This must be the last post of the year for me. I decided to try to pick out my favorite photos of the year as a kind of summing up of an eventful year. It was harder to do than I expected. Eventually I limited myself to photos with people in them, although there were plenty of landscape and vegetation shots that I was quite fond of. The four I picked are below.
1. This was taken just after Adam and Ying's wedding ceremony on August 17, 2014. Part of why I like it is that Andy, the best man, is wiping the head of the groom. The wedding also was the highlight of the year for me. The photo was taken at the Arboretum in Chanhassen. The outdoor wedding was forced indoors by rain, but the sun reappeared for the photos. Photo by Tennis Tousan (me).
2. This was taken July 28 in Michigan on the beach by Lake Michigan. It was unseasonably cold and the subjects were taking a evening trek to Tunnel Park, probably to see the sun go down. I've been visiting this beach nearly every year since 1983 or so (31 years). Photo by Tennis Tousan.
3. This was taken February 25 on the shores of Ollie's Pond. [I love Ollie's Pond.] NCW and I were on a vacation visit to the sunshine state, a traditional February site for the last few years. There's an alligator in that quiet water, somewhere. Photo by Santini.
4. This was taken June 15, which was Father's Day, at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The garden is our traditional destination on Father's Day when the weather is good and we are all in town. That rock-like looking thing is actually a sculpture. Photo by NCW.
The new year has begun in New Zealand and it's racing towards the USA. We'll be ringing in 2015 in about ten hours. So, to all my readers, "Happy New Year."