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“Years end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Hal Borland

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures… Just a Taste.

¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy New Year to You & Yours!.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

This is a tough one to pull off, especially after a full year of all sorts of photographic highs and lows…  The collection I’m sharing on this post is a taste of 2012; a sliver of the many events I captured on camera.  It’s been an incredibly challenging yet empowering year for many of us and I’m glad a new year waits in the wings. My wish for 2013 is that we all follow our hearts dreams with enthusiasm, and develop the resilience to overcome all barriers when they arise. What are your wishes for next year?

“My calendar runs out every year. It doesn’t mean the world is going to end, it just means I need to buy a new calendar.” Hannah Bowns

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures... Hudson River post Hurricane Sandy

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures… Hudson River post Hurricane Sandy

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures...Stay Healthy

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures…Stay Healthy

Post Hurricane Sandy, the Hudson River was slowly receding back to normal, but the shot above was of the very high water level; you could lean over and touch it. A goal I kept was to stay healthy – physically and mentally. I hiked, took lots of classes including Tae Kwon Do and ate more organic foods. I plan to stay focused on health, peaceful living and growth in 2013. What about your goals? More Below!

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein

Keith Haring - Matrix Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures...

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures… Keith Haring – Matrix

Here’s a taste of another shot from this year. Keith Haring was one of my favorite NY based artists. I followed his career from the earliest days of his subway  VandArt to his mainstream glory years and death. He was a remarkable man. The Brooklyn Museum had a retrospective of his work this year and I attended and took tons of photos. I plan to write a post and share them in the coming year.

Thank you All for the wonderful support you’ve given me this year. I would not have stayed the course without your loving feedback and encouragement. May the coming year be fruitful and productive for all of us. What are your plans for 2013? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt?  Do share! Thank you. :-)

*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs. Thank you all for your patience! 🙂

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures. My 2012 in Pictures. Pick the best pictures from your 2012 and have those pictures tell everyone about your year. AND  by the Weekly Writing Challenge post for this week: Weekly Writing Challenge: Just Do It! Your challenge: post every day for a full week. We’re excited to see what you’ll post about — be sure to tag your post DPchallenge so that we can follow your progress.

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I added some from Zemanta and a few from WP Daily Post below. Check out how others interpreted the theme – Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures – also see below. ***

Positive Motivation Tip: May the year ahead fill you with peace, bliss and abundant blessings… Share your gifts!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

108 Comments leave one →
  1. 29/12/2012 4:47 am

    thank you for sharing your personal 2012 memories, Eliz!

    • 29/12/2012 6:39 pm

      TY Frizztext! They are not really that personal but things I talked about or touched on in the past. 🙂

  2. 29/12/2012 4:49 am

    Tangy chilling on laptop = my favorite in your collection!
    greetings by Frizztext

  3. 29/12/2012 5:18 am

    Tangy my favorite also…Happy New year…I know we will have lots of beautiful photos and wonderful words to read in 2013..

    • 29/12/2012 6:40 pm

      Same to you Marilyn! TY for standing by me ad sharing your world as the song goes… 🙂

  4. 29/12/2012 5:23 am

    What a super collection of photos. Looks like a fabulous year gone by. Many more filled with peace and pictures and FUN! Happy New Year, Eliz. 🙂

    • 29/12/2012 6:41 pm

      It was a challenging year but I grew from it and learned a lot about myself and others… TY Gemma! 🙂

  5. 29/12/2012 5:34 am

    What a beautiful post Eliz…warms my heart. I especially like this part ‘My wish for 2013 is that we all follow our hearts dreams with enthusiasm, and develop the resilience to overcome all barriers when they arise.’

    I’m also glad a new year is approaching…fresh 🙂

    • 29/12/2012 6:43 pm

      TY B! I meant it too because I’m learning to overcome the barrier of petty hatred by people who don’t know me and should really get on with their lives… It’s a growth process and I’m stronger for it too… That’s the good part, haters make you stronger. 🙂

  6. 29/12/2012 5:51 am

    Wonderful 2012 collection, can’t wit for your 2013 posts… 😉

    • 29/12/2012 6:44 pm

      TY L! I’m excited about the new year… It will be a fresh start in many ways.
      TY! 🙂

  7. 29/12/2012 5:52 am

    – can’t WAIT… 🙂 😉

  8. 29/12/2012 6:20 am

    Plans for 2013? Get a second book published. That’s actually a wish more than a plan, but whatever. Big focus on that this year….

    • 29/12/2012 6:45 pm

      Well, go for it Genevieve and I know you’ll get there! TY! 🙂

  9. 29/12/2012 6:50 am

    I wanna go! ! !

  10. 29/12/2012 6:51 am

    I love the one of the lounging cat.

