Retrospective twenty-two (December 2013)

Given the way in which blogs are presented, I am convinced that posts which reside more than a scroll or two behind the most recent are doomed to languish and to be forgotten. Because I believe there is value in looking at contributions from days, weeks, and even months ago, I present here a gallery of images presented during December of 2013. Perhaps it will be interesting to scroll through these and to compare them to those presented during this past month. Be patient, it may take several minutes for all of the images to load fully. Hovering over an image will reveal its title. Clicking one will take you to a carousel view and you can either move through the collection or click the links to read each post in its original form. Note that this is the twenty-second in my series of retrospective posts. You may find interest in taking a look at the retrospective from two years ago and if you missed any of the others, you can find them all by clicking Retrospective in the tag cloud in the sidebar.

24 thoughts on “Retrospective twenty-two (December 2013)

  1. Wonderful way to summarize, and refresh older posts at ones finger tips. Great pics. I have also had those thoughts at times of our older posts being lost in the archives, and annals, of blogger-hood, and behind. But, thankfully, when we look at recent stats we do see that others (though they may not leave a comment, or like) have viewed many of them more recently than we’d thought. SEO’s, Meta tags, and just plain old key words are amazing things Eh? God Bless

  2. I remember most of them, and my favorite is the snow shower – the message of your post struck a chord with me. I liked this in particular (copied, I could not recall it word-for-word 😉 ): “I hope that most of us manage to hold on to a vision of life which sees beauty in simple things and in simple pleasures. For when all of life is distilled and its myriad complexities are driven off, what else is there?”

  3. Such a stunning collection … it shows your versatlity beautifully. You have a great eye for small details and large stunning sweeps of nature. I always enjoy seeing what youve been catching with your lens. Hope 2015 brings you all you wish Xx

  4. Happy New Year, David and Joanna. As a late adopter, I haven’t seen these so a nice treat. Is that your grandfather clock. It is very cool. I’ve always admired the old clocks and find the ones manufactured today to be lacking in character … even if they are replicas. Nice selfie with the hat and beard. Is the second “Color of Winter” in your neighborhood?

    • Happy New Year to you too Steve (I can’t recall your wife’s name right now … sorry … what is it?). So many good questions. I will have to postpone a lengthy reply since I am out of the country! Just where, I will not say! I’d like to let the suspense built for a bit … suffice it to say that I ushered in the New Year six hours before my sheep did. I hope things are well in North America. D

      • Thanks, David. My wife is Mary Beth. I hope you are having a great time on your European Vacation and without the twists and turns of the movie with the same title. Since I don’t see you mentioning the exact location in replies here, I won’t give it away although it does seem you’ve almost done so with the hints. 🙂

        • We’re in Switzerland, visiting my daughter and her husband. We’re off to Bivio, in the mountains, today. I’ve got my ND filters and polarizer along. I’ve never shot snowy landscapes … wish me luck.

    • Interesting question Gin … I don’t really have an answer to that question. I can tell you, anecdotally (and without much data), that some folks do indeed migrate to view individual posts as they were originally presented. I like the idea of bringing back these photos that folks would otherwise not have seen. Thanks for checking in. D

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