Happy New 2016

Boxing Day Morning, Sculpture Garden Snowy Window View

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Hello everyone. A Happy 2016 to one and all!

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Boxing Day Morning, Sculpture Garden Snowy Window View

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Here we are again. A whole new year, yet one more chance to enact whatever change we wish to inject into our lives.

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Boxing Day Morning, Sculpture Garden Snowy Window View

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Let’s face it – in the global sense of the word 2015 was a bit of a stinker. And truth be told, I’m a little glad to see the back of it.

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Kris Cooney takes to the Sculpture Garden Snow Shoe Trail

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The year for Kris, Joseph and I however proved to be largely enjoyable and quite satisfying. Three months in, and the micro diet is working wonders ↓

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Kris Cooney takes to the Sculpture Garden Snow Shoe Trail

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Here Kris adroitly navigates the new snowshoe trail.

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Kris Cooney takes to the Sculpture Garden Snow Shoe Trail

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Leading directly from the front porch the path winds through the Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden, and on into the wilds beyond.

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Kris Cooney takes to the Sculpture Garden Snow Shoe Trail

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It’s just been so very wonderfully, reassuringly, cold of late. So cold in fact that the snow we received prior to Christmas, now a billowy sort of course sugar, still lays where it fell a full week later.

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Kris Cooney takes to the Sculpture Garden Snow Shoe Trail

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Which brings me to precisely what I love about living in the Rocky Mountains… a snowshoe path, leading right from the cabin door.

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Kris Cooney takes to the Sculpture Garden Snow Shoe Trail

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These photos were all taken on Boxing Day, December 26th.

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Kris Cooney takes to the Sculpture Garden Snow Shoe Trail

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Once we were through with our snowshoe ramblings it was up and onto the Rio Grande Nordic Trail.

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Kris Cooney, Rio Grande Nordic Trail

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The Rio Grande Nordic Trail runs along the old railroad track-bed and stretches the length of the Roaring Fork Valley, from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.

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Kris Cooney, Rio Grande Nordic Trail

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I now find it quite difficult to believe that it was only last New Year that I found myself quite unexpectedly bitten by the Nordic bug.

Kris however has been swishing her way up and down this trail for several winters now.

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Kris Cooney, Rio Grande Nordic Trail

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My, what a difference a year can make.

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Kris Cooney, Rio Grande Nordic Trail

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and now

the slideshow

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There you go – seize the day, and all that.

This is it, another New Year, time to get dreams into gear.

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Martin Cooney, Rio Grande Nordic Trail

“The Year 2016”

I like the sound of it already. Let’s see what we can make of it.

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thanks for visiting martincooney.com

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