di vivere in un luogo meraviglioso, la cui natura toglie il respiro, almeno lo fa a me. Queste foto rappresentano il paesaggo come si e' rivelato ai miei occhi ieri mattina, io ho solamente cercato di immortalare la bellezza di queta parte del pianeta. Sono molto contenta che riesci a comprarti una nuova macchina, so che quando ero senza mi sembrava mi mancasse un pezzo del mio corpo. Siamo entrambi fotografi dilettani, ma usiamo la fotografia come veicolo e ammiro le tue foto. CIAO!

Junglefrog said...

So happy I got to know you in 2011 Laura! And I hope we will continue that in the new year but I am sure we will. And you probably noticed that the post of the last challenge is not up yet.. ;) Too busy with other things! Hope you can make it for next month (it going to be healthy, easy and delicious..)

Laura said...

Simone, I am glad I run into your blog and got to know you too! I will participate for sure to the next challenge, and I will do early ;o)

Lien said...

Wishing all your dreams will come true this new year!!
Your photo's are spectacular.
sorry I haven't visited for so long, have been a little lost. Hope this new year will refind myself :)

Laura said...

Lien, I noticed that you were not blogging as much. I hope to see more of you in 2012. I know the feeling of feeling lost, blogging is hard work.

Sandra said...

Laura, you are an inspiration when it comes to the environment, and I will take your cue and start making some real changes. Thank you for this important reminder, and Happy New Year to you, too! PS Beautiful pictures. Makes me miss the Bay Area so MUCH!

kellypea said...

This took my breath away. I'm always amazed at what people can do and how it provides the rest of us with inspiration. Here's to you and your wish for a more fulfilling job. If you build it...

Happy New Year!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

I hope you find everything you're looking for this year. Best wishes for 2012.

Laura said...

Sandra, when I hear that I can inspire someone to make changes it makes me feel so good. Your effort will eventually inspire other people, it is small but we have no other choice.

Kelly, I am glad you were moved, the sunrise is spectacular and I am so happy I was able to capture it. Many wishes for you too.

Sylvie, I am very happy that I found your blog, you are an inspiration, and many wishes for a great 2012 to you too!

Gaia said...

Buon anno, Laura.
Spero che i tuoi desideri si possano avverare!
un caro saluto!

Debra Lee Baldwin said...

Laura, you are an incredible photographer. Your shots taken from the mountaintop of the San Francisco Bay at dawn (or sunset?) are breathtaking. And you do gorgeous things with food, too. You could be a photo stylist. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you do in 2012!

Laura said...

Debra, coming from you this is an amazing compliment, so thank you. The photos were taken at dawn, the sunset from there are not as dramatic and the sun sets being a hill. Food styling is so challenging, some days I realize I don't know what I am doing, and others I get pretty good photos, I still have tons to learn. Thanks for the visit!

peasepudding said...

beautiful pics, Best wishes for 2012 and your goal for the year.

Laura said...

Allison, thanks for stopping by!

Magda said...

The photos are so beautiful. I don't make New Year's resolutions, if I want something I can promised it to myself anytime during the year.
I'm happy you had good time with friends and family. Have a good year with a lot of good photos.

Simona said...

Buon Anno, Laura e in bocca al lupo per il lavoro. Certamente viviamo in un posto che ci mantiene in contatto con la natura e il suo splendore.

Peggy said...

Oh my. I just happened upon your blog and love the middle photo of SF - amazing. I'm a native Bay Area gal living in Southern California and wanting to get back up there soon. I'll be checking back often.

Laura said...

Peggy, thanks for the visit! I am sure the Bay Area will welcome with open arms. See you again I hope.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails