I enjoy putting together a calendar for the new year with photos from the past year. I have the calendars made for our three boys (and their families), my mom, and one for our home. The project has its challenges as not every photo shot in a 2 x 3 format (the ratio of most cameras) fits the 1 x 1 ratio (12″ square) of the calendar. With a bit of work I settled on these 13 images; a cover photo and one for every month shown here in order. After all the photos for this post, there is a brief narrative that explains how and/or why each picture was selected. Does this project make me a calendar girl? 🙂
January was shot in our garden in June. The dark background is the shaded pine tree east of the garden. I selected a rose for Rose Bowl month.
February was shot at the Toledo Zoo in September. I put flamingos with February because I thought they had a Valentine’s Day look to them.
March is a tight close-up of a tulip in Holland, Mi.
April was shot in the botanical gardens in Naples, Florida. The lubber is about 4-inches long and caught my eye as a bit of a shock (having never see one before). The early morning light added a bit of drama to the image.
May was taken in an ancient Mayan village in Cozumel, Mexico. He was one of many roaming the rocks and ruins.
June was taken in our garden. I was coming up our walk and saw the frog gently perched on the daisy. I got my camera and took a few shots while the frog posed.
July was also taken at the Toledo Zoo. I bent over the restraining fence to put my camera lens through one of the gaps in the chain link fence and used a narrow field of focus to somewhat erase the chain link fence behind the eagle.
August was a midday shot from our garden.
September was taken at a Michigan State University bird sanctuary north of Battle Creek. The swan stopped to preen right underneath a footbridge I was crossing. The sanctuary also had trumpeter swans and a black swan.
October was captured along a dirt road 10-12 miles south of our condo.
November was shot just west of Spring arbor, Michigan (where I live) on M-60.
December was from a very early morning shoot on a cold Fall morning, The frost was just starting to melt. I picked it for December because of its colors.