This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: my 2012 in pictures.
In 2012, I have adopted a new hobby and a new passion: Blogging! The slideshow below shows all the six active blogs that I created in 2012 on WordPress. You can see the captions and a short description in each picture.
In 2012, I did not travel as much as previous years. The gallery below represents the places that I visited this year, and my favorite activities: travel, art museum visits, and performance arts. Please click any picture in the gallery. A carousel of pictures will open, and you can see each picture with captions and a short description.
2012 is the Year of the Dragon. A friend invited me to Las Vegas to celebrate the Lunar New Year, February, 2012. I posted the dragon pictures on a post in this blog, and the chocolates on another post.
Thanksgiving dinner, 2012. It was a dinner made of tender love and kindness, primarily from my sister Sil. Family and close friends celebrated together this wonderful holiday with love and care.
A view of the Music Concourse from the Tower Deck of the de Young Museum in SF, another favorite place of mine,
San Francisco Opera House: a panoramic view inside the Opera House. I watched many of my favorite operas here with family and friends.
“Breathing Flower” , a modern art installation at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. May, 2012.
Palace Hotel in SF is my favorite place to bring visitors for a historic tour and lunch,
An art installation at the Denver Art Museum. July, 2012.
The Big Blue Bear in Denver. outside the Convention Center, Conference in July, 2012,
Seattle, outside the Seattle Art Museum.. Sept, 2012,
Beautiful waterfront, Victoria. Sep, 2012.
Family reunion in an Alaska cruise in Sept, 2012. This is the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls, Juneau, Alaska.
LA LIVE, an entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. Although I came to LA many times, this was the first time I visited this complex and dined here. Nov, 2012.
Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side. Dec, 2012.
Beautiful Torres del Paine, Chile, Dec, 2012
Magellanic Penguins in Isla, Magdalena, Chile. Dec, 2012.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina. Dec, 2012.
Finally, it is really an honor to have been nominated for six awards from my blogging community, in a six months’ blogging history.
Illuminating Blogger Award
Thank you for your support and communication in 2012. I look forward to learning more from each of you in the coming year!
I wish you all a healthy, happy and very productive 2013!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Denise, aka friendlytm