A photographic retrospective

Here are a bunch of photos of the places Brian and I went to this past year.

I don’t have any pictures of the trips to New York and Boston the first half of the year, unfortunately, so I’ll just jump to Mother’s Day, when we took his Mother to Newport for a walk along the cliffs, where wealth is ubiquitously ostentatious and the only thing I found truly beautiful was this stone bridge and this spot of green water amidst the grey sea.

Then there was our trip to the Adirondacks and Montreal for Memorial Day Weekend. We camped for 5 days at a spot near Lake Champlain. It rained for 3 of those 5 days and we weren’t able to do any of the hiking we originally planned on doing. Instead we drove up to Mt. Whiteface and did the short, steep climb up to the peak to snap a bunch of pictures of the weatherstation, Lake Placid and the surrounding valleys. On our drive up the winding mountain road, we encountered this bold fox lazily begging for scraps of food. We did not feed it, just took a picture. Isn’t it pretty?

On the two sunny days we had, we drove into Montreal because I wanted to see the Bonsai trees. I love bonsai trees. There’s something about the miniature artifice of the trees that I find lovely. And of course there’s Montreal itself, which is absolutely exciting and beautiful and fun and..well, strangely foreign and familiar all at once.

Over the summer, we day-tripped it a few times to Boston and New York. We visit those cities fairly frequently, since we are city-folk, he and I. As much as we love the great outdoors, the fresh air and laborious hills, we will always head to humanity’s greatest clusterfucks for some food and excitement. Can you guess which image is from which great city?

Then this fall, during the foliage season, we went to Shelbourne Falls, MA, Kent Falls, CT, and then a blustery dinner train ride in the scenic White Mountains, NH.

But my favorite photo from this year is this one: the drive out of my apartment complex encased in a light autumn fog.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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