Favorites of 2020


On the 9th anniversary of Jane’s Lens, I would like to thank you for your encouragement and support of my photography – a bright spot in a difficult year. Finding creative inspiration was a challenge in the pandemic, but as I went through my images I found silver linings along the way.

This year, more than ever, I thank my husband Bob for being my perfect partner for our daily walks and sheltered-in-place living. In June, we moved to Pasadena to be closer to family and our two granddaughters – the most positive thing about the year. 

Wishing you a much improved 2021 filled with kindness, renewed hope, good health and happiness. 

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There were days this year before the pandemic – hard to imagine, but thanks to photos, this image brought back memories of our freedom to roam. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/320 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

 

Little did we know how special the feeling of freedom meant on this trip to Bodega Bay the first week of March. A stay-at-home order was issued in San Francisco the next week. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/1600 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200, Handheld

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Arch Rock, Bodega Bay Headlands

 

I am in love with this California Oak in Napa and have photographed it many times over the years. Nature’s perfection. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/160 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Live Oak, Napa

 

Tomales Bay is a short ride from San Francisco and in addition to great oysters, it provides a quiet setting for creativity. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/250 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Tomales Bay Meditation

 

With isolation came much gazing out the window. Schools were closed and these little neighbors took to their backyard to hit the books. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200, Handheld

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Homework Time, SF

 

I am always excited whenever it rains in California. This goes well with isolated window gazing. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/320 sec at f/13, ISO 1600, Handheld

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

My Rainy Window

 

Seeing the yin and yang of these flowers while on a hike made me smile since it mirrored the swing of my moods in the pandemic. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 35mm f/2 lens, 1/500 sec at f/5, ISO 200, Handheld

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Moods

 

On one of our daily walks, I found this scene quite poignant. Alone, in a big city, with your dog and the Golden Gate. 

iPhone X, 1/1500 sec at f/2.4, ISO 16

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Alone, Golden Gate

 

I was struck by the long shadows the palms made before me. A reminder of seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary everyday. 

iPhone X, 1/1250 sec at f/1.8, ISO 20

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Palm Shadows

 

Over the past few months, I created a series on fallen leaves in Pasadena. Of course, I was happiest when there was morning dew. 

iPhone X, 1/440 sec at f/1.8, ISO 20

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Autumn Morning

 

Along the beach in La Jolla, I just found this funny. A wannabe lamppost. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/100 sec at f/6.4 ISO 400 Handheld

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Palm Imposter

 

I will miss Golden Gate sunsets but feel lucky to have photographed them over the years. You will still see her pop up from time to time. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/125 sec at f/3.6, ISO 800, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod, Stitched Pano

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Bay Area Beauty

 

So this is why we moved. 

Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/500 sec at f/2.0, ISO 400, Handheld

Photography, FujifilmX-T2, Year in Review, San Francisco, California, Landscapes, Nature, Golden Gate Bridge

Love

 

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

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216 comments

  1. ooh! this is an a fantastic post

  2. A great selection. “Love” is of course the sweetest, but the best is definitely the imposter. 👏🏻

  3. Many nice shots, especially I like the shadows of the palm trees and gray scale Tomales bay meditation

  4. The best thing about 2020 was the reduced air pollution. Everything was so photogenic!

  5. Jane your selection of photographs are an absolute delight, a window to your world so far away, thank you!

  6. These are beautiful photos! I especially like your street photography. This is a good idea to do a post of your favorite photos from the year, I think I will start doing that as well.

    I also do street photography and landscapes. Here is some recent street photography I did in Chicago: https://matthewtrader.com/the-last-two-days-of-2020-in-chicago

  7. Heartwarming peaceful set – your photos always make me smile Jane. …Thank you! All the best in your move & making new memories & discoveries🦋
    Keepin’ the faith , remaining hopeful …. Meanwhile it sure does help being locked down with your best friend/love 🥂💞DS

    • Hi Diane, Great to hear from you! Glad you enjoyed my review– found a few good moments despite the crazy year. Thank you so much. I hope this finds you well. Stay safe and hang in there- we are almost across the finish line. Wishing you a much better year ahead. 🌟💕

  8. Stunning photo collection, Jane. Thank you for sharing this with us. Your granddaughters are adorable. I hope your move went well and you’re enjoying time with family.

