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.
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.
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
White Mountain Nat’l Forest Covered Bridge – New Hampshire
Pemigewasset River Bridge (1886) – New Hampshire
Blair Covered Bridge (White Mountains) – New Hampshire
Middle Bridge – Woodstock Vt.
Martin Bridge – Vermont
Jeffersonville Covered Bridge – Vermont
Gorham Bridge – Vermont
Cooley Bridge – Vermont
Bridgewater Covered Bridge – Vermont
Quechee Covered Bridge – Vermont
Taftsville Covered Bridge – Vermont
Lincoln Gap aka Warren Bridge – Vermont
Chamberlin Mill Covered Bridge, Lyndon, Vermont