It’s that time again… Time for our (15th) annual Year in Photos! As the calendar year winds down, we embrace the arrival of snow and all flavors of skiing that accompany it. 2019 included permutations and combinations of dog training, human-powered adventures, wild places, discovery, friends, and family.

We welcome comments at the bottom of the post. You can visit previous years’ greetings linked in the sidebar.

In February, Yuki celebrated her first birthday! We baked her a dog-friendly cake topped with homemade sprinkles (colored from blueberries, red cabbage, parsley, and raspberries). P.S. She shared the cake with Neva.

Neva spent her fourth winter establishing her Good Ski Dog status because she absolutely loves skijoring. As this was Yuki’s first winter with us, it involved ski training, coaxing, treats, and plenty of side-eye. Pictured: Yuki not going anywhere. (February – Steamboat Springs, Colorado)

Crested Butte Mountain rises above the fog bank. (March – Colorado)

A tender moment between a local moose and her calf. (March – Nederland, Colorado)

Some spring foraging finds: wild (feral) asparagus on the plains and black morels emerging through late mountain snows. (May – Colorado)

A naked aspen stand patiently waits for the right time to unfurl its leaves. (May – Crested Butte)

Alpine wildflower season coming in hot! Prairie smoke and larkspur in bloom. (July – Crested Butte)

Summer hikes with best friends. (July – Crested Butte)

Snowy winters bring showy summers. (July – Crested Butte)

Yuki fully endorses Colorado mountain living! She did her longest hike yet, to East Maroon Pass (September – Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness)

Autumn gains a foothold in Crested Butte. (September)

Nothing like a fall hike in the neighborhood. (September – Crested Butte)

Pups on fall confetti. (October – Indian Peaks)

Happily stretching our ski legs in the backcountry after an early season storm dropped 2 feet of snow! (October – Front Range)

November made up for its lack of snowfall with brilliant light shows over our house. (November – Nederland)

Yuki and Neva rejoice in fluffy snow, sunshine, and bluebird skies. (November – Nederland)

Wishing you happiness, good health, and a great 2020.

with love,

Jen, Jeremy, Neva, and Yuki

Want more? Visit the 2019 Cutting Room Floor!

past years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

13 comments at “2019”

  1. Karen Norton says:

    Merriest Christmas & the best New Year to you 4!!! Your pics are incredible!!! Can’t wait to get back to CO!!! Miss seeing you, xxx Karen

  2. Jill Hyde says:

    Wishing you and your pack a wonderful and ski-filled holiday and a healthy happy new year! Your cookies are amazing and will be polished off before the end of the year. Goodness, irresistible !
    love, jill and tom

  3. Maia Babbs says:

    Thank you! Incredible photos – love the moose and the aspens! Hope you and Jeremy have a wonderful Christmas with your super cute puppies! Xoxo Maia

  4. Jimmy Gekas says:

    Awesome roundup! Such a cool photo journey through your year. Happy Holidays and hope we can catch up again when I visit.

  5. Maciej Maciejewski says:

    Great hearing/seeing from you. looking at those pictures asserts me and gives hope that our planet is still alive in nature and people who got what it takes to see it.
    Thank you for colorful pictures.

  6. Y says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you! Absolutely love all the photos – it always brings me so much joy to take a peek into your wonderful corner of the world. All the best for the new decade xxxx

  7. Kristin says:

    So lovely. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year to all of you!!

  8. Alberto says:

    Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from Montevideo, where the landscape is considerably less snowy than there!

  9. Ellen says:

    Wonderful pics! Wishing you guys a happy and prosperous 2020!

  10. Roberto Angelino says:

    Buon Natale e Boun Anno Nuovo!!!!

  11. Jackie Donnelly says:

    Wow! Has it really been 15 years?! As always, I just absolutely love your annual year-end e-card and get excited every time I see it in my inbox. :) What a wonderful life. And what a lovely family. :) (Sure would love to visit your part of the country one day!) In the meantime, keep enjoying life to the fullest! Happy holidays and Happy 2020! Much love, Jackie D.

  12. Jill from Detroit says:

    Beautiful photos as always. The naked aspen shot takes my breath away! Merriest of Christmas and Happy New for to your lovely Colorado family.

  13. Cheryl Powers says:

    Happy New Year! Loved all your pix, the sunset over your house in Nederland rivals the Northern Lights! And the aspen shot rivals Ansel Adams! TX for all you share with us through the year.