It's that time of year for reflection. At least, it's the time I'm finally getting around to it. While most were out and bravely moving towards their new year goals, I spent the day wrapping some things up at home. Over the past few days, I've been cleaning up photos, pulling together yearly photobooks, and, in general, complaining about the weather.
As I left the hotel where we spent the night after our New Year's Eve celebrations, my first bird of the year was a House Sparrow. It only sunk in later that it was actually the first bird of this decade. Not exactly how I would have chosen to start it. But, we work with what we are given. I don't have any real revelations here. I'm just thankful I've been able to get out and enjoy the things I love. I had a great year in 2019. I got to shoot with some old friends and new ones, too. I made it out a few times with my brother, and we had some good luck (and the photos to prove it). I look forward to continuing all this in 2020.
Part of the reason I started this blog was to have a place to share my photos and as a reminder, for the times I'm cursing my luck, that I've had a lot of lucky days. One of the ways I wrapped up last year was to pull together a set of my favorite photos. I pulled them into a collage and thought I'd share that here. There's a lot of good times, good luck, persistence, and everything else in here.
Best wishes for you in the upcoming year.
Thanks for reading,