Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography

A BRIGHT FUTURE

I awoke this morning to gray skies and freezing temperatures.  I thought it was a great day to remain indoors and watch the New Year’s day parades and college bowl games.

Then I looked out in my backyard and saw the wonderful scene the newly fallen snow had made.  I knew I had to venture out, with camera in hand, to explore what nature had provided.  

Remember,  just as bright, fresh fallen snow brings beauty to its surroundings, we can choose to make this fresh new day, in a new year, a beginning to a bright future that awaits each of us.  No matter what your age or your situation, your dreams are achievable.  Whether you’re five or 105, you have a lifetime ahead of you!  Take a look below at what I saw through the lens of my camera.

ICE CRYSTALS

ICE CRYSTALS

“What we feel,think, and do this moment influences

both our present and the future in ways we may

never know.  Begin.  Start right where you are.

Consider your possibilities and find inspiration…

to add more meaning and zest to your life.”

Alexander Standard

FRESH FALLEN SNOW

FRESH FALLEN SNOW

FRESH FALLEN SNOW

FRESH FALLEN SNOW

FRESH FALLEN SNOW

FRESH FALLEN SNOW

FOOTSTEPS TO THE FUTURE

FOOTSTEPS TO THE FUTURE

The future lies before you like a field of driven snow.

Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.

May God give you eyes to see beauty only the heart can understand.

BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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29 Responses to “A BRIGHT FUTURE”

  1. Not always easy to go out but look at these marvelous pictures. Thank you and Happy New Year

  2. Beautiful shots, hope you didn’t get too cold!

  3. Most beautiful pictures.

  4. Happy New Year my friend!

  5. Such a nice post to start the New Year, Francine. Thank you for this gift.

  6. The future lies before you like a field of driven snow.
    Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
    Oh – what a perfectly timed reminder! Beautiful in every way my friend!
    Happy New Year to YOU!

  7. Love the footsteps ! Nice message to start the New Year Francine 🙂

  8. Wonderful snowy scenes, Francine. Love the quotes. Thanks for another inspiring post. Hugs.

  9. I am so glad you ventured out

  10. How lovely and refreshing! I live in a warmer climate so I would never see anything like this! Thanks, Francine!

  11. You show the beauty of the winter snow Francine. Lovely.

  12. Beauty is all around us —————you just must be willing to “look for it” !You do Francine and we are blessed that you show us through the lens of your camera. God bless you

  13. Fantastic photos. Enjoy the snow for me! And I’m jealous about the college bowl games. Happy New year–I wish you the best!

  14. You are so right Francine. Even in the freezing cold or in freshly fallen snow, the beauty that God continues to create in this world is there for those of us who have eyes to see and a heart to understand! Blessings to you my sister, and Happy New Year!

  15. francine, that’s wonderful.. it’s true, there is a bright future to all of us, we just need to have a positive outlook on life, to always be happy.

  16. Very inspiring thoughts for the new year! Happy New Year, Francine!

  17. Thnks for this post.
    A very Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Love Dina

  18. It is so inspiring to look at the world through your eyes! Thanks Francine 🙂

  19. Beautiful. The snow can make for such incredible photos.

  20. beautifully said!!!! A bright and beautiful 2013 to you!
    🙂

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  22. Love the light when there is snow and some sun… beautiful.

  23. Beautiful pictures! Living in an equatorial region, I am fascinated by snow!

  24. I wish all you pray for… Glad to reconnect with you this year and thanks for the support.
    •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•
    Eliz


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