The year in pictures or my favorite ones of the year. A yearly disclaimer, these are my favorites blended with ones I feel are good images. Or, at least in my eyes. They are roughly chronological, but not always, and some I may feel need a title or caption, while others not. This blog has been floundering for the past couple years, maybe the result of just trying to make it through 24 months of covid, misinformation, ignorance and a democracy teetering. It's exhausting and I think spending time outside instead of typing will be my go-to excuse. Maybe I have less to say with words than I do with pictures.
|Cold First Sun of the New Year-Reed Farm|
|Big Blue Stem on Sturtz Paririe|
|The Highground-Service Dog Memorial|
|Beginnings and Endings|
|The Big Blow-Loyal, WI|
|Regrowth-Dike 17 SWA|
|The Golden Hour|
|Trumpeter Swans-Jackson County|
|A Boy and his Kite-Reed Farm|
|Sun Setting-Ashley ND|
|Big Land, Big Sky- Danzig ND|
|Beaver Creek Fisheries Area-WDNR|
|Simple Elements-Sturtz Prairie |
I'll wrap this up with my favorite image of the year, a happy accident as we were about to paddle. Mark seemed to be at peace with just floating, as it should be. Cold water, dry suits on, and speed and distance of no concern. Taking in the moment was as good a reason to be on the water.
Happy New Year.