Favorite Books Read in 2017

As usual, my reading in 2017 was dominated by novels in the crime/detective/mystery genre. Author wise, it was particularly abundant with the works of Michael Connelly. In total, I  read nine of his books during the year, and still have some catching up to do.

Below is a list of my eleven favorite books read during 2017. They are in no particular order.29154543












Bald Eagles Along the Skagit River

The Skagit Valley, particularly the Skagit River, is known at this time of the year to be a haven for Bald Eagles.  It’s located in the northwestern part of Washington State. About half of the time on our recent trip was spent on the Skagit River photographing eagles, and the other half on land photographing swans, snow geese, and a bit of landscape. Although the weather was cold and rainy, the experience yielded some exciting photos making the colds, both my wife and I now endure, worth it. Below are some photographs.

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Covered Bridges of New England

I love New England! One of the many regional attractions are its covered bridges. They scream out NEW ENGLAND!  Every New England state has them. Most go back to the 1900’s and were used daily by the local population. Today, they are still used, and are major attractions to both photographers and artists looking to capture a true piece of New England architecture and landscape.

Tannery Hill Bridge – New Hampshire

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White Mountain Nat’l Forest Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

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Pemigewasset River Bridge (1886) – New Hampshire

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Blair Covered Bridge  (White Mountains) – New HampshireBlair BRidge-6469


Middle Bridge – Woodstock Vt.

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Martin Bridge – Vermont

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Jeffersonville Covered Bridge – Vermont

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Gorham Bridge – Vermont

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Cooley Bridge – Vermont

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Bridgewater Covered Bridge – Vermont

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Taftsville Covered Bridge – Vermont

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Lincoln Gap aka Warren Bridge – Vermont

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Chamberlin Mill Covered Bridge, Lyndon, Vermont

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