I hope 2020 is better than 2019. I’m talking politically and globally, as the world shifted toward fascism and climate change wreaked more havoc. I’d like to see improvement on those two fronts.
Personally, it was a pretty good year. There were ups and downs, like always, but overall, I made progress in several areas.
I moved, and I own, not rent. It’s not the greatest place, but it keeps me dry and warm. I took a lot of pictures. I bought two new lenses and learned to use them. I discovered new wildlife areas to explore. I met one neighbor who is a real sweetie and will be there if I need her. I met another who is a complete bitch. Then I met the one who trusted her god would save her from the hurricane; we don’t talk much. 😉
I dealt with roof rats and raccoons invading my space. The editing jobs are coming in regularly (unlike 2018, which sucked), and I’m writing again, albeit slowly and sporadically. Suki at 16 is still doing well, and I couldn’t be happier about that. She’s a part of my heart.
The local park at Istokpoga is one of my favorites. There are good walking trails and a nice mix of lake, pond, and marsh. I see a lot of different things there, but at this time of year, it’s mostly landscapes, as the bugs are hibernating (or elsewhere), and the birds are getting ready for spring.
The best thing about winter shooting? Fog and no mosquitoes. I took all these photos at an hour when most people are still in bed or on their way to work. I was never an early riser when I was young, but older people often have a hard time sleeping. Best to look at the bright side of that, get up, and go take pictures!
See you next time.