Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bonus Time

in the past week
I've moved through
varying ecosystems:

Granite Mt, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, AZ

 desert wilderness

open space, Denver, CO

 urban greenbelt

Breckenridge Ski area - May 2014
  
high altitude peaks

Mile High City and snow covered Continental Divide

 back to the city
with views of peaks

each place I visit - so different
yet, each in its own way
full of wonder:
a celebration

and so it is with all of us:
bound by our shared humanity
yet unique individuals
splendid and wonderous
one-of-a-kind

Barb inside glass sculpture - Scottsdale, AZ

my son says that living after age 70 is "bonus time"
tomorrow, I begin Bonus Time

I hope to continue life's adventure!
(another One Good Thing)

21 comments:

  1. Birthdays are good things. Celebrate and keep,enjoying all those good things!

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  2. Sending you all the very best for your birthday! I am a couple of years past the 70 and hadn't thought of it as a bonus, but very often it is a joy. I especially love the photo of the snow on the Continental Divide....ah, such great memories of growing up in your beautiful state. Go well.

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  3. loved your varying views. loved your selfie, too! bless you on your bonus+ birthday!!!

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  4. Wonderful shots of the varying ecosystems. Wishing you an amazing birthday and oodles of 'bonus' time!

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  5. In a glass sculpture, Wow, and the bonus years, enjoy every one, Views across the states, season's beauty so different. Happy Birthday Barb, warmest happy wishes from us both, Hugh and Jean.

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  6. Celebration of nature, celebration of humanity, celebration of uniqueness and celebration of a life - you packed in all! A very Happy Birthday to you, Barb and here's to many more bonus times in the future!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Barb! Lovely self-portrait, enjoy your bonus time. :)

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  8. Barb, Happy Birthday!
    You must have very good lungs! All the varying altitudes you have traveled through would build great lung capacity.
    Good sailing for you in this 'bonus time'!

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  9. As we journey through life there is so much to celebrate, just the wonder of a new day is a celebration.
    Barb, I wish you the most wonderful birthday, a day of joy and love with whomever you celebrate your "Bonus time" with.
    Wonderful shots
    xo

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  10. Happy Birthday!

    Even the desert browns are breath-taking!

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  11. I always enjoy seeing the desert. Happy Birthday.

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  12. Happy Birthday Barb! Glad you enjoyed our desert and captured it with your camera.

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  13. This post is many good things! I love your self-portrait. And the vistas in each ecosystem are wonderful.

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  14. Happy Birthday Barb! When you son is older, he'll understand that 70 is not old, it's a frame of mind. Love all your recently visited environments.

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  15. Happy birthday, Barb. I like the idea of bonus time, and certainly hope I get to enjoy it, too. ,y daughter tells me I should never complain about getting older - "it's a privilege denied to many" she's right - how did our kids get so wise? Have a wonderful birthday!

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  16. What a beautiful post, Barb. Happy & Abundant Bonus Time to you!!!! :)

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  17. Some stunning pictures, thank you for sharing x

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  18. Lovely scenery! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

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  19. Lovely shots and lovely places. Like the last one....waterlogue app ? Happy Birthday. (belated)

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  20. Happy belated birthday, Barb! I always looked at life after 80 as bonus time :)

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Your comments are always "one good thing" for me!