Hard to believe it has already been seven years since 2001 - wow!!! In historical terms, it was a monumental year with 9-11 and its aftermath, but I prefer to focus on the everyday matters of that year...and the personal milestones and minutia which marked the year so vividly for me.
First off, I was living here in GORGEOUS Loveland, Colorado...
It wasn't snowy ALL the time...I was actually able to successfully grow flowers for the first time in my life...
I also LOVED Aspen trees - especially in the Fall...my-oh-my!!
And of course there were the Rocky Mountains....sigh...
Here's me in those days (the blond years)...
Artistically, 2001 was the year of the Comeback - during all that travelling in previous years, I did some sketching in the hotel room at night and some piddling on the weekends, but I never really had the time or energy to create any major projects. In 2001, however, the big comeback piece for me was this painting I did for an auction at our church...
My sweet Aussie girls were still alive in 2001...I miss them terribly - they were my kids and were the most wonderful dogs...
Here's Sydney heading toward the big lilac bush in our back yard - gosh, that was the sweetest-smelling, most beautiful shrub - I really miss lilacs - they just can't quite tolerate the heat here...
As to what was going on in the wider world, here are the top grossing movies of 2001:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- Monsters, Inc.
- Rush Hour 2
- The Mummy Returns
- Pearl Harbor
- Ocean's Eleven
- Jurassic Park III
- Planet of the Apes
So what in the world were you up to in 2001? Did you have a different hair color then :o) ? Did you have pets then that have passed on...or any that are still with you since that year? Were you working inside or outside the home? Did you ever go to Colorado on vacation in those days? Come on, let us know what you were doing that fateful year - we can't wait to hear all about it!