    Also congrats on your 9th blogging anniversary! I started hosting the weekly Weekend Coffee Share blog link up this year. Everyone is welcome to join in any week. I hope to see you there. Take care!

  9. What a beautiful year you had, Jane. Despite everything. Looking forward to seeing the world through your lens again in 2021. 🙂

  10. Such a moving look back Jane, thank you; and those two beautiful grandchildren – no wonder you moved. I know you agree with me that life is really all about family and that’s why this year has been so tragic for so many who have not been able to be with the ones they love as they endured the wrath of Covid. We can only hope that as the New Year begins that light at the end of the tunnel will just keep getting brighter and brighter. Thinking of you and your family, and all of my family and friends over the next few days as the new administration takes command and the old one is relegated to the dustbin of history. Take care and stay well 💕

  11. I can’t think of a better reason to move, Jane. Those little ones are adorable! And your gallery is always a visual delight. I have many favorites here, but one that is lingering with me is “Alone at Golden Gate.” I hope your new year is filled with many moments of happiness, satisfaction, and good health.

    • Thanks, Patti. Little ones sure bring a new perspective on life. Happy you enjoyed my review and a favorite GG moment. Let’s get through this challenging time! We can do it. Stay safe and wishing you happy days ahead.

  12. WOW. So many stunning pictures! 2020 sucked, but you still had a GREAT year with photography, Jane. 🙂

  13. These are all beautiful and perfect shots, Jane. Your photos always tell wonderful stories, especially the last one. 🙂 Hope things will get back to normal this year.
    I’m so familiar with Pasadena since my parents had lived there for many, many years.

  14. These are all so gorgeous. I have to say, though, that Pigeon Point Lighthouse just makes me feel peaceful right about now. Thank you:).

  15. Nobody likes the pandemic…not realising it gives us a much better appreciation of what we do actually have, enhancing our love and respect for many more things. And just as your photo’s do, show a side that many miss…except here. Very beautiful, thank you for sharing that light, in digital or words ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  16. Wishing you a wonderful new year and congratulations on your move! Happy to hear you will be closer to family, though I shall miss all your glorious captures of San Francisco.

  17. What an amazing collection of beautiful images!!!!!! The oak, your rainy window, Golden Gate alone and the last one, Wow!!! Very well done, I love them all.
    Wish you all the best from Malta 💚

  18. Your photography is absolutely beautiful. I love lighthouses…as much as birds. The Palm Imposter reminded me of Sesame Street when they would sing, “which one doesn’t belong”. Your grand daughters are precious. I haven’t seen my grandkids in one year since before the pandemic. They are just in Tampa, 3 1/2 hours away but because they are in school and extracurricular activities, we have to social distance ourselves. My hubby is 65 so it can’t be helped until this pandemic gets a little more under control. FaceTime has gotten me through. I shoot 99% of my photography handheld. Rarely use a tripod. Too constricting for me and my free flow attitude towards photography. Especially when shooting birds. 🙂

    • Thanks very much, Lisa, for your kind words. Your reference to Sesame St made me smile…exactly. 🙂 It is a sad and challenging year being away from loved ones. We all need to hang on a little longer.
      I share your feelings about using a tripod. I find it constricting creatively at times, too, but for certain situations it is imperative for tack sharp images. Have fun finding your birds! 🙂

  19. If one is looking for two of the most important reasons to move in the whole wide world, those two beautiful people would be it. 🙂 These were all gorgeous photos, but the Golden Gate Bridge ones took my breath away.

