2011 was a year full of joy and pain; sunshine and rain. There were weddings, funerals, engagements, and farewells. Transitions were made, bills were paid, and plans were laid.
A camera was toted to capture those moments deemed most picturesque. Here are but a few:
A view of beautiful, frozen Minneapolis from a studio window facing north.
“For the Worshippers,” 1997 (Sequins, Polyester Resin, and Fiberglass) by Noh Sang Kyoon, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Building facade, Houston . . . the name says it all.
This is an abandoned synagogue in North Minneapolis. (If anyone knows what mikro kodesh means in Hebrew, I’d love to know the English equivalent.)
St. Paddy’s on Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.
Bourbon Street lights, New Orleans.
Trolley car, New Orleans.
Tree growing near the Mississippi River Delta, New Orleans.
Corrugated tin skyway, New Orleans.
Twilight on the Irene Hixon-Whitney Bridge in Minneapolis.
Stormy skies over Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis.
Mammatus clouds in Minneapolis. (Golf-ball sized hail soon followed.)
Skyscrapers, as viewed from a rooftop in downtown Minneapolis.
A tree silhouetted by a Minneapolis sunset.
Skyline view from the rooftop of Stella’s Fish Cafe, Minneapolis.
Ahhh . . . the prairie.
On a road near Tomah, Wisconsin.
A church in Bayonne, New Jersey.
City Hall, Philadelphia.
Rooftops in Harlem, New York.
Wissahickon Valley foliage in late summer, Philadelphia.
Center City, Philadelphia.
Walker Open Field, Minneapolis.
Mud pit by Cedar Lake, Minneapolis.
Water-lily on Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis.
Hurricane Irene: so overrated.
Sunrise at Frenchman Bay, Maine.
Sunset at Sorrento Bay, Maine.
Enjoying the view of Cadillac Mountain, Maine.
Pennsylvania experienced a mild December in 2011.
Holiday decor in Germantown, PA.
Flowers growing in December may not seem all that strange to the locals, but I found it bizarre as a new resident hailing from frigid Minnesota.
Baby Girl with her favorite Christmas gift.
Goodbye 2011 . . . hello 2012!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!