Goodbye 2020

As you may know from previous posts, we’ve not done any traveling this year (other than a semi-local trip around parts of the Bay Area in January – see this January blog post) and, generally speaking, I’ve not done very much photography this year. My last blog post was in July and, along with an earlier one in April, focused primarily on previously unpublished photos from my archives plus a few re-worked published images. The May post of new photography primarily featured local flora from our garden.

We’ve stayed home, used masks whenever we needed to go out (usually to shop for food and other necessities) and socially distanced ourselves from friends and family. Although we do feel that 2020 was doubtless one of our least favorite years (an enormous understatement?), overall we really can’t complain much particularly because we know others have had, and still are having, a much more difficult time of it. Being bored some of the time and asked to follow some simple but obviously necessary public health rules is just not that terrible, particularly when compared to those who have lost family and friends, and/or aren’t sure if they will still have jobs, food, or shelter.

We are, of course, looking forward to 2021 being a much better year for everyone. We are hopeful that we’ll begin to shift to a more normal living mode, probably later this year particularly as we, and lots of others, are successfully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Like two of our previous blog posts from 2020, this one focuses on a few previously published images that I’ve reviewed and reworked (using updated skills and software) to hopefully improve the photos.

The first four photos are all from the year 2016. The first one, of the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls, was taken in July while we visited Alaska and is presented at the top of this page. The other three images (below), taken a month later, are of an area along the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada side of the lake.

Of the next two images, the first was taken at Point Reyes National Seashore (California) in 2018 and the one following was captured in 2019 at Napili Bay on the Island of Maui.

Finally, two previously unpublished images captured in our backyard in 2020 while sheltering-in-place.

My hope for us all in 2021 is to begin to be able to live a life that is more similar to that which we enjoyed prior to 2020. For me, that is to get out more, to hopefully begin to travel again (at least later this year) and to start finding many new images to share.

Happy 2021 to you all.

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