  20. A beautiful collection of memories over a difficult year for all… Creativity is the best medicine, that and being in Mother Nature… Have a Happy Bright 2021, May your Lens find much more beauty to capture as you bring joy and magical moments to your readers.. 🙂 🙏💛 Have a Blessed New Earth Year..

  21. Gosh, what a wonderful collection of images! I especially like Arch Rock in Bodega Bay, the autumn leaves with dew and Alone, but all are fantastic! You prove that we can always find something to inspire our photography close to home if we just look for it 🙂

    • Hi Sarah, I’m so glad you enjoyed these and those in particular. You are so right, there is always something interesting if we look. Thanks very much and I appreciate you following my work. ☺️

  22. How nice to see these as a remembrance of better moments within a very difficult year, Jane. It is challenging to recall those few days when we did not have to worry about the virus and other even more unpleasant things. It’s hard to say right now that the future looks brighter, more hopeful maybe, but these images are all cheering as we look forward. I am guessing the last is your favorite of the bunch. ❤

    Thanks for all your visits to my blog and your nice comments, Jane. It's always a pleasure to see your photographs and to read the choices of quotes you share with us. Happy New Year!

    • How nice to read, Steve. Thank you so much. Within all the uncertainty is our photography to keep us going. Here’s to a better year ahead as we document the world around us. Keep on showing us the beauty of the natural world. 🙂 Happy new year!

  23. Unlike you, I see way too much rain here in Vancouver. But, that rainy window image is totally captivating!

  24. That is a lovely series og photos, Jane. Some I have seen before, but most of them not. I wish you all the best for 2021.

  25. Every image is a wonder, Jane! I’m so thrilled to have discovered your blog …..just by searching the word ‘nature’. Each bit of text carries such a thoughtful message. I look forward to being able to follow you in the months and years to come. May you and your beautiful family be blessed with a year of peace and good health and joy!

  26. I so appreciate the love and spirit in this post, Jane, and the rich array of gorgeous photos and happy memories. As a Bay Area resident, I was happy you took me to so many of my favorite spots, for you perfectly captured the magnificence. I also enjoyed your words and motivations. I was delighted to see again one of my favorite photos of yours, which I think of often when pondering shadows, “Palm Shadows.” And I really liked the Napa Oak tree for its venerable beauty and bright colors; and the Tomales Bay Meditation for your creative eye. My favorite of them all was “Golden Gate Alone,” for the pure love for this beloved bridge and the stillness that you captured. Lovely grandchildren and Emerson quote. Hats off to you, my friend.

    • Hi Jet, Thank you very much for your great response. I’m so glad you enjoyed these recognizable places- both of our favorite haunts. Your descriptions made my day, and boy, do we need some positivity. Hang in there and stay safe. We can do this!

  27. It’s been difficult to find much to celebrate this year but your lens certainly captured a great deal. Congratulations on your anniversary, Jane and here’s to a better 2021.

  28. Two great reasons to move, Jane. They look adorable. And you will have pastures new for your lovely photos. Good health and much happiness to you in 2021 🙂 🙂

  29. Thank you Jane for beautiful picture.

  30. Ahhh, the little ones! So cute! They look content and healthy. I love those shadows on the sidewalk, Homework Time, and that rainy window, too. Let’s hope that glorious oak remains standing for many more years. (I’ve decided to do a 2020 roundup, too…will get it out soon…What a day this has been! So sad, what’s happening to this country…but the legislators have gone back to continue their work, and I’m glad of that at least).

  31. A beautiful year in pictures Jane! I enjoyed your selections. Hope you have a wonderful 2021 … looking forward to seeing the moments you’ll capture and create with your camera!

  32. LOVE… after that photo and the caption … this is why we moved ….. 2020 takes on a whole new memory!

  33. All your photos are always creative and beautiful, and these are fantastic live the one jn the garden and the use of shadows too.

  34. Thanks for the inspiring recap and wonderful collection, and wishing you and your family the very best for the year ahead.

