Favorite photos of 2013

I like to do a wrap-up of my favorite self-snapped photos of the past year in January. For some reason I forgot to do it last year, but I did it in 2011.

January: art deer

So here are my favorite photos of 2013. How many of them do you remember?

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(Note that these are favorite photos, not necessarily favorite posts.)

January: Twin Sycamores a few blocks away

January: The fanciest frost I've ever seen

February: Hydrangea bloom remnants

February: The month when moss looks best here

February: the pond's inhabitants as beacons

February: Chickadee!

March: a rock covered in lichens looks like a landscape

March: heavy snow sticks to everything

April: a leopard frog shows himself

April: the pond reflects the world

April: blossoms. This shouts "SPRING!" to me.

May: Eastern Tent Caterpillar

May: Mycelium

May: fresh Phyllostachys bissetii bamboo culms

June: juvenile robin

June: I never did find out what these pond creatures were

June: The fuzzy fingers of Sago palm

July: water droplets always make my list of favorites

July: tiny blooms, big impact

July: thistle is a weed, but such a nice flower

August: Bee backlit by early morning sun

August: this is how Rudbeckia triloba makes me feel

August: one of our first views of Yellowstone

August (posted in September): forest fire smoke, Yellowstone

August (posted in September): Madison river, Yellowstone

August (posted in September): Bacterial mats, Grand Prismatic Spring,
Yellowstone. It was hard to choose one favorite photo from these!

August (posted in September): Grand Teton National Park. 

August (posted in October): grass blades, Badlands National Park

October: a visit to the St. Louis zoo

October: more of the zoo. I love the colors of this shot.

August (posted in October): Baked ground of the Badlands

November: the back yard looks so colorful!

November: forgotten sunset photos from August in Yellowstone

November: early ice on the pond

December: cold sunrise through bamboo

December: apparently I can't resist snow on branches

December: spiky ice crystals on the pond

So that's a sampling of my favorite photos from 2013. I wonder if I chose some of your favorites too?

If there's one here that you particularly like, please let me know in the comments!

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scottweberpdx  – (January 7, 2014 at 8:03 AM)  

Loved this trip back through the year...I actually think my favorite is the frost on the metal pipe...I find it so visually arresting.

Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (January 7, 2014 at 9:25 AM)  

You are definitely Mr Macro. So many stunning and memorable photos here. I remembered many of them!

Lisa  – (January 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM)  

I love all of these! I wonder if you'll be seeing any fish as early as February this year?

Alan  – (January 7, 2014 at 11:48 AM)  

Scott: I actually forgot that the curly frost was from 2013 -- I thought it was longer ago!

Gerhard: Macro shots are my favorite.

Lisa: Who knows. It will be near 50ºF this weekend, so there should be some melting. Not sure how thick the ice is right now though.

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening  – (January 7, 2014 at 1:05 PM)  

Nice yearly shots. They are all good particularly the zoo shots and the bee in suspended animation. Enjoyed the visit and Happy New Year!

Curbstone Valley Farm  – (January 7, 2014 at 2:49 PM)  

I think if I had to pick just one, I'd vote for the Grand Teton landscape shot. Love the composition, and the water reflection! Happy New Year, Alan!

Kris Peterson  – (January 7, 2014 at 8:24 PM)  

All are wonderful shots but I like the frost and snow pics best.

Alan  – (January 8, 2014 at 7:36 AM)  

Lee: Thanks! The zoo photos were different subject matter for me, so I'm glad I got some good ones. Bees are one of my favorite, most-photographed subjects, but that morning was special.

Claire: I'd love to be back on that Grand Teton hike again, although probably not so much fun right now. :)

Kris: Why do the Californians always like the snow pics? ;) Thanks!

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