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Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 A Year In Review

Happy New Year!!!!!! Each new year I post my personal favorite images that I have taken the year before. These images are ones that invoke an emotional response for me. Some may not be technically perfect, but I am a photographer who needs to "feel" something when looking at my own images. That's what makes me happy and keeps me shooting.

The Winter of 2016 began with a New Years weekend trip to my beloved VT. One of my favorite images that I took that weekend is this landscape taken as the sun was setting on what was a very cloudy day.

This next image was taken in February during a snowstorm in my hometown of Abington MA. I drove down to our local pond (Island Grove) at the beginning of the storm before the roads got too bad and captured this seagull in flight getting ready to make a landing.

The Spring of 2016 brought many photo opportunities. Here is a Herring making it's way upstream to spawn at Whiman's Pond in Weymouth MA.

This next image was also taken in April at the Estuary in Weymouth. I am happy to tell you that I was contacted by a consultant representing the town of Weymouth, and I have given my permission for this image of an osprey in flight to be used on a message board at the start of a new walking trail system that is being built at the estuary.

 The highlight of the Spring was the birth of our Grandson Henry. This image was taken just after Henry was born, as he was doing skin to skin contact with his mom.

What can I say about the fox den in my backyard this Spring! I got so much enjoyment from this family.

And here is "Mama". She and I had a wonderful understanding of each other.

The Summer of 2016 brought some opportunities to do some night sky photography. Here is the Milky Way reflecting in May Pond in Barton VT.

My friend Wayne lighting the night sky with a flashlight at Windswept Farm in Barton VT as the Milky Way was rising over the gothic barn.

This was another fun evening of shooting the Milky Way over the Foster Covered Bridge in Cabot VT.

From the country to the city.......this is the Zakim Bridge in Boston

Sunflowers in August....

Which brings us to my favorite season of Fall. Here is Lake Willoughby in Westmore VT on a dreary drizzly Fall day.

A Stand of birch trees dressed in it's Autumn finest.

Rocky Gorge along The Kankamagus Highway in NH

A late day panorama made at Crystal Lake in Barton VT

The birth of our Grandson Stevie was the highlight of the Fall. I love the happiness on big sister Ryleigh's face in this picture and I just want to bite Stevie's cheeks!

Finally, November of 2016 bright the Super Moon. Here it is rising over Hull MA.

I wish you peace, love, good health, and happiness in 2017. Thank you so much for following this blog throughout the year. 


  1. Happy New Year!

    Your photographs are stunning. I remember the Milky Way as the first days visiting your blog in 2016, but I know I saw the gull in the snow. Thank you for the wonderful look at last year

    1. Happy New Year May. Thank YOU for all of your wonderful comments throughout the year here on the blog. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.

  2. What a great year of photography you had! I love all of these!

  3. Great stuff, Carol. I was particularly pleased to see the fox images; I remember you telling me about your experience with the family of foxes.

    1. Thank you Kerry. I'm glad you got to see the fox. It was such a wonderful experience and I'll never forget them. I also am thankful for your friendship this year and glad that our paths have crossed through Andy. Your photography is such an inspiration to me. Happy New Year Kerry!

  4. Your images never disappoint Carol least IMHO!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸΎπŸ˜

    1. Thank you Dyanne. I appreciate it so much!!!! Happy New Year to you as well.

  5. Fun to catch up, haven't been by for a while. Truely smitten by the sunflowers.🌻

    1. Thank so much Janice and I'm happy that you have stopped by!!! I hope all is well with you!