    • Thanks so much, Carol. It’s always fun to look back on the year and despite the negatives, the positives shone through. Take care and I look forward to more of your marvelous nature observations in the upcoming year. 🌳

  35. Wonderful Jane! Especially “Love” – great that you’ve moved close to be with family. Now we can look forward to Pasadena Photo Gems! Really like that quote from Emerson. I may copy it and keep it as a wholesome reminder of what success means. Well Happy New Vaccine Year to You and Sweet Bob!

    • Thanks very much, Michael. Happy you enjoyed my year end roundup along with the quote. Despite a tough year, there were some positive changes. And a happy and hopeful vaccine year to you, too! Stay safe. 🌟

  36. Lots of lovely images. I’m still new at this but your pics are inspiring. I will be back again.

  37. Hi Jane, congrats to 9 years of blogging! I love your photographs.

  38. Always such a joy to see the world through your eyes. Wishing you the best in your new home!!! You just keep on doing what you do best!!!

  39. Congrats on 9 years, Jane – looking forward to many more! Beautiful pictures here, esp Homework Time, SF, which gently but very firmly gets to me. Stay safe! 🙂

    • Thank you very much, Adrian. So glad you enjoyed these and Homework in particular…that image gets me, too. Happy New Year…safe, healthy and hopeful. I’m happy for our blogging friendship. 🙂

  40. Lovely images and sentiments. Many blessings to you for a healthy 2021!

  41. Wonderful images of a year gone by, Jane! My faves were the yin-yang sunflowers, the cheeky lamppost, and just a look at those Bay area images. My daughter lives in Mountain View and was the first to get shut down. It’s still a mess in the Bay as many people are itching to get out. I guess you got out in time! Happy New Year, Jane!

  42. Such a lovely collection for such a crazy year! Each & every one made me smile and further appreciate your artistry. Tho miss seeing you here in SF, I’m so happy for your abundant joy down south. Those girls exude joy & love! Miss you! Here’s to many more years of outstanding sights captured by your excellent eye. Perhaps with help from your 2 dolls soon? Keep sharing so as to keep us all happy & invigorated by your findings

    • Thank you so much, Camille. I’m pleased you enjoyed this look back on the year.
      I miss our times in SF together. Someday we will reunite! Imogen received a little camera this year from Santa and we had fun walking around looking and seeing things. 😍 Happy New Year!

  43. Stunning collection, Jane, can’t decide which one I like most! Happy New Year to you and your family, stay healthy and have many more creative moments in 2021! Marcus

    • Hi Marcus, So glad you enjoyed these- thank you very much! You, too…enjoy your family times in the new year with hopes that we will be free at some point. Keep up your creative and interesting photography!

  44. Stunning images – I was struggling to find a favourite till I got to the end and saw those two adorable children, such a beautiful portrait:)

  45. Gorgeous, each one of your photos, a little pearl.

  46. Beautiful images, Jane. The lone California Oak, that must be a favorite of many. I’ve seen it elsewhere. The grandkids, very, very nice.

    I must not be too creative. Often, I leave my camera and phone behind, particular when I go to work on the range, either by truck or on horseback. Fixing wire, really range work of any kind, is not everybody’s cup of tea. The same with the everyday science work. I love both, but do not find the need to document them both. When I see geese or ducks fly overhead, or hawks turning lazy circles, I relish the watching. Same with a colorful sunrise or sunset. Anyway …

    I know you’re staying extra safe with how bad it is in SoCal. Stay well too.

    • Thank you, David. I’m glad you enjoyed this collection and my grandkids. 🙂
      I am imagining you doing your chores in your beautiful surroundings. I also imagine that it to be wonderful to photograph, but I can appreciate setting the camera aside and just enjoying the moment.
      I am happy for our blogging friendship and I wish you and yours a great start to the new year. We continue to hide, stay safe and hopeful for better days ahead.

