Photos and text copyright Romping and Rolling in the Rockies 2009-2017.

All photographs and text within this blog are copyrighted.

You may not copy or repost any photos or text without specific permission from the author of this blog. When in doubt, please ask.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that Nature keeps showing us her beauty despite the difficulties of 2020. This was the last full moon of 2020.

I took this photo at dawn in a spot near Labrador Valley. It was cold, with wind sweeping off the Divide and the temperature around zero. It felt fresh, as if the world was clean and new. I love the area around Labrador Valley. Finding our new home was a good thing that happened this year. 

I am thankful that 2020 included some good things. I hope that was true for all of you too.


  1. Several good things happened in the Gail and Bertie household in 2020, among them was the enjoyment provided by the wonderful photos and videos of wildlife and nature (and dogs of course) posted on this blog. In a year when travel was all but impossible, it's been particularly good to be able to visit other parts of the world in different ways!

    1. Hari OM
      Seconded!!! Have a lovely evening in your new home and reformed pack... here's to many more adventures with you in 2021. YAM xx

  2. Good things happened to us also. Happy New Year's Eve!

  3. so far our natural world is giving us all this beauty.. I am thankful that you share it with us. so beautiful

  4. What an amazing picture of the full moon. We sure have enjoyed seeing all that nature has to offer from your corner of the world. Not much has changed for the animals you capture on your cams during this pandemic. They don't seem to notice what is effecting the human world much. Thanks for sharing with us this year and for years to come.

  5. Such an amazing view you have, gorgeous!

  6. Jaw Dropping - I Am Truly Thankful For Your Continued Efforts Of Corresponding Over The Years - Sending Your Tribe All The Best Wishes - Happy 2021


  7. 2020 had it's really ugly moments, but overall, we all came out really well. Hopefully 2021 will be a nicer year for us and everyone else. So happy you found the right place to settle into.

  8. KB that is a truly breathtaking photo. WOWOWOW award winning as in Nat Geo worthy
    Hugs and Happy New Year

  9. Today, we are trying to focus on the good too!! Hoping for a 2021 where the happies overcome the sads!

  10. What a gorgeous photo! At least we can count on nature to show us beauty every day if we are looking.
    Yes, 2020 had more than it's share of bad parts, but definitely good as well! Opening my shop was my bright spot, and even feeling I succeeded under the circumstances!
    Happy New Year to you and your family from me and Luke. ♥

  11. It will be good seeing 2020 in the rear mirror and hope that 2021 has far more blessings than losses. Happy New Year 🎉🍾🎉🍾🎉🍾

  12. Beautiful! I've been fortunate as this year has definitely not been as horrid as it has been for so many. My family and I have not been directly touched by the virus, and while our time together has been more limited, we have been able to get many haven't. I don't mind the staying home, it's meant I've spent less in many areas, which is a never a bad thing. I also got out walking more this year than ever and that's been an absolute joy.

    Finding your blog with the insanely gorgeous photos and incredible videos has been a blessing too. Take care, stay well, and Happy New Year to you and all you love.

  13. The full moon this week was amazing. It seemed close enough to reach up and touch. We've definitely had our share of blessings in 2020, and will still be glad to kick it to the curb. Happy new year!

  14. Absolutely love that beautiful photo, it would make an awesome painting.
    I hope 2021 brings many good things into your lives. Stay safe :) xx

  15. there are always good things. even in the midst of a year of sorrow.
    even if it's only enjoying the beautiful photos on your web site! thank you for that!
    and bless you! xo

  16. I was looking at the full moon for the last two nights, but it wasn't as pretty as your shot. Beautiful.

    ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ ★ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆
    ╔╗╔╦══╦═╦═╦╗╔╗ ★ ★ ★
    ║╚╝║══║═║═║╚╝║ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆
    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ NEW YEAR ☆
    ╚╝╚╩╝╚╩╝╚╝═╚╝ ♥¥☆★☆★☆¥♥ ★☆ ♥♥♥

  17. We are able to reflect in many good things this year. Happy new year!

  18. What a beautiful capture!!! And as you know very well, one VERY good thing happened in our home this year.

  19. A beautiful picture. The moon is a sign that better days are coming.


If you are a Blogger registered user, you can skip the step asking you to verify that you are not a spammer. For posts older than 5 days, I have comment moderation turned on.

Thanks for your comments!!!!!