    • 29/12/2012 6:46 pm

      He’s a hit… I could have offered just him for the whole post… We love him too. TY! 🙂

  11. 29/12/2012 7:03 am

    What a wonderful collection of photographs and experiences. You are certainly an inspiration to us all. See you in the new year Liz 🙂

    • 29/12/2012 6:47 pm

      Walter, YOU are an inspiration too. TY dear one. 😉

  12. 29/12/2012 8:20 am

    An interesting selection covering a wide vista of experiences!

  13. 29/12/2012 9:13 am

    Knowing you through your post and sharing your world of inspiration is one of my highlights for 2012 as a blogger. You are a gift to us all. Wishing you an awesome 2013. Happy New Year my friend!

    • 29/12/2012 6:51 pm

      ITr, YOU are a gift to the many blogger you cheered on including me. I thank you for your consistent friendship; it’s a rare gift. 🙂

  14. 29/12/2012 9:27 am

    Lovely Elizabeth, as always. I love the shot of Tangy on the computer! I have the same hopes and aspirations for 2013 and I’m hoping you and I can meet for lunch in NYC, or perhaps get together at the beach this new year.

    • 29/12/2012 7:03 pm

      Please Barb, we MUST! Let’s work on it for 2013… TY for the love during all the ups and downs… TY! 🙂

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    • 29/12/2012 7:04 pm

      Lady Catherine for give me for my absences and TY for the blog love! 🙂

  16. 29/12/2012 9:42 am

    There is something about blogging. It makes me want to take more photos than I would normally take. I love your blog. I nominated you for Blog of the Year 2012. You can view the rules if you like at I’m glad I found you.

    • 29/12/2012 7:06 pm

      TY Liz for a Day! I appreciate the gift and your friendship. 🙂 Will stop by.

  17. 29/12/2012 10:01 am

    Great photo tapas of your 2012 Eliz 🙂
    May your 2013 indeed be all that you dream it can be. Happy New Year.

    • 29/12/2012 7:06 pm

      TY Angelina! We have come full circle. 🙂 Blessings!

  18. 29/12/2012 10:09 am

    Wonderful photos! looks like you had a great year 🙂

    • 29/12/2012 7:07 pm

      It was challenging but blessed. TY Moni… loved yours too. 😉

  19. 29/12/2012 11:27 am

    Great photos E. You’ve inspired me to do the challenge. Off I go to find a few pix.

    • 29/12/2012 7:07 pm

      Goof for you and I loved your collection too. Keep it up. 😉

  20. 29/12/2012 12:06 pm

    I say!!! … it has been a great year for you indeed. I am glad I get to know you and your blog!! Happy New Year Eliz. *hugs*

    • 29/12/2012 7:08 pm

      Mariane, the sentiments are mutual. Here’s to a great year! 🙂

  21. 29/12/2012 12:12 pm

    great post as always Eliz…and just because I am a pirate…¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy New Year to You & Yours!.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥

    • 29/12/2012 7:11 pm

      Oh you crack me up. Thank God for humor. 🙂

  22. 29/12/2012 4:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing Eliz ,I love it 🙂

  23. 29/12/2012 5:37 pm

    Out of all your photos, I like the cat on the laptop best. It’s so typical in a day of a cat’s life…

    • 29/12/2012 7:16 pm

      TY! Our Tangy was the hit on this one… He’ll be proud. 🙂

  24. 29/12/2012 7:23 pm

    Great selection of photos Eliz.
    You and your blog are such an inspiration, and I want to thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the past year, and for your valued friendship,

    • 29/12/2012 7:27 pm

      Barb, the sentiments are mutual… when I had personal health and other struggles and fell behind on comments, some bloggers felt insulted and took off… You saw the human side and supported me. I’ll never forget that fact so TY! 🙂

  25. 29/12/2012 9:01 pm

    I love the Cat one best, but then again I love tangy b/c my cat use to have that name, b/f she died. Love ya

    • 30/12/2012 6:57 am

      TY Jackie… yes, I remember you mentioning your cat; my sympathies… Blessings!

  26. 29/12/2012 10:17 pm

    glad to see you had a wonderful 2012! happy new year ^^

  27. 29/12/2012 11:54 pm

    Very interesting photos, the one on top of the rock is kid of familiar to me!

    Have a Blissful Happy New Year to you and to your family,

    • 30/12/2012 12:32 am

      TY for your feedback… I appreciate it. Have a Happy New Year too! 🙂

  28. 30/12/2012 12:11 am

    Fantastic – & a great theme for a photo challenge. Love it – seeing your 2012 in pictures. It’s good to see what you look like, too. Just adds a face to the grav.

    Happy New Year to you 🙂

    • 30/12/2012 6:55 am

      Thank you dear one… You are a kind soul! 🙂

  29. 30/12/2012 12:22 am

    What a great selection for 2012 each one with its own particular memory. Wishing you a very happy New Year 🎉😄🎉🎉🎉

    • 30/12/2012 6:51 am

      TY Ronnie and same to you! Abundant Blessings!

