A long overdue photographic review of 2012, in line with the review of 2010:
Spring in LexingtonChicago in MarchFrom Spring to Early Summer in LexingtonEarly Summer in Kentucky mountainsVisiting Boulder in AugustFall in BoulderFall in BerkeleyRocky Mountain WinterCalifornia Christmas
San Francisco's Embarcadero and the almighty Pacific ocean
When it is cold, windy, and snowy, you may have to turn back earlier than you planned
Sad bears in front of UC Berkeley's Campanile, minimalist campus buildings, and San Francisco's Chinatown
Gregory canyon, slopes of Green Mountain, angry chipmunks on Bear peak summit, and the clear waters of Chasm Lake.
Looking into lakes near James Peak, scouting approaches to Mt. Toll, and watching quackers on Wonderland Lake in Boulder proper.
Hansen's Point in the Red River Gorge is a great place to watch a sunset; and Rockcastle Narrows have giant magnolia trees, rocks that look like bears, and pools of water that glitter like diamonds.
Lexington has it all - magnificent old houses and log cabins that are older still; and dismal modern landscapes to balance the old.
A quick trip to Chicago to hear Mitsuko Uchida perform, walk through the art museum, and try to break the neck one more time looking up at Acqua's flowing balconies.
Spring is a beautiful time in Kentucky, with dramatic sunsets and no less dramatic dogwood blossoms