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My 2020 in photos

It’s time to recap the year in photos. Even during a pandemic I found things to photograph. But before the pandemic we went to the Marjory McNeely Conservatory at Como Park for the annual winter carnival orchid show, usually held the third weekend in January every year. Do check out my post to view some gorgeous orchids and other plants and flowers as I’m only including a few in my gallery below. I’m going to guess that there won’t be an orchid show in 2021. I will have to revel in past years’ photos and wait for next year’s show.

This year I created posts about our cat Frankie, a summer visit to Itasca, one of my favorite state parks, a fun art project called Roseville in Bloom, our kitchen remodel and a socially distanced visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. I also took advantage of the University of Minnesota’s retirement incentive and I’m including photos of some of my parting gifts. An interesting year, to say the least!

Please enjoy this gallery of photos from my 2020 which includes other photos not previously shared here on my blog as well as some of my favorite seasonal photos.

To close, here are a couple of sunrise photos that I especially like. Happy new year! And may 2021 bring us peace and health and an end to the pandemic.


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My 2019 in photos

I’ve done this every year except last year for some reason. Oh, right, I lost my desire to blog for a while so 2018 got missed.  2019 included a trip to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory to see the orchids, a visit to the Weisman Art Museum, the Summit Avenue Walking Tour, our annual multiple visits to the Minnesota State Fair, another trip to Spain, the Walker Sculpture Garden, a quick weekend trip to California for my niece’s wedding, and of course I’ll include photos of flowers and autumn colors that I especially like from the year.

Here’s a conglomeration of my year in photos that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Happy New Year everyone!! May 2020 bring you everything you wish for.


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My 2017 in photos

Here we are on New Year’s Eve taking stock of the year. My year included a couple of trips, one to Chicago in March another to northern Virginia to see my mother, my sister and extended family over Labor Day Weekend. I hadn’t seen my mother in over a year and a half so I wanted to see her again. That turned out to be the last time that I saw her alive as she passed away December 15 after a nasty fall. She basically did not recover from the fall that broke her nose and left her in a lot of pain. I am sad that she is gone but thankful that I had her for as long as I did and I’m thankful she is no longer in pain. Included at the end of this gallery are a collection of photos of my mother. She was the best mom a girl could have. I love you Mom. Until we meet again. Godspeed.

I plan to write more about my mother at a later time. For now, here’s a photographic summary of my year. Happy new year everyone.

A separate gallery for photos of my mother:


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My 2016 in photos

As in past years I’ve compiled a review of my year in the photos below.  I hope you enjoy.


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