twenty fourteen

New year clock midnight

Nobody knows what a New Year will bring.  Nobody knows what life holds for each of us from one year to the next.

As I walk away from 2014, I reflect back on a year full of ups and downs.  A year full of joy and heartbreak.  A year that I would hear the word remission.  And, A year that I would end up expectantly saying goodbye to my Sweet Mom.  Amazing joy and bitter sorrow.  Hand in hand throughout the year.

I turned to my friends and family for support.  I turned to my WordPress community as a means of purging my painful feelings through blog posts.  And, with camera constantly in hand, I turned to my photography as a way of relaying through photos what I was not able to and could not verbalize into words.

Before we can look ahead, let’s take a reflective look back at what was 2014.

Retrospective – 2104

Before we move ahead, a chance to look back….


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice, And to make an end is to make a beginning.”





36 thoughts on “twenty fourteen

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this touching video of your past year! I’ve enjoyed watching all my favorite images from you! All in all it looks like a happy year, colorful in its images and yet between them all, I can feel your sorrows. My heart’s with you! My best wishes to you and your family! Alex.

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  2. What a magnificent creative outlet for your passions. The video was very beautiful. And it was a testament to your mom that you were able to pick yourself up after her passing and continue to capture such beauty in your life. Thank you for sharing that. I pray your new year will be one of many unexpected surprises.

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    1. Thank you so much, Genny. That means so much to me. Ive always been drawn to photography – both viewing it and shooting it.

      Wishing you a happy and healthy new year my dear friend. Xo


  3. The Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh notes that the heaven he envisions is not one free from the sorrow and strife and other things that challenges us along our journey through life, for it is in meeting them that we find meaning and happiness. I looked through your beautiful retrospective. Some were evocative of posts you have shared through the year and some were ones that either I missed or that you have not shared on this space. I saw there, though, images of joy and love but also evidence of that response to the many challenges that you have faced. It seems to me, though, in keeping with what the zen master has said your year was one that could be summarized as a life well lived. I wish you all the best in the new year.

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  4. Jill Jones

    Such beautiful sentiments and photography. The loss of your mom has left a void in all of our hearts… we are so fortunate to have had her in our lives! All the best to you in the new year Peggy.

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    1. Thank You, Jill. And thank you for the beautiful card. It meant so much to me and was my favorite of the season because of the sentiment behind the words. Love you Lots!! Happy New Year to you my Sweet Cousin!! xoxo


  5. Deliberately Delicious

    What a lovely slideshow. Even in a difficult year, after losing your mom, you have still found beauty in every day. Happy New Year.


  6. I was just amazed at your presentation–absolutely stunning photography and beautifully arranged. You found treasures in what sounds like a pretty tough year. May God bless you with peace and happiness in 2015.

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    1. Thank you so much. I turned to my photography in a year that was very difficult to write because of grieving such a tremendous loss in my life. WordPress has been such a productive and special place for me. Thank you for your sweet and considerate comment. : )


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