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Best of 2021

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Happy New Year to you all. As always, New Years Day is a time to share my favorite photos from the previous year, and even though 2021 was another doozy of a year in terms of COVID, hurricanes, and all sorts of things that prevented me from really being out shooting nearly as often as I’d like, in looking back over the past year, I still seem to have managed to find some moments of beauty and fun.

Here’s hoping for many more of those moments for all of us in 2022!

Keep walking down the path life offers.

Red Rose

Best of 2020

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I do this every year for New Year’s Day, put together an album on Flickr of the photos that I think make up the year and share them here. Some of these haven’t even made it to the Photo a Day section of the blog yet, but they will, in due time.

Normally, this exercise is a reminder of all the places we’ve been, and the adventures we’ve had over the year, and it’s nice to reminisce about the year past. This year, looking through my photos for 2020, while it did still contains some adventures, and some beauty, it was also a reminder of how different this year has truly been. Every single photo I took this year shares one thing in common; Louisiana.

Yeah, we didn’t even leave the state this year. Not once. If you look back at previous years, I think you can clearly see how odd this is for me, and yet, it was what we needed to do. It was the right thing to do, and we survived it. We even managed to spend more time photographing flowers, birds, and landscapes right around us, and finding appreciation in those, in much the same way that we have found a growing appreciation for the people who’ve managed to stay in touch, and care about us, during these last couple of difficult years. So, we head into 2021 hopeful that we’ll be able to get out of the state again, mindful of all of those who’ve suffered so much this year, and grateful for what we do have. In the meantime, I think the Best of 2020 serves as a nice little love letter to our current home state, and I hope you enjoy it.

I hope it even inspires you to come visit, when it’s safe to do so again.


Annual Look Back at My Photos – Best of 2018

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As we enter 2019, like I do every new year, I make it a point to go back to the previous year and pick out an album’s worth of my favorite photos that I took during the year. As always, the album tends to be a small reflection on the year that was, and 2018 was clearly a year of less travel, but plenty of local exploration of Louisiana and some surrounding states.

Best of 2017

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An annual tradition, including some photos that haven’t been blogged yet. As always, looking back on my photos from the year is a good reminder of how the year has brought about many changes, starting out with a lot of work travel, some Oregon coast trips, a couple of vacations and a lot from our new home in Louisiana.

If the album doesn’t load for you, you can also go check it out on Flickr

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