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Photo calendar, 2021

December 31, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

This year, I decided to start what I hope will be an annual tradition: a photo calendar sent to friends and family. If you did not receive one, please don't be offended: I kept the list fairly short because of the cost of printing and shipping. However, let me know if you'd like one, and I'll gladly have one printed for you.

In the meantime, I figured I'd share the photos here.

2020 in the Shenandoah Valley

The theme this year, if you can call it that, was a picture from each month of the year. January's photo was taken in January 2020, and so on. I further narrowed it down by only choosing pictures taken near our home in the Shenandoah Valley, which wasn't hard since we didn't travel much this year. I can't imagine why.


Cooks Creek Arboretum, January 8th

Taken on January 8th in the Cooks Creek Arboretum. The only notable snowfall we got last winter, but it sure was pretty.


Cooks Creek Arboretum, February 22nd

Taken on February 22nd in the Cooks Creek Arboretum.


James Madison University, March 19th

Taken on March 19th outside my office at James Madison University. This was just before I started working from home due to the pandemic.


Cooks Creek Arboretum, April 2nd

Taken on April 2nd in the Cooks Creek Arboretum.


Cooks Creek Arboretum, May 9th

Taken on May 9th in the Cooks Creek Arboretum.


West Virginia State Line, June 7th

Taken on June 7th from the parking lot at the High Knob trailhead. We felt like going for a drive one night and decided to take US 33 to the West Virginia state line.


Our Back Porch, July 8th

Taken on July 8th on our back porch. This is a flower Sarah grew from a seed.


Our Back Porch, August 15th

Taken on August 15th on our back porch. Sarah named this one "Social Distancing".


Mars and the Moon, September 5th

Taken on September 5th from our back porch, this is Mars and the Moon.


Cooks Creek Arboretum, October 28th

Taken on October 28th in the Cooks Creek Arboretum.


Storybook Trail, November 24th

Taken on November 24th from the Storybook Trail.


Our Backyard, December 1st

Taken on December 1st from our backyard. This is a neighboring farm that drapes lights on their silo in December.

Happy New Year!

"For a thousand years in your sight are just like yesterday when it is past,
like a watch in the night."

Psalm 90:4, WEB

Tags: meet-the-mayhaks, new-year, photography