Favorite Photos of 2011

Guadalupe River near Austin, TX

I am not a photographer, amateur or otherwise. I am a picture-taker and in the most rookie sense and sure professionals cringe when they see my work on my blog or Facebook or elsewhere… and I’m not fishing for a compliment here. The truth is with the accessibility of great cameras, everyone has become a photographer; and almost anyone can produce fairly decent snapshots.

With all the travel my husband and I are privileged to do through the year and a fabulous camera helps me enjoy cataloguing the amazing moments of our lives annually. For the past couple of years, I have posted my favorite photos of the years. This doesn’t mean they are professional in any way, just special to me. Here are a few of my favorites:

Phaphos, Cyprus, January 2011

Israeli Shuk in Jerusalem, Israel, February 2011

“Girl in Blue,” taken from a great distance as we were traveling down the road in the African outback. I love this because it is a picture of the austerity of life and the contrast of her colorful dress and bare feet. I love the action and joy of childhood captured here. Taken outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 2011.

Monkey in the African outback taken in Woliso, Ehtiopia, March, 2011.

Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, April, 2011.

Fellowship of the Sword encounter in the hill country of central Texas, spring, 2011.

Phoenix, AZ, spring, 2011.

Mountains of northern California, spring, 2011.

Elko, Nevada, spring, 2011.

Twin Falls, Idaho, spring, 2011

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, spring, 2011

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, spring, 2011.

Grand Tetons, Wyoming, spring, 2011.

Morning dew in Yellowstone, Wyoming, spring 2011.

Yellowstone, WY, spring 2011.

Yellowstone, Wyoming, spring, 2011

Estes Park, Colorado, spring 2011.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, spring 2011.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, spring 2011.

Home sweet home, spring 2011.

Chicago, Illinois, summer, 2011.

Tyler, Texas, fall, 2011.

Tyler, Texas, fall, 2011.

Jackson, Texas, fall, 2011.

Guadalupe River, near Austin, Texas, December, 2011

Home sweet home again.


8 thoughts on “Favorite Photos of 2011

  1. These are all wonderful pictures! I’m envious of all your travels. My husband and I are planning to visit San Antonio and Austin in April. I think I may have to stop by Guadalupe River. It looks really beautiful.

  2. Bonnie,
    You’re going to have to set up a gallery at home to display all these majestic pictures!
    I loved them all, but Guadalupe River, here I come…in my dreams! Thanks for sharing!
    Love, Mom

  3. Awesome travels with you in your photos. Thank you so much for sharing….Oh, and BTW….you should be a professional photographer. :0) Hugs

  4. So… this is why you and Wayne are looking so young these days! You both deserved all of the good things this year brought you. Thanks for sharing – (letting me live vicariously through you) its all beautiful.

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