What a difference a year makes

Last year was a whirlwind of travel.  We were in airports so many times that we accumulated a ton of points that were going to be used for a new grand adventure for 2020.  As I recall we visited California, Missouri, Utah, Nevada and Colorado once.  Arizona saw us two times and New York and New Jersey saw us… I quit counting.

And while 2019 was not entirely smooth sailing it was a soft warm fuzzy ball of sweetness compared to 2020!  This year has seen the world turned upside down and inside out from a virus, fires and social unrest to name a few.  Plus, this year has seen us visit the ER once and outpatient surgery three times.  Are we having fun yet?

How about NO!

If I was even remotely psychic I would’ve sensed the ominous murmurs to really enjoy 2019 because 2020 was going to be one helluva bumpy ride!  Things have changed and you either adjust or you don’t – you like it or you don’t.  There were so many travel and photography goals for this year but they have been put on the shelf until deemed viable and safe to pursue.  Instead we’ve only explored in our own back yard (so to speak) and have ventured no further than a couple hours away from home.

Not ready to fly or stay in a hotel yet!

So here is a revisit of what a grand venture 2019 was with fingers crossed and candles lit that later this year or hopefully in 2021 we will be on the road again.

Teri 📷


oceanside, california, pier, sunset


superstition mountains, apache junction, arizona, landscape


St. Charles, Missouri, autumn,

New York

NYC, New York, Brooklyn, Dumbo, manhattan bridge

rockefellar center Christmas tree, New York


capitol reef national park, utah Fruita, Utah

milky way, chimney rock, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Calf Creek trail, Utah


Brainard lake, moose, colorado Nymph Lake, rocky mountain national park

elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road dream lake, waterfall, rocky mountain national park

(Come on over to What’s Happening Ohio to see some incredibly talented female muralists.)


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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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13 Responses to What a difference a year makes

  1. CarolynEliason says:

    Great collection Terri!

  2. Ingrid says:

    We had a fantastic 2019 and were hoping for a bit of a repeat this year, but 2020 has been nothing but a shit show in all directions.😥 Just when I think we’ll get a breather, something else goes wrong. Such is life, I guess!
    Thanks for taking us down memory lane with your beautiful photos.

  3. A fine look back ( I love the moose) and we all look forward to better times ahead!

  4. Pit says:

    “Not ready to fly or stay in a hotel yet!”
    Same here! Just now, we’re kind of re-living our trips of last year while I am blogging about them. We had to cancel both our trips to Europe [in May to Ireland and in August to Germany]. We’re – very tentatively yet – thinking of maybe doing two RV trips, one in August, for our anniversary, to the coast [our most favourite place there, Port Aransas], and if that turns out fine, another, longer, trip to the Southwest in September/October. But nothing is certain yet, of course. We’re waiting to see how things develop.

    • I know I have a big bit (probably) of photos from those trips I didn’t share or wasn’t able to write about then to keep me going until we are able to get out again. It just seems that as soon as we think it’s safe to go out there’s something that makes us reconsider. Oh well…have to stay healthy and now while on the mend I have to be extra careful.

  5. Great photos. We’ll get out there again.

  6. Nancy says:

    It’s been nothing but crazy for 2020!
    But your 2019 in travel was absolutely beautiful! And some of those AZ pictures look familiar!
    Glad everyone is back on the mends… hugs!

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