2020 was a tumultuous year, filled with good times and bad. In 2020, I lost a friend and former co-worker to the COVID-19 pandemic, and my 18-year relationship with Angie came to an end. A series of horrible events were later followed by the eventual dawning of a new relationship along with new opportunities, and a new house, all of which gave me a new perspective on life. Here is a summary of some of the most notable events of 2020, as chronicled on my blog. The events are in chronological order, beginning in January 2020 and ending in December. My hope is to create a new year in review with each and every passing year, and these posts can be found under the Year In Review Category.
(I was going to write something that effectively summerized 2020, but with only a few hours remaining, I decided to just give a nod to this post at Framesoflifeblog.)
My first ever visit to Dilley, Texas.
I took this iconic picture of an abandoned desk covered in papers.
I took this iconic picture of The Holiday Motel near Howes Cave, New York, United States.
I used to pass by this old, partially restored New York Central System locomotive on US-20 near Guilderland, New York, United States.
Camp Chateaugay was closed due to COVID-19, but still had spots available for alumni visits. In June 2020, I spent a week at my old summer camp.
A Little Ghost For The Offering became more than another piece that was written, published on my blog, and added to my Cornerstone Content. It was eventually read by Amelia, who in the latter part of 2020 became my girlfriend.
My first visit to Moosehead, Maine, United States took place in August 2020.
On a day trip to Kingston, New York, United States, I photographed this iconic fiberglass elephant in the pouring rain behind an industrial complex.
I spent a few days visiting my childhood friend Keith in Buffalo, New York, United States, and after we were unreasonably denied access to photograph The Buffalo Central Terminal, we instead went to the local CSX rail yard to photograph running trains.
I purchased my forever home in Middletown Springs, Vermont on September 21, 2020! An article was later published on Patch.com.
In October 2020, I photographed Makayla Martinez in Burlington, Vermont, United States.
Later in October 2020, I took iconic photographs of Makayla in a wedding dress while she was standing in the Poultney River in Middletown Springs, Vermont, United States. An article in Patch.com followed.
Amelia and I began to explore and photograph nearby towns in Vermont, specifically places like the Fair Haven Depot.
With the exception of my new relationship with Amelia, the most exciting moment in 2020 was when my very first photographs were published by Patch.com.