Because it’s been so long since I web-logged anything personal, and because this was such a memorable year, here’s a little pictorial of 2012 from Jennifer and me.
Late January, near Kaw Point, looking for inspiration for the site we launched this year.
Made my first visit to the new performing arts center, seen here in February. Going back to see Mahler’s 6th in a couple of weeks.
Exploring the West Bottoms with Jenn. Between Genessee and Wyoming.
This is my dad and I at Antioch Park circa 1981. We had a few election year disagreements, but I love and respect the man and am enjoying following in his footsteps as a father, even if I’ll probably never be quite as buff.
Ruby and me, Antioch Park, 2012.
First trip to Austin, for Justin and Jillian’s wedding in May.
Our whole family did the Color Run this year at Arrowhead Stadium.
Long exposure, 4th of July, Kansas. Willow trees by the lake.
Jennifer started painting, at home and with the Kansas City Plein Air Coterie.
Ruby and me above Rattlesnake Lake, Washington state.
Rainbow over McLelland park in Joplin, MO.
Exploring an old silo near the old family farmstead outside Eudora, KS
Ruby learns to sit up with a giraffe from the shower my colleagues kindly threw for us.
A boxcar was installed on the green roof of Cosentino’s Market, where I often eat lunch.
Got on a big banjo kick this year. This is a photo Ahram took of Lee, Willie and me at a pig roast.
This was also the first year I ever placed in the annual Magnabing Pumpkin Carving Contest (3rd).
Ladybug and Kermit, Halloween.
Reading with Kate Lorenz at the Raven Bookstore in Lawrence. She invited me to take part in the Big Tent reading series there, and I also got to read and contribute to group exhibits at the Paragraph Gallery and La Esquina in KCMO.
The Wetzel ladies while visiting friends in Seattle.
To close, a bough of rainbow colored Christmas lights shining through a condensation frosted front door.
Thank you friends, family and colleagues for a fantastic 2012, and a very happy new year.