Favorite Photos of January

At the beginning of the year, I put up a post of my favorite dozen photos of 2019. I love photos. I have thousands of them. (Literally. I just ran a count and the estimated number by my computer is over 8000 – and that’s down a TON from the 15k+ I had when I KonMari-ed my digital photos in 2015.) And over the last few years, I’ve been a bit lax when it comes to taking photos. Partly this is because I have so many and feel like adding more would be excessive, partly because my personal situation has been very insular and monotonous during this time. When 2020 began, I decided to start taking a lot more photos again, daily, collecting them together in a photo app as a way to look back over significant moments of each month. I don’t keep all those pictures, but I’ve kept quite a few from January, and I’d like to document my favorites of the month.

From left to right: Morrigan hugs Ash on the day we were told that he probably had cancer and might not recover; my favorite park after rains flooded through it; me after falling during a balancing yoga pose – the photo was meant to be silly but I touched the button before I was ready and ended up with this photo, which I just love.

Top left: Jason took this photo of me right after I finished the first day of C25K successfully. Top right: a fellow hiker conquering the trail. Bottom: my running park flooded over after major rains.

From left to right: my cousin’s baby Ben, who I swear looks exactly like his father; a trail marker at an intersection where someone had chalked the word BURST; one of Ambrose’s senior photos, the only one he didn’t pose for, that I took before he knew I was snapping pics

Top left: Jojo’s “friend.” This little guy was living in our rotted out old French doors and Jojo would squeak and paw at him every day until we had a chance to replace the doors. Top right: Jason’s parents got him a 3D printer for his birthday, and this lucky cat was the first thing he printed. Bottom: a silly photo of my hiking group on the trail (photo credit to the woman conquering the trail in the second collage of this post)

As you can see, I’m not the best photographer and I don’t have the best camera – just an old iPhone 8 – but I still love taking photos so much and reliving all these little memories and fun stories when I see them afterwards.

What were your best captured moments of January?

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Agender empty-nester filling my time with cats, books, fitness, and photography. She/they.
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