Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Year in Pictures - 2016

Time to wrap up 2016 - such as it was.

There is nothing about celebrity deaths or that g-d awful election in this. It's just a few moments in time that I experienced in the last 12 months. Usually I do two pics per month, but all bets were off this year. April isn't even represented!

I tried to keep it up.  (and yes, that's what she said.)

January 2016 - Service Station

....from my little used Instagram account (or: where I place my artsy pictures)

February 2016 - Pete's last trip to my mom's house. 
I miss this guy more than I can say. 

March 2016 - Morty & George's wedding reception

 March 2016 - same reception
with Rebecca and Dith

May 2016 -  specifically, May 15th!

Fucking, May 15th!!!

June 2016 - Yoga at Playhouse Square.

If it weren't for David, I might have skipped.

July 2016 - Storm on the Northcoast

This is not my photo. I took one, as I watched the front come down the Lake Erie shore. 

July 2016 - Downtown

July 2016 - Public Art

Instagram again.

August 2016 - National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC)

It wasn't art - that is, until I took a picture of it.  Instagram again. 

August 2016 - the sad indictment of America (North Carolina)

.....and no! I did not buy this. 

August 2016 - Nag's Head

August 2016 - Storm on the Sea

September 2016 - Cleveland's own Hiroshima.

Ok, they're tearing down a long abandoned church.

September 2016 - Shep's (fka Gaston) first meeting and picture

He was not ready for adoption at this point and as you might know, we lost him to another couple. He was returned a week later, as luck would have it.........for us and him. 

September 2016 - Adoption Day

Shep with his shelter toy. It's still his most favourite one. 

October 2016 - 710's niece's wedding in Charleston, WV.

Well, pre-wedding Rain had come and gone and it was a lovely outdoor ceremony. 

October 2016 - Family portrait. 

October 2016 - World Series, Game 1

October 2016 - World Series, Game 1
Ooooh. A-Rod and Pete Rose!

October 2016 - World Series, Game 1
44,000+ people at the stadium and I run into my cousin, Ted, in the men's room. Ted flew in from NYC for the game and I didn't know it.....well, until I had to pee. 

December 2016 - three days after my 'procedure'.  

They didn't tell me about swelling of the bridge of my nose....or my nose and eyes. Pretty!

December 2016 - Cousin Billy

Since other cousins have been featured, why not Billy?  I love Billy. 
He was in town for David's art show. And we had a Shiva Mulligan.....and brunch....

.....and a trip to the family mausoleum. 

If you ever consider being buried in one, go on cold cold day in December. You'll change your mind right quick.  Robin (avec hat), is another cousin, Billy's sister. Rachel is Robin's friend and a very nice and funny woman. 

December 2016 - possibly our last movie for 2016.  Review to come. 

So there you have it. It's not all that 2016 had, but again, can any one blog post do that?  Je think not.

The last 12 months had its good and bad. I cannot say I'm sorry to see it go. But I can't say I'm looking forward to the next year.......or four.

I am glad you stuck with me for the last annum.  Let's do it again, shall we?


wcs said...

Happy New Year! Enjoyed the re-cap. It's nice to see a couple of photos of whom I assume to be 710. He rarely makes an appearance here. Oh, but maybe you know that already...

Raybeard said...

Seeing again the dear, lovely Pete is like a little stab. He'll be a perpetual presence in our memories, cossetted with love.
A very happy New Year, B - and to all those you wish it to.

Anonymous said...

I am pleased to see that we share the same taste in glasses. You have an eye for photography you know. What is you instagram account called?

Travel said...

Happy New Year, may 2017 be better!

Fearsome Beard said...

Happy new year dear Blobby!
World Series, I am still green with envy about that one.
Yes another year please...

Jeffrey said...

Beautiful :-)
Thank you for sharing your artistic eye!

anne marie in philly said...

HNY (I think) to all 2-foot and 4-foot beings at your house!

Shoshanah said...

My favorite pictures are the lockers and the doggy on adoption day.

Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed 2017.

Matt in Columbus said...

Happy New Year!

Is the building being torn down in the Cleveland's own Hiroshima picture the church that was at the corner of 117th and Edgewater? (Or was it Lake?) I used to live a couple of blocks from there, and always wished they would do something with it, other than tear it down.

Ur-spo said...

a most excellent way to summarize the year. I enjoyed these !

Mark in DE said...

I love this post! What a great idea to post a photo per month. I really enjoyed these. :-)