On the last day of the year, I always like to think back to my favorite images that I've taken during the year during each month. In some cases, I have to choose more than one. One thing that's true is I always remember times the best when they are preserved like this.
My friend Allie's baby was born 5 weeks early - I took this in the hospital.
My friend Cathy with her new puppy on her birthday
The tulips and dogwood blossoms came early too
Edward graduating from Calvin College
The Queen Mother's 70th birthday portrait
Maria getting ready to leave for Colorado
Bridget at the OBX
Bridget at Avalon Pier
Bridget & Maria at Snow Mountain Ranch
Edward at Notre Dame after spending the summer in Europe and before he could get a haircut
The Bean at night on John's birthday
Celebration on the Grand
ArtPrize, "Lights in the Night"
Notre Dame step off march to the stadium
Before the Notre Dame football game on my birthday
Bridget in "The Robe"
Tree deep in the woods
Swan on the Rogue River
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Last week when I was in Chicago, I saw some pigeons next to the river and I was all one with nature for awhile taking these pix when a friend of theirs clunked me in the head.
I started walking slowly back trying to get their picture so you could see their beautiful blue hue and so I could have proof that they were chasing me in case they mauled me to death.
Then, they started flying after me while I ran away with my camera over my shoulder.
They kept following me up the steps.
Thankfully, I could climb up them faster than their bird feet hop up and I got away!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Maria is home after spending 4 months in Peru for her Spanish major at Calvin College. Since she spent the summer in Colorado, we have hardly seen her this year. But now she's back seeming a lot older and glowing from the sun near the equator. It was quite indescribable seeing her come off the plane and sharing the excitement with 5 of her Calvin friends who live in GR. Many of her friends have left for Christmas already.
We brought her straight away to see Bridget who was at work and that too was sweet.