A Year In Photos: 2017 (Part II)

“Hello.” (Feb 21 1:59 p.m.)

So… where was I?  Oh, yeah.  I can get silly sometimes.

(Apr 15 5:21 p.m.)

My mother bought this snowbird in December of 2016.  A traveler with a backpack, it was a nice addition to the home.  It also gave me something I desperately needed since the conception of the blog: a decent avi.  I gave that bird a few shooting locations.

I’m on top of the world! …Okay, just a car. (Apr 15 5:26 p.m.)

And used it as my avi for my social media, updated for each season of Maine: winter, and not winter.  And once my mother bought another one…

(Dec 21 12:17 p.m.)

It was like the snowbird versions of us.  Except neither of us wear scarves.  Nor do we attempt to stand on railings.  (I have stood on a car once or twice, so many years ago…)

Pay no attention to the Taco Bell chihuahua. (Mar 2 1:36 p.m.)

The little plastic skeleton, introduced in October, 2016, may have been meant for Halloween, but… we’ve left him up ever since.  ‘Cause hey, put a red hat or clover on him and you can call him Christmas Skeleton or St. Patrick’s Day Skeleton.

(Apr 23 1:24 p.m.)

He’s always the charmer.

Pulling a face in the car, after the movie Wolverine. (Mar 13 6:36 p.m.)

Whereas, I am not.  Forgive me, for I have selfie’d.

It’s a bird-eat-bagel world out there. (Apr 21 3:17 p.m.)

Of course, humor can come from unexpected scenes.

Razzzz. (Aug 5 5:00 p.m.)

A flower that looks like it’s sticking its tongue out at you?  Who says nature doesn’t have a sense of humor?

An Altoids left behind. (Mar 6 4:16 p.m.)

Random litter… human nature.

Tyred of tyres appearing… anywhere. (May 20 1:46 p.m.)

Over the years, I’ve seen tires littered by the side of the road, on the path less traveled, and, here, at Crescent beach park.  (Who does that?)

(Sep 2 6:35 p.m.)

Of course, birds may leave their feathers anywhere.

Mid-air ducks. (Apr 18 3:09 p.m.)

Perfectly timed photos are in a league of their own.

(Jul 1 2:42 p.m.)

You have to get the day right for that perfect red.  (Not that this one’s perfect.)

(Apr 13 2:48 p.m.)

So many emotions attached to the months these were taken.  I swear, one day, at least one of the dogs at Back Cove could sense my depressed vibes.

(Nov 25 4:18 p.m.)

I’ll remind you that these photos are not retouched.

Immature… but slowly pushing forward. (May 11 3:40 p.m.)

You really can’t beat nature.

(Jul 29 8:22 a.m.)

But you can try to create, I guess.

(Dec 29 4:57 p.m.)

At the USM Portland Library entrance hall, one (presumably student) painting reads “love,” and another reads “I HATE my sister”.  Another is apparently saying ‘no’ to brown sevens.  It’s not my duty to judge… but some of them are pretty decent.

(Oct 28 5:32 p.m.)

But not as decent as Amato‘s ziti with meatball & cheese. 🤤 It used to be a favorite of mine, so many years ago— over a decade, I think.  (God, I’m getting old.)  I was meaning to get that photo in to a post somewhere, but I hadn’t enough photos for a full post, and the late October blackout and everything. …Okay, so the blackout came two days after I had the ziti.  Sometimes, there’s just no place for some things.

(Apr 20 2:57 p.m.)

Of course, someone owns that redbicycle.

(Jan 13 8:35 p.m.)

Still held on to that R.M.S. Titanic boarding pass made for the Portland Science Center from 2016.  If you missed the exhibition, here’s my part I on it.

(Dec 30 4:51 p.m.)

Well, that’s it for now.  I took over 2,000 photos in 2017, but can only cram so many into one post.  (And 2,000 is part of why it’s taking so long to put together each part.)  I’m thinking of finishing this “Year In Photos” with seasonal shots: greens, sands and precipitation.  But right now, I must rest my weary head.

Until next time…

A display in a Chili’s. (Feb 18 6:59 p.m.)
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One thought on “A Year In Photos: 2017 (Part II)

  1. So nice!! The sassy flower with a tongue.. ducks in mid flight.. forgive me, for I have selfied.. a skeleton mascot.. snowbird on top of the world… Fun!

    I used to stand on my step-grandfather’s truck. Then I would flap my arms and leap to the ground, trying to fly. Silly girl, I was.

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