  47. Wonderful photographic memories, Jane. I remember the Beach Boys song ‘The Little Old Lady From Pasadena’. I always hoped I might end up there one day. 🙂 I’m sure your family are so happy to have you around. xxx

  48. Amazing photos reflecting both your talent and your feelings ( and your love for the last one .)
    Happy New Year.
    Michel

  49. Congratulations on your 9th anniversary! This post is a lovely stroll and I feel beauty and joy throughout your year. Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy New Year and looking forward to seeing how 2021 will unfold through your lens.

  50. Welcome to Pasadena,
    It’s to bad that you did not get to experience the Rose Parade this year. I’ve been assigned to shoot the parade for the last 15 years. It’s something that I always look forward to and I really miss it
    because it’s one of the great events to photograph,
    I’m also from the Oakland Bay area, but I do love the weather here.
    Love your work by the way

  51. Lovely piece. A real window into your inspiration even when it was difficult to go far. Looking forward to seeing more in your 10th year, Jane.

  52. What a nice collection ! It’s a real plesure to see your work and I hope to see more this year.

  53. Wonderful pictures from 2020! Have a great year in 2021!

  54. Most excellent and the last one is so endearing. A wonderful year to you, Jane!

  55. What a soulful amalgamation of your marvelous work, Jane. I relish your emails and this is a sweet close to the year. Happiest New Year to you!

  56. Happy New Year, Jane! Your photos are beautiful…..but the last one…love…was spectacular as the reason for moving. It was indeed the picture that said 1000 words. ♥️

  57. I always like your posts! Good quote at the end.

  58. Happy Blogoversary. Nine years is way better than the average blog. In my short time here, your images have a way of striking a pleasant chord with me. Thank you. … and you moved during the pandemic? Wow! More importantly, congratulations on being closer to your grandchildren and the photo opportunities of your new area.

  59. Brilliant post, Jane. Love your narrative and striking photos.

  60. Ah – amid the pandemic you found a world of beauty through nature and the people around you. Stunning photos. Gorgeous grandchildren.

  61. Happy new year and all the best for you!

  62. A lovely retrospective, Jane. ❤ them all, but I find "Homework Time, SF" especially endearing.

    Onwards…

    ✨☀️🌙🙏🕉️☸️🕊️🤍🕊️♾️☮️🙏🌙☀️✨

    • Thank you, Graham. Happy you enjoyed this look back and I’m pleased you singled that image out. I thought it was a sweet moment and told an apt story about the times. Wishing you a creative and happy new year! 😊

  63. Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing

  64. A wonderful collection of images. I have enjoyed your posts and found inspiration in your images. Happy New Year!

  65. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging, Jane! I always love to see your photographs, and this post certainly doesn’t disappoint!

  66. Beautiful, beautiful images 😍

  67. Congrats to 9 years of blogging. Amazing images as always. Keep on with your great work 👍

  68. Beautiful photos as always Jane. I can see why you moved. We may well do the same in due course – not to Pasadena of course, but for the same reason. 😊

  69. Congrats on nine years! Beautiful photos!

  70. Jane , your extremely beautiful photography post from San Francisco and area have brought so much pleasure to us viewers and to me. As I am a Californian , Pasadena is a most beautiful town to live in and you will find your niches in al its historic places. I am sure it’s a challenge for you to move away from the beautiful coast, but the reasons are your beautiful grandchildren is worth enough. Enjoy your new life with your family.

    • Hi Cornelia, Thank so much for your blogging friendship and your encouraging words. It’s a big change, but yes, for great reasons. Glad you enjoyed my look back and that my photos bring warm memories back to you. Wishing you a creative and happy year ahead! 🙂

  71. Your photos are so beautiful and inspiring. Looking forward to your new perspective.

  72. What a year it’s been! I love this collection – seeing the year through your lens. And your granddaughters are so lovely.
    All the best to you and Bob and your family for 2021! May it be better!
    Alison