  30. 30/12/2012 12:35 am

    Your snapshot of 2012 seems full of living! Keith Haring has also inspired me. His work conveys a kind of avenue of the mind that tells you “there is always another way.” I wish you health and bundles of happiness as you continue into 2013. Thank you for your support! Allyson 🙂

    • 30/12/2012 6:50 am

      Beautifully shared on Keith Haring… TY for your blog friendship. Wishing you abundant blessings in 2013.

  31. 30/12/2012 12:51 am

    Hi .. I’ve nominated your blog for 4 different awards. Please take a peek at them here whenever you get a moment! 🙂

    • 30/12/2012 12:58 am

      TY muZer! I appreciate the kindness… Happy New Year! 🙂

  32. 30/12/2012 1:56 am

    A year well spent! And here comes another…

    • 30/12/2012 6:47 am

      TY Jo and wishing us all abundant blessings in 2013

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    30/12/2012 8:30 am

    So beautiful! I look forward to see the rest. 🙂 I wish you a happy and blessed 2013, Eliz!

    • 03/01/2013 1:11 am

      Wishing you plenty of blessings in 2013. TY for checking in. 😉

  34. 30/12/2012 10:35 am

    Beautiful Eliz! Yes it is really hard to capture an entire year in photos but it looks like you did an excellent job!!! Happy New Year!!! 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 1:13 am

      TY! I did the best I could… I would have liked to do two groupings but I’m fine with this. 🙂
      Happy New Year too! 🙂

  35. 30/12/2012 1:26 pm

    Love your choices dear Elizabeth!

    • 03/01/2013 1:16 am

      TY Gilly! I tried to condense it …. with great difficulty. 😆

  36. 30/12/2012 2:09 pm

    “We’re roommates, not partners” Best laughs so far!

    • 03/01/2013 1:18 am

      TY!!!!!!!! Finally, someone found that funny… I was laughing too. 🙂

  37. 30/12/2012 2:38 pm

    You are one unique gift to the blogosphere, Eliz. Who else rocks Warhol, Haring, a headless Buddha, Einstein, and LMFAO in one post? No one, that’s who. It has been a highlight of my year to become friends with you. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

    • 03/01/2013 1:20 am

      {{{HUGS}}} And the sentiments are mutual… Until your comment, I had not given the LMFAO photo much attention… But it is quite the juxtaposition to all the other calm, cute, serene shots. I love it!!! TY! 🙂

  38. 30/12/2012 8:38 pm

    My best wishes for the new year, Eliz. 🙂 Your sample photos are lovely.
    I am glad to know that NY is fast recovering after Sandy. 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 1:21 am

      TY so much Imelda! Sending you prayers and blessings for same! 🙂

  39. 30/12/2012 10:23 pm

    Lovely collection of pictures 🙂

    Wish you a Happy New Year. 🙂
    Take care.

    • 03/01/2013 1:43 am

      TY Tapish! I’m glad I checked again as I missed your comment. Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

  40. 31/12/2012 6:07 am

    Gosh, I almost miss this one and a couple of you new posts. Wonderful collection for retrospective of 2012! Thank you for sharing!

    • 03/01/2013 1:28 am

      TY Amy! I appreciate the feedback and thank you for double checking. 🙂

  41. 31/12/2012 9:58 am

    2012 has been a wonderful adventure, right? Happy new year 2013! Wishing you the best for the new year!

    • 03/01/2013 1:31 am

      It’s been super mixed but I’m grateful for all the challenges and experiences… TY! 🙂 Happy 2013 to you too! 🙂

  42. 31/12/2012 11:20 am

    Wish you a very blessed new year 🙂

  43. 31/12/2012 10:05 pm

    Great review in 2012 Eliz… 🙂
    Happy New Year… Blessing to you… 🙂

  44. 01/01/2013 3:45 am

    I love the Haring photo. Never heard of him, but that piece is fabulous.

    • 03/01/2013 1:35 am

      Ok, I’m glad to have introduced your to his work… and more coming later. 🙂 TY!

  45. 01/01/2013 2:26 pm

    That sky over the Hudson is amazing! Thanks for sharing…

    • 03/01/2013 1:37 am

      TY Heather and I will make sure to return the visit. Blessings! 🙂

  46. 02/01/2013 1:09 pm

    Your beautiful cat obviously had a big year – LOL! Hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you, Elizabeth.

    • 03/01/2013 1:38 am

      TY and I’m sending blessings your way for same…Tangy had a better year than most. 😆

  47. 02/01/2013 10:43 pm

    A wonderful collage Eliz! Love the Hudson river shot and the mountain shot below it. Its your beautiful quotes, Haiku and prose though that inspires us all. Look forward to more in the year ahead 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 1:40 am

      TY for the feedback Madhu! I am looking forward to more from you too… 🙂

  48. 26/01/2013 12:57 pm

    Finally getting to a lot of past blogs! What wonderful photos. Can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2013. 🙂


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