Third Annual Holiday Photo Gallery

In my earliest days as a journalist, words were the thing. If meddlesome editors and art directors wanted to attach photos to the small ink marks of the alphabet that I committed to paper, fine, that was their business, but frankly, I could not have cared less. Seas of gray were fine by me.

That was not the only matter I was young and dumb about back then. But I won’t spend any more words elaborating on that here—it’s time again for the Holiday Photo Gallery!

Lights! Cameras! So much beautiful, nuanced storytelling action, oh my!

Here’s just a brief baker’s dozen+1 sample from the World of Flickr and its legions of generous, talented photographers who have helped liven up this page over the past 52 weeks. Behold…


If red is a power color, you may as well start being powerful down at your feet…

Girl Power, Red Boots, by Rachel Sian



So much thunderous action down there in the world of the small…

Drop on Drop by Laszlo Ilyes



I am Wisdom, don’t mess with me.

Owl by M. G. N



The moon, the bridge & the prison.

Moonrise on the Golden Gate by Don McCullough



Out for a stroll.

Caterpillar by Francisco Soto



Because no photo collection is complete without a monkey shot.

Monkey family by Chris Marquardt



Big honkin’ camera exploring the Big Honkin’ Heavens…

Milky Way by Goddard Space Station



Not just another perch.

The Bird and the Buddha by Loren Webster



Here’s lookin’ at ya.

Spider by Pascal Gaudette



Hear. Me. Roar.

Big Green Wave by Pam Link



Mystery upon mystery…

Nude by Magdalena Roeseler



Not a care in the world…

Coney Island Ride by gigi_nyc



Friends in an alien land…