Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Bye Bye 2020

Looking back over 2020 ... 

Some good ...

Lots of beautiful skies.
I am a skywatcher! 👆

January 1, 2020, evening sky.

Enjoyed spotting lots of big ships.
Seattle is a busy port and major shipping point.

Summer sunset.

Discovered the joy of watching hummingbirds.
Big time fun for an old guy! 😊

And the not good ...

My view has been missing the big cruise ships all year.
Looking out over Cruise Terminal, Elliott Bay Marina, and to Olympic Mountains
in the distance.

Tough year for the city I love.
Seattle Time's 2020 in Review Video
(7 min 58 sec)

Closing thought ...

The end of the worst, bring on the better!


  1. Hello John,
    Your sky photos and views are just gorgeous. I love the hummingbirds, they are so sweet. I am glad you enjoy watching these cute birds, they are entertaining. I hope to see many more beautiful skies and post from you in 2021. I wish you all the best in 2021, a happy and healthy New Year.

  2. Hi JOHN,
    Nice of you to cover 2020 in photos- lots of good memories despite how bad 2020 has really been. Happy New Year to you there in lovely Seattle. Cheers. KEV. (Sydney- Australia).

  3. Hello John,
    these are all wonderful images, I really enjoy them!
    Happy New Year and greetings from Turin!

  4. Gorgeous shots! And I'm sure the marine life appreciates the absence of big cruise ships.

  5. Seeing your January 1, 2020 photo caption makes me want to reach in and grab hold. It's like having a photo of someone mid-fall.

    Happy New Year, John!

  6. It's wonderful to have you in my virtual family, John. You are a very special observer of the world, and it enriches me to see your pictures and hear your "take" on events. I too hope for the year ahead to be a good one. It sure doesn't have to be much to beat this awful year!

  7. Looking to the sky can usually give us beauty. thanks for sharing your photos and thanks for your many visits to my blog and leaving encouraging comments. Happy New Year.

  8. The sky photos are fantastic. Happy New Year and I wish you and your family good health.
    Thanks for all your kind comments! :)

  9. Happy 2021 . It's always interesting to see your posts and photography

  10. Happy New Year John! Beautiful photos...I am looking back at 2020 with gratitude. Moving on and learning from the past! :)

  11. Happy New Year to you and yours, John. It has been an odd year for all of us and, always the optimist here, I know 2021 will be a better one as we return, hopefully to some sort of normalcy. Diana

  12. I always enjoy seeing your photographs.
    Your sky photographs are amazing.

    2020 has not been the best of years but both Eddie and I have fond memories of many parts of it! It wasn't all bad, just sometimes a little different and difficult.
    We look ahead to a (hopefully) better year in 2021.

    Sending good wishes to you for a happy and healthy 2021.

    All the best Jan

  13. Happy and Hopeful New Year from our shelter-in-place to yours! Looking forward to once again someday being able to travel up I-5 to your corner of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Take good care of it and of yourself!


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