    • Phew, Alison, we made it. Glad you enjoyed my look back on the year and the peek at our granddaughters. Thank you so much and wishing you and Don a happy, safe and possibly adventurous year ahead! xo 😄

  73. Happy new year Jane! I guess it’s rather a big step moving from San Fransico to Pasadena. But the extraordinary beautiful picture of your grandchilden makes everything totally clear. What did Neil Diamond sing again? LA is fine, the sun shines most of the time, and the feeling is laid back…. 🙂

    • Hi Peter, Thank you so much! Pleased you enjoyed the portrait of our two loves. Now I am humming that song. It’s a big lifestyle change but all for great reasons. Wishing you a happy and creative start to the year! 🙂 Looking forward to what you find with your lens.

  74. Happy Anniversary to Jane’s Lens. The images are beautiful. Here’s to hoping for a brighter year in 2021. I hope you and your family have a safe, healthy and Happy New Year 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Joe. I’m glad we share a love of photography and a bright spot in this tough year has been our Monochromia ties. You are an inspiration. Wishing you and Terry happy and healthy days ahead. 🙂

  75. Happy 2021, Jane. Now I understand a main motivation for your move south.

  76. Congratulations on the anniversary Jane. Your photos are always a pleasure to see. What a beautiful sentiment in that quote from Emerson. Our impact on earth doesn’t have to be ground breaking. More so, it can be gentle, caring and contributive.

  77. Jane your images are filled with light, color, texture and magic. Thank you for sharing with us. Just beautiful.

  78. While I totally understand the reason for your move, I cannot help feeling sad that we won’t be seeing NorCal as much anymore, an area I love. But knowing you, you will find great beauty in your new abode. Have you been to Huntington Gardens yet? Become a member and go there often. Such a lovely estate. Their cacti/succulent garden is incredible. Love their Asian gardens, too.
    Wishing you a wonderful new year, hugging those beautiful grand babies. 🙂 ❤

    • Hi Eliza, I sure miss NorCal but will visit often when the world is normal. And yes, we are members at Huntington and Descanso. We visited the newly renovated Chinese Garden at Huntington recently. Beautiful. They’ve been places that feel safe in the pandemic and a great change of pace.
      Thanks so much for your blogging friendship. I so appreciate your responses to my posts. Wishing you a creative and inspiring new year. 🙂 ❤️

  79. Beautiful gallery, Jane. Our older daughter and her husband live in Pasadena but they’re moving soon to a different part of the LA metropolitan area, closer to the ocean and work. If I get out there before they move, perhaps we could meet for coffee. 🙂 Happy New Year!

    janet

    • Hi Janet, Thank you! Sure- that would be fun. (maybe the world will be safer by then) What a nice connection and I do understand their desire to be closer to the ocean. Wishing you and yours a happy 2021! 🙂

  80. Thank you for another year of your artistic creativity with photography, Jane. Your photos are an inspiration and a joy to see. And indeed, grandchildren are truly special. 🥰

  81. Dear Jane… you managed to find such delight in such a wretched year. I didn’t have the courage to search… perhaps in time.
    Every one of your images is a delight (as usual!)

    Congrats on your 9th… I may be coming around to my 12th pretty soon. This journey started with memories of my late hubby (for his kids) and eventually evolved as my life went on and I had more chances to play with a camera.

    I can easily see why you return to that particular California Oak. Never did find one perfectly situated like yours. There’s one with a dirt track and tacky old fence fading in the distance that didn’t scan very well from neglected negatives. sigh…
    Those two sets of baby eyes at the end are the perfect finish!

    I can’t remember when it was I signed on with you, but I’ve truly enjoyed my visits, seeing places known and unknown to my mind’s eye.
    Wishing you and you loved ones a happy and healthy new year!

  82. Many thanks for all the beautiful and inspiring photos throughout the year. Wishing you a Happy New Year 2021!!

  83. “Love”…such a beautiful shot. You made a good move to Pasadena! Also a favorite Emerson quote. Happy New Year to you, Bob and the family.

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