Simply Strays Looking Back on 2016 in Photos

Published on January 1st, 2017

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Looking Back on 2016: A Dozen “Postcards”

Though I rarely make “resolutions” for the new year (much less KEEP them for more than a week!), I do believe reflecting on the past 12 months can be most gratifying, if not inspiring going forward.  This year, I thought I’d select a few pics of my most memorable experiences in 2016 and share them with you.

I also thought it was about time I renewed my nifty postcard fade effect – with an image on the “front” and a short message on the other side (simply mouseover each image to read the message on the back).

Needless to say, choosing only 12 images was seriously tough, but here – in chronological but otherwise in no particular order, are a dozen of my most memorable moments of 2016:
 

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And now it’s F.O.R.W.A.R.D. to 2017

Need I remind you:  “This ain’t no dress rehearsal”” and it’s up to YOU to make your dreams come true.  So…

GET.TO.IT!

Dyanne
 
 
 

Looking back on 2016: A Dozen Postcards


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About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!



5 Responses to Looking Back on 2016: A Dozen “Postcards”

  1. Ted says:

    Well it’s been an interesting year Dyanne. Bit mad at times, but you enjoyed it – didn’t you 😉

    Watcha got in store for the next one?
    Ted kindly contributed to world literature by posting…Destination JerusalemMy Profile

    • Dyanne says:

      It has indeed been an interesting year, Ted. And one with a boatload of new pics and travel tales that will no doubt see me through many months/TL posts to come.

      But yes, clearly no grass grows under my feet – already I’ve got an air ticket to…

      Why spoil the surprise? See my post today on where I’m headed to next. After all – it’s all about “Carpe Diem!”, yes? 😉

    • Ted says:

      Probably just as well grass doesn’t grow under your feet – it’d tickle your toes… 😉
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  2. Loved this post and I’m looking forward to your tales of adventure. I think what really strikes me most when I look at your pictures though, Dyanne, is your smile that says you are pretty darn happy to be exactly where you are – wherever that may be!
    Anita @ No Particular Place To Go kindly contributed to world literature by posting…All Roads Lead To SevilleMy Profile

    • Dyanne says:

      Glad you enjoyed my little walk-down-memory-lane of 2016. And yes, I must say – I *am* pretty darn happy these days – wherever I happen to be.

      Though quick to add – it’s not like I haven’t had my fair share of disappointment and grief over the years (i.e. few get to my dodderin’ age w/o bumping into plenty of both), but…

      So very much of “happy” is plainly “attitude” and how we choose to react to life’s (both big and little) curve-balls, yes? Learning from our mistakes and working *hard* to create a positive life imho is really what it’s all about.

      It’s pretty much a constant struggle, but one thing is for sure: surrounding yourself with positive folks (like YOU, Anita!) and avoiding the grumps that seem hell-bent on dragging us down – is a BIG part of what keeps me grinning. ;D

      In short, thanks much for your ever reliably cheerful comments here!

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