Ron's 2017 Year in Review

Sarah and I started and finished 2017 in Death Valley National Park. In between we also visited the Mojave Preserve in California, the Huntington Gardens near Pasadena, the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Grand Teton National Park (twice), witnessed the total solar eclipse in Wyoming, and photographed fall colors in Zion National Park. We also photographed wildflowers and fall colors near our home in southwest Colorado, and finally moved into our house in October after living fourteen months full time in our Airstream trailer.

My complete processed work - so far - from 2017 can be viewed on my 2017 gallery, which includes:

I also created a gallery of my favorite photos of 2017, a dozen of which I will share in this post below.

 "Sun Dance" - The sun momentarily breaks through a thick fog layer in a Joshua Tree forest.

"Sun Dance" - The sun momentarily breaks through a thick fog layer in a Joshua Tree forest.

 "Mojave Garden" - Lush desert flora in the Mojave Preserve

"Mojave Garden" - Lush desert flora in the Mojave Preserve

 "Warm Fuzzies" - Teddy Bear cholla and ocotillo glow in the rapidly setting sun

"Warm Fuzzies" - Teddy Bear cholla and ocotillo glow in the rapidly setting sun

 "Organized Mess" - Cactus from a garden near Tucson, Arizona

"Organized Mess" - Cactus from a garden near Tucson, Arizona

 "Pastel Grasses" - Papyrus in soft light at the Huntington Garden near Pasadena

"Pastel Grasses" - Papyrus in soft light at the Huntington Garden near Pasadena

 "Gildy's Gift" - An incredible sunrise at Grand Teton National Park which we would have missed had our cat Gildersleeve not woken us up for food at 4 AM.

"Gildy's Gift" - An incredible sunrise at Grand Teton National Park which we would have missed had our cat Gildersleeve not woken us up for food at 4 AM.

 "Circles and Lines" - Lily pads in a small pond near Grand Teton National Park

"Circles and Lines" - Lily pads in a small pond near Grand Teton National Park

 "Sticks and Cones" - No further description necessary :)

"Sticks and Cones" - No further description necessary :)

 "Who Needs Vermont?" - A colorful hillside of oaks and cottonwoods in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

"Who Needs Vermont?" - A colorful hillside of oaks and cottonwoods in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

 "Fogged" - Fall aspens in a layer of ephemeral fog

"Fogged" - Fall aspens in a layer of ephemeral fog

 "Last to Leave" - A few persistent leaves cling to a tree in Zion Canyon

"Last to Leave" - A few persistent leaves cling to a tree in Zion Canyon

 "Autumn Sky" - Fall foliage contrasts against a blue sky

"Autumn Sky" - Fall foliage contrasts against a blue sky