Since I have almost finished distributing all of the Photography 139 calendars, it is time to start revealing what pictures made the calendar this year.
The picture that made the front cover.
Some Kind of Blue Train Series – Round About Midnight Riff
The story behind this picture can be found by dipping into the archives:
The final picture of the 2009 Calendar.
This is a picture of the Downtown First United Methodist Church in Des Moines. The picture was taken from the top of a parking ramp across the street.
I also added about 20 pictures to the Flora Album:
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You might also notice that you are familiar with most of the images added to the Flora Album. I have finally gotten some of the classics up for your perusal. Including My Giverny and Happiness Shared #01.
I thought about waxing philosophical on how indifferent I am to New Year’s Eve and all of it trappings, but as it turns out I’m to apathetic to even write about it.
However, I am now intrigued by the concept of waxing philosophical. I know this is an old timey phrase that dates back to when the word wax mostly meant to grow. Such as a waxing moon. As opposed to a waning moon.
But, I still want to invent a product called Philosopher’s Wax. I’m quite certain that it could be used on both a convertible and a finely groomed mustache. A mustache like that kid at Subway has that Willy admires from a distance.
I’m told that New Year’s is a time for new beginnings, but it seems to me that to arbitrarily wait for one certain point in Earth’s orbit around the sun to make drastic or necessary changes in one’s life is silly, but not in a good way like the putty. Make those changes when you realize they need to be made and one certainly shouldn’t wait an entire year to reflect on their life.
So to New Year’s and all of its trappings, I say “Bah! It is a humbug!” Besides the time with family and friends. The day off from work. All the good food and football.
I thought I would throw out the picture for September while I was at it.
This is a picture of a moonflower.
This picture was taken east of Ogden on US30 looking towards Boone.
This picture was taken during the Ames fireworks display.
The picture for June.
I took this picture one summer night when I was having difficulty sleeping. I wandered the flowerbeds with a spotlight and a camera.
This picture is from the mission trip I took to Cedar Rapids to help clean out houses after the flood.
The image for April.
This picture was taken in Jester Park.