Last week, Raquelita had a wonderful round-up of her favorite photos from 2012 (or at least January to June). I am a shameless copycat (meow!), thus I present to you the best of 2012, part one. I won’t pretend that my photos are particularly impressive from an artistic standpoint, but these six photos are all beautiful, poignant, or funny to me. They were taken with my little Olympus camera. Half were taken while I was out and about; the other half were taken at home. Given my lifestyle, that sounds just about right.
January: I caught this gorgeous, gorgeous sunset on my way to catch the bus. I walk or ride my bike past this clock tower every day on my way to and from work. I like the idea that the first photo is an everyday site made spectacular by the extraordinary light and clouds.
February: We had a ridiculous amount of rain this winter, and one night the storm knocked out the power at home. I ate dinner by candlelight, and I love how the light plays off the glasses here.
March: I took this photo at one of the many fountains on campus. I like the many shades of blue here.
April: This bird cracked me up! He and I were hanging out in a parking lot when he started acting a little aggressively toward me. I consider myself a behaviorist, so I love watching animals “in the wild.” (Also, I like this bird’s stripes. He’s very fashionable this year. Maybe he was just trying to show me his stripes?)
May: My sister Theresa came to visit me in Texas, and we had a very busy, very emotional weekend together. I think our relationship this year has experienced some growing pains because of the changes in our lives: my romance ended, she got engaged, and our brother Scott died. I value the depth of love that we are creating, but navigating the transitions is not easy. What is easy, however, is drinking these delicious moscato spritzers. I think this photo is so pretty!
June: This photo makes me laugh every time I see it! My postdoc work is focused on fly mating behavior, and look! Here they are, congregating on my lemon wedge. The male is on the left, and it looks like he’s about to approach the female. I can’t believe I managed to capture this one with my camera—flies are not usually this patient.
Stay tuned for part two!