My favorite pictures and posts from 2024.

Morning tea on an old stool

Morning tea on an old stool — At some point in life, we learn the value of eschewing the bright, shiny, and new for the well-worn, used, and patinated that does its job and does it well enough.

Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection — I grabbed the camera after the play of light on the bathroom mirrors caught my attention. To quote Ginger, “It’s a very Gary photograph.”

2024 Total Solar Eclipse

2024 Total Eclipse — Not too bad for crop of a hand-held picture taken with a seven-year-old mirrorless camera, using the kit lens.

Pre-Eclipse Shenanigans — Lanie & Ginger — 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Pre-Eclipse Shenanigans — Lanie & Ginger — 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Notice how the light in the background is already fading.

Morning Coffee, camped off of the Big Piney Trail

Morning Coffee, camped off of the Big Piney Trail.

Finally, the sun reaches inside my hammock

Finally, the sun reaches inside my hammock.

Long way down

Long way down.

Reflections in the pool below the shut-ins

Reflections in the pool below the shut-ins.

Piney Creek Wilderness at Table Rock Lake

Piney Creek Wilderness at Table Rock Lake — Yup, another picture of one of my favorite spots.

Day Three — First Light, Irish Wilderness

Day Three — First Light, Irish Wilderness — The pre-dawn light got me out of bed to enjoy the sunrise.

Eleven Point River view from my campsite — looking north

Eleven Point River view from my campsite — looking north — I camped about half a mile from here back in March 2023. I thought this location might offer better views. It did.

View to the south from the slopes of Lower Pilot Knob – Hercules Glades Wilderness

View to the south from the slopes of Lower Pilot Knob – Hercules Glades Wilderness.