Today, I just want to wish each and everyone of you who follow this blog a very happy and healthy New Year. And I want to thank you for joining Peggy and me on our journey as we wander through time and place. We are privileged to have you along.
What better way is there than to say it than with flowers. It works for Valentine’s Day, it works for Mother’s Day, and it works for numerous other special occasions, so why not New Years! I’m sure the floral industry would love this, but I am not talking about the flowers you buy from a florist. I am talking about the beautiful, wild, and free flowers you find growing along the trail, or the roadside, or on a vacant city lot, or in a park— the list goes on. Here, I am talking specifically about the flowers I found along the Pacific Crest Trail on my 700 mile backpack trek this last summer. You’ve already seen some of these. I have bunches. I suspect you will see more on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!
AGAIN— WISHING YOU THE BEST. We look forward to seeing you in 2019. Curtis and Peggy
30 thoughts on “Happy 2019… Said with Flowers— from the PCT”
Couldn’t be said better. Happy flowering 2019!
Thanks, AC. 🙂
Lovely! The kids enjoyed them too 🙂 Happy New Year!
Thanks Anne. Glad you shared with the kids, too. 🙂
Happy & Healthy New Year Curt!
And to you Cindy. I look forward to another year of your wonderful photography.
WordPress had taken away my “notifications” panel along with the ability to add likes. I don’t LIKE that! But I did LOVE this lovely collection of flowers. I thank you and look forward to seeing more. Love and peace to you and Peggy and all your loved ones for the coming year! Looks like you and I were on pretty much the same wave length for this year end post! 😀 ❤
Happy New Year Curt.
Do you think that wild rose originated from a domesticated variety? In any case, it is beautiful and a nice new year’s present for us all.
Not sure Ray. There weren’t the larger number of petals found on the domestic variety, however. Thanks, much. And back at you! –Curt
Happy New Year to you, Curt. You could not have stated it better with all those flowers.
Our hydrangeas are enormous but we need rain. Our garden is rather small so we can use a hose but nothing beats rain.
Thanks, Gerard. Plenty of rain here, now. But our flowers are no strangers to drought in this era of global warming! –Curt
Beautiful way to bring in the new year. Wishing you an amazing 2019.
Thanks, Peggy. And the same to you. –Curt
Starting it off with a smile, my friend!
And that’s a good thing. 🙂
Who doesn’t love flowers? They are all lovely. Wishing you a blooming 2019🙂
Thanks, Christie. I like the ‘blooming 2019.’ 🙂 –Curt
Wow that is a beautiful wish indeed. Happy New Year to both of you. Inspire on!
Thanks Sue. I was going to make it serious but decided that people had had enough of serious for the moment. 🙂
There’s always a discovery in your flower posts. Here, it’s your yellow lupine, which looks amazingly like our false wild indigo. In fact, they’re both in the pea family, so that sense of a family resemblance was right on.
Happy New Year to both you and Peggy. It ought to be an interesting year; let’s hope it’s a good one!
I was mainly used to blue lupine, so it was quite a treat for me. Interesting, but not too interesting. 🙂
SSS = simply splendid and stunning post, Sir… btw, we also have a French expression:”dîtes-le avec des fleurs!” = say it with flowers! 🙂
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1000 MERCI – THANX for your constant visits @ my playground, your kind and encouraging comments that did touch my heart… ❤ wish you and your loved ones an exceptional new year: health – our most precious wealth, joy, serenity, love and oceans of inspiration… 🙂 respectful regards & friendly thoughts, Mélanie Bedos-Toulouse
Merci, Mélanie. I am looking forward to your posts in 2019! –Curt
Happy New year 2019
Ahh…thank you so much for this beautiful New Year greeting, Curt … flowers are perfect for any occasion and these are a joy to see, brightening up grey winter days! A perfect start to the New Year! Wishing you and Peggy a wonderful 2019 filled with joy and adventures!
And you are ever so welcome, Annika. And a very special 2019 to you as well.
WOW!! These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! I wish you could add smell. I especially love the close-up of the tiger lily. Now I can’t wait til Valentine’s Day!
I wonder how long it will be before the Internet provides a total immersive experience, smell and all, Juliann. 🙂 Thanks. Flowers for Valentines Day it will be! –Curt
The Washington lilies are amazing! I would never have guessed that was a wild flower. Thank you for this gorgeous collection. Happy New Year to you and Peggy! ❤
Lots of flowers along the way… I suspect that you could find the Washington Lily in your neck of the woods. And you are welcome! The very best to you this year, Crystal, as you chart your new course. –Curt