After seeing a great picture review on Priorhouse Blog I decided to do a year in review for my Media Monday. I was originally planning on one or two pictures for each month. Being stuck using only previously posted pictures I thought I’d be limited. Oh no, I have the exact opposite problem. There are so many pictures I look at and say, “Oh, this one is my favorite!” only to say the same thing at the next picture. So I’m going to try to stay between two and four for each month and include some drawings.
I posted the first story of my “Frank” series on January first. It was also the first hybrid drawing I did – I made a drawing in pencil and colored it on the computer.
Although it was the first, it wasn’t the last. I actually did a post highlighting different artwork on the blog.
January was cold up in New Hampshire. It wasn’t record breaking, but everyone agreed the winter was one to remember.
At the beginning of February I did a pictorial of my cat Albert
I did this mostly to take my mind off of Elliot. We lost Elliot in early February. This is is actually from just before the New Year. It was warm and he was on the beach.
I returned to same beach when he was sick and shortly after he died. It was cold and lifeless.
Even in early March the beach seemed cold, yet I walked on it when I could. We had lost Elliot’s companion Sushi less than a month after Elliot, so the walks were for both of them.
But as the month went on, life returned. It wasn’t long before the Plovers returned.
With April life returned. The flowers came up.
And more birds returned.
I also did more drawings in April than in any other month, including an illustrated story, though the story was posted in early May (click picture to go to the story).
May was an eventful month. We picked up our puppy, Fiyero.
We visited the Cape (as always)
And I went to Ohio. Last year I took tons of family photos. In 2014 I stuck to nature photos:
With June came new life, including baby endangered Piping Plovers.
And baby swans.
Fiyero continued to grow through July.
As did the flowers he didn’t eat.
And the Terns did their thing
under the summer moon.
August was very busy. I went to Washington DC for a week.
My parents visited us on Cape Cod.
We went on a Whale Watch
Things slowed down in September, but I still took a lot of pictures, including of a baby falcon I saw on the beach.
As did Fiyreo, here in early October.
October is the month of color.
Though I actually took more photos in November, including a cold sun over a salt marsh.
There was still wildlife to be seen, including ducks.
In fact even in December I saw quite a few ducks.
and even Great Blue Herons.
Well, that was my year. And actually, this is my 300th post! I hope you enjoyed your year as much as I did mine and I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Note – Most of these pictures are larger than you see on the page. You can click on them to get more detail.