Sunday, January 01, 2017

The Changing Of The Year And A Few Pretty Pictures

2016 went out quietly at the Homer's Travels' household.  The Wife watched football and basketball while playing games with a friend in the UK.  I road my trainer, did laundry, and took down the Christmas tree.  I removed the outside Christmas wreath and lights and took my balls out of the oak tree out front.  I left the the laser lights since they kind of fit in for New Years Eve decorations.

Today, while the Wife was a bit aimless, I took down the laser light projectors, packed up the holiday decorations, and returned them to the cubby hole in our furnace room, their job of bringing cheer completed successfully, where they will wait for next season's festivities.  The holiday season is officially over ... at least in our household.

Every year Flickr, the website where I upload most of my pictures, curates a group of everyone's best picture of the year.  The pictures are picked by each member.  It isn't a contest or anything.  It's just a place to show off what you think your best picture was for the year.  I have contributed three times - 2011, 2015, and 2016.  Not sure why I left our 2012 through 2014.  I will start a new posting tradition and use the New Year's Day to show off my selection.

My selection for 2016 was taken during our cruise on the Amazon river:

2016-06-14_Brazil Amazon_099
"The waters of the Rio Negro at sunset .... smooth as glass."
by Bruce H.
(Taken on the 14th of June, 2016)

Since I never showed off my other two entries, I will post them here.

My 2011 selection was of a butterfly on a backyard flower (first posted here):

Tiger Swallowtail
"Tiger Swallowtail"
by Bruce H.
(Taken on the 3rd of August, 2011)

My 2015 selection was a close up of a faded rose (first posted here):

Faded Rose
"Faded Rose"
by Bruce H.
(Taken on the 8th of October, 2015)
I hope everyone had a fun and uneventful New Years!

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