I wish you all, the very Best, Healthiest and Happiest New Year.
Thank you so much for dropping by.
Every year I try to choose just ten of my best/favorite photos from the year.
That is daunting.
For one thing I literally have thousands of photos to peruse by the end of a year.
and I don't ever, even begin before Christmas.
note to self:
Choose one photo at the end of each month and file it away for the end of the year.
That could certainly work.
IF I would "just do it".
Just like it would be so easy to back up my files...(on the regular)
IF I would "just do it".
However . . .
I am the Queen of Procrastination,
and hold court over "why do today, what can be put off till tomorrow ".
Well, anyway I chose for your viewing pleasure, what I am calling TheLucky 13.
I don't do luck... don't even believe in luck, it's just a title.
There are thirteen photos.
Lucky, because I chose 47 and whittled it down to The Lucky 13.
Some days I think I'm not much of a photographer.
Yet, the feelings evoked at seeing a graceful Heron Dance,
or the sun setting golden or fiery red over the waters edge,
or the flutter of butterfly wings,
as I press the shutter and capture that single, fleeting moment, forever in time,
is like no other.
Bliss and contentment ... lost in the moment...
For having witnessed the beauty of God's Creation once more in His beautiful light
The Lucky 13 may not be the best or maybe not even the most favored...
they are the ones that made the cut.
I did try to choose the best and most favored...
but sometimes the emotion(s) and feelings I felt at the time I made a particular photograph
may have caused a much less than stellar photo to be chosen.
It was my original intention to not use any photographs of my children or grandchildren, or even my new pup. But I kept bumping into the photo of my first grandson after receiving his diploma
with four years of 4.0
and I simply couldn't help myself.
I hope you'll take the time to view them and enjoy them,
and maybe even take a moment to comment
Ugh... I despise the time change in Fall. Everyone always talks about gaining an hour... really???
We have NOT gained an hour.
We have LOST an hour; of every day till Spring when we go back on Daylight Savings Time.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't appreciate the longer nights,
I just appreciate the longer days more.
Oh well, Cie la Vie!
Here's what I shoot in daylight....
Here's what I shoot at the end of a nice long day....
(please click on photos to view large)
Here's what I shoot when the days are short! .............................
Not that I don't LOVE making their sweet photo...
I just sometimes have to make the photo of the day, inside, with flash.