I’ve been following Inga’s retrospective of her favorite photos from 2013. (Go check out the most recent post — they’re lovely.) Naturally, I thought “me, too.” I feel like I’ve barely been present this year (49 posts in 2013), but I want to look back, too.
I took about 20 minutes or so browsing the pictures I managed to actually share with you guys. Here are ten of my favorites. I didn’t think about it too hard. I don’t know what it is, but the winter pictures appeal to me more than others. Which is fun, because today is one of those days when my winter antipathy is reaching creative highs. Technical question, can you firebomb winter?
But let’s start when it was nice out:
An abandoned farmstead I’m obsessed with. I submitted this picture to the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts competition. They told me to scram. One day, State Fair. One day.
I took this picture from a cemetery. Spoiler alert, this blog is actually written from a cemetery. It’s like that episode of the Twilight Zone. There was going to be a meteor shower that night, or something. There was a deadly sheen of ice on everything.
The merry, merry spring time, and water droplets forming so prettily as they seem to do especially on daylily leaves.
Cemetery flower. Man, see? Cemeteries.
Birch bark: the best bark.
This was probably taken in my second-favorite kind of place, a ditch.
I remember how happy I was to go on a walk that evening and finally start to see signs of spring.
I took this picture on my phone cruising around town on my bike one night. There were so many mosquitoes.
Another ditch picture.