Four years ago, I started this blog as a 365 project.  I pushed myself to take and post a photo a day throughout 2012 in order to make time to pursue a hobby that interested me.  There were some days without posts in 2015.  Okay, sometimes it was longer than that.  Yes, I’m looking at you, March.  But I still took a lot of pics, learned some more about photography, and had a pretty great year.

Here are some of the highlights…
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I was lucky enough to visit my beloved San Francisco several times and cross a few things off of my bucket list like walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, visiting the Point Bonita Lighthouse, and hiking in the Marin headlands.

Pier 7 - 4_edited-1 GG Bridge 3_edited-1 Alamo Square Park 3_edited-1 Point Bonita Lighthouse 5_edited-1 Deer 2_edited-1

I got to cheer for my son’s high school Quiz Bowl team at Quest and for my daughter walking the runway at Kansas City Fashion Week.

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Gigi_edited-1

This spring I built a huge, new garden that I filled with vegetables, herbs, and wildflowers.  I love spending time out there, one with nature and its smaller creatures like butterflies, skinks, dragonflies, and birds.

 

Coneflower and Daisies_edited-1 Blue Morpho 12_edited-1 Skink_edited-1

Bird with Nest Materials_edited-1

As always, 2015 included many photos of cats, from a sleeping lioness at the Phoenix Zoo to Lucy, the stray Himalayan kitten we found and adopted.

Lioness 1_edited-1 Lucy_edited-1

I got to travel near and far.  Closer to home, I photographed the rainbow-colored Equality House in Topeka, a windmill on the Konza Prairie, a head of photogenic cows in Wabaunsee County, and a young chimp at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan. I also took several trips to the Powell Gardens, especially to enjoy the Lego exhibit and Festival of Butterflies.

Rainbow House_edited-1 Windmill on Konza Prairie_edited-1 Cows 3_edited-1   Chimp 2_edited-1 Lego - Monarch on Milkweed_edited-1 Monarch_edited-1

A little farther from home, I enjoyed the Strawberry Festival in Montana, watched my first Indoor Football League game rooting for the Billings Wolves, and spent a whirlwind day at Yellowstone National Park.

Strawberry Napoleon_edited-1 Frenchie Deux_edited-1  Baby Bison_edited-1  Elk at Dusk_edited-1

Even farther, I visited Copenhagen, Budapest, Prague, and Berlin.

Copenhagen Street_edited-1 Along the Canal_edited-1 Guards 5_edited-1 Charles Bridge Newlyweds_edited-1 Couple at Prague Castle_edited-1 Fountain in Budapest_edited-1 3 Girls and a Boy 3_edited-1 Policeman Statue 2_edited-1East Side Gallery 10_edited-1 Chain Bridge 4_edited-1 Budapest Parliament Building 2_edited-1

When the school year started in August, it was one of the most bittersweet so far with my oldest, the Twinners, starting their senior year of high school and last year here at home with Mom.  These last four months have included senior photos and college visits.

Senior Photo Shoot 2_edited-1 Gigi_edited-1 Aggieville_edited-1

And last, but not least, I got to cheer for the Royals and celebrate with the rest of Kansas City as they won the World Series.

Hit_edited-1 JC Nichols Fountain_edited-1 Lets Go Royals_edited-1 2nd Night Union Station 2_edited-1

As 2016 begins, I wish you all good health, happiness, peace, and prosperity.  Happy New Year!

 

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. Great review of 2015 on your part! It sure looked stunning! May 2016 be as fabulous!

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  2. Great post from your 2015! Since I wasn’t very active in 2015, and even had a break from the blogosphere, this was nice to see 🙂

    Reply

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