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2011 in photos

December 30, 2011


Here’s a photo summary of my year, minus portraits since I included those in a separate post. In some captions, I’ve linked you to a post (or set of posts) that contain more photos, for any of you who are new or like to re-look at pictures. πŸ™‚

So here’s what happened in 2011…


I brought in the new year at my place, with some of my friends. We ate and played Pictionary, because we’re a wild bunch. I looked through the photos I took that night, and they’re all blurry! That’s just sparkling cider, though. πŸ˜›


In February, I switched my photography brand name from Hello Butterfly to Greengate Photography.



I had a pancake party for Valentine’s Day.



It snowed!


Dania and Brenda came to visit! We went to the very windy coast, among other places. (That photo of me (middle) isn’t great, but one of my resolutions is to post more pictures of myself and stop being such a baby about it.)


We also visited Klickitat Street in Portland!



My parents and I went camping in Death Valley, CA in March. (We also went to Vegas for a day. My first time beyond the airport!)


While there, we visited Scotty’s Castle.


I saw about a million rainbows from my back deck.


It may have rained a time or two.


My friends and I went to the wildlife safari in Winston, OR.



I went to Deepwood Estate a few times.


I visited Ankeny Wildlife Refuge several times.


I also went to Bush Park on a semi-regular basis. Salem is a good city.


I managed to get photos of Western Tanagers.


Did I mention the rainbows?


I went to the coast again, when the weather was a little nicer.


I watched beavers swimming around in the lake.


Dania came up again for Independence Day weekend, and we went to Seattle.


I saw deer at work.


I took lots of food photos.


And, of course, hummingbird photos.


I went to New Mexico to see my family. (This isn’t a very New Mexico-y photo, though.)


I ate too much Padington’s pizza (but Tina was my lovely company several times!), and also started a weekly photo project.


I saw raccoons at work!


I learned how to make pasties.


I went [back] to the Bellevue Botanical Garden in September.



My parents came to visit over my (and my dad’s) birthday weekend!


I went to the pumpkin patch with some friends. (This is P, enjoying pumpkin ice cream.)


I had a crush on fall.

I celebrated 11/11/11 over dinner at 5 Guys and a caramel apple party with friends.


I took lots of frost and mushroom pictures.


I spent Christmas with my parents (in California).

So that was my year. As always, it was full of ups and downs (not pictured), and lots of beautiful sights. How was yours?

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9 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink

    You were a busy girl both in travels and photography! Thanks for the beautiful reminders. Love, Mom

  2. Fun! It's neat seeing all those things again. Isn't it scary how fast a year goes by…? : /

  3. I love this. I came to the computer this evening to do an end-of-year post and I'm feeling so uninspired. Maybe I'm just tired. I don't know. But I'm not sure what to do for my end of year post.

    I like that you are resolved to take/post more pictures of you. I think that's wonderful and courageous and good. I can't wait to see more of your smiling face. πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks, all! Dan, yes I was just thinking how fast this next year will likely go. Every year goes faster than the last.

    R – thanks! I think you should recap some of your favorite things from the past year, or maybe what you've learned or something.

  5. I love this idea; you had an adventurous year!! πŸ™‚ And took some amazing photos to document it as well. Good for you!

  6. fayelle permalink

    Wow, these are so great!!

    That first photo is one of the greatest photos ever!!

    Giraffe- adorable!! As is Dania, especially with short hair!! I love it.

    Fave photo- the bird taking off and the water looks purple. Oh. Wow.

    Your mom is so pretty with such a beautiful face and such spirit in her expressions!

    What an excellent review!!

  7. What a fun recap! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Yay!!!

    I'm happy you're going to take and post more pictures of yourself!

  9. Thanks for looking/commenting, everyone! πŸ™‚

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