My 2012 in pictures

During the course of a year, I take a lot of photographs, thousands to be exact. My son says I take too many, especially of the same thing. But I snap away for several reasons. My mother gave me her artsy eye to see the beauty in the world around me. She painted landscapes. I take pictures. Shooting pictures is also a way to document the year. In addition, I enjoy sharing the pictures I take, either through this blog, in magazines, on websites, or simply printing them out for people to enjoy.

With that introduction, this is my 2012 in review. With so many pictures, I didn’t want to bore you. Instead, I chose a picture a month, kind of like a calendar in reverse. I hope you enjoy my selections.

Happy New Year!

Bruce

sunsetsiestakeybeachbybrucestambaugh

Enjoying a beautiful sunset on America’s number 1 rated beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, was a great way to begin the year.

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I love birding. This Northern Flicker posed perfectly for this shot in Feb.

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My wife and I celebrated our 41st anniversary in March by visiting Williamsburg, VA. These hats caught my eye.

lakesidedaisybybrucestambaugh

Lakeside, OH is one of my favorite vacation spots. When the Lakeside Daisies are blooming, which they did two weeks early this year, the town is even prettier. These daisies only bloom on the Marblehead Peninsula, and this bee enjoyed the small patch of these special flowers on April 29.

rosebreastedgrosbeakbybrucestambaugh

I feel very fortunate to have Rose-breasted Grosbeaks frequent my backyard feeders. This male seemed fearless as he gorged on oil sunflower seeds in early May.

familyvacationbybrucestambaugh

I enjoyed capturing our grandchildren’s initial reaction to the surf at Sunset Beach, NC in early June.

droughtbybrucestambaugh

The end of July was the peak of the summer’s drought in Ohio’s Amish country, where my wife and I live.

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Summer fog is not unusual in Ohio’s Amish country. I often take my camera along on my morning walk, and I was glad I had this late August morning.

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A young Amish girl checked out the colorful balloons at the neighbor’s produce stand during their Customer Appreciation Day at the end of Sept.

fallcolorsbybrucestambaugh

Laundry drying against the colorful leaves in mid-Oct. in Holmes Co., OH created a contrasting shot.

novembersunsetbybrucestambaugh

The silhouettes of the corncrib and tree against the Thanksgiving Day sunset made a stunning image.

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Watching our grandchildren and their parents play in the snow the day after Christmas was as magical as the snow itself, and a wonderful way to end 2012.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2012

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16 responses to “My 2012 in pictures

  1. Lisa Underwood

    Beautiful pictures Bruce – Thanks for sharing your year! Happy New Year to you & your family! Lisa

    Lisa Underwood Ohio Travel Pavilion Phone: 614-863-2435 Fax: 614-863-0663 LCUnderwood@wowway.com http://www.OhioTravelPavilion.com

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  2. JARMILA SMITH

    LOVED YOUR PICTURES. WHERE IN OHIO DO YOU LIVE?

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  3. Wonderful pictures.
    Happy New Year! for you and your family.
    Crina

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  4. eldor12@att.net

    Hi, Bruce,

    Great commentary, but no pictures. Is that my problem or yours?

    Anyway, whichever, we wish you a wonderful New Year, complete with the rich blessings of God. Incidentally, yu are a blerssing as well! You’ve blessed me!

    Eldon

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  5. LHart929@aol.com

    You ARE artistic with words and pictures! Thank you so much for all you communicate through the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Neva, and your whole gang!!! Love,

    Linda Hartford

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  6. Very cool shots ! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ellen Buskirk

    The hats are my favorite. May the beauty you see fill your heart will joy and peace for the new year. My best to you and yours. Ellen

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  8. Fantastic pictures Bruce – keep taking them. I particularly love the one of the grandchildren – it’s so natural. Wishing you a great 2013. Sandra

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