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New-Year-Yosemite-2014

Happy New Year to all regular subscribers and new visitors to Barnes Gallery Blog. Here’s hoping that 2014 is a better year for everyone and that it is filled with gratitude, a renewed sense of wonder, and an appreciation for every single day that you are fortunate enough to have living here, on planet Earth.

New Years Eve is my 11th Anniversary of marriage to my wonderful partner, best friend and wife, Cathy Berkley.  Without her love, intelligence, inspiration and patience, I’m sure that life would lack much of what I  find essential for a life well lived.

My one man art show, “Crescendo”, has been extended at the Performing Arts Center in Reno, Nevada for an extra 2 months – for which I am both proud and grateful.

My photograph of the valley above, prompts a shout out of thanks to Tim Swihart. He was my gracious host at his vacation home outside Yosemite.  I shot the  image while he and I sat on the bank of the Merced River on the Yosemite Valley floor.  We passed a couple of hours with quiet conversation as we watched and waited for the sunset on a beautiful, clear day.  There is nothing like having a friend who knows the terrain to guide you and share the moments of splendor in this glorious National Park.

Happy New Year to you and your family. – Robert Barnes

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