After years of following Terri Webster Schrandt’s ‘Sunday Stills,’ I am finally participating! Sunday Stills is a photography/art challenge with a weekly theme. Everyone is welcome to join in and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, or artwork.
This week’s focus is ‘retrospective,’ which is a perfect way to reflect upon this past year. You may be surprised how full and diverse your 2020 actually was.
Here’s a brief glimpse into my last twelve months.
January – Celebrating our 20th anniversary in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
February – Super Grandchildren, Charlie & Jordyn (Stevie was napping).
March – The start of Zoom families. They’ve kept the social side of me sane.
Runners Up – New Years’ Party 2020, Coldest Night of the Year, Beach Walk.
April – Our first foster dog, Sadie (now enjoying a wonderful forever home).
May – Our son, Creighton, during his Spring visit. Lots of quality time (and delicious meals)!
June – Exploring Northern Vancouver Island.
July – The start of our #52hikesin52dayschallenge.
August – Bloggers’ Meet-Up with My Life Lived Full, The Widow Badass, Behind the Scenery & The Unretired.
September – Visit with my amazing mother in Kelowna, BC.
October – Whale and Wildlife Watching – Awesome!
November – My hiking partners.
December – Operation ‘Granddaughters’ Present Drop-Off.’
Preparing this ‘Year in Review’ turned out to be very enlightening. For every single month, I had great difficulty narrowing it down to just one photo. For a year repeatedly tagged as ‘Stinks, Stank, Stunk,’ I am incredibly grateful to have stayed safe while still enjoying varied (albeit modified) experiences. Most importantly, I was surrounded by amazing people via digital technology and (appropriately distanced) in real life. I believe that a better tag for this year would be ‘learning not to take things for granted.’
Upcoming Sunday Stills Challenges:
Jan 10 – Night
Jan 17 – Colour Challenge, Glacier Blue
Jan 24 – Fog and Clouds
Jan 31 – Your Favorite Landscape
If interested, why not join in? It’s an easy way to flex your creativity. It’s not too late to participate in this week’s theme.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2021!