Another year has arrived, and so I begin the fifth album of photos from my neighborhood with a gorgeous winter sunset.
As I browse through the pictures in this collection, I am amazed at the wide variety of beautiful shots I was able to get right here in my own neighborhood, all within easy walking distance of my house! The wonders of nature are all around us, if we will only take the time and effort to open our eyes and see.
Around mid-July I was noticing that this album was getting somewhat on the large side, and that I was starting to have quite a number of interesting pictures taken at home. On one hand it made sense to keep them all together — after all, my house IS in my neighborhood! But on the other hand, I thought it could be fun to highlight those photos taken at home, and show them off separately from those taken in other parts of the neighborhood.
Therefore, I gathered the 30 pictures which were taken either inside the house or somewhere outside on my property, and put them in their own Homemade Images 2014
album. You can consider that collection the second part of this Neighborhood 2014
Even if I didn't take pictures anywhere else in Oregon this year, just these shots taken around the neighborhood would in and of themselves make 2014 a decent photographic year! It just goes to show that you don't have to travel long distances or spends lots of money to have fun with photography and get satisfying results!
Don’t miss the neighborhood photos from other years, presented in a wide variety of albums:
In addition, you can see all of my neighborhood images together in the Neighborhood (All Years)
For further details about the stories behind the photos in this album, see the related articles: