One of my favorite times to scroll through the photos on my phone is at the end of each year. I find that it’s a great way to remind myself of things that I’ve done, the fun I’ve had, and what I’ve accomplished (and, if taking a lot of pictures is an accomplishment, I’m a rockstar) over the past year.
For this week’s Sunday Stills theme, Rear-View Mirror, I chose one picture from each month in 2021 to remember what brought me joy – and there was a lot – during this very strange year.
Our first vaccinations! It felt monumental… like we were really, really going to beat this thing.
Despite some activities being curtailed, we still enjoyed getting out to explore our beautiful city.
Less actual grocery shopping and more experimentation with kit meals shipped to our home.
Good times and interesting conversations when friends Kathy (SMART Living 365) and her husband Thom came for a visit.
Our blueberries begin to ripen.
More good times and interesting conversations when we visited Kathy and Thom at their mountain get-a-way.
Sunflowers and bees with pollen booties… is there anything better?
We crossed the Canadian border the first day it opened. A month of blogger buddy meet-ups, hiking, and experiencing the beauty of Vancouver Island commenced.
After our stay on the Island, we ferried over to the city of Vancouver for more exploration and fun.
Our local Dia de los Muertos celebration. Maybe not as elaborate as in Oaxaca, but very colorful and no plane trip required.
Fall sunsets are glorious.
A trip to the Zoo to see my favorite birds.
* And now, my request…
Dan Antion, Thursday Door’s Grand Poobah, is searching for the photo challenge badge for 2022. I, along with 6 others, submitted a design for consideration. I’d love it if you clicked over to his site, looked at all the entries, and voted for your favorite. The deadline for voting is Tuesday, January 4th so don’t delay.