Sunset out our window, Berkeley, CA.
You may find it hard to believe, but honestly, I didn’t tinker with the color on this. No “boost,” no “saturate,” no nothing. Mother Nature’s pulled-taffy splendor, which of course is splendor enough.
Thank you for coming along for this month’s ride. I didn’t always get a picture up each day; a coupla times holiday merry-making backed them up a day and they came tumbling in all in a clump. A violent reaction to my brother-in-law’s lobster risotto threw my posting off another time. But it has been a huge treat for me.
During the first week of the new year I’ll do two compilation posts rounding up LD 2010: one featuring (my idea of) the best prose post per month; another featuring (my idea of) the best photo posts, hopefully way more than a dozen, since I recently figured out how to set pictures to music for a slide show and I want to do that. (For my next trick, I’m going to learn how to shuffle cards!) [Later note: bumped out of the first week and into the second by an important & extended plea for Kickstarter funding for the film Pariah!]
More than any other in recent memory, I am optimistic about this coming year, and really eager to see what it has in store. I found myself saying to someone recently, “Other than global warming, the expanding gulf between the haves and the have-nots, the rise of fundamentalisms, and the sorry-ass Democrats not getting their shizzy together, I feel pretty good about 2011.” I hope you have every reason to feel the same, and look forward to conspiring together toward that end, in our own